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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...
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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...

Phone left behind helps track stolen car

Richard Cervantez, 22, was arrested Sunday on an expected charge of auto theft that occurred on Nov. 18 in Santa Rosa Springs. A Maricopa woman...

4 arrested in Walmart assault

The Maricopa Police Department today announced the arrest of four individuals suspected of involvement in an incident at Walmart last week. The arrests were made...

Suspect in court on garage murder

Pinal County prosecutors have until March 7 to decide if they wish to seek the death penalty against a woman accused of murdering her...
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Man charged with assault of family member outside Walmart

A man was arrested July 13 after he allegedly punched a family member in the face at Walmart, police said. David B. Winner, 27, was...

Drivers who illegally pass school buses put on notice – and on camera

New surveillance cameras installed below the stop-arms of school buses could lead to traffic citations. The Maricopa Unified School District’s Transportation Department installed the cameras...

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...
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Maricopa holds onto a place on 10 Safest Cities list

Maricopa is the ninth safest city in the state in 2021, according to a new ranking. The city slipped three spots in the annual Safest...

Saturday meeting aims to reboot neighborhood Block Watch

Jim Devenezia is working to revive neighborhood Block Watch in Maricopa. A Rancho El Dorado resident for 17 years, the community support specialist for the...

Volunteering: Mardell Sandstrom keeps focus on team

When you talk to Mardell Sandstrom, a VIPs Support Service Coordinator with the Maricopa Police Department, you will never hear her use the word...

Police leave narcotics behind at Butterfield Elementary

Earlier today MUSD sent a notification to parents regarding an incident at Butterfield Elementary School. The email shed light on officials asking students and...
Crime scene at Rancho Mirage in Maricopa.

2 dead in Maricopa, suspect on loose

Maricopa police responded to a reported shooting at the 37000 block of W. Prado Street this morning and found two deceased adults, according to...

Woman charged with assault in incident with boyfriend

A woman was arrested Saturday and charged with assault and related offenses after a domestic incident in Homestead. Delphina Whitehorse was charged with Assault/Domestic Violence,...

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...

Lengthy closure set for Honeycutt Road

A portion of Honeycutt Road will be closed between White and Parker Road and North Hartman Road May 2 to June 24 for bridge...
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...

Second traffic stop in a month leads to new drug charge

A woman faces a new drug charge after encountering a Maricopa K9 during a traffic stop for the second time in a month, police...

Police arrest Amtrak passenger after mask dispute

Police arrested a man on Saturday who allegedly screamed profanities at a conductor on an Amtrak train after refusing to wear a mask. James D....

Murder-suicide reported at Maricopa home

Maricopa Police Department is investigating what appears to be a murder-suicide on Windrose Drive in Desert Cedars. Police were called to the residence around noon...

Months of road construction on SR 347 begins

Road construction on State Route 347 that will cause months of delays for Maricopa motorists traveling to and from the Valley has begun. The project...
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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...

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...
East-West Corridor

Developers, city agree – EW corridor key to future transportation

With all the development planned for south Maricopa and areas that currently are still part of Pinal County, transportation for those areas will need...

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...

Hearing to appeal termination of Maricopa police officer begins

A hearing to appeal the termination of Maricopa Police Officer Craig Curry began Monday at Maricopa City Hall, with witnesses recounting a litany of...

School authorities, law enforcement find threats to be unfounded

The Maricopa Unified School District took precautionary measures Monday in response to rumors of guns on campus at both Maricopa High School and Desert...

Police: Accused Walmart shoplifter had 2 felony warrants

A woman was arrested Wednesday afternoon after she allegedly tried to steal merchandise from Walmart, police said. Danette A. Jose, 45, was charged with shoplifting,...
Crime Scene

For a week and a half, crime was a big story in 2021

It was one heck of a week (and a half) A stretch of 11 days in August gave Maricopa a glimpse of big city crime,...

PCSO seeks homicide suspect

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a suspect in conjunction with a July 4 shooting that killed one man and wounded...