Protecting the QC: Response times to decrease with addition of new fire station

When a dog gave birth in a resident’s shower and one of the puppies ended up in the drain, Queen Creek firefighters were called to provide assistance and arrived within a minute. Engine 413 was dispatched at 9:15 a.m. June 30 to an “assist citizen” incident in the 18000 block of East Canary Way and […]

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office arrests San Tan Valley man for impersonating officer

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said it has arrested 19-year-old Brennan Ray of San Tan Valley for impersonating a peace officer. PCSO said it received a call from a man who said a black Crown Victoria with a spotlight was following him. The man told deputies that the driver of the Crown Vic put the […]

MCSO to conduct active-shooter drill March 13 at Queen Creek High School

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office will conduct an active-shooter drill at Queen Creek High School on Tuesday, March 13. The drill will be coordinated by MCSO tactical-operations teams and will involve deputies, other first-responders, school administrators and volunteer role players. The drill will include a staged scenario where first responders deploy after reports of an active shooter […]

MCSO: Boy pulled from Queen Creek pool remains in critical condition

A 3-year-old boy pulled from a swimming pool Feb. 17 at a home in Queen Creek remains in critical condition, according to a representative from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. On Feb. 17, crews from Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department responded to a reported drowning in the 19000 block of East Happy Road in […]

Lugo is new commander for MCSO in Queen Creek

Capt. Greg Lugo was appointed as the new commander of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 6-Queen Creek, taking command on Monday, Jan. 29. With more than 17 years in MCSO, Capt. Lugo plans to build upon the town’s foundation related to public safety. “We’re excited to welcome Capt. Lugo to Queen Creek,” stated Mayor Gail Barney. […]

Arrests made in armed robbery in Queen Creek community

Deputies from Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 6-Queen Creek are investigating a home invasion armed robbery that took place Jan. 12 in the Montelena residential subdivision. Multiple suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident, according to a Facebook post this morning from Queen Creek Vice Mayor Jeff Brown. No further information about the […]

Pinal County sheriff warns public about jury-duty phone scam

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has released information about a phone scam impacting Pinal County residents as well as other people across the nation. “We have received reports about people receiving calls from various law enforcement agencies claiming the individual has a warrant out for their arrest because they have missed jury duty. The individual […]

Queen Creek Fire & Medical hosts event Jan. 27 to celebrate 10-year anniversary

  Meet your firefighters at a community event celebrating the Queen Creek Fire and Medical Department’s 10-year anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 27. The event will be held 9-11 a.m. at Fire Station No. 1, 20678 E. Civic Parkway. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour Fire Station No. 1, check out the various emergency vehicles, observe […]

Queen Creek woman warns man allegedly followed daughters home

A Queen Creek woman has posted on Facebook photos of a man she said allegedly followed her teenage daughters home and then tried to open the front door of the family’s home. According to Adella Laredo-Tarango, a public information officer with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, it appeared no crime was committed; however, deputies are […]

Johnson Utilities driver arrested in connection with fatal hit-and-run in San Tan Valley

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is charging Marcigtan Winfrey, Sr., 42, in connection with the fatal hit-and-run that occurred early Dec. 28 in San Tan Valley. Mr. Winfrey, a truck driver with Johnson Utilities, turned himself into investigators late Dec. 29, according to a post on the PCSO Facebook page. Mr. Winfrey was being booked and […]