UPDATE: PCSO identifies San Tan Valley hit-and-run victim as Florence resident

  UPDATE Dec. 29: Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has identified Des Ray S. Lara, 24, of Florence, as the woman killed in a hit-and-run incident that occurred Dec. 28 in San Tan Valley, PCSO spokeswoman Navideh Forghani said in an e-mailed response to questions. No further information has been released.   Earlier story: The Pinal […]

UPDATE: PCSO investigating fatal hit-and-run on Hunt Highway

A Pinal County Sheriff’s Office representative confirmed deputies are investigating a fatal hit-and-run incident that took place this morning on Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley. In an e-mailed response to questions, PCSO Public Information Officer Navideh Forghani said, “We are currently investigating a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian. The victim was killed. That is all I […]

Changing of the guard – Queen Creek honors MCSO’s Munley on retirement

Sheriff’s office commander’s last day is Friday, Dec. 22 After 32 years in law enforcement, Capt. Dave Munley, the commander of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 6 – Queen Creek, is retiring. Capt. Munley has served as the commander of MCSO District 6, Queen Creek’s dedicated substation, since May 2016. “Capt. Munley has been […]

Queen Creek Fire and Medical offers tips to keep the holidays safe

The holiday season is filled with festivities and cheer, from family meals to merry decorations, but many of the holiday traditions can be a safety hazard if not properly prepared. According to the National Fire Protection Association, home fires originate the most frequently in the kitchen. Additionally, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are the three […]

Celebrate safely this holiday season, warns Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office

The holiday season has arrived with cheerful music, colder weather and holiday festivities. Many holiday parties involve alcohol and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) District 6 – Queen Creek  encourages residents to celebrate safely this holiday season. To help raise awareness that driving with any alcohol in your system can be dangerous, the National Highway Traffic Safety […]

Ensure your smoke alarms are working properly this winter

  As the temperatures drop, people are beginning to turn on their heaters, cook on the stove more often, and use space heaters. With the increased hazards for house fires, it is the perfect time of year to ensure you have smoke alarms, and they are working properly. Location matters: Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, […]

PCSO: Home surveillance help deputies catch package thief

  A man and woman have been arrested in connection with the theft of packages from a San Tan Valley home. Pinal County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested Alizandria Lazcano, 24, and Raul Montiel, 26. They face several charges to include, burglary, theft and trespassing, according to a press release issued Dec. 1 by PCSO. Mr. Montiel […]

PCSO opens new veterans unit at adult detention facility

HUMV inmates will have access to mentors, counselors and educational opportunities to help them once they are released   The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is launching a new military veterans unit at its adult detention facility, 971 Jason Lopez Circle in Florence. The program is called HUMV, which stands for Housing Unit for Military Veterans. […]

PCSO: 123 stops made by Driving Under the Influence task force over holiday weekend

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office conducted Driving Under the Influence patrols over the holiday weekend. “Our deputies made 123 total stops from Nov. 24-25.  On one of the traffic stops, a drunk driver put his vehicle in reverse and struck the deputy’s motorcycle. The driver was arrested,” Navideh Forghani, PCSO public information officer, said in […]

Penzone to discuss Queen Creek law enforcement services at Nov. 28 town hall

Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office  has provided law enforcement services to the town of Queen Creek since its incorporation in 1989. As the community has grown, so have the services provided by MCSO. Residents are invited to learn more about Queen Creek law enforcement services and MCSO at a town hall with Sheriff Paul Penzone at 5:30 p.m. […]