Queen Creek Eduprize School student arrested, made ‘concerning’ videos, PCSO says

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 13-year-old from Eduprize School in Queen Creek on the charge of interfering with an educational institution. “On Dec. 7, PCSO received information regarding several YouTube videos that seemed concerning in nature,” Navideh Forghani, PCSO public information officer, said in a release. “At that time, it was determined […]

Man accused of having sex with girl, 16, to be extradited from North Carolina, PCSO says

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is working on extraditing 38-year-old Andrew Dale Hensley of Phoenix from North Carolina. Mr. Hensley was arrested Nov. 26 by the U.S. Marshals Service at his home in Cary, North Carolina. Mr. Hensley, a former fire science instructor at a tech school in Coolidge, was under investigation for having an […]

PCSO investigating attempted child-luring incident in San Tan Valley

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is asking San Tan Valley residents to be on the alert after a male suspect attempted to lure a child into his SUV. The incident occurred Nov. 7 in the North Pecan Creek neighborhood near Gantzel and Ocotillo Roads, PCSO said. At 3:45 p.m. Nov. 7, an 11-year-old girl was walking […]

PCSO looks for suspect who attempted to run over deputies with truck

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for a man who attempted to run over deputies Monday, Oct. 1, with a truck as they began speaking to the driver. The incident took place at 9:30 p.m. near the 5200 Block of East Red Bird Lane in San Tan Valley. Deputies approached the vehicle and started […]

Queen Creek/San Tan Valley auto-theft ring suspects arrested

Seven people suspected in the theft of 40 all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles or quads from citizens in the San Tan Valley and Queen Creek areas have been arrested by the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. They were arrested following a one-month PCSO investigation into an auto-theft ring, officials said. “The investigation started after patrol deputies received a […]

San Tan Valley teen, 17, arrested in connection with armed robbery

A 17-year-old male from San Tan Valley suspected of robbing a victim at gunpoint has been arrested, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. “On July 6, PCSO received a call from a man who said he was the victim of a robbery,” Navideh Forghani, PCSO public information officer, said in a release. “The victim […]

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 […]