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Maricopa
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Here’s why you received a Blue Alert on Thursday

If social media is any indication, people in Maricopa are wondering: what is a Blue Alert Warning? Cellphones clanged about 12:35 p.m. Thursday with the...

Man facing DUI, narcotics charges following arrest in Homestead

A Maricopa man is facing multiple drug charges after he was arrested earlier this month. David Gutierrez, 30, is charged with possession of narcotics, aggravated...
Rollover crash 347 Farrell

3 rescued from overturned SUV on SR 347

Fire rescue workers extricated three people from an overturned GMC SUV on Wednesday morning on State Route 347, just north of Farrell Road. The vehicle...

MPD makes meth arrest after traffic stop

A local man is facing drug charges after being pulled over near Farrell Road on State Route 347. Michael Mendoza Jr., 30, is charged with...

Police arrest man who allegedly pulled his girlfriend’s hair

The boyfriend of a Maricopa woman was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly pulling her hair. Kevon K. Clark, 24, was charged with assault and...

Woman arrested after allegedly cutting roommate who didn’t want to cuddle

A Maricopa woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly striking her roommate in the head with a lamp, then using shards of the shattered...

Head-on collision sends two to hospital with serious injuries

Two drivers were seriously injured Friday morning in a head-on collision on Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway near Santa Rosa Springs Road. The accident, which blocked a...

Man charged with assault against sister

A local man is facing domestic violence charges after an argument Sunday with his sister. Fontae Canada, 24, was charged with aggravated assault and disorderly...

MFD investigates cause of mobile home inferno

A structure fire that erupted Thursday night east of the city limits of Maricopa is still under investigation by the Maricopa Fire Department. Last night...
Saddleback Fire

House fire burns wildly in Maricopa

A structure fire in the Saddleback section of Maricopa was burning wildly around 6:45 p.m. Thursday. The blaze apparently erupted at a modular home in...

SR 347 nightly lane restrictions planned Sept. 13-17

Northbound lanes of State Route 347 in Maricopa will be restricted most of next week. According to Arizona Department of Transportation, the lanes between Edison...

In Maricopa, it’s up to officers to hit ‘record’ on body cams (VIDEO)

If you watch online videos, read news reports or take even an occasional look at your Facebook feed, it’s obvious our country is now...

Man faces drug charges after allegedly taking ‘bait bike’

A local man is facing theft and drug charges after allegedly stealing a “bait bike” Friday. Carl Schwarz is charged with possession of a dangerous...
PCSO sketch

3 juveniles face 1st-degree murder charges in Stanfield homicide

Three juveniles face first-degree murder charges in connection with the recent shooting death of a Stanfield teen. Benjamin Villa, 15, Emilio Acosta, 14, and Genaro...
Kaitlin Bowman Missing

Missing Tortosa teen returns home safely

The Tortosa teen who went missing Aug. 31 has been located safely. Kaitlin Bowman, 16, is back at home, according to a Facebook post by...

4 Maricopans charged in child-sex investigation

At least four Maricopa men were swept up in a state investigation of child sex trafficking. Operation Home Alone 2 conducted by Arizona Department of...
Honeycutt at Santa Rosa Wash

Roadwork to smooth Honeycutt travels over Santa Rosa Wash

Motorists on Honeycutt Road will have a smoother ride after roadwork this week. The changes to traffic flow seen by motorists this week are part...

Man caught shoplifting, arrested at Walmart

A local man is facing shoplifting charges after his arrest Thursday at Walmart. Isidro Gonzales, 29, was allegedly found to be in possession of 22...

Man faces charges after allegedly choking his girlfriend

A man who allegedly choked his girlfriend until she lost consciousness was arrested on Sept. 2 after an incident at a home in the...
Crash graphic Maricopa

Worst crash sites in Maricopa in 2019

It’s not always State Route 347. The streets of Maricopa saw more than 600 traffic collisions last year, according to data from Maricopa Police...
PCSO sketch

PCSO requests community’s help in identifying suspect

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance in identifying a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a teenager. On Tuesday, at...

Family hopes for return of ‘runaway’ teen

The whereabouts of a Tortosa teen remain unknown since she was reported missing Monday. Kaitlin Bowman, 16, had been exhibiting behavioral changes the last couple...

Local man back in jail after car theft, criminal damage charges

A Maricopa man is back in jail after his arrest Monday evening. Paul Stowell, 58, arrested over the weekend for threatening Big O Tires staff...

MPD again hooks ex-cop in underage-sex sting

A Phoenix man is facing new sexual exploitation charges in another Maricopa police sting operation. Christopher Butts, an ex-Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office detective, was arrested...
Blue Light Bulb

Sorrento residents to go blue for police, first responders

A group of residents in Sorrento is looking to bathe their homes in blue light this weekend as a way to honor and thank...

Gas buildup blamed for Tuesday blast

The explosion that injured two construction workers on Tuesday morning was caused by a buildup of pressurized gas. That determination was made by the Maricopa...
Kaitlin Bowman Missing

Police seek public’s help in locating missing girl, 16

Authorities are looking for a 16-year-old Maricopa girl who was reported as a runaway juvenile around 5 a.m. Monday. Kaitlin Bowman was last seen at...

Man arrested for threatening, harassing Big O Tires staff

A Maricopa man was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly threatening staff at the Big O Tires auto shop. Paul Stowell faces multiple charges, including trespassing,...
Maricopa Rainbow

Weekend weather: Heat relents and rainfall beckons

Just a day after the Phoenix region registered a record 50th day with a temperature of 110 degrees or more in a calendar year,...
Bowlin Road

As new stretch of Bowlin Road opens, a mile of smiles

By Raquel Hendrickson and Bob McGovern Traffic is rolling on Bowlin. A stretch of thoroughfare opened Thursday has residents in the eastern part of town driving...

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