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 […]

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 […]