School bus involved in fender bender
Two Peoria Unified School District buses were involved in a small collision on the Loop 101 on July 25, resulting in a temporary blockage of the HOV lane.
According to Raul Garcia, a spokesman for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the collision was reported at 9:53 a.m. The Phoenix Fire Department responded.
Garcia said children were on board at the time, when one of the buses rear-ended the other at 7th Avenue. The buses blocked the HOV lane.
Danielle Airey, a spokeswoman for the school district, called it “a small fender bender,” and said no injuries were reported.
“The students continued on to football camp,” she said.
Elderly woman crashes into Banner Thunderbird
An elderly woman crashed into a playground at the Banner Thunderbird Hospital early in the morning July 24.
According to Sgt. Tara Ochoa, the incident occurred just before 9 a.m.
As Ochoa described, the elderly woman accidentally drove her car over a barrier, traveling into an embankment and crashing into the playground area.
The driver, the sole person in the car, was taken to the hospital out of precaution.
No one was on the playground at the time.
Police searching for golf course attack suspect
Several months after a 75-year-old man was attacked on the Legends Golf Course, Glendale police are still searching for a suspect and a fellow person of interest.
Police said the incident happened at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 26, after a confrontation between the victim’s and suspect’s groups.
The victim, who was with two friends, hit his golf ball near the suspect on the seventh tee.
When he went to retrieve the ball, the suspect physically attacked.
When the victim’s friends approached, finding the suspect on top of the victim, punching him in the head, the suspect fled in a golf cart with another man.
In the two months since the incident occurred, the victim has been twice hospitalized as a result of his injuries.
Police described the suspect and person of interest as white men between the ages of 20 and 30.
The suspect is 6-foot-3, 240 pounds and has short black hair. At the time, he was wearing a black shirt and gray shorts.
The person of interest is 5-foot-10, 160 pounds and has short facial hair. At the time, he was wearing a blue shirt and tan shorts.
Police ask for anyone with information to call the department at 623-930-3000 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377).
The number for Spanish is 480-TESTIGO.