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Sunday, August 14, 2022

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...

A verbal dispute escalates outside bar when gun is drawn

An argument late Thursday night at a local bar heated up when a gun was drawn and police were called. According to a Form 4,...
Oasis Bullet holes

No leads, suspects in apartment shooting

Maricopa Police are no closer to determining who fired approximately 16 shots into Building C at the Oasis at the Wells apartments Aug. 9. “We...
Bank Robber Desert Financial 8-21 Sized

Bank robber made off with $5K, still at large

The thief who robbed Desert Financial Credit Union in Fry’s Marketplace Aug. 14 walked away with $5,000 in cash according to the Maricopa Police...
Oasis Bullet holes

New apartment renters rattled by gunfire

Apartments at the recently opened Oasis at the Wells were the target of gunfire early this morning, with approximately 16 shots fired at the...
Assault arrest Maricopa

Police arrest wrong-way driver who allegedly pointed gun

A driver who made a left-hand turn out of Dutch Bros. into head-on traffic on John Wayne Parkway, and allegedly pointed a gun out...
Police Lights

Police: Man sneaked into home through doggy door to ‘hook up’

A man who sneaked into a city home through a doggy door to “hook up” with his ex-girlfriend is facing multiple charges, according to...
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...
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...
Wild Horse Bonnie Del Turco

Wild Horse statue at Copper Sky vandalized

One of the horses in the City Manager’s first public art initiative, “Maricopa Wild Horses,” was vandalized by a juvenile earlier this week. The tail...
Assault arrest Maricopa

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...
MPD patrol car

Police make arrest after man inadvertently shot in head

A man was arrested on Tuesday night after inadvertently shooting another man in the head. Nikolas Gayan, 22, was charged with Aggravated Assault and Disorderly...
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...
Overturned Truck Honeycutt Road

Breaking news: Semi-trailer overturns

Emergency crews are on the scene of an overturned semi-trailer at a busy Maricopa intersection. The one-vehicle crash occurred about 1:30 p.m. at Honeycutt and...
Desert Cedars

Boy, 2, drowns in July 4 accident

A two-year-old boy drowned Sunday during a family gathering in the back yard of a Desert Cedars home, according to police. Police said the toddler...
Court Justice gavel

Maricopa man gets prison term in murder by gun

A Maricopa man was sentenced Friday to nearly 17 years in prison after previously pleading guilty to second-degree murder. Brent Edwin Justin, 32, was sentenced...
Fatal accident MCG

1 dead, 2 injured in head-on collision on MCG

A passenger was killed overnight Tuesday in a head-on collision on Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway. The two drivers were injured in the crash about 1:55 a.m....
West Marin Avenue Tortosa shooting

Man points rifle at officer, forcing hours-long standoff, police say

By Mark DeLap A man pointed a rifle at a Maricopa police officer overnight along a street in Tortosa, forcing a four-and-a-half-hour standoff. MPD officers responding...
A1 Pawn

Guns, cash taken in weekend burglary at A1 Pawn

Two guns and cash were taken in a burglary at the A1 Pawn shop over the weekend. The owner of the store at 19395 N....
MPD patrol car

Maricopa Meadows residents startled by rain of gunfire

Gunfire shattered a quiet Sunday evening in a Maricopa Meadows neighborhood. As many as 15 shots were heard and muzzles flashes seen about 9:30 p.m....
Rommel Gloria Hero

Maricopa man hailed as hero for saving stranger’s life

A Maricopa man was hailed as a hero Thursday night for his quick-thinking actions that saved the life of a stranger in need. The morning...

Maricopa man charged with murder in 33-year-old cold case

The investigation of a murder that went unsolved for more than three decades led this week to the arrest of a Maricopa man. Anthony Hayes,...
Maeva McGuire Missing

Missing MHS student located

The Maricopa High School student who went missing from school Thursday has been found. Maeva McGuire, 17, was located Saturday evening at the Greyhound Bus...
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...
Assault arrest Maricopa

Man arrested after allegedly punching his disabled wife

A Maricopa man is facing assault charges after he allegedly punched his disabled wife in the face. Antonio F. Santos is charged with Aggravated Assault...
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Police arrest homeowner for allegedly pointing gun at officer

A Maricopa police officer investigating an open garage door at a Maricopa Meadows home on Monday night discovered the homeowner pointing a gun at...
Maricopa Police Van Search

Police searching for this van

Maricopa police are seeking a van as part of an investigation but not saying why. The van, which was a big dent and silver duct...
Samantha Bean-Lansman

Pregnant mother killed in crash was Maricopa resident

The pregnant mother who died last week with her unborn child in a Phoenix accident was a Maricopa resident. Samantha Bean-Lansman, 26, was involved in...
Fire-Generic-File

Man allegedly set home on fire, stabbed ex-GF’s parents

Maricopa firefighters responded Tuesday night to a fire after a man allegedly set a trailer home ablaze, then stabbed his ex-girlfriend’s parents after they...

Man carjacks woman, child at gunpoint in neighborhood

A woman and her one-year-old daughter were carjacked Sunday by an armed gunman as they drove through a Maricopa neighborhood. The victim had stopped her...