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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

PCSO seeks identity of Gold Canyon bank robbery suspect

The Wells Fargo Bank at 5311 S. Superstition Mountain Drive in Gold Canyon was robbed at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. The suspect was described as a white male. He approached the teller window and produced a note demanding money, PCSO said on Twitter at https://twitter.com/PinalCSO. The suspect […]

Pinal County warns hikers of parking restrictions for Lost Goldmine Trail, Cloudview Trailhead

With summer heat letting up, a lot of us will be hitting the trails and taking a hike in the Superstition Mountains. Pinal County Open Space and Trails officials would like to remind people to observe and obey the rules for parking in the area. “Parking at the Cloudview Trailhead is limited,” Open Space and […]

MCSO-Queen Creek April 6-9/PCSO-unincorporated QC April 10-14 crime report

Queen Creek, incorporated The following are incidents that were reported to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office District 6-Queen Creek for incorporated Queen Creek. See other crime reports at https://queencreekindependent.com/section/sheriff-and-fire/. •Non-injury accident: 20000 block of South Hawes Road. Reported at 3:03 p.m. April 6. •Assault: 20000 block of East Rittenhouse Road. Reported at 4:40 p.m. April 6. […]

Clerk of the Superior Court satellite office to open in San Tan Valley

Pinal County Clerk of the Superior Court Amanda Stanford has announced a satellite office of the Clerk of the Superior Court will open Wednesday, May 24, in San Tan Valley. The additional location is inside the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office substation at 40815 N. Ironwood Road, San Tan Valley. This office will be open from 9:30 […]