CBS 5 News has confirmed there have been arrests in connection with the murders of a prominent Paradise Valley couple, according to the town's vice mayor.
Mary Hamway told CBS 5 News she learned of the arrest around 11 a.m. Friday.
Sources told CBS 5 News the arrests were reportedly made Thursday night. It's unclear if more are expected.
The bodies of philanthropists Dr. Lawrence Shapiro, 79, and his wife, Glenna, 78, were found in their burning Paradise Valley home Monday.
A source close to the investigation told CBS 5 that the public played a critical role in facilitating the arrests.
Paradise Valley Police released a statement Friday saying they would not be releasing any information Friday regarding the homicide.
Residents in the area told CBS 5 News they were glad the threat they've been living under for the past few days may now be over. Because those involved in the murders were still on the loose residents said they were keeping their guard up and making sure to take extra care when locking up their homes.
One resident said more than anything she is glad to know that the Shapiro family may get some justice.
"I was just concerned for the family such a tragic way to die and who could be so angry to take some one's life in that manner?" said Barbara Higgins, a resident.
Lawrence was a doctor and served on several medical organization boards. He was also a founding member of Physicians for the Phoenix Symphony.
His wife, Glenna, served three decades as the CEO of the National Kidney Foundation.
Stay with cbs5az.com for updates on this developing story.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 12:17 AM EDT2013-05-22 04:17:53 GMT
Woman escapes attempted abduction
A Scottsdale jogger fought off a would-be kidnapper who attempted to pull her into his car, Scottsdale police. The 19-year-old woman was jogging in the 10800 block of E. Dynamite Tuesday night and passedMore >
The 19-year-old woman was jogging in the 10800 block of E. Dynamite Tuesday night and passed a car stopped on the shoulder, Scottsdale police said.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 5:20 PM EDT2013-05-21 21:20:54 GMT
Amy's Baking Company
Amy's Baking Company said legal and online threats have forced it to cancel a press conference Tuesday, but that it's grand reopening will take place as planned. Owners of the Scottsdale bakery, Amy andMore >
Owners of the Scottsdale bakery decided to pull the plug on a 1 p.m. news briefing Tuesday after getting a letter from a litigation law firm representing a company that produces the TV show Kitchen Nightmares. More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:43 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:43:10 GMT
Saturday night's Powerball drawing
Two $1 million Powerball second-prize winning tickets were sold in Arizona from Saturday night's record-breaking jackpot. The winning tickets, which matched five out of five numbers drawn, not includingMore >
A Phoenix woman has come forward to collect her $1 million Powerball prize and says she's planning to go on a family vacation and invest the rest of her winnings.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 11:07 PM EDT2013-05-22 03:07:04 GMT
Kirk Nurmi (Source: CBS 5 News)
Jodi Arias' attorney Kirk Nurmi has asked to withdraw from the case on two occasions. The Maricopa County Board of Supervisor's meeting on Wednesday is expected to include a vote to approve $200,000 beMore >
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisor's meeting on Wednesday is expected to include a vote to approve $200,000 be moved to help pay for defense attorney Kirk Nurmi's salary.More >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department. More >
An Oregon girl abducted as a baby and missing for 18 years finally emerged in Dallas this week when her mother turned herself in to authorities, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.More >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-21 23:16:48 GMT
MOORE, OK - The Oklahoma County Sheriff's office tweeted a photo of a frightened, muddy dog Monday after the deadly EF-5 tornado ripped through the town.The comment accompanying the photo said, "scared,More >
A heartbreaking photo of a little dog guarding the body of his owner, who was killed in the Moore, OK, tornado, is going viral.More >
Monday, May 20 2013 9:04 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:04:13 GMT
(Source: Fox 29/myfoxphilly.com)
A Utah mom found a unique punishment for her daughter after finding out she was bullying a classmate. Myfoxphilly.com reports that Kaylee, 10, was teasing another student about her clothes so much thatMore >
A Utah mom found a unique punishment for her daughter after finding out she was bullying a classmate.More >