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Villages burglaries

Gun taken from vehicle in Villages burglaries overnight

Maricopa police are asking residents in the Villages to check their home surveillance cameras after a handgun was taken overnight in a rash of...
Victoria Keller Missing

Authorities ask help in locating missing girl, 15

Authorities are asking the public for help in locating a missing Maricopa teen. Victoria Keller, 15, has been missing since mid-January. She is described as white,...
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Police refile burglary charges in apparent identity theft case

A woman who gave Maricopa police a false name after she was seen allegedly taking items from a vehicle in July 2018 is now...

Police arrest maskless man after disturbance at Circle K

A man faces charges after causing a disturbance at a Circle K store, according to police. Nikolas L. Pearson was charged with trespassing third degree...
Officer Craig Curry K-9 Ike

Officer gets 20-hour suspension in ‘preventable’ death of K-9 Ike

Maricopa police Officer Craig Curry violated three code of conduct policies, the department’s internal investigation into the death of his K-9 partner, Ike, has...
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....
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Man allegedly resists officer until Taser comes out, police say

Police arrested a man after a traffic stop led to the discovery of an outstanding warrant. Paul A. Gonzales was taken into custody about 8:20...
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Police say driver left traffic stop, nearly ran over officer, children

A man was arrested after he drove away from a traffic stop and an officer had to take evasive action to avoid being run...
Warren Road Hidden Valley

Man sought in Hidden Valley burglaries barricades himself in home

The Pinal County SWAT team was called out Thursday after a man discovered earlier this month hiding in a Maricopa-area residence barricaded himself in...
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...
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...
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Man who calls police finds himself under arrest – twice

A man who summoned police to a Maricopa home was arrested for violating a protection order, then rearrested three days later. Andrew M. Pacheco, 20,...
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...
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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,...
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Driver rams DPS patrol vehicle on JWP, sparking air search

Authorities are searching for the driver of a Dodge Charger who rammed a state police vehicle during a traffic stop on Tuesday night and...

Police arrest man accused of misconduct with weapon

A Maricopa man faces charges after an argument with his father. Joshua Wollschleger, 26, was charged with misconduct involving weapons and disorderly conduct after the...

Stepson accused of taking Taser from constable’s home

The stepson of Maricopa Constable Glenn Morrison faces criminal charges after allegedly taking a Taser and other equipment from the law enforcement official’s home. Kel...
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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...

Woman faces charges after allegedly firing gun in home

A Maricopa woman allegedly fired a gunshot in a home during an argument with her husband. Rosalyn Woods, 36, was charged with threatening or intimidating,...
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Charged in stabbing of man, woman allegedly assaults police officer

A Maricopa woman is accused of stabbing a man and assaulting a police officer in a Dec. 3 incident. Colleen M. Bias is charged with...

Mother accused of strangling children, hitting them with hammer

A Maricopa mother is accused of strangling her three children and hitting them with a hammer, according to police. The mother, whose name was not...
Assault arrest Maricopa

Man accused of body slamming wife after seeing message on her phone

A Maricopa man was arrested Sunday morning, accused of punching, body slamming and choking his wife after seeing a message on her phone from...

Police charge man in theft of mail from Maricopa addresses

A Maricopa man is accused of stealing mail from addresses in the city and beyond. Austin Goins, 24, was arrested Nov. 18 at his home...
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MPD traffic stop finds 4 guns reported stolen from another police agency

Three men arrested during a traffic stop on Nov. 9 at 1:36 p.m. in southern Maricopa are facing gun and drug charges. Frank A. Chavarria...
Assault arrest Maricopa

Man charged in alleged Halloween assault on his mother

A man was arrested on Halloween after allegedly strangling his mother at her home in the Heritage District. Estevan A. Pena, 22, was charged with...
Police Sexual Exploitation Arrest

Police arrest unregistered sexual offender after tip

An unregistered sexual offender living in Maricopa was arrested Oct. 29 and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and related charges. David L. Conway,...
Assault arrest Maricopa

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,...

Police arrest man accused of sex crimes against child

A Maricopa man is accused of molesting a child and related crimes after his Oct. 14 arrest. Lionel Lara, 35, is charged with molestation of...
Arrest-Villages

Man faces charges in Villages incident

A Maricopa man was arrested and charged after a Friday night incident in the Villages. Marlin J. Pierson was charged with two counts of disorderly...

Officers arrest father for allegedly violating protection order

A Maricopa man was charged Tuesday with aggravated harassment for allegedly violating an order of protection. In September, Matthew Steinfeld was prohibited to have any...