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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...
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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...

Man arrested after allegedly punching holes in walls, disorderly conduct

A Maricopa man is facing domestic violence charges after his arrest Thursday night. Benjamin Jones is charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage after an...
State Route 347 crash

Girl, 7, ejected from car in SR 347 crash

A 7-year-old girl was ejected from a car in Monday's crash on State Route 347 that closed the southbound lanes of the highway for...
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Ex-MUSD teacher charged with sexual exploitation of girl, 13

A former Maricopa Unified School District teacher accused in April of inappropriate conduct with a 13-year-old female student was arrested Monday. Dominic Bailin, 49, faces...

Police surround home after shot fired in bedroom

Maricopa police surrounded a Maricopa Meadows home with guns drawn after a man accidentally fired a weapon inside the house. The man is charged with...
Lacey Kali

Fatal dog mauling in Tortosa stirs controversy

A walk with the dogs turned tragic earlier this month for a Tortosa couple. Carol Cook was walking Kali, a miniature schnauzer, and Lacey, a...

Probe continues into SR 347 crash that ejected girl, 3

An investigation continues into a single-vehicle accident on State Route 347 Sunday afternoon that ejected a 3-year-old child from the vehicle. Joseph Smith, 29, of...

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,...
Assault arrest Maricopa

Man allegedly cuts woman with ax, threatens to ‘chop her up’

A man was arrested after he allegedly threatened a woman with an ax and a gun, according to Maricopa police. Edmond A. Smith, 54, was...

Roadside discussion leads to drug bust

Early Tuesday morning, a conversation between partners on the roadside led to two arrests. According to police reports about the incident, two individuals, Brandon Carpenter...
DUI

Police: Driver faces multiple charges after hitting pedestrian

A vehicle-pedestrian accident Thursday resulted in the hospitalization of the victim and the arrest of the driver on multiple charges. About 2:35 p.m., Kandice Pyper,...

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....

Police: Man arrested for assault after 911 hang-up call

A man was arrested July 14 after he allegedly assaulted a family member at home. Anthony E. Retzer, 33, was charged with assault (domestic violence)...
Justin Hein Death

Mother mourns Hidden Valley man allegedly killed by roommate

A Hidden Valley man shot to death Friday night was somebody who “would do anything for anybody,” according to his mother. Justin Hein, 27, was...

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,...
Found Juvenile Maricopa

Police trying to get juvenile home to family

Maricopa police are seeking the parents or guardians of a young person found Tuesday afternoon. Officers came into contact with the juvenile, who is nonverbal...

4 Maricopans charged in child-sex investigation

At least four Maricopa men were swept up in a state investigation of child sex trafficking. Operation Home Alone 2 conducted by Arizona Department of...
Don Gadson and son

Charged in Rancho El Dorado shooting, father says he was protecting family

When Donald Gadson woke up two weeks ago today, the father of five had no idea his life would change so dramatically in just...
Arrest in IKEA Murder

Police ID 2 charged with murder in IKEA shooting

Police have identified two suspects arrested Monday in the Senita neighborhood of Maricopa following the shooting death of a man in Tempe. Isaiah Williams, 18,...
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Man accused of assaulting woman, attempting to crash car on way to hospital

A man charged with assaulting a woman Wednesday night is accused of grabbing her neck, causing her injury and attempting to drive their car into...

Police seize $23K in meth during bust

Early Tuesday morning a man was arrested and charged with possession of what police say was $23,000 worth of methamphetamine. The suspect, Ryan M. Toto,...
Maeva McGuire Missing

Family searching for missing MHS student

A Maricopa High School student left class Thursday and jumped into a blue sports car that drove away. The student, Maeva McGuire, 17, told staff...

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,...
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Hit-and-run driver kills construction worker on SR 347

A construction worker was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Wednesday night on State Route 347. The Gila River Police Department is investigating the incident...
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....
Wild Horse Maricopa Elementary

Tail of Wild Horse recovered

The tail is safe. On Sunday, the Wild Horse statue outside Maricopa Elementary School was found damaged, the second such incident in less than a...
Assault arrest Maricopa

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...
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Vape pen toss ends in arrest, police say

An early Sunday morning argument led to domestic violence charges for a woman who allegedly threw a vape pen at her husband’s head. Leah Yazzie...

Domestic assault charges land man in jail

A man faces domestic violence charges after an incident Tuesday night at a home on West Edwards Avenue in Maricopa. Shawn Baptisto, 36, was arrested...