Avondale Goodyear Police

Avondale police find body in river bottom

Avondale police sweeping a brush fire near Dysart Road and Van Buren Street found a body in the Gila River bed at about 5:34 p.m. July 5. 

The circumstances surrounding the death are unknown, according to Officer Jaret Redfearn with the Avondale Police Department. 

“We are not looking for any suspects at this time,” he said. 

Woman crashes car into canal

A woman traveling west on Indian School Road veered off the roadway and ended up in a canal near the Agua Fria River in Tolleson at about 5:10 a.m. July 6, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. 

“Upon arrival, deputies discovered a vehicle in the canal with a single adult female occupant,” said Sgt. Calbert Gillett with the MCSO. “She was extricated by fire personnel and transported to a nearby hospital.”

The extent of her injuries, and whether speed or impairment were factors are unknown, Gillett said. 

Man dies after trying to rob fireworks stand

Daniel Torres, 26, of Buckeye died after he was shot trying to rob a firework stand at Cotton Lane and Pima Street in Goodyear. 

Lisa Berry of the Goodyear Police Department said the victim, who was working at the stand, shot Torres. The victim’s name has not been released, but published reports say he’s a U.S. Navy veteran and a father of five. 

Goodyear Police are seeking the woman who drove the getaway car for questioning. She is a Hispanic female, late twenties early thirties, about 5-foot-9, 150 pounds. She fled in a gold Honda ULX with Arizona disabled plate LAG50. 

Call Goodyear Police at 623-932-1220 with any information on her location.