Terry Haupt of Colorado Loves Dogs -- Maybe a Little Too Much

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Sheriff's deputies arrested a Colorado man on Wednesday on suspicion of conspiracy to commit bestiality after he put an ad on Craigslist that was answered by a police officer.

Terry Wayne Haupt, 52, apparently thought his dreams of puppy love had come true when a woman answered the ad he placed on September 25 seeking a woman interested in dogs.

For the next couple of weeks, he chatted with the "woman" about his desire to have sex with her and a dog at the same time. On the other side of cyberspace, though, there was no one eager to fulfill Haupt's furry fantasy -- just Deputy Dave Evans.

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White Supremacist Gang Member Arrested After Assaulting Man at Bar

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A Glendale man has been arrested after yelling racial slurs and hitting a man over the head with a beer bottle.

Joseph David Burgoyne, 28, was at Denim and Diamonds Bar in Mesa when he allegedly yelled "white power" and "nigger" at the victim. When the victim confronted Burgoyne, Burgoyne allegedly attacked him with a bottle, injuring the back of the victim's head.

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Mesa Cop Charged with Sex Crimes in the Line of Duty

A Mesa police officer has been indicted on three felony sex-crime offenses, all of which allegedly occurred while he was on duty.

Justin Cherry, 34, is charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of sexual molestation of a child.

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Seven People Involved With Motorcycle Gang Arrested in Beating at Phoenix Bar

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Seven people associated with a motorcycle gang have been arrested for allegedly beating a man and his girlfriend outside a Phoenix bar in March.

Police say the seven people are involved with a motorcycle gang called Latin Riderz, and face charges including aggravated assault, kidnapping, and assisting a criminal street gang.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Steve Martos tells New Times the victims, a man and his girlfriend, were innocent people who were "literally just minding their own business" inside the River City Pockets bar on March 19, when they were confronted by the alleged gangsters.

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Tempe Police Seek Hit-and-Run Driver Who Injured Man Pushing Bike

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Justin DeValk and Valerie Oudin made a public appeal on Thursday for help finding the hit-and-run driver who struck DeValk in Tempe on Monday.
Police and the victim of a Tempe hit-and-run crash this week made a public appeal on Thursday for information and witnesses in the case.

Justin DeValk, 21, a Mesa Community College student, appeared before reporters and TV cameras near the crash site on Broadway Road near College Avenue, his head and right arm wrapped in bandages.

"He swerved and hit me," DeValk says of the driver. "I'm just trying to figure out who he is."

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Phoenix Elementary School Worker Arrested on Child-Porn Charges

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A college student working in a job-placement program at a Phoenix elementary school was arrested on child-porn charges.

Travis Kinkaid-Mata, 27, worked in the library at Phoenix's Longview Elementary School, near 12th Street and Indian School Road, according to court documents obtained by New Times.

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Spikes Found Planted in the Ground on Forest Land Near Happy Jack

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Someone has planted foot-long pieces of rebar fashioned into spikes in the Coconino National Forest.

Forest Service officials say five of these spikes have been discovered near the Happy Jack area.

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Allison Clement and Ryan Reed Charged Again With Murder of 2-Year-Old Savannah Cross

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A year and a half after a 2-year-old girl was killed at an unlicensed Phoenix babysitting business, two people have been charged in the girl's death.

Allison Clement and Ryan Reed, the couple who ran the babysitting service, had previously been charged in Savannah Cross' death, but those charges were dropped in September.

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Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy Fatally Shoots Naked, Erratic Army Veteran

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An army veteran was shot and killed by a Maricopa County Sheriff's deputy yesterday in Fountain Hills, the Sheriff's Office says.

David Brandstetter, 26, was walking naked in traffic at around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, prompting two calls to 911 as drivers swerved to avoid striking him, MCSO reports.

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Ian MacDonald, Alleged Killer of Tyrice Thompson, Jailed Again After New Incident

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The man accused of fatally stabbing former ASU wide receiver Tyrice Thompson outside a Scottsdale bar last year has been arrested again, this time for another allegedly violent incident.

According to court documents obtained by New Times, Ian MacDonald -- who had been released from jail on the murder charge last year on just $75,000 bond -- is now accused of assaulting his girlfriend and a dog, as well as threatening two people with a firearm.

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