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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Police: Man’s ‘ride’ arrested, requests one from officers and gets arrested himself 

A man and woman were arrested Friday morning, following a welfare check and a request for a ride to another gas station, police said.  Angela...

Tips to protect your teen driver

Submitted by ADOT Summer is not only a hot time for the weather, but also for parents to help potential teenage drivers get some training...

I-10 to close again this weekend

Eastbound Interstate 10 will be closed between State Route 51 and US 60 (Superstition Freeway) from 10 p.m. Friday to 4 a.m. Monday for...

Police: Charges filed for fleeing officers in stolen vehicle

A man and woman were arrested and charged Sunday evening after they fled from officers in a stolen vehicle near Walmart, police said.  According to...

Dust detection and warning system tracks its first season

By Kim Larson / ADOT Communications With its first monsoon season under its belt, data shows that ADOT’s innovative dust detection and warning system works as designed. Monsoon 2020,...

Police: Man faces drug charges after failing to stop 

A man was charged Monday morning after he continued driving when officers attempted a traffic stop, police said.  Matthew L. Borquez, 24, faces charges of...

Police: Man faces drug charges; cavity search at jail reveals more pills

A Maricopa man arrested Saturday night on multiple drug charges faces an additional charge after a body cavity search at the jail, police said.  Kyle...

ADOT offers tips on driving during monsoon season

Those who have lived in Arizona are prepared for it, as they see it nearly every summer. But for the many newcomers to Maricopa,...
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New traffic light is being installed

A new traffic light is being installed at the intersection of Honeycutt Avenue and Maricopa Road. https://youtu.be/7_pfzftQcTo City officials explained in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)...

Woman accused of assaulting family member, busting up furniture

A woman was arrested Tuesday night after a causing a commotion at a Glennwilde home and breaking furniture during an argument with a family...

ID issues stall investigation of attempted child abduction

After an attempted child abduction last week in Rancho El Dorado, Maricopa Police have questioned a suspect, but due to a lack of definitive...
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Police: Driver faces multiple charges after hitting pedestrian

A vehicle-pedestrian accident Thursday resulted in the hospitalization of the victim and the arrest of the driver on multiple charges. About 2:35 p.m., Kandice Pyper,...

Vehicle pursuit ends in drug and gun theft charges for driver

A man faces multiple gun and drug charges after fleeing police during a traffic stop Friday night.  Andre L. Anderson was charged with possession of...
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Man accused of assaulting woman, attempting to crash car on way to hospital

A man charged with assaulting a woman Wednesday night is accused of grabbing her neck, causing her injury and attempting to drive their car into...
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Woman accused of assault in fast food drive thru

A woman allegedly assaulted a man in the drive thru at Arby’s during an intense argument on Sunday afternoon, police said. Lacie Marquez, 28, was...

Police: Driver sped away from officer in Homestead

A man is accused of fleeing police after an attempted traffic stop on May 22, police said.  Hector M. Rodriguez, 34, was charged with unlawful flight,...
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MPD: Serious crimes up 13% in April

Crime increased in the city last month, according to the Maricopa Police Department’s monthly report. April saw a 3% increase in overall crime in comparison...

Scooter driver insists traffic laws don’t apply to him, police say

A man on a motorized scooter stopped Wednesday by police for allegedly running stop signs and a red light had a warrant out for...

Letter: The shameful, dangerous contempt for red lights

By Jeff Crane The stench and mantra about Maricopa is not from the lovable Milky Way dairy (the cows are quite happy and so is...

Man charged with assault of woman at nasty ‘campsite’

A man was arrested Tuesday night after a woman flagged down police to report an assault. Larry J. Strobel, 24, was charged with assault, littering...

Stage 2 fire restrictions take effect this week in Pinal

Stage 2 campfire and smoking restrictions will take effect 8 a.m. Wednesday on state and federal lands in Pinal County due to increased fire...

Police: 3 drug-related arrests since Wednesday

Officers have made three drug-related arrests since Wednesday, according to Maricopa police.  On Friday, a traffic stop led to the arrest of the vehicle’s passenger, police...

Police: Driver with revoked license of 17 years faces drug charges

A traffic stop overnight Wednesday led to drug charges for the driver, according to police. Nathan J. Neblina was charged with possession of dangerous drugs,...

Backyard ‘ritual’ ends in arrest, police say

A man was arrested Wednesday morning after police responded to a report of a backyard “ritual” causing damage at the caller's home in Homestead.  Swann...
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Police: Man with 3 warrants for unlawful flight flees officer

A man encountered by police threw his vehicle into reverse while parked at a QuikTrip gas pump, struck an occupied vehicle and fled south...

Man charged with DUI, assault on officer and public urination

A man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly urinated on the roadway during a traffic stop and attempted to bite an officer, police...

Council to consider rezoning for big apartment complex amid Porter Road traffic concerns

By Bob McGovern and Jay Taylor Maricopa City Council tonight will consider final rezoning approval for Home at Maricopa, a proposed 536-unit apartment complex near...

Flatbed truck ignites at MUSD administration building

A flatbed truck caught fire Tuesday morning at the Maricopa Unified School District administration building.  About 9:25 a.m., flames were visible from the vehicle parked...

Man escorted off Amtrak train, charged with possession of stolen handgun

An Amtrak passenger faces theft and gun charges after he was escorted off a train in Maricopa, according to police.  Ryan Nieves, 20, was charged...

Injured worker rescued from trench during water main repair

A worker was rescued from a trench Sunday afternoon during repairs to a broken water main at the Panda Express restaurant on John Wayne...