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Thursday, June 30, 2022

2 teens die in Christmas Day crash

Two Maricopa teenagers were killed in a one-vehicle crash on Dec. 25, according to family members. The incident occurred around 10 p.m. on...
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Active shooter situation in Rancho El Dorado

Pima Butte Elementary School and a Rancho El Dorado neighborhood are on lockdown for an active shooter barricaded inside a house in the 41000...

UPDATE: SR 347 crash victim was Chandler police detective

Authorities said a man who died in a two-vehicle crash on State Route 347 Saturday morning was a Chandler police detective. Officer Carrick Cook of...

Skimmers victimize Maricopans, clean out bank accounts

Skimmers are active in Maricopa. Very active. Leticia Rios found out the hard way. So have a lot of others. Rios was victimized on Aug. 5, the...

Fatal motorcycle accident halts trains, traffic

Around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday a motorcyclist traveling southbound on State Route 347 was killed when he apparently struck a descending barricade arm. Maricopa Police...
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New apartment renters rattled by gunfire

Apartments at the recently opened Oasis at the Wells were the target of gunfire early this morning, with approximately 16 shots fired at the...

Police ID boy, 3, who fell to death from car

A 3-year-old boy was pronounced dead last night after he fell out of a Ford Explorer driven by his mother.Quincy Tyress Chapman-Gray died from...
An early morning accident claimed the life of a pedestrian on Smith-Enke Road. Photo courtesy of MPD

Fatal accident victim identified

The pedestrian killed around 4 a.m. after being struck by a motorist was Jordan Guardo-Mickell of Maricopa. Maricopa police spokesman Sgt. Hal Koozer said Guardo-Mickell,...

Diamond interchange one of multiple ideas for 347, I-10

The Arizona Department of Transportation is studying alternatives for improving traffic flow and safety at the intersection of Interstate 10 and State Route 347/Queen...
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Victim in fiery SR 347 crash identified

The victim in Thursday’s fiery fatal crash on State Route 347 has been identified. Buford Delaughter, 56, of Maricopa was the driver of the Toyota...

Police seize $23K in meth during bust

Early Tuesday morning a man was arrested and charged with possession of what police say was $23,000 worth of methamphetamine. The suspect, Ryan M. Toto,...

Victim in fatal crash identified

The Maricopa Police Department has identified the victim in this morning’s fatal single-car accident at the overpass on John Wayne Parkway as 19-year-old Santino...

Charges filed in SR 347 crash that killed Maricopa woman

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has identified the driver of the vehicle in Sunday’s single-car accident that killed a Maricopa woman. According to DPS...

More details released on body found south of Maricopa

A Maricopa woman exploring an area south of town Sunday morning found the body of a young woman in an abandoned palm tree orchard...

Woman charged with DUI after accident with police vehicle

Police said they arrested a woman after her car struck a police vehicle in Maricopa Meadows on Tuesday night. Brittany M. Mays, 28, no address...

Health inspector dings 13 businesses with 40 violations

A summary of the March 15-April 11 food inspections by Pinal County Environmental Health Services: Bashas' Deli Equipment, Food-Contact Surfaces, Nonfood-Contact Surfaces and Utensils Observed a...

Gabion along John Wayne Parkway hit over the weekend

A gabion that's part of the John Wayne Parkway beautification project was hit over the weekend. The cage, which is filled with rocks was...
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Ex-MUSD teacher charged with sexual exploitation of girl, 13

A former Maricopa Unified School District teacher accused in April of inappropriate conduct with a 13-year-old female student was arrested Monday. Dominic Bailin, 49, faces...

UPDATE: Shooting victim in critical condition

One of the two teenagers shot during an apparent drive-by shooting Monday night has been released from the hospital, according to police reports. Two male...

Maricopa woman killed in SR 347 crash

The Maricopa resident who died in a crash on State Route 347 Thursday morning has been identified as LaCrisa Gamble, 39. According to...
IKEA Suspect in custody

Police: IKEA robbery, fatal shooting leads to arrests in Senita

An incident that police say began with a robbery and shooting at IKEA in Tempe ended with two arrests in Senita this afternoon. Two male...

Police: Maricopa man kidnaps Phoenix prostitute

A Maricopa man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting and kidnapping a Phoenix prostitute. The suspect, Cristobal T. Cardenas, was arrested and charged with...
Maricopa Wells Middle School

MWMS students had complained earlier about former teacher

The former Maricopa Unified School District teacher charged with the sexual exploitation of a 13-year-old female student was the subject of other complaints by...

UPDATE: Police respond to school-shooting threat

Police responded to Desert Wind Middle School Thursday afternoon after a teacher was told that a student was possibly planning to shoot other students...

Update: Details emerge on fatal Christmas crash

Two Maricopa teenagers were killed in a one-vehicle crash on Dec. 25. According to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, a truck carrying three...

Details emerge on overnight Rancho El Dorado shooting

Maricopa Police are investigating an aggravated assault and shooting overnight in Rancho El Dorado that left a man hospitalized with multiple gunshot wounds and...
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Girl, 7, ejected from car in SR 347 crash

A 7-year-old girl was ejected from a car in Monday's crash on State Route 347 that closed the southbound lanes of the highway for...
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MPD releases video from fatal officer-involved shooting

The Maricopa Police Department Tuesday released body camera footage and parts of 9-1-1 calls related to the investigation of an officer-involved shooting of a...

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...
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Credit union inside Fry’s robbed

Desert Financial Credit Union’s branch inside Fry’s Marketplace was robbed Saturday at approximately 10:50 a.m. Maricopa Police spokesman Luis Vila said a male subject...