A Maricopa man was arrested today in connection with a Phoenix Police Department and FBI investigation into online crimes against children.
Phoenix PD Sgt. Melissa Soliz told InMaricopa the Arizona Attorney General’s Office was taking the lead on the investigation, details of which were unknown this afternoon.
Phoenix police executed the arrest warrant early this morning at a home on the corner of North Redhawk and West Almira Drives. An unknown suspect was later booked into Pinal County Jail, the PD confirmed.
Maricopa police spokesperson Monica Williams said city cops were on the scene only to assist Phoenix police.
FBI agents were also on the scene.
Leticia Avalos, who lives near the home searched, said in a social media post today that police, using a loudspeaker, called people out of the house several times around 6:30 a.m. Police told the occupants a search warrant had been issued, she said.
A large recreational vehicle arrived in front of the home around 7:15 a.m. Several local and federal law enforcement investigators were on the scene including FBI agents. No vehicles at the scene were marked and investigators were seen entering the house with cameras.
Glennwilde resident Joe Campbell, in another social media post, said a K-9 officer ran a dog around the house.
This is a developing story and InMaricopa will update information when it is released.