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Deputy’s Traffic Stop Nets 4 Drug Smuggler Arrests
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3 Persons Stabbed During Violent Family Confrontation Near Casa Grande
On January 31, a violent domestic fight on South Henness Road, in unincorporated Casa Grande, resulted in three persons being stabbed and taken to Banner Casa Grande Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening wounds. A fourth man who was identifie...

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Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Receives $120,000 Grant Funding for DUI Enforcement
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu announced today that the sheriff’s office has been awarded $120,000 in grant funding by the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and the DUI Abatement Council to continue aggressive speed and impaired driving enfo...

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Pinal County Sheriff’s Jail earns Re-accreditation with 100% Compliance
On Dec. 8, the National Institute for Jail Operations (NIJO) completed their on-site inspection of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Adult Detention Center, marking the conclusion of the process for re-accreditation of the PCSO facility. Once again, the facil...

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1-Man Crime Spree Comes to an End in San Tan Valley
Pinal County deputies have arrested an 18-year-old San Tan Valley man who has admitted to 25 car thefts, several burglaries, an armed robbery, endangerment, credit card fraud and felony flight law enforcement. Here are the details on how the suspect wa...

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21 Smugglers Arrested, 40 Eluded Capture, 1737 Pounds of Marijuana Seized
The morning of Nov. 5, Pinal County Sheriff’s detectives worked with the US Border Patrol in the western desert of Pinal County to interdict and seize 1737 pounds of marijuana and arrest 21 drug smugglers from Mexico. ...

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Reckless Driver Crashes into Canal, Rescued by Deputies
On October 29, Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies responding to reports of a reckless driver near Copper Mine Road and Hunt Highway, arrived to find the vehicle flipped upside-down in the canal west of Hunt Highway. Just after 9 p.m., two deputies entered...

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Previously Deported Felon Captured after Fleeing from Deputies
On October 21 at 6:25 p.m., a Pinal County Sheriff’s deputy was travelling east on I-8 near mile-post 163 and observed a black ...

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Traffic Stop Nets 2 Arrests for Smuggling, 171 Pounds of Marijuana Seized
Just after 6 a.m. on October 19, a PCSO depu...

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PCSO Announces 9 Promotions of Sworn and Detention Staff
The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the recent promotions of four sergeants, two lieutenants, two captains and one deputy chief. Of the promoted, four are from detention and five are from enforcement. The promoted employees will...

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DOC Prisoner Seriously Injured in Assault
On September 20, at 6:45 p.m., a 37-year-old male Department of Corrections inmate, being temporarily housed at the PCSO Adult Detention Center, was assaulted by a fellow DOC inmate in the E-Unit recreation area. The assault victim was transported to a...

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Pinal Deputies Bust Counterfeit Ring in San Tan Valley
On the morning of September 2, Pinal County deputies served a search warrant on a residence at 2183 W. Tanner Ranch Road, in San Tan Valley, to further an investigation into counterfeiting of U.S currency. Upon searching the home, deputies discovered e...

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Apache Junction Man Shot in Leg During Struggle with Intruder
A 31-year-old Apache Junction man was shot during a struggle with a prowler in his back yard just before 3 a.m. on September 3. The man was shot once in the thigh and is expected to survive the injury. He lives at the residence with his mother, who was...

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Assault Weapon and Drugs Seized from Suspected Drug Smugglers
Stanfield, Az. -­‐ On August 26 at 4:45 a.m., a deputy with the PCSO Anti-Smuggling Unit observed two vehicles traveling together westbound along Interstate 8. After observing traffic violations on both vehicles, the deputy positioned himself to make a...

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Off-Duty Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy Helps Capture Sex-Offender/Absconder
On 12/28/14, the PCSO Sex Offender Registration and Tracking ...

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39th Annual Nevada Police and Fire Games
Earlier this month, over a dozen members of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office competed in the 39th Annual Nevada Police and Fire Games and brought home handfuls of gold, silver and bronze for their efforts. The Nevada Police and Fire Games are ...

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Family of 5 Injured in Vehicle Collision with Illegal Immigrant
San Tan Valley --- On August 23, at about 6:20 p.m., a suspected impaired driver caused a collision on Hunt Highway, west of Paso Fino Way, which i...

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3 Illegals with Violent Criminal Records from Sudan, Iraq and Russia Released by ICE into Arizona
In 2013, ICE released hundreds of criminal illegals into Pinal County communities, and the releases have continued unabated throughout Arizon...

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Deputies Arrest 8 Smugglers and Seize 400 Pounds of Marijuana
Florence, Ariz.--On August 19 at 8:30 p.m., a Pinal County Sherif...

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Truck Rolls Spilling 3900 Gallons of Diesel Fuel on County Road
On July 31, just before noon, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office Communications Division received a 911 call from the driver of a fuel delivery truck advising his truck rolled and had on board approximately 3900 gallons of diesel fuel that was now leaki...

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Suspect Arrested for Criminal Damage at Johnson Utilities
On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 at 10 a.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy went to a Johnson Utilities jobsite located near Ocotillo Road and Schneph Road in San Tan Valley in reference to a reported criminal damage incident. The Johnson Utilities empl...

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Suspect Arrested for Pursuit Fled Because She Didn’t Want Her Vehicle Towed
On Thursday, July 30th, 2015 at 3:25 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call from a female in the 1900 block of West Judd Road, San Tan Valley who reported a suspicious person. The caller said a female entered her re...

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PCSO Looking for Teen Suspect Involved in Pursuit
***UPDATE*** James Herbert was just found hiding at a friend’s home. He is now in custody and will face charges of Felony Flight and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. ...

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PCSO Investigates Rollover Accident in Coolidge
On Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 9:50 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Communications Center received calls for a serious rollover accident with injuries on Eleven Mile Corner Road just north of Randolph Road in the City of Coolidge. The driver and f...

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Suspect Tried to Get a Rattlesnake to Bite his Victim
On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015 at 9:27 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call regarding shots fired in the 1100...

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Child Found With Meth Pipe in his Mouth, Mother Arrested
On the morning of June 11, PCSO began a child abuse investigation involving a 2-year-old male and 1- year-old female who reportedly were exposed to methamphetamine while th...

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Father Arrested for Hitting 10-month-old Foster Child in the Face
On June 9, PCSO received a call from JASON MURRAY that his 10-month-old foster child had been injured and needed medical attention at their home in the Town of Red Rock. Emergency responders and PCSO de...

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Pinal County Deputies Arrest 3 Burglary Suspects in San Tan Valley
On June 12 at about 9:30 p.m., an alert neighbor in the 5300 block of E. Vista Grande in San Tan Valley reported seeing persons jump a neighbor’s fence and kick in their door. The neighbor watched the activity and reported to PCSO when the persons w...

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Two Suspects Arrested Following a Vehicle Pursuit and both are now headed back to Prison
On Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 7:06 p.m. a Pinal County Sheriff’s K-9 Deputy was traveling westbound on Interstate 10 approaching mile marker 211. A Chevrolet Astro Van passed a fully marked K-9 patrol vehicle and then swerved out of its lane and commi...

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Eloy Man Arrested for Shooting at Neighbors
Deputies responded to an address in Silver Bells Estates, Eloy, on May 31 at 8:20 p.m., on reports of an unknown male firing shots at the victims in their backyard. On deputies’ arrival, the suspect was gone from the scene. The victims, an...

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Suspect Crashes into Deputy’s Patrol Car, Eludes Capture
Just before 2 a.m. Thursday, Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop a reckless vehicle in the 1700 block of W. Hunt Highway. The vehicle, a silver Jeep Cherokee, exited a private drive and came close to striking a vehicle on the road. The Je...

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430 Pounds of Marijuana Seized after Vehicle Pursuit and Crash
On May 8 at 8:45 p.m., a Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy (K9 Unit) attempted to stop a 2002 Ford Pickup westbound on I-10 near Casa Grande. The truck fled at speeds estimated to be 95 mph before it exited the freeway and crashed in the desert. The driver...

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Update – Kearny Officer Involved Shooting Investigation
On Friday, May 8th, 2015 at 11:34 p.m. Detectives from the Pinal County Sheriff’s - Criminal Investigations Bureau were requested by the Kearny Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting. Detectives responded to a residence i...

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Former School Employee Arrested for Thefts on School Campuses
In two separate incidents at San Tan Valley elementary schools, a former school district employee, MICHAEL SHANE HERERRA, 42, of Florence, Ariz., unlawfu...

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Sheriff Highlights Cost Saving Programs at Annual Chamber Event
Sheriff Paul Babeu was the keynote speaker at the May 4 San Tan Valley Chamber of Commerce annual golf outing at Encanterra Country Club. Sheri...

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Pinal County Constable Accused of Impersonating Officer
Source: http://www.12news.com/story/news/local/valley/2015/05/05/pinal-county-constable-ac...

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Early Morning Pursuit Involved Suspect who had been Previously Arrested for Felony Flight and Drug Smuggling
On Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 the Pinal County Sheriff’s Anti-Smuggling Enforcement Unit was working an operation in Hidden Valley. ...

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Suspect Arrested for Marijuana Grow in Oracle
On Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 at 4:07 p.m. citizens from the Neighborhood Watch Program in Oracle reported suspicious activity at a business complex located at 411 East American Avenue, Suite 7 in Oracle. They reported an individual would come and go...

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Suspect Arrested for Looking Up the Skirt of a Victim
On Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 at 3:10 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call from an employee working as Asset Protection for the Walmart located at 1725 West Hunt Highway, San Tan Valley. The employee was reportin...

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PCSO Pursuit in Florence Ends with Arrest, Felony Warrant and Claims of Believing LE were after Terrorists
On Thursday, April 2, 2015, Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputies engaged in a pursuit leading to the arrest of a 53 year old Coolidge woman claiming she believed law enforcement was after terrorists, not her. ...

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PCSO Responding to an Increased Number of Search and Rescue Calls in 2015
So far in 2015, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has seen and responded to an increase in the number of search and rescue calls coming into its Communications Center. ...

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US Marshals Service and PCSO Work Together to Bring Man Accused of Internet Sex Crimes back to Arizona
On the evening of Tuesday, March 17, 2015, the U.S. Marshals Service Lone Star Fugitive Task Force (Texas) arrested Michael Bjornstad, 43 of Maricopa, AZ, ...

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PCSO: Vehicle Smuggling Marijuana Rolls-over on I-8 during Pursuit
On Friday, March 20th, 2015 at approximately 4:34 a.m., a Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy was monitoring traffic near Interstate-8 and Stanfield Rd. After observing a red in color Nissan XTERRA commit several...

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Two Attempted Abductions in San Tan Valley Prompted Additional Patrols
Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputies are increasing patrols in San Tan Valley after responding to two attempted child abduction reports on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 and also learning of a male possibly impersonati...

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Alcohol Involved - Fatal Single Vehicle Collision Kills 27-Year-Old Female
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Two High Speed Pursuits Lead to Discovery of a Stash House in Mesa
On Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputies, U.S. Border Patrol, DPS and Gila River Police units were involved in two pursuits that led to two arrests and the discovery of a stash house...

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PCSO Demographics Show Mirror Reflection of Those They Serve
Pinal County, Ariz. - Sheriff Paul Babeu says, "Our staff demographics truly reflect our Pinal families who we are sworn to protect and serve. We value the trust we ho...

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Fatal ATV Accident Kills Driver Injures 3 Juvenile Passengers
On Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 6:45 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call regarding an all-terrain veh...

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PCSO: Motocross-goer Arrested for Two Counts of Agg. Assault Against Law Enforcement
On Saturday, Feb. 7th, 2015 at approximately 10:30 pm, an off duty Pinal County Sheriff’s Deputy was working security at the ET Motopark Arizona Speedway, in San Tan Valley. The deputy was dressed in his official PCSO duty uniform. ...

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Single Vehicle Milk Truck Rollover Accident
On Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 12:28 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Communications Center received calls reporting a semi-truck pulling a...

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