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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.
Numerous fire districts and police departments were busy Monday with the barrage of rescues that came as a result of a storm. Golder Ranch Fire District personnel responded to multiple swift-water rescues in all portions of the district including Catalina, Oro Valley, and State Route 79.
Sen. Jeff Flake will send a member of his staff to SaddleBrooke on Tuesday, Sept. 9.
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.
One would think that law enforcement officers would enforce the law rather than try to circumvent it. Apparently Pinal County Sheriff Babeu missed that part of his orientation to be a sheriff. He said his appearance in Oracle on the 16th was to provide information to the community about these undocumented minors, something he said that the federal government wasn’t doing.
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.
A $1.1 billion budget has gone before the Pima County Board of Supervisors for final authorization this week.
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.
On May 20, the Board of Supervisors set the budget ceiling for fiscal year 2014/2015. The tentative budget, if adopted on June 17, will raise the primary property tax rate an additional $.61 (per hundred dollars of assessed value). This is about 17 percent more than last year’s tax rate and an almost 24 percent increase from fiscal year 2012/2013. While the county administrator calls this a “maintenance budget”, I disagree.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu speaks during the SaddleBrooke Republican Club last week.
John Gaw, 45, and Deanna Gaw, 42, were sentenced in Pinal County after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary, each.
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 17, at 8:20 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a homeowner in the 2600 block of West Canyon Street, Apache Junction. The caller reported numerous male suspects attempted to kick in the back door to his residence and shots had been fired. Several deputies responded with the emergency lights and sirens. Our Dispatch received additional 9-1-1 calls from other residents in the neighborhood who reported hearing shots fired and one of the callers advised of a male subject who had been shot and was laying in a yard.
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.