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Saturday, December 3, 2022
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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...

Man faces drug-sale charges after initially ignoring officers’ attempts to stop him

A man who police say initially did not stop Sunday night when they followed him with their lights and siren on faces numerous charges,...

Man accused of trespassing at hospital and home

A man was arrested Thursday and booked into Pinal County Jail on suspicion of improperly entering a hospital, where police say he has a...

Man faces weapons, drug charges after traffic stop

A man faces several charges after a Tuesday traffic stop, where he was found to be illegally possessing a firearm and drugs, according to...

Westbound I-10 closed from US 60 to SR 143 this weekend 

Delays and detours will once again be in place this weekend on westbound Interstate 10 through the Southeast Valley, according to the Arizona Department...

Woman accused of damaging car during early-morning dispute

A woman is accused of damaging her husband’s car during a dispute on Tuesday morning, police said.  Ambria R. Garcia was booked into Pinal County...

Homeowner catches suspected kidnapping, assault on camera, police say

A man is accused of kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend on Monday, after a Palo Brea resident told officers he caught the acts at...

Fire Prevention Week: Home-escape plan may save your life

You’re relaxing at home. Suddenly, you notice smoke billowing. Usually, it’s from the kitchen. By the time you see it, you might have only...

Southbound 347 lanes reopen just in time for rush hour after gravel spill

What was shaping up as a rough commute home Monday for anyone coming south into Maricopa on State Route 347 was softened when southbound...

Three arrests made after police say man pointed gun at Walmart employee

A man accused of pointing a gun at a Walmart employee has been arrested, as were two others suspected of involvement in the incident,...

Ex-chief says job ‘was not best fit,’ but probably not finished with policing

Did Maricopa just get to be too big for James Hughes? During an interview with InMaricopa two days before his 21-month tenure as the city’s...

Fentanyl overdoses wreak havoc on Maricopa families

“I found my son on May 10 at 3 p.m. in his bed,” Tyler said. “If you guys don’t educate yourselves and your family,...

Struggle involving ax leads to arrest, police say

A struggle Monday morning between a man and woman involving an ax, during which police say the woman held a juvenile in her arms,...

Police seek suspected shoplifter accused of pointing firearm at Walmart employee

Maricopa Police are looking for a man suspected of pulling a gun on a Walmart employee Friday afternoon after the man was confronted about...

Man facing 6 charges after trespassing, pointing handgun at resident, officers say

A Maricopa man is accused of entering a home in his neighborhood, and, after being asked to leave by its resident, came back with...

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...