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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Flash to the past: Three arrested in seizure of 1.5 tons of marijuana

In August of 2004, the Pinal County Narcotics Task Force, with the assistance of the marked patrol division, seized 2,927 pounds of marijuana from...

Flash to the past: The growth of Maricopa Fire Department

At the start of 2005, the city had 11 volunteer firefighters and just three paid positions. By August of 2006, the Maricopa Fire Department had...

Man accused of preventing 911 and assault

A man is accused of punching and pushing a woman Tuesday night after throwing her cell phone across the street when he saw her...

Man accused of speeding past officer, faces multiple charges

A man was arrested Tuesday after Maricopa officers say he drove past them in Rancho El Dorado at nearly 80 mph in a 25...
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Smith: In emergencies, preparedness instills confidence

It’s that time of year when we are reminded by Mother Nature that emergency situations can happen quickly with limited warning. Although Arizona has...

Boy, 1, hospitalized after being found in pool

At about 5:30 p.m., Friday, Maricopa’s police and fire departments responded after a 1-year-old boy was found in a swimming pool. The boy's mother performed...

Police: Arrest at Taco Bell yields multiple charges

Dallas N. Weiland, 41, was arrested and booked into Pinal County Detention Center on Tuesday, for three failure-to-appear warrants and two aggravated DUI warrants....

Police: Man faces kidnapping charge after speeding from officers

A man is accused of kidnapping his partner around 12:45 a.m. Monday after refusing to let her out of his car.   Angel T. Sanchez,...

September is Suicide Prevention Month — and perfect time to learn signs, symptoms

Every 11 minutes, a person dies by suicide. In 2020, 45,979 individuals took their own life. Almost as many people who live in the...
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Police chief resigns

Maricopa Police Chief James Hughes has resigned. The 36-year law-enforcement veteran’s final day with the department will be Sept. 15, according to a statement...

Man found dead after shootout with police identified  

A man who was found dead in his backyard Monday afternoon after shooting at police and barricading himself inside his Villages at Rancho El...

Man who exchanged gunfire with officers found dead in backyard

UPDATED AT 2:50 p.m., Monday, Aug. 29 A man who exchanged gunfire with Maricopa Police officers Monday morning from inside a home in The Villages...

New public-safety building approved for south of city hall

The Maricopa Planning & Zoning commission on Monday unanimously approved site and landscape plans as well as elevations for a new public-safety facility in...

Termination of former Maricopa police officer upheld after appeal hearing

Maricopa has upheld the termination of former Police Officer Craig Curry after an appeal hearing in July. According to a news release from the city,...

Weekend fire under control but will burn for several days

A blaze that started Saturday afternoon at a tree farm along North Warren Road south of West Pima Road continues to burn and is...

‘At least 15 acres cooked’ as palm trees fuel blaze

A fire in the Thunderbird Farms area on Saturday has burned at least 15 acres of land and continues to grow, according to officials...

Former employee accused of stealing from storage facility

A former employee is accused of stealing more than $4,000 in cash and checks from Maricopa Self Storage, 20125 N. John Wayne Parkway. According to...
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No charges in officer-involved shooting in Homestead

The Pinal County Attorney’s Office will not file charges in a fatal shooting involving a Maricopa Police Officer. Officer Carmen Nylander fired the shots that...

Woman accused of smashing windshield on husband’s truck

A Maricopa woman is accused of causing damage to her husband's work truck, followed by an alleged assault on the husband on Sunday night,...

Man accused of not paying at gym; it was a futile exercise

A man was arrested at a Maricopa gym Monday afternoon after he walked past the front desk and began to work out in the...

2 facing charges after fleeing suspected stolen-vehicle stop

Maricopa police arrested two people Wednesday night after they fled during a suspected stolen-vehicle stop.  According to police:  The female driver, Cassandra L. Cleland, 34, was...

Scheduled weekend restrictions along Phoenix-area freeways

Weekend Travel Advisory about scheduled weekend restrictions for improvement projects along Phoenix-area freeways, including: Westbound I-10 closed between 51st Avenue and 75th Avenue from...

Police: Man stabbed, poured boiling water on roommate before wreck, shooting

According to a probable cause statement released by the Maricopa Police Department Wednesday, a man involved in a shooting Sunday was ready to kill...

Suspect ID’d in officer-involved shooting

The suspect in Sunday night's officer-involved shooting at Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway and North Porter Road has been identified. Michael Zapata, 50, is charged in the...

Suspect shoots at police after chase, crash; officers return fire

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a police-involved shooting on Sunday evening at a busy Maricopa intersection.  According to Maricopa police, a gunfight erupted...

Shoplifter gets littering charge added after ripping up citation, police say

A man accused of shoplifting at Circle K ripped up a citation and asked to be arrested on Thursday night, police said. Robert A. Lopez,...

Road to remain closed until the summer of 2023

As the Sonoran Desert Parkway project progresses, there are some required road closures in order for construction to continue. Farrell Road between North Pepper...

Man arrested after parking vehicle in ex’s front yard

A man is accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend and causing damage to her family’s front yard Sunday.  Emond K. Kimbrough, 32, was charged with Threatening and...

Think your commute is the worst in Arizona? Yeah, pretty much

Maricopans have the third-worst commuting time in all of Arizona, according to 2020 census data. On average, city residents commute 38.1 minutes to work –...

‘It’s not going to be fixed overnight,’ chief says of traffic ‘stacking’ at Porter...

Maricopa police Chief James Hughes broached the topic of traffic around Porter Road-area schools during a recent report to City Council. He said he expects...