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Sunday, August 14, 2022

ID issues stall investigation of attempted child abduction

After an attempted child abduction last week in Rancho El Dorado, Maricopa Police have questioned a suspect, but due to a lack of definitive...
Traffic Light

New traffic light is being installed

A new traffic light is being installed at the intersection of Honeycutt Avenue and Maricopa Road. https://youtu.be/7_pfzftQcTo City officials explained in the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)...

The Homicide Hunter visits Maricopa: Part 1

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lt. Joe Kenda, a renowned homicide detective who originally hails from Colorado Springs, and his wife, Kathy spent some time in Maricopa...

Dead cellphone results in domestic violence charge

  Maricopa Police arrested a woman April 27 on suspicion of domestic violence assault after she allegedly attacked her boyfriend. According to an MPD probable cause...

Update: Man killed in SR 347 crash

A 76-year-old male driver died in a crash on State Route 347 today at the Riggs Road intersection, according to the Department of Public...

Police: Charges filed after K9 finds narcotics in traffic stop

A traffic stop on Thursday night led to the arrest of a woman on drug-related charges. Raven S. Lopez was charged with possession of narcotics,...

Oversize load waits at the edge of town

An oversize load is sitting along State Route 238, just east of Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Course, ready to move slowly through Maricopa on...

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...

Woman charged with assaulting officers, firefighters after crash

A woman is charged with allegedly assaulting law enforcement officers and firefighters after her car landed in a ditch Saturday. Kio A. Thomas was arrested...

Injured worker rescued from trench during water main repair

A worker was rescued from a trench Sunday afternoon during repairs to a broken water main at the Panda Express restaurant on John Wayne...

Report: Woman offered half of the money for gun in shooting

A Maricopa woman was arrested and charged Wednesday with first degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in a Nov. 15 drive-by shooting in...

Arrest made in murder of Maricopa teen

Phoenix Police have arrested a suspect in the murder of a Maricopa teen that occurred Tuesday. Manuel Isideo Lopez, 22, faces a recommended charge of...

Police: 3 drug-related arrests since Wednesday

Officers have made three drug-related arrests since Wednesday, according to Maricopa police.  On Friday, a traffic stop led to the arrest of the vehicle’s passenger, police...

Woman accused of assaulting family member, busting up furniture

A woman was arrested Tuesday night after a causing a commotion at a Glennwilde home and breaking furniture during an argument with a family...
Maricopa Casa Grande Crash

Car veers off MCG Highway, collapses wall behind home

A vehicle went off Maricopa Casa Grande Highway Monday evening, striking a wall behind a home in Senita. The crash occurred about 5:40 p.m. just...

3 charged in armed robbery at Maricopa ATM

Three suspects have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery that took place at a Maricopa ATM Sunday. The suspects – one male and...
Police Sexual Exploitation Arrest

Man faces additional child sexual exploitation charges

A Rancho El Dorado man was arrested Wednesday and charged with additional sex crimes as part of an investigation that began last year. David L....
Maricopa Police Headquarters

City to construct new police HQ, repurpose current station

With the Maricopa Police Department already outgrowing its headquarters in the city center, the city will build a larger facility adjacent to the new...

Police: Traffic stop uncovers syringes, prescription drugs

Signs of impairment during a traffic stop Tuesday night led to the discovery of multiple syringes and prescription drugs, police said.  Jasmine E. Diab, 38,...
Escapees caught

Prison escapees apprehended on citizen’s tip

Two prison inmates on the lam in Pinal County were arrested Thursday morning in a cotton field. David T. Harmon and John B. Charpiot escaped...

26 children safe after school bus accident on John Wayne Pkwy

A school bus carrying 26 children was involved in a three-vehicle collision near the intersection of Honeycutt Avenue and John Wayne Parkway early Monday...

Man accused of bleaching, batting

Saturday Maricopa Police charged Pedro Zabala with two counts of criminal damage when he was having an overnight stay at a friend’s house. According to...
Maricopa Pantry fire

Fire razes Maricopa Pantry food bank

A fire destroyed the Maricopa Pantry in Hidden Valley on Monday, leaving thousands of area families looking for a source of food. The blaze at...
K-9 Officer Karma

Officer Karma named by 5th-grader

The Maricopa Police Department this week introduced its newest officer-in-training, K-9 Karma. The 1-year-old Belgian Malinois is replacing Murphy, who retired after 10 years...

Close call for teen pedestrian after school

First responders arrived on the scene of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle at the trafficway leading into the Sequoia Pathway parking lot Monday...

Fight at Mexican eatery ends in arrest, police say

A man faces charges after he allegedly provoked a fight with another man who was ordering food Sunday afternoon at a Mexican restaurant.  Randel E....

Police: Dispute at carwash ends in arrest

A verbal dispute at a local carwash turned into an alleged assault on Wednesday afternoon, police say.  Guadalupe H. Ceballos, 46, faces charges of disorderly...

Pinal supervisors to consider hostile takeover of water district

Two weeks before Maricopa City Council invited the elected board of a local water district to a face-to-face meeting, City leaders had already sent...

Dust storm warning for Maricopa

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a dust storm warning for Pinal County until 7:30 p.m. At 6:03 p.m., a wall of dust...

Letter: The shameful, dangerous contempt for red lights

By Jeff Crane The stench and mantra about Maricopa is not from the lovable Milky Way dairy (the cows are quite happy and so is...