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Sunday, October 2, 2022

Maricopa man charged with 3rd aggravated DUI

Rolling into an intersection has sent a local man rolling off to jail. Hever I. Merino Garcia came to the intersection of State Routes 238...

Napping behind wheel nets woman multiple charges

A woman found asleep at the wheel of her car Sunday was arrested on multiple charges, including aggravated DUI, child endangerment and weapons violations,...

Police: Alleged wrong-way driver faces weapons charges

A man is accused of driving on West Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway in the wrong direction and illegally possessing a firearm on Sunday morning, police...

Police: Two arrested after reports of suspect passed out in car

A man and woman face drug charges after police responded to a welfare check on the woman, police said, on Thursday morning.  Drew W. Bortz,...

Vehicle theft, dangerous-drug possession among 4 charges man facing

A man is accused of stealing a vehicle and possessing dangerous drugs, among a list of charges he faces as a result of an...

Police: Man suspected of trespassing, intoxication asks to be jailed, then resists and is...

A man is accused of resisting arrest after asking to be taken to jail on Saturday morning after officers suspect he was intoxicated and...

Police: Man accused of assaulting woman, punching walls and mirror

A man is accused of attempting to drag a woman off a bed and punching items in a residence on Sept. 15, according to...

Woman’s father calls police after man allegedly assaults her, police say

A man is accused of assaulting a woman on Sept. 14 and her father then reported the incident to Maricopa Police, officers said.  Andrew P....

Ex-tenant accused of stealing power from home, possessing narcotics 

A Maricopa man is accused of possessing narcotics and paraphernalia, and using an extension cord to power his recreational vehicle from his former...

Man accused of dropping meth-filled glove on high school property after fleeing officers

 A man is accused of dropping a glove filled with methamphetamine at Maricopa High School while fleeing officers on Sunday night, police said.  Jorge Alvarez,...

A light goes on: Sync traffic signals on SR 347 within city limits, mayor...

Drivers might not necessarily get non-stop service from one end of Maricopa to the other, but Mayor Nancy Smith said she has experienced firsthand...

32 rescued during SR 238 flooding

Amid the heavy rain the Maricopa area endured recently, 32 people, including small children, were rescued during a flood along State Route 238 late...
DUI

Bloodwork shows drugs in man accused of driving into woman

A laboratory analysis showed cocaine and other substances in the blood of a man accused in June of driving into a pedestrian and a...

Parking-lot assault ends in arrest, police say

A woman was booked into Pinal County Jail on suspicion of assault (domestic violence) and disorderly conduct (domestic violence) after police say she poured...

Interim leader Pitassi becomes Maricopa’s new fire chief

Brad Pitassi, interim chief of Maricopa Fire/Medical since the resignation of Brady Leffler on March 27, is the city’s new fire chief, InMaricopa has...

Flash to the past: Three arrested in seizure of 1.5 tons of marijuana

In August of 2004, the Pinal County Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of the marked patrol division, seized 2,927 pounds of marijuana from...

Flash to the past: The growth of Maricopa Fire Department

At the start of 2005, the city had 11 volunteer firefighters and just three paid positions. By August of 2006, the Maricopa Fire Department had...

Man accused of preventing 911 and assault

A man is accused of punching and pushing a woman Tuesday night after throwing her cell phone across the street when he saw her...

Man accused of speeding past officer, faces multiple charges

A man was arrested Tuesday after Maricopa officers say he drove past them in Rancho El Dorado at nearly 80 mph in a 25...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Smith: In emergencies, preparedness instills confidence

It’s that time of year when we are reminded by Mother Nature that emergency situations can happen quickly with limited warning. Although Arizona has...

Boy, 1, hospitalized after being found in pool

At about 5:30 p.m., Friday, Maricopa’s police and fire departments responded after a 1-year-old boy was found in a swimming pool. The boy's mother performed...

Police: Arrest at Taco Bell yields multiple charges

Dallas N. Weiland, 41, was arrested and booked into Pinal County Detention Center on Tuesday, for three failure-to-appear warrants and two aggravated DUI warrants....

Police: Man faces kidnapping charge after speeding from officers

A man is accused of kidnapping his partner around 12:45 a.m. Monday after refusing to let her out of his car.   Angel T. Sanchez,...

September is Suicide Prevention Month — and perfect time to learn signs, symptoms

Every 11 minutes, a person dies by suicide. In 2020, 45,979 individuals took their own life. Almost as many people who live in the...
MPD Chief James Hughes

Police chief resigns

Maricopa Police Chief James Hughes has resigned. The 36-year law-enforcement veteran’s final day with the department will be Sept. 15, according to a statement...

Man found dead after shootout with police identified  

A man who was found dead in his backyard Monday afternoon after shooting at police and barricading himself inside his Villages at Rancho El...

Man who exchanged gunfire with officers found dead in backyard

UPDATED AT 2:50 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29 A man who exchanged gunfire with Maricopa Police officers Monday morning from inside a home in The Villages...

New public-safety building approved for south of city hall

The Maricopa Planning & Zoning commission on Monday unanimously approved site and landscape plans as well as elevations for a new public-safety facility in...

Termination of former Maricopa police officer upheld after appeal hearing

Maricopa has upheld the termination of former Police Officer Craig Curry after an appeal hearing in July. According to a news release from the city,...

Weekend fire under control but will burn for several days

A blaze that started Saturday afternoon at a tree farm along North Warren Road south of West Pima Road continues to burn and is...