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Desert Horizon’s April Coffee with a Cop is coming up!

Desert Horizon’s April Coffee with a Cop is coming up!

A big thanks to all those residents that attended our last Coffee with a Cop. It was a great turnout and Precinct Commander Gabe Lopez appreciated the big sendoff.

Our next coffee get- together will be at elly’s. Elly’s is an institution in the Chicago area, long known for its Signature Omelettes, Homemade French Toast, and Morning Sandwiches… to name a few! They’ve brought their delicious breakfast menu to us here in Phoenix with their café on Camelback. As a thank you to Desert Horizon residents, elly’s will be providing free coffee for the event.

Those of you new to Coffee with a Cop, please consider joining us! Coffee with a Cop is your opportunity to meet your local community action officers and patrol officers, ask questions, get informed, and best of all, enjoy some good conversation and delicious food. Acting commander Steve Martos will also be on hand to meet all of you!

elly’s Brunch & Café
100 E Camelback Rd, Suite 166

Date/ time:
Wednesday, April 18th
8- 9am

Hope to see you there,
Ofc. Michael C. Piazza #7176
Community Action Officer
Desert Horizon Precinct
Phoenix Police Department
phone: 602- 534- 1859

Phoenix Police Public website:

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Text to 911

The Maricopa Association of Governments and Maricopa Region 9-1-1, working cooperatively with members of the disability community, identified a solution to purchase the system necessary to make Text to 9-1-1 a reality. The system was purchased in August 2017 and members of the 9-1-1 community have been trained over the last several months. Scottsdale is pleased to announce to its residents that this valuable service is now available for anyone with a cellular phone with text messaging capabilities.

“CALL IF YOU CAN, TEXT IF YOU CAN’T” is the message for text to 9-1-1. Calling is always the best option when possible, as voice calls allow the 91-1 operator to more quickly ask questions and obtain information from the caller. Users of text to 9-1-1 include individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, those with a speech impairment, victims of domestic violence, and victims that are concerned about being heard on the phone by an assailant.

Text to 9-1-1 is still in its infancy, and there are some limitations at this time. For instance, the texter will need to enter their location for the 9-1-1 operator as location is not available yet. 9-1-1 cannot be part of a group text. Also, there is no language translation service for text to 9-1-1. All of these will be improved upon in the future.

We are proud to be able to offer a new level of service for those needing it in Maricopa County.


You’re Invited! 5th Annual Cruisin’ with District 3 & North 32nd Community Event

5th Annual Cruisin’ with District 3 & North 32nd Community Event

We hope that you, your family members and neighbors will join City of Phoenix, AZ USA District 3 Councilwoman Debra Stark, North 32nd and the City of Phoenix Police Department’s Desert Horizon Precinct for the 5th annual Cruisin’ with District 3 & North 32nd Community Event!

WHEN: Saturday, April 7 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM

WHERE: Paradise Hills Shopping Center
(NW corner of 32nd St. and Shea Blvd.)

Booths** from 8:30 AM to noon
Family-friendly bike ride at 9:30 AM
Raffle at 10:30 AM

Community Bike Ride ~ Bike Rodeo ~ Bike Registration ~ City of Phoenix Booths ~ Community Booths ~ Raffle

If you are a local business interested in having a booth or donating a raffle prize, please email

**Booths must be set-up by 8:15 AM the day of the event.

Joy Bus Diner chef wins 10K on ‘Chopped,’ brings attention to Phoenix cause

Phoenix chef Jennifer Caraway, owner of Joy Bus Diner, has won $10,000 on Food Network’s “Chopped.” Her charity, Joy Bus, delivers free healthy meals to cancer patients and others in need.

Call it good karma.

Joy Bus founder Jennifer Caraway, one of the Valley’s most caring and generous chefs, won $10,000 on “Chopped” on Tuesday’s episode of the Food Network competition.

“Holy crap, $10,000 is huge!” she said after beating three other chefs. “That literally means 1,000 more meals to someone in need. I’m so stoked.”

Caraway is the chef and founder of Joy Bus and Joy Bus Diner, on Shea Boulevard off State Route 51 in northeast Phoenix. The non-profit diner raises money for the foundation.

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When “Chopped” host Ted Allen asked her what motivates her, she explained: “My charity, the Joy Bus. We prepare and deliver free chef-inspired meals to homebound individuals.”

She told “Chopped” judges about her inspiration, a close friend who succumbed to cancer.

“I lost a friend in 2012, her name is Joy, that’s why it’s called the Joy Bus. I was making little treats for her to make her feel better and it was that that kind of inspired me to try to help people who maybe didn’t have the same support system that she had.”

In 2016, the Food & Wine Experience created a fundraiser to benefit the Joy Bus. Caraway has been a tireless champion for her cause, and “Chopped” was a way for her raise awareness.

“I like to create beautiful food to give people a little bit of joy in their life,” she said. “We bring super-rad, healthy food to homebound patients in need.”

This is how Caraway wowed judges.

First round: appetizer

Basket ingredients: Duck confit, baby turnips, biscuits and narutomaki.

Her dish: Duck confit tostada with guajillo and pasilla sauce. “I’m stoked with the duck confit, possibilities are endless,” Caraway said, noting she used to own a restaurant in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. “The duck confit is like a high-end carnitas.”

Judges’ reaction: “I think you made some beautiful flavors here,” Amanda Freitag said. Even though Caraway struggled with the narutomaki, “It was a good appetizer, very solid,” Scott Conant said.


Britz, Debora. “Joy Bus Diner chef wins 10K on ‘Chopped,’ brings attention to Phoenix cause” AZ Central, March 28, 2018.

Are sober living homes in your neighborhood being monitored?

Please share with your respective neighborhoods.  We have two sober living homes in our neighborhood without oversight.

Here is a link to their websites:

Alliance Sober Homes, Located: South of Shea, West of 36th Street

Sanctuary Sober Living, located: South of Shea, East of 40th Street  


Below you’ll find a few articles that have been published since April 2017, regarding the lack of regulation and neighborhood safety concerns:


Phoenix Residents: Sober Living Homes Are Hurting Neighborhoods

Estes, Christina. “Phoenix Residents: Sober Living Homes Are Hurting Neighborhoods”, April 27, 2017.


Phoenix wants to regulate sober-living homes, but can it?

Boehm, Jessica. “Phoenix wants to regulate sober-living homes, but can it?” The Republic, AZ Central, November 29, 2017.


Lawmakers move to regulate ‘sober living’ group homes

Fischer, Howard. “Lawmakers move to regulate ‘sober living’ group homes” Pinal Central, February 15, 2018.