Pinal County Sheriff’s Office investigating vehicle-pedestrian crash

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office at 4:26 a.m. Feb. 8 was called to a car accident involving a pedestrian at Gary Road and Charbray Drive in San Tan Valley. The investigation revealed the driver of a white Ford utility truck was heading north on Gary Road when he heard something hit his vehicle, PCSO said […]

Composite sketch shows suspect who nearly abducted woman Jan. 31 in Johnson Ranch

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has released a composite sketch of a suspect being sought after a woman, 26, was treated and released for minor injuries to her wrist after being nearly abducted while running in Johnson Ranch. The victim told PCSO investigators that she noticed someone in a vehicle following her just after 10 a.m. […]

PCSO arrests Acuna, 42, of San Tan Valley in connection with sale of fentanyl

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit recently completed a one-month investigation after receiving information about fentanyl being sold in the San Tan Valley area. Vladimir Acuna, 42, of San Tan Valley, was arrested Feb. 7 on charges of possession for sale of narcotic drugs and transportation for the sale of narcotic drugs, PCSO said […]

Woman, 26, was nearly abducted Jan. 31 in Johnson Ranch, PCSO says

A woman, 26, was treated and released for minor injuries to her wrist after being nearly abducted while running in Johnson Ranch, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said. The victim told PCSO investigators that she noticed someone in a vehicle following her just after 10 a.m. Jan. 31 as she was jogging near Maravilla Drive […]

Unpermitted discharge of treated water into Queen Creek Wash has stopped, ADEQ says

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality issued a water quality advisory on Jan. 11 for the unpermitted discharge of recycled water from Johnson Utilities’ Pecan Water Reclamation Plant into Queen Creek Wash in the San Tan Valley area. EPCOR notified ADEQ that the discharge has stopped and this advisory is no longer in effect, ADEQ […]

Unpermitted discharge of treated water into Queen Creek reported in San Tan Valley, ADEQ says

[Update: On Jan. 15, ADEQ said in a release, “There is no impact to Johnson Utilities’ drinking water systems and there has not been a release of untreated sewage into the environment.” Also, “EPCOR notified ADEQ of a spill of treated recycled water on Jan. 6 and an impending controlled release on Jan. 7. ADEQ […]

8th Annual New Years Bomber Enduro at Arizona Speedway Jan. 19

The Eighth Annual New Years Bomber Enduro is set to ring in the new year at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Arizona Speedway, located within ET Motopark at 48700 N. Ironwood Drive in San Tan Valley. It is five miles south of U.S. Highway 60 on Ironwood Drive. Past and reigning Enduro champs and Enduro […]

Pinal County approves San Tan Valley petting zoo permit

A private petting zoo can continue to operate with recreational vehicle spaces and accessory uses on a 4.8-acre parcel in San Tan Valley, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors decided. The supervisors voted unanimously Dec. 19 to approve a special use permit for Lisa Ferganchick, landowner and applicant, for the zoo north of Ocotillo Road […]

U.S. Air Force Airman Ayala graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman Francisco Ayala graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Christopher and Lisa Ayala of San Tan Valley and is a 2018 graduate of Combs High School. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, […]

Central Arizona College holds inaugural induction for National Society of Leadership and Success

The Central Arizona College chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success recently held its inaugural induction and awards ceremony. CAC’s Chapter of the NSLS was established in August. By the end of the fall semester, 209 new members joined. Ninety-one students completed the program and received a certificate of leadership training honoring their […]