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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...
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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...
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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...

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,...
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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...
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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,...
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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...

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...
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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

Woman charged with assault on six children

A woman is facing a 15-count indictment on charges of assault, disorderly conduct and alcohol violations in connection with an incident at Jiffy Lube...
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....
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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...

Maricopa police surveillance operation nets alleged dealer

A Maricopa man is facing marijuana charges after his arrest Wednesday. Parish Davis, 19, is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and...

Police: Burglary suspect had AR-15, Glock and drugs in backpack

A Maricopa man is facing multiple charges after his Sunday morning arrest. Tyree Johnson is charged with burglary, criminal trespassing, misconduct with a deadly weapon,...

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...

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...

Authorities arrest sex offender who absconded to Maricopa

Authorities have arrested an out-of-state sex offender who was living in Maricopa. Richard Juanlaund Fox, 43, was taken into custody on Wednesday by members of...

Alleged wrong-way driver arrested for carrying a weapon illegally

Early Nov. 21st, a man who police say was driving the wrong way on State Route 347 was arrested and charged with weapons misconduct...

Man caught shoplifting, arrested at Walmart

A local man is facing shoplifting charges after his arrest Thursday at Walmart. Isidro Gonzales, 29, was allegedly found to be in possession of 22...

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...
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3 juveniles face 1st-degree murder charges in Stanfield homicide

Three juveniles face first-degree murder charges in connection with the recent shooting death of a Stanfield teen. Benjamin Villa, 15, Emilio Acosta, 14, and Genaro...
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Police: Search warrant at home finds child porn

A Maricopa man faces charges after tips to law enforcement led to a search warrant by police who said they discovered child pornography. Aljero Alfonso,...

Man arrested for threatening, harassing Big O Tires staff

A Maricopa man was arrested Saturday morning after allegedly threatening staff at the Big O Tires auto shop. Paul Stowell faces multiple charges, including trespassing,...
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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...
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Police arrest man after victim calls from Circle K restroom

A man faces charges after an alleged assault on a woman on Sunday. Mauricio Martinez-Molina was arrested about 2:46 p.m. Sunday and charged with Assault,...
SR 347 Riggs Road crash

SR 347 reopens at Riggs Road after crash

The northbound lanes of State Route 347 have reopened at Riggs Road after a crash occurred at the intersection about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, according...

Police arrest man for trespassing at ex-girlfriend’s home

A local man was arrested Monday for returning to his ex-girlfriend's home after being ordered to stay away. Noe Perez is charged with 3rd degree...
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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...
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Man exposes himself to 2 girls at store, mom says

Police are seeking a man who exposed himself Wednesday to two young girls at the Goodwill store in Fry's Marketplace. According to police, a mother...
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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...