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PCSO CONDUCTS DUI ENFORCEMENT EFFORTS DURING THE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
MEDIA RELEASE CONTACT: Navideh Forghani (520) 866-5208 The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit was out in full force during the Memorial Day weekend. Deputies were looking for drivers who were Under the Influence of drugs or alco...

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THE ARIZONA GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY FUNDS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR COUNTRY THUNDER
MEDIA RELEASE CONTACT: Navideh Forghani (520) 866-5208 Pinal County is hosting one of the largest Country Music Festivals in the nation. In April, thousands will be heading to Florence, Arizona, to watch their favorite country music sta...

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$400,000 WORTH OF HEROIN SEIZED BY PCSO K9 DEPUTIES
On Thursday March 22 at 4:45 p.m., a Pinal County Sheriff’s K9 Deputy was conducting traffic enforcement on Interstate 10 when he pulled Luis Zazueta Lopez, 39, over at mile marker 203. During the stop, our deputy noticed inconstancies. A ...

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PINAL COUNTY DEPUTIES SEIZE $150,000 WORTH OF HEROIN AND ARREST TWO
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrests two Mexican nationals for trafficking $150,000 worth of heroin. On Monday, a K9 deputy was conducting traffic enforcement along Interstate-10 when he pulled over a car at mile marker 215 for a minor tra...

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PCSO HOMICIDE INVESTIGATORS NEED HELP SOLVING A 20-YEAR-OLD COLD CASE
MEDIA RELEASE CONTACT: Navideh Forghani (520) 866-5208 On November 17th, 1998, Amy Anderson was located deceased in the desert near the area of Interstate-8 and Stanfield Road. Family members reported Amy missing 10 days before....

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PINAL COUNTY ADOPTS READY, SET, GO! PROGRAM
MEDIA RELEASE CONTACT: Navideh Forghani (520) 866-5208 The unusually dry winter and warm temperatures could bring an early start to Arizona’s wildfire season, and the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office wants you to be prepared. The f...

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COUNTRY THUNDER CONCERT GOERS CAN RECEIVE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION VIA PENS
FLORENCE, AZ - Country music fans will be able to stay abreast of the latest updates during Country Thunder through the Pinal Emergency Notification System (PENS), The Pinal County Office of Emergency Management and Pinal County Sheriff's O...

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PCSO FUNDING TO HELP MAKE OUR ROADWAYS SAFER
MEDIA RELEASE CONTACT: Navideh Forghani (520) 866-5208 The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received more than $209,000 in funding from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to help make our roadways safer. The money is b...

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PCSO ANTI-SMUGGLING UNIT HALTS DRUG TRAFFICKING GROUP'S EFFORTS
On February 14th, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office seized approximately 482 pounds of Marijuana and took 5 adults into custody. The seizure and arrests were part of a long term investigation conducted by PCSO’s Anti-Smuggling Unit in conjuncti...

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA
Notice is hereby given to all Pinal County Residents and Businesses that a public meeting will be held on Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. before the Pinal County Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. This wi...

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PCSO AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE ARREST PEORIA MAN FOR INAPPROPRIATE CONVERSATIONS WITH UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATOR
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kevin Grellman, 31, of Peoria, for Luring a Minor. Pinal County Investigators, along with the help of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, arrested Grellman at his home Wednesday afternoon. G...

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APACHE JUNCTION MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Apache Junction Police Department, arrested and charged Christopher Roberson, 36, of Apache Junction with 10 counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. On Thursday, January 4th, PCSO inv...

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PCSO ARRESTS VIOLENT AND DANGEROUS CRIMINAL
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the Florence Police Department, helped take Daniel Villanueva, 18, into custody. Villanueva was wanted for a burglary out of Florence where two guns, a .357 handgun and an AR 15 were stolen...

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PCSO K9 UNIT TAKES FIVE INTO CUSTODY FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
On December 12, 2017 at approximately 2217 hours, a deputy with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Chevrolet Pickup truck on Interstate 10 at mile marker 195 for a civil traffic violation. The deputy a...

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HOME SURVEILLANCE HELPS PCSO DEPUTIES CATCH PACKAGE THIEF
PCSO deputies were called out to a home near N Gantzel Road and W Empire Boulevard Thursday evening after packages were stolen from a victim’s home. Video shows a silver sedan passing the victim’s home. The car then reverses into the victim’s d...

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PCSO BUSTS DRUG DEALING OPERATION IN APACHE JUNCTION
During the past several months, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office conducted a narcotics investigation, at a home near the 2300 block of South Vista road in Apache Junction. The investigation revealed Daniel Rosenkrans, 59, and Erin Milligan, 45, w...

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PCSO DUI TASK FORCE WORKS TO KEEP COUNTY ROADS SAFE
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office conducted intense DUI patrols over the holiday weekend. Our deputies made 123 total stops from November 24th-November 25th. On one of the traffic stops, a drunk driver put his vehicle in reverse and struck the deputy’s...

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PCSO OPENS NEW VETERANS UNITS
PCSO is launching a new Veterans unit at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Facility. The program is called HUMV (Housing Unit for Military Veterans). Any individual who is booked into our jail will get their veterans status verifie...

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PCSO PARTNERS WITH DEA TO ARREST DRUG TRAFFICERS DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERDOSE DEATHS
Nearly 500 people have lost their lives from a suspected opioid overdose in Arizona in the last four months. The opioid and heroin epidemic is a battle impacting our communities, including Pinal County. In order to fight this problem from all fronts, t...

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A CONVICTED CHILD PREDATOR FLEES FLORIDA GETS ARRESTED IN PINAL COUNTY
PCSO’s Gang and Habitual Offender’s Stike Team (GHOST) was asked to assist a Florida Department of Corrections Probations Officer in finding Jack Iams after he fled the state. Iams was convicted of Child Abuse, Intentional Child Abuse, and Lewd and Las...

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PCSO MAKES ROADS SAFER DURING THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND WITH DUI TASK FORCE
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office kept the roads safer during the Labor Day weekend. During the 2017 DUI Labor Day Task Force, law enforcement took 20 impaired drivers off the road. All drivers were either under the influence of drugs or alcohol. ...

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PCSO NEEDS HELP IDENTIFYING A MAN CONNECTED TO A BURGLARY AND ASSUALT IN SAN MANUEL
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office needs the public’s help in identifying the man who broke into a home and assaulted the homeowner. On Sunday, Deputies responded to a home on the 500 block of San Carlos Street in San Manuel for a burglary in pr...

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PCSO ARRESTS FOUR PEAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
A Four Peaks Elementary School Principal arrested by the Pinal County Sheriff’s office for luring teen girls online. 59-year-old Karl Judd Waggoner wa...

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GOVERNOR’S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY ISSUES GRANT TO PCSO
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has been awarded $14,625 in grant funding by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety to give our deputies collision investigation training. This includes classes for At-scene Traffic Crash/Traffic Homicide Inve...

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PCSO DEPUTIES SEIZE MORE THAN 50 STOLEN GUNS AND EXPLOSIVES FROM A WANTED CONVICTED FELON
On Sunday, July 30th, Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies were looking for Joshua Hendrickson, who was wanted for two outstanding warrants. The warrants were connected to drug and traffic violations. Deputies located Hendrickson at a relative’...

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PINAL COUNTY INVESTIGATOR HELPS ARREST FLORIDA MAN FOR ONLINE SEX CRIMES
A 31-year-old man from Cocoa, Florida, was arrested after he agreed to meet with undercover investigators. Lee Trikojat thought he was meeting with a 13-year old girl when he was taken into custody. The investigation into Trikojat was laun...

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CRIME SWEEPS ACROSS THREE CITIES LEADS TO 20 ARRESTS
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office conducted a saturated crime sweep in the areas of Arizona City, Eloy, and Coolidge. The PCSO Crime Suppression Unit worked with the K-9 Unit, Traffic Unit, PSCO Detention, Casa Grande Police Department, Coolidg...

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A REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER MAY HAVE USED “MEET UP” APPS TO TARGET
The FBI Portland Division arrested Larry Lewis Hudson, 44, who’s accused of luring girls from multiple states to engage in sexual activity online. The investigation revealed Hudson had accounts on sites like Meetme, Meet24, and Kik. He used scr...

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PINAL COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEIZES 388 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA
On Friday March 24th the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office seized 388 pounds of Marijuana from inside an SUV. Members of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Anti-Smuggling Unit attempted to pull over the SUV after the driver failed to stop at a stop ...

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MAN, WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD, GETS HIGH AND HITS 14-
On March 9th, Pinal County Sheriff Deputies were called out to the intersection of San Tan Hills Drive and Boulder Creek Drive for a vehicle verses pedestrian collision. The accident happened near Skyline Ranch Elementary. A 14-year-old girl wa...

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REWARD OFFERED FOR INFORMATION IN THE DOUBLE MURDER OF A MAMMOTH COUPLE
Pinal County Victim Services and Silent Witness are donating a reward of up to $2,000 for any information leading to an arrest in a violent double murder in Mammoth, Arizona. On January 31st, 2017, Mark Reynoso, 34, and Maria De Santiago, 28, w...

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79-YEAR OLD MAN DIES IN HOUSE FIRE
At 1:36 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a house fire located at the 1400 Block of E 25th Avenue in Apache Junction. Mesa and Superstition fire both responded to the scene. A woman was able to make it out of the home...

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SCHOOL ZONE TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT IN SAN TAN VALLEY LEADS TO DRUG RELATED DUI ARRESTS AND 73 SPEEDING TICKETS
This morning Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with a joint taskforce, focused on traffic enforcement within San Tan Valley School Zones. The enforcement efforts were conducted between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. The results were concerning. Two people ...

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PINAL COUNTY K9 DEPUTY FINDS $159,000 WORTH OF COCAINE DURING A TRAFFIC STOP
On Thursday at 5:38pm, a Pinal County K9 deputy pulled over a woman at mile marker 203 on the I-10 for several traffic violations. The driver, 22-year-old Iris Rios from Douglas, was the only person in the SUV. She told the deputy she was t...

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MAN FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE AFTER BHO FIRE
A San Tan Valley man is fighting for his life tonight after he was airlifted to a local hospital with severe burns to his body. At 9:47 Friday night Pinal County deputies, Rural Metro and Florence fire crews were called out to a ...

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PCSO WARNS ABOUT SHERIFF POSSE SCAM
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn its community of aggressive scammers who are claiming to raise money on behalf of the Sheriff’s office. Several people have reported getting phone calls from someone claiming they ...

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PINAL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE SEIZES MORE THAN 600 POUNDS OF MARIJUANA
Around 8:30 this morning, Pinal County Sheriff Deputies stopped a pickup truck for speeding on Highway 77, just north of Oracle.   Deputies found 633 pounds of marijuana in the bed of the truck.  The bundles were wrapped ...

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