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A four-month Pinal County Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force investigation came to a close with the arrest of Lisa George, 28 of Mesa. The investigation began after she responded to a craigslist.com request for marijuana, saying she could help supply. Unbeknownst to her, however, the request came from undercover PCSO Detectives.
Steve Smith is serious about stopping illegal immigration and believes in border fencing as an important part of the solution. Smith led the effort in his time in the House and Senate to construct a border fence along our southern border funded by private donations – NOT taxpayer dollars. Sheriffs Joe Arpaio and Paul Babeu have endorsed Steve Smith because he is serious about solving a real crisis.
Christine Jones decided to get into politics after retiring from her job as general counsel for GoDaddy.com, the Scottsdale-based Internet giant that licenses domain names. Jones started working for the company in 2002, when it was still a start-up with a few dozen employees and left after it was sold in 2011.
Oro Valley resident Mark Finchem, was a public safety officer for more than 20 years and is now working as a realtors. This is the first time Finchem is running for an elected office. He has been appointed to Tucson Association of Realtor, the Government Affairs Committee and Pima County Small Business Commission. He is running because he wants limited government where his children can have individual freedom, economic freedom and a debt-free future. Those are the top three priorities of Finchem’s if elected into office.
As an incumbent state lawmaker, Steve Smith refers back to his four years at the Capitol as proof that he does what he says.
The five Republicans running in District 11’s House and Senate races naturally had a lot to agree on when meeting for a debate at Pima Community College last week.
While Congress is in Washington debating President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend more than $3 billion to address the immigration crisis the nation is currently facing, and Republicans argue that border security measures need to be taken immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services is still struggling to find housing for the more than 65,000 immigrant children that have entered the U.S. from Central America over the last year.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu talks to protesters about the 40-60 of children from Central America who were to be housed at the Town of Oracle's Sycamore Canyon Academy.
The Town of Oracle was in a stark divide today over the arrival of a busload of children from Central America – about 40-60 in number – who are to be housed at the town’s Sycamore Canyon Academy, which currently serves the area’s troubled youth.
Approximately 100 people attended the annual Catalina Mountain Elks Lodge #2815 Flag Day ceremony in SaddleBrooke on June 12.
On Friday, June 13, at 9:31 a.m., a foster mother living in the 28000 block of North Desert Native Street, San Tan Valley, reported her three foster daughters had run away. She reported the girls ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old and were last seen around 12:30 a.m., inside a bedroom of the foster home.
No injuries were reported following a fire in the town of Oracle that burned through 3.96 acres on June 12.
On Monday, June 9, at 8:27 p.m. a PCSO K-9 deputy was traveling eastbound on Interstate-10 near milepost 208 outside the city of Eloy.
On Wednesday, May 28, at 3:37 p.m., a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the driver of a motorcycle, which was traveling southbound on South Chuichu Road, outside the city limits of Casa Grande.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu speaks during the SaddleBrooke Republican Club last week.
On Monday, April 14, Westley Burdine, 36, was arrested and booked in the Pinal County Jail in Florence, after he strangled his live in girlfriend during a domestic dispute.
On Tuesday, March 25, at 8 p.m., a deputy assigned to the Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Toyota Camry (rental car) on Interstate 10 at milepost number 202, in the unincorporated area of Eloy.
On Monday, March 10, at 12:45 p.m., the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office - Narcotic Task Force with the assistance of the Coolidge Police Department served a search warrant on a residence in the 2900 block of East Picacho Drive, Casa Grande.
On Sat., March 1st, 2014 at 3:09 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a nurse at the “Oro Valley Hospital” regarding a 31-year-old female who was the victim of a domestic violence assault. The hospital reported they were treating the victim for injuries she sustained during a fight with her boyfriend.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office recently received a new state of the art K-9 vehicle to add to it's fleet. Thanks to $40,158 in grant funding provided by the “Arizona Auto Theft Authority”, a PCSO K-9 deputy will now have an easier time finding stolen vehicles, capturing evidence and stopping vehicle pursuits sooner.
On Nov. 26, 2013, at 4:02 a.m., officers from Operations Division West responded to a residence in the 2800 block of North Estrella Avenue regarding a domestic violence fight involving a knife. Upon arrival, officers contacted two juvenile females, ages 12 and 13, who had ran to the neighbor’s house alleging that their step-father had attempted to break into their bedroom while brandishing a knife. During the course of the investigation, it was alleged by the girls that they had been imprisoned in their bedrooms for at least the last several months and possibly up to two years. It was also discovered that there was a 17-year old sister who was still in the house in a different bedroom. Officers made entry into the home and located a third juvenile locked in a bedroom. All three juveniles were extremely dirty and stated they had not bathed in 4 to 6 months. They were kept in filthy living conditions and alleged only being fed once a day. The children were removed from the home and the parents were taken into custody and later arrested. At this time the investigation is ongoing and further information will be released as it becomes available.
On Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 2 p.m., Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu will present “Life-Saving Awards” to three good samaritans who saved the life of a two-year-old child. The awards will be presented at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in front of our law enforcement memorial located at 971 Jason Lopez Circle, Florence, Arizona. At the ceremony, the child whose life they saved, her mother and grandparents will all be present to recognize and appreciate their help.
On Saturday, Jan. 11, at 8:22 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a female who said she shot somebody because she was being stabbed.