Sherese Hicks brought her twin 4-year-old daughters Zoe and Zolee to Maricopa Fire Station 575 on June 17 to let them meet the first responders who delivered them while transporting Sherese to the hospital. Both girls were breach and one had the umbilical cord around her neck. One was born in the parking lot of Circle K while the other was delivered on the drive to Chandler.
A man was arrested Jan. 26 for allegedly stealing a chainsaw from Maricopa Ace Hardware and then riding away on a bicycle. He was apprehended shortly after when an Ace employee tackled the man a few blocks from the store and held him until police could arrive.
Maricopa City Councilmember Henry Wade combined his Councilmember on the Corner session with Maricopa Police Chief Steve Stahl's monthly Coffee with the Chief on Feb. 11 to have an expanded talk about sex trafficking in Arizona. Maricopa teacher Linette Caroselli shared her experience when her 19-year-old daughter went missing and wound up being trafficked in the Phoenix area before finally escaping. Area anti-trafficking advocates also addressed the crowd at The Green Zone.
Officer Ajay Wilson is trying to do more than just slap handcuffs on people. In his second year with the Maricopa Police Department, Wilson is hoping to combine his budding vison of the world with wisdom gathered from senior officers in order to create better relationships with the community.