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Payson police will battle cancer

Beards on Patrol program starts today

Beginning today you will start seeing “Beards on Patrol” as the Payson Police Department participates in No Shave November for those affected by cancer. No Shave November is a nationwide fundraising event encouraging people to grow out their facial hair to support cancer research and cancer patients. Many of us here at the Police Department have been personally affected by cancer as many of you have been as well.

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Police asking for help locating man that robbed Days Inn

Police are looking for a man they say walked into the Days Inn hotel lobby Monday night and demanded money from the front desk attendant.

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Get identification kits for seniors Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 10, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. the Payson Police Department, in partnership with the Sy Harrison No. 70 Masonic Lodge and the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, is offering identification kits and GPS tracking bracelets for seniors.

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Owner of Crosswinds Restaurant dies after being shot three times; shooter claims self-defense

Details sketchy but police may rule indicent a case of self-defense

Details remain sketchy as Payson police investigate a shooting in the Home Depot parking lot that took place after 3 p.m. Saturday.

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Police investigating ATM break-in

On Sunday, September 6, at 12:51 a.m., the Payson Police Department received a telephone call from the owner of the ATM machine inside the Sawmill Theater.

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More drug busts

The Payson Police Department continued to aggressively investigate any drug leads as the use and sale of heroin runs rampant through the community.

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Payson: More cops, no fire marshal

Payson employees in July will get their first raise in four years and the number of police officers in town will increase by five, but the just-adopted town budget otherwise looks pretty tight — including the elimination of the fire marshal’s position.

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Payson’s police ranks set to swell

Payson’s police department will add a new lieutenant by the end of January and new officers before the end of next year.

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Thieves hitting unlocked cars

The police department is urging motorists to lock their vehicles after a recent rash of break-ins.


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