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Phoenix Field Division - 2009 Releases

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“Operation Gideon” Nets 70 Defendants in Home Invasion Attempts

September 22, 2009

United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, Dennis K. Burke; Special Agent in Charge William D. Newell of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF); and Public Safety Manager Jack Harris of the Phoenix Police Department, announced today the preliminary results of a unique undercover initiative designed to pro-actively and aggressively address violent crime. Specifically targeted were incidents of home invasions occurring throughout the greater Phoenix area. More »

ATF, U.S. Attorney, Arizona Attorney General and Firearms Industry Join Forces to Stop Illegal Purchases of Firearms in Tucson

August 13, 2009

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, Arizona Attorney General, and representatives from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) — the trade association for the firearms industry — today announced a major campaign to reduce significantly the illegal straw purchases of firearms in Tucson. More »

Illinois Brothers Indicted in February 2004 Package Bombing of Scottsdale Diversity Office

June 26, 2009

United States Attorney Diane J. Humetewa joined federal and local law enforcement executives to announce the results of a multi-year investigation into the February 2004 package bombing at the Scottsdale Office of Diversity & Dialogue, which seriously injured two people. More »