Pinal County Sheriff’s Office traffic unit arrests DUI suspects July 4

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Unit was out in full force July 4, with deputies looking for drivers who were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. “We appreciate the aggressive effort of our traffic unit during the holiday weekend to keep Pinal County roadways safe,” PCSO Sheriff Mark Lamb said in a release. […]

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 […]

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office offers report on Country Thunder 2018 efforts

Country Thunder 2018 ended Sunday, April 8 in Florence with 16 arrests made during the four-day event, which the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office provided law enforcement security and 24-hour law enforcement support. PCSO scheduled off-duty deputies and undercover officers to work the campgrounds and the concert, according to a press release. Additionally the sheriff’s office, […]

Pinal County deputy seizes 24 pounds of heroin in traffic stop

A Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputy uncovered 24 pounds of heroin last week during a traffic stop on Interstate 10, PCSO officials stated in a release. Authorities estimate the value of the drug at $400,000. The deputy made the stop at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, March 22. Luis Zazueta Lopez, 39, was pulled over at mile […]

Sheriff’s GHOST squad arrests 10 over 3-day Pinal County operation

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Gang and Habitual Offender’s Strike Team made eight felony and two DUI arrests during its recent saturation detail in the San Tan Valley, PCSO officials stated in a release. GHOST conducted the three-day operation to help with ongoing issues of burglaries, thefts and drugs being reported in the targeted area. […]

State gives PCSO money for highway safety projects

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has received more than $209,000 from the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety that will be used to help fund overtime during DUI Task Force enforcement periods and other efforts, according to PCSO. The money also will be used to purchase 20 Life-Loc Portable Breathalyzers, one Life-Loc Easy Calibration Test […]

Student threat to ‘shoot up’ Combs HS leads to arrests, terrorism charges

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office responded to Combs High School last week to investigate a threat by students to “shoot up” Combs High School. In a release this week, Navideh Forghani, a PCSO public information, stated a student overheard two students talking about bringing a gun to school. The student reported those comments to school […]

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 […]

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 […]