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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Man charged with DUI, theft of semi-truck

A man charged with stealing a semi-truck in Maricopa and driving it to Casa Grande was intoxicated, according to police. Dawsen K. Strasberg, 24, no...

Ex-teacher pleads guilty to aggravated assault of student

A former Maricopa Wells Middle School teacher accused of sexually assaulting one of his students has reached a plea agreement to avoid jail time.  Dominic...

Public events for National Crime Victims’ Rights week

In honor and recognition of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office will host several public events. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week...
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Teens surrender to police over incident at The Duke

Two teens have turned themselves into authorities after police circulated surveillance video of suspected vandals at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado Golf Course. John...

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...
IKEA murder arrest

Maricopa crime down 14% in March, but violent crime ticks up

Property crime was down significantly in March though violent crime rose slightly, according to a monthly report. The report, issued by Maricopa police Chief James...

Maricopa firefighters quickly extinguish house blaze

Maricopa first responders quickly responded Monday afternoon to a report of a house fire. Maricopa police officers and Maricopa Fire & Medical personnel were called...

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....

Transportation town hall at Province draws big crowd

Mayor Christian Price and Vice Mayor Vincent Manfredi participated in a town hall with Province residents to discuss transportation in and around the City...

Expired registration leads to drug charges

Police arrested a man Wednesday night after allegedly finding drugs in a car during a traffic stop. Gustavo P. Corraltitlan, 31, was charged with possession...

Crash kills 2 on White and Parker Road

Two people died in a single-car crash on White and Parker road at about 11:20 a.m. today. The Maricopa Police Department said a man and...

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...

Man accused of throwing son into wall

Police arrested a man Sunday afternoon after he allegedly threw his son into a wall and threatened him. Derek J. Odom, 29, was charged with...
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Police release video of vandals at The Duke

Maricopa police are seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspected vandals caught on video at The Duke at Rancho El Dorado Golf Course. See...

State Route 238 closures set this week

State Route 238 closures are planned to begin in the overnight hours Wednesday and Thursday near Mobile. The Arizona Department of Transportation advises drivers to...

Man faces gun charge in domestic dispute

Police arrested a man Sunday night after he allegedly fired a handgun during a domestic dispute. Kawika A. Leongneefuk-Ahnee, 38, was charged with unlawful discharge...
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State Route 238 closed until after rush hour

State Route 238 is closed in both directions at mile post 16 near Gila Bend, according to the Maricopa County Department of Transportation. The cause...

Police: Maricopa family ‘swatted’

Police are searching for the person or persons responsible for “swatting” a Maricopa family on Wednesday night. Luckily, no injuries were reported. A late-night Facebook post...
347 at Cobblestone Farms southern entrance

$4M project to help alleviate traffic jams

The Maricopa City Council voted 7-0 Tuesday to approve an intergovernmental agreement with the Arizona Department of Transportation to improve traffic flow near the...

Traffic stop leads to suspected fentanyl stash, police say

A traffic stop early Wednesday morning led police to the arrest of a woman for alleged illegal possession of several drugs. Ariana D. Felix, 23,...

Primary brings big change for campaign sign placement

They’re coming. It’s inevitable. Like a plague of locusts, campaign signs will soon invade the city, covering seemingly every square foot of available space for...

Editor: My simulated attempt at law enforcement

I may as well have put a tin star on my chest and called myself Matt Dillon, the sheriff in the long-running television show...
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Man arrested, charged amid claims of $2.3T Russian bounty

A man faces charges after he called police and allegedly told them members of his family had been murdered and a Russian bounty had...

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...

Use of force: Training officers for the unknown

For any law enforcement officer, the decision to use force is difficult. When Maricopa police officers respond to a call, they are walking into a...
Ron Smith Maricopa

Medical alert devices: Do you need one?

Last week, I was helping my wife install a home key box for a Province resident when she asked me what I knew about...
MFMD Chief Brady Leffler

Leffler retires as fire chief; Pitassi named interim chief

Maricopa Fire and Medical Department Chief Brady Leffler has retired, and Assistant Fire Chief of Operations Brad Pitassi has been named interim Chief.  “Chief Leffler...
Maricopa Pantry Fire 03-28-22 (27)

Animals, loose wires possible causes of Maricopa Pantry blaze

Animals chewing on wires underneath the refrigerated trailers at Maricopa Pantry may have been the cause of Monday’s devastating fire that destroyed the food...
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‘Food fight’ leads to assault charges

A man was arrested last week at a Maricopa home for allegedly pushing a plate of food into his sister’s face. James Boone arrested at...
JWP Sidewalk Project

New sidewalk to open this week along John Wayne Parkway

A new sidewalk on the east side of John Wayne Parkway will soon make it easier – and safer – to walk between Edison...