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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Man facing DUI, narcotics charges following arrest in Homestead

A Maricopa man is facing multiple drug charges after he was arrested earlier this month. David Gutierrez, 30, is charged with possession of narcotics, aggravated...

MPD makes meth arrest after traffic stop

A local man is facing drug charges after being pulled over near Farrell Road on State Route 347. Michael Mendoza Jr., 30, is charged with...

Police arrest man who allegedly pulled his girlfriend’s hair

The boyfriend of a Maricopa woman was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly pulling her hair. Kevon K. Clark, 24, was charged with assault and...

Woman arrested after allegedly cutting roommate who didn’t want to cuddle

A Maricopa woman was arrested Sunday afternoon after allegedly striking her roommate in the head with a lamp, then using shards of the shattered...

Head-on collision sends two to hospital with serious injuries

Two drivers were seriously injured Friday morning in a head-on collision on Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway near Santa Rosa Springs Road. The accident, which blocked a...

Man charged with assault against sister

A local man is facing domestic violence charges after an argument Sunday with his sister. Fontae Canada, 24, was charged with aggravated assault and disorderly...

MFD investigates cause of mobile home inferno

A structure fire that erupted Thursday night east of the city limits of Maricopa is still under investigation by the Maricopa Fire Department. Last night...

SR 347 nightly lane restrictions planned Sept. 13-17

Northbound lanes of State Route 347 in Maricopa will be restricted most of next week. According to Arizona Department of Transportation, the lanes between Edison...

Man faces drug charges after allegedly taking ‘bait bike’

A local man is facing theft and drug charges after allegedly stealing a “bait bike” Friday. Carl Schwarz is charged with possession of a dangerous...

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...

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...
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Worst crash sites in Maricopa in 2019

It’s not always State Route 347. The streets of Maricopa saw more than 600 traffic collisions last year, according to data from Maricopa Police...
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PCSO requests community’s help in identifying suspect

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance in identifying a suspect in connection with the shooting death of a teenager. On Tuesday, at...

Family hopes for return of ‘runaway’ teen

The whereabouts of a Tortosa teen remain unknown since she was reported missing Monday. Kaitlin Bowman, 16, had been exhibiting behavioral changes the last couple...

Local man back in jail after car theft, criminal damage charges

A Maricopa man is back in jail after his arrest Monday evening. Paul Stowell, 58, arrested over the weekend for threatening Big O Tires staff...

MPD again hooks ex-cop in underage-sex sting

A Phoenix man is facing new sexual exploitation charges in another Maricopa police sting operation. Christopher Butts, an ex-Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office detective, was arrested...

Gas buildup blamed for Tuesday blast

The explosion that injured two construction workers on Tuesday morning was caused by a buildup of pressurized gas. That determination was made by the Maricopa...

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,...

Traffic stop leads to multiple-warrant arrest

A local man was arrested Monday by Maricopa police after a traffic stop near West Highway 84 in Stanfield. Robert Ronquillo, 33, had multiple outstanding...

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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Crews douse locomotive fire

Crews from the Maricopa Fire/Medical Department responded to a train fire this afternoon. Firefighters from Station 575 on West Edison Road doused a fire under...

Man charged with punching girlfriend

A local man is facing domestic violence charges after his arrest Friday. Alante Smith, 23, is charged with two counts of assault, preventing use of...

Man accused of endangerment, firing gun in home

A local man is facing assault and endangerment charges after his arrest Saturday evening. Terry Shull is charged with three counts of endangerment, aggravated assault...

Man in hot tub charged with trespassing

A Maricopa man is facing trespassing charges after his arrest Monday. Anthony Alaniz, 22, was charged with first-degree criminal trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia...

MPD searching for suspect in vehicle burglaries (VIDEO)

Maricopa police are asking the public’s help to identify a suspect in multiple overnight burglaries in a single subdivision. “We had several attempted and successful...

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...

Shoplifting investigation leads to weapons charge

A local man is facing misconduct charges after his arrest Wednesday. Jim Sustiata Jr. was arrested on suspicion of weapons misconduct and drug paraphernalia in...

MPD: Report of drive-by shooting untrue

In an alleged overnight shooting on Aug. 11, Maricopa police are now reporting the story was a lie. At around 12:50 a.m. an 18-year-old male...

MPD Is Seeking Information on Overnight Shooting

MARICOPA, Ariz. August 11, 2020, - Maricopa Police Department is seeking information on the vehicle an people involved in an overnight shooting. At approximately 12:50am, an...

Here for the snacks, man arrested on burglary charges

A local man is facing burglary charges after his arrest Friday. Juan Moreno, 32, was arrested on third-degree burglary charges after allegedly pretending to be...

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