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Illegal from Mexico Deported 16 Previous Times Arrested For Smuggling 213 Pounds Of Marijuana
On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Unit was on patrol in the “Vekol Valley” area along Interstate 8, outside of Stanfield. This area is well known as being a major smuggling corridor used by the car...

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Expired Medical Marijuana Card Holder and His Wife Arrested For Growing 411 Marijuana Plants
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received information from a tipster of an illegal marijuana grow at a residence in the 18000 block of West Hopi Drive, outside the city limits of Casa Grande. ...

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High School Teacher Cited for Being Drunk and Disorderly in Classroom
On Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 2 p.m. the School Resource Deputy from Poston Butte High School in San Tan Valleywas asked to assist the principal with a teacher who was possibly intoxicated. The deputy met with the principal and teacher who wa...

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PCSO Apprehends Burglars In the Act of Burglarizing An Arizona City Home
On Thursday July 3rd, 2014 at 6:52 p.m. an observant citizen called Pinal County Sheriff...

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Previously Deported Illegal from Mexico Arrested Once Again Following a Wrong Way Police Chase on Interstate 10
On Sunday June 29th, 2014 at 1:41 a.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy was on routine patrol when he noticed a black 2007 Pontiac, four door sedan, with only one head light, traveling westbound, in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10, at the Flore...

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PCSO and U.S. Border Patrol Arrest Drug Cartel Scouts in Hilltops Pinal County Attorney’s Office First in the Country to Prosecute Them
On Monday, June 16th, 2014 Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and held a Press Conference at the Sheriff’s Office located at 971 Jason Lopez Circle, Florence, Az. Also in attendance at the Press Conference was Pinal County Attorney Lando Voyles. The Press...

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Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy Apprehends a Previously Deported Illegal Alien Felon, Following Police Chase
On Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 8:40 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a 1998 Ford Expedition, westbound on Interstate 10 at Sunshine Boulevard, in the city limits of Eloy. The deputy began following the sus...

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PCSO Arrests San Tan Valley Woman after She Struck a Pedestrian while she was Impaired by Alcohol and Left the Scene
On Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 at 12:59 p.m., the Pinal County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call, reporting a hit and run collision occurred on North Gary Road south of West Hunt Highway, San Tan Valley. It was reported the vehicle (...

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PCSO K-9 Deputy Seizes $69,975 Dollars Worth of Laundered Drug Monies from a Mexican National
On Monday, June 2nd, 2014 at 5:56 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 deputy conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 Chevrolet Impala sedan for a ...

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PCSO Arrests Arizona City Man for Felony Flight, 3 days After Police Chase
On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 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. The motorcycle was...

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PCSO Vehicular Crimes Unit Investigates Single Vehicle Rollover Accident
On Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at 5:42 a.m. a driver reported seeing the aftermath of a single vehicle rollover accident that occurred on Trekell Road just north of Provo Road, outside of the city of Casa Grande. ...

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Suspect Booked for 10 Counts of Computer Tampering
On Friday, April 25th, 2014 a 19-year-old female victim from San Tan Valley reported that he...

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Two Suspects in Custody and 1,777 Pounds of Marijuana Seized
On Friday, May 9th, 2014 at 1:36 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy was traveling southbound on Toltec Road from Battaglia Road in the unincorporat...

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PCSO Arrests Habitual Thief at San Tan Valley Wal-Mart
On Friday, April 25th, 2014 Michael Lopez (age 41 from Superior) was arrested for six counts of Burglary and six counts of Organized Retail Theft after stealing from the San Tan Valley Wal-Mart. ...

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Medical Marijuana Card Holder Arrested For Growing and Illegally Selling Marijuana
On Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 The Pinal County Sheriff’s Narcotic Task Force executed a narcotics search warrant in the 40000 block of E. Ballesta Rd, ...

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San Tan Valley High School Student Arrested For Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct with a Minor Additional Cases are Being Investigated
On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 a Pinal County Sheriff’s detective, assigned to the Persons Crimes Bureau, received a call from a citizen who reported Tyler Kost (age 18 from San Tan Valley and a student at Poston Butte High School) had sexually ...

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San Tan Valley Man Arrested For Sexual Conduct With A Minor and Child Molestation
On March 29th, 2014 at 2:03 p.m., A San Tan Valley man flagged down a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Deputy on patrol. The man reported he was on his way to confront a family friend who had just sexually assaulted his daughter (age 14 from San Tan V...

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PCSO K-9 Deputy Seizes Drugs, Money and Weapon During a Traffic Stop
On Monday, April 14th, 2014 at 4:50 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 deputy was traveling eastbound on Interstate-10 near mile post 192 outside of the Casa Grande city limits. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on a Saturn Ion passenger car after ...

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PCSO Arrests San Tan Valley Man for Strangulation of his Girlfriend During A Domestic Violence Dispute
On Monday, April 14th, 2014 Westley Burdine (age 36 from San Tan Valley) was arrested and booked in the Pinal County Jail in Florence, after he strangled his live in girlfriend during a domestic dispute. ...

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Lieutenant John Ellsworth Retires from Law Enforcement After 41 years of Service
On Friday, April 11th, 2014 Lieutenant John Ellsworth retired from the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office after working over 41 years in Public Safety/Law ...

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Pinal County Sheriff’s Public Safety Communications Division Celebrates National Telecommunications Week By Giving Back To The Community
National Telecommunications Week occurs the second full week of April in dedication to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators which includes 9-1-1 operators and police, fire and EMS dispatchers. This year National Telecommuni...

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Marana Mother Killed And Her 5 Year Old Son Injured In A Two Vehicle Accident In Red Rock
On Friday, April 4th, 2014, at 9:10 a.m. a 53-year-old male from Red Rock, reported he was involved in a two vehicle ”sideswipe” accident on South Owl Head Ranch Road near East Grand Valley Drive, in the unincorporated area of Red Rock. ...

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PCSO and Rural Metro Fire Stage an Alcohol Related Fatal Collision Crash for High School Students Before Prom Night
On March 19th, 2014 sirens blared and lights flashed as the Pinal County Sheriff's Office and the Rural Metro Fire Department rushed to the sc...

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Suspect Sells Marijuana Purchased from Medical Marijuana Shop to Undercover Narcotics Detective
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Narcotic Task Force received information in February of 2014 that Phillip Vaughn (age 32 of San Tan Valley) was selling hig...

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PCSO Investigates Three Vehicle Hit and Run Collision in San Tan Valley
On Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 3:17 p.m. PCSO deputies responded to the intersection of Hunt Highway and Gary Road in San Tan Valley regarding a three vehicle hit and run collision. ...

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Stay At Home Dad From California, Arrested In Pinal County For Possession, Transportation And Sale Of 1.88 Pounds Of Marijuana
On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. a deputy assigned to the Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, conducted a traffic stop on a 2013 Toyota Camry (rental...

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P.C.S.O. Anti-Smuggling Unit Recovers 1,173 Pounds of Marijuana Following Pursuit
On Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 10:31 a.m. a detective assigned to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Anti-Smuggling Unit, (A.S.U.)was involved in a pursuit which started on Stanfield Rd. and Connelly Rd., in the unincorporated area of Stanfield. The...

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Suspect Deported 14 Prior Times After Entering the United States Illegally
On Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 1:34 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy was on patrol eastbound on Interstate-10. The deputy observed the driver of a 1999 Honda Civic commit a traffic violation. The deputy initiated a traffic stop and the vehicle pu...

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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Seizure
On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 at 8:29 a.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy was on patrol in the area of Highway 84 and Highway 347. The deputy stopped a Chevy HHR sports utility vehicle after he observed the driver commit a traffic violation. ...

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Traffic Stop leads to Drug Arrest and Seizure of Money, Vehicle and Firearm
On March 18, 2014 at approximately 6:25 a.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy was traveling westbound on U.S. 60 near mile marker 218. The deputy stop...

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Robbery/Home Invasion Suspect Shot by Homeowner
On Monday, March 17th, 2014 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...

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Search Warrant Leads to the Arrest of a Convicted Felon for Drugs and Guns
On Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 12:45 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office - Narcotic Task Force with the assistance of the Coolidge Police Department...

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Cartel Resupply Vehicle Stopped on Traffic Stop Food and Water Turned over to Eloy Food Bank
On Thursday, February 20th, 2014 at 8:52 a.m. a Pinal County Sheriff K-9 deputy was on patrol in the area of Sunland Gin Road and West Pretzer Road. He observed a 1999 Chevy E-2500 van fail to stop at a sto...

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Coolidge Civil Engineering Inspector Arrested for Sex Crimes with a Minor
A 19-year-old female disclosed to one of her friends that for the past 10 years she had been molested by a family acquaintance. The friend who was concerned for her safety notified the Pinal County Sherif...

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Traffic Stop Results in Money Seizure
On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at 1:24 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff K-9 deputy was traveling eastbound on Interstate-10 near mile marker 197. The deputy observed a 2002 Hyundai Elantra traveling in front of him...

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PCSO K-9’s Continue to Find Drugs
On Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 8:52 a.m. a Pinal County Sheriff K-9 deputy stopped a 2013 Dodge Charger eastbound on Interst...

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Suspect Arrested for Sex with a Minor
On Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 3:40 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence in San Tan Valley regarding a reported case of sexual misconduct with a minor. When deputies arrived at the residence, they spoke with the mother o...

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PCSO K-9 Vehicle Equipped with State of the Art Equipment To Reduce Auto Thefts and Shorten Vehicle Pursuits
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is involved with numerous vehicle pursuits each year tied to auto thefts and drug and human smuggling. Thanks to $40,158 in grant funding provided by the “Arizona Auto Theft Authority”, a PCSO K-9 deputy will have...

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Suspect in Custody for False Reporting, Escape and Burglary
On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 8:18 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a female caller in the 200 block of north Pepper Place in the unincorporated area of Maricopa. The cal...

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PCSO and CPS Work Together to Arrest Suspect for Sexual Misconduct with a Minor
On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 at 11:35 a.m. a representative from Child Protective Services (CPS) contacted the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office to report a possible case of child abuse. CPS had just received a phone call on their hotline reporting a cas...

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Deputy Involved Shooting Update
On Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 12:42 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was requested by the Eloy Police Department to assist with a pursuit involving a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was a Toyota Corolla which was reported stolen out of Casa Grande ...

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Suspect in Stolen Vehicle Arrested Following Vehicle Pursuit
On Monday, January 13th, 2014 at 8:14 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop 2000 Ford Mustang near Alameda and Kings Ranch Road in Gold Canyon. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle after he had discovered the license plate on the v...

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Life-Saving Awards to be Presented to Good Samaritans who Saved the Life of a 2 Year old Child that Fell into a Septic Tank
On Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 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...

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Suspect Booked for Negligent Homicide Following Shooting
On Saturday, January 11th, 2014 at 8:22 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a female who said she shot somebody because she was being stabbed. Deputies arrived at the residence in the 800 block of Evergreen Road i...

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Another Marijuana Load Vehicle Caught in Pinal County
On Sunday, December 29th, 2013 at 7:21 a.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a 2000 Jeep after he had clocked it on radar speeding eastbound on Highway 84 at 90 mph in the 55 mph zone. ...

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ABC15 News Reports Inaccurate Story and Once Again Their Mistake Goes National
On Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received several 9-1-1 calls related to a single vehicle rollover accident at Fulcar Road and Hidden Valley Road. Four people were in the vehicle at the time of the crash an...

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Press Conference Regarding Safety Concerns for Ironwood Road
Today, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu held a press conference with County Attorney Lando Voyles and State Representatives Frank Pratt, T.J. Shope and Doug Coleman. The press conference was held just we...

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Alcohol Impairment Involved in Serious Injury Rollover Accident
On Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 at 6:35 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call regarding a single vehicle rollover accident in the area of Hidden Valley Road and Fulcar Road just o...

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Illegal Gains Security Clearance and Access to U.S. Air Force Base
On Thursday, December 26th, 2013 at 7 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition westbound on Interstate-10 near milepost 180 for a traffic violation. ...

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Suspect Involved in Pursuit Admits to Being Deported Ten Prior Times
On Friday, December 20th, 2013 at 12:48 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 deputy observed a 1997 Ford Expedition driving recklessly eastbound on Interstate-10 near milepost 200. The vehicle was speeding, weaving in and out of traffic and following othe...

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