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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Search for new police chief continues

Maricopa’s search for a new chief of police has moved to the next stage as the city has begun vetting applicants, according to city...

BMW crash was aftermath of 100 mph trooper pursuit, DPS says

A one-vehicle crash late Tuesday night near a fast-food restaurant on North John Wayne Parkway was the culmination of a DPS trooper pursuit that...

Late-night crash of BMW near restaurant yields no serious injuries

A late-night crash Tuesday drew a large first-responder presence near a fast-food restaurant at 20430 N. John Wayne Pkwy., where a heavily damaged vehicle...

Woman arrested after fatal accident southwest of town

A woman is accused of causing a three-vehicle fatal accident on Sunday night, after using alcohol and marijuana, Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said.  According PCSO...

Man booked on DUI, excessive speeding and refusing to identify himself 

A man faces charges after passing police at 72 miles per hour in a 45 mph zone, and refusing to identify himself, police said.  Omar...

Police find cocaine and meth in vehicle, driver resists arrest

A man who displayed erratic driving behavior on Wednesday morning faces several drug-related charges, police said.  Justin T. Soto, 18, was booked into Pinal County...

‘Come hell or high water:’ Despite defeat of Prop. 469, Martinez leads ongoing efforts...

Proposition 469 to improve transportation, most notably roads, across Pinal County was defeated in the General Election. Still, processes are moving forward that could result...

State’s 1st flu fatality of season is Pinal County child

A child has died of influenza in Pinal County, the first death in Arizona this flu season, according to Pinal County Public Health Services...

Opinion: Tragedy waiting to happen at Porter/Alan Stephens walk light

I live on the corner of Carlisle and Jameson in Glennwilde, which is right at the Porter Road and Alan Stephens Parkway walk light. This...

Revoked license, suspected DUI and scuffle with police lead to arrest of 2 men

Two men found themselves in handcuffs on Saturday after what started as a traffic stop escalated into a scuffle with police, who suspect the...

City evaluating options for roadside monuments

You see them all around town, in neighborhoods and along main thoroughfares. They may not give you pause, but they are meaningful. They are roadside...

Man accused of illegal possession of firearm and marijuana

A man was arrested on suspicion of illegally possessing a firearm and possessing more than the legal limit of marijuana on Wednesday night, police...
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No city-run teen court due to jurisdictional issue

A city-run Teen Court under consideration by City Council likely will not move forward due to jurisdictional issues, based on feedback from a committee...

Couple arrested on suspicion of dangerous-drug possession during traffic stop

A couple is accused by police of possessing drugs and drug paraphernalia after a registration check of the vehicle Saturday afternoon showed a warrant...

Man who says he drank jet fuel arrested on multiple charges 

A man was arrested on suspicion of assault on an EMT among other charges after being told to leave a middle school’s grounds and...

Council’s OK makes new emergency department official

City Council has approved shifting some duties from its Fire & Medical Department to Maricopa’s new Department of Emergency Management, which was created in...

Traffic warning leads to discovery of meth pipe, drug charges

A woman is accused by police of possessing drugs after what began as a traffic-violation warning ended in an arrest on drug charges Thursday...

Rollover of semi hauling garbage stalls SR 238

A rolled-over semi truck hauling garbage is causing delays for those travelling State Route 238 on Monday. The truck rolled just east of North...

Vehicle hit-and-run results in rollover, minor injuries, and charges

A vehicle rollover Tuesday afternoon near the Veterans Center led to road closures and charges, but no injuries, according to police. Maricopa Police said at...

Here’s the scoop: Man accused of assaulting employee with . . . custard 

A Maricopa man is accused of assaulting a fast-food employee with custard on Thursday, after the wait for service of his dessert took longer...

Mayor: Prop 469 would help all Maricopans

As the new mayor of the City of Maricopa, I remain concerned about an old problem that needs to be addressed. Roads and freeways...
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Maricopa man on motorcycle killed in crash Wednesday night on SR 347

A two-vehicle fatal collision at State Route 347 and Riggs Road Wednesday night took the life of a Maricopa man. Anthony Valenzuela, 25, of Maricopa,...

SWAT team called after man suspected of pointing gun, threatening woman

A man who is accused of pointing a gun at a woman and threatening to kill her on Sunday caused the Pinal County SWAT...

Man accused of trying to swallow meth bag when questioned by officers

A man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of several charges, including attempting to swallow a baggie of drugs officers found in his pockets, police...

City acquires land for fire station south of town

Maricopa’s pre-annexation of 5,700 acres south and west of city limits this year is beginning to pay benefits. The city has acquired 2.5 acres south...

ADOT launches 2050 long-range transportation plan with public survey

Plan will guide future investment priorities across the state Arizona Department of Transportation has begun updating its 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan, which provides a...

January kidnapping, sexual assault suspect arrested Friday in Chandler

A man wanted in connection with a suspected Maricopa kidnapping and sexual assault in January was arrested Friday in Chandler by Maricopa Police detectives. Nathan...
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Jeep crashes into school bus with no students in it; both drivers injured

A sport-utility vehicle crossed the center of the road and struck a school bus Friday shortly after 3 p.m., according to Maricopa police. There were...

Man accused of slamming woman to ground four times

A man faces charges after he was accused of slamming a woman into the ground several times Monday morning, police said.  Damareon N. Hawkins was...
Maricopa Police Headquarters

City launches search for new police chief

Maricopa’s search for a replacement for Police Chief James Hughes is underway. The city has contracted with Ralph Anderson and Associates, an executive job-search and...