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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
John Gaw, 45, and Deanna Gaw, 42, were sentenced in Pinal County after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary, each.
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 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 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.
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Phoenix Police Department, the Pinal County Attorney’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations in Douglas now have five suspects in custody for murder and are looking for a sixth suspect who has a warrant for his arrest for murder.
On Tuesday, July 16, at 3:58 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office – K-9 Deputy was traveling westbound on Interstate-8 near Interstate-10. He initiated a traffic stop on a car traveling westbound after he observed a traffic violation.
On May 14th, the Pinal County Sheriff Office arrested Robert Gilson, 28, of Tucson, in a string of thefts in the Saddlebrooke area. The suspect was an employee of Maid2Clean and was contracted by homeowners for services. While providing these services Gilson would steal jewelry and take it to various Tucson pawn shops.
The Oro Valley Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating Janet M. Rennspies. Rennspies is described as a 51 year old white female, 5 feet, 05 inches, 125 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.
Amber Lights Retirement Community
A Tucson man is in custody, charged with a list of felony offenses after leading Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a pursuit that ended after the suspect rammed a patrol vehicle.
Seeing a lack of active art groups in the Northwest, and wanting artistic outlets for themselves, Marana residents Robin Laurel Fraser and Sandra Travers rehashed a MeetUp.com group and created the Sketchbook Brigade.
on Wednesday, at approximately 4:10 p.m., the Pima County Sheriff’s Department received a 9-1-1 call reference a hiker who had failed to return on time to the Sabino Canyon Recreation area. The missing man was identified as Florencio Gallego.
During the last two weeks, 33 young men and women participated in the Explorer Academy held at the Golder Ranch Fire District’s training facility.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu announced Friday he was dropping out of the GOP race in Congressional District 4. Instead, Babeu will be seeking reelection for his current seat.