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3 men arrested on weapons, drug charges, official says

3 men arrested on weapons, drug charges, official says

A deputy found 10 AK-47 rifles, 10 100-round magazines, 10 30-round magazines and 1,080 rounds of 7.62 ammunition in a car pulled over for a traffic violation Saturday night.

October 07, 2014 12:39 pm
3 men arrested on weapons, drug charges, official says

3 men arrested on weapons, drug charges, official says

Manuel Martinez

October 07, 2014 12:38 pm
3 men arrested on weapons, drug charges, official says

3 men arrested on weapons, drug charges, official says

Alfredo Leyva

October 07, 2014 12:37 pm
Police mug shots

Police mug shots

Joshua Walton, 31, of Florence, was booked into the Pinal County jail Sept. 25, 2014, and faces one count of leaving the scene of a fatal accident in connection with the hit-and-run death of an 18-year-old skateboarder.

September 26, 2014 10:19 am
arrest

arrest

Joshua Walton 

September 25, 2014 9:32 pm
Woman swept away in Oracle Junction wash dies

Woman swept away in Oracle Junction wash dies

A woman died after she and her husband tried to cross a flooded wash in Pinal County, officials say.

September 08, 2014 4:28 pm
Police mug shots

Police mug shots

Deputies arrested four illegal border crossers hauling marijuana Aug. 20, 2014, in Pinal County. Booked into jail were (clockwise from top left): Alizio Dial-Argos, 21, Cesar Banegas-Gonzalez, 19, Aaron Marquez-Quintero, 36, and Herman Garcia-Cruz, 25. The men were carrying four large backpa…

August 26, 2014 3:05 pm
Kathleen Jardine

Kathleen Jardine

A half-empty bottle of Fleischmann’s Vodka, an empty single serving size bottle of Beringer white wine and a half-empty of Sunny D were found in the purse of Kathleen Jardine, who was cited after Pinal County Sheriff's deputies say she went to work intoxicated.

August 14, 2014 11:38 am
Kathleen Jardine

Kathleen Jardine

Kathleen Jardine

August 14, 2014 11:30 am
Police mug shots

Police mug shots

Marcos Utimio Turner, 31, of Casa Grande, booked into the Pinal County jail July 22, 2014, and faces charges of unlawful flight from pursuing law enforcement vehicle, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of dangerous drugs for sale, resisting arrest and reckless driving. Additional char…

July 23, 2014 10:34 am
Man previously incarcerated for manslaughter is re-arrested

Man previously incarcerated for manslaughter is re-arrested

Marcos Utimio Turner

July 23, 2014 9:46 am
Mexican man deported 4 times arrested in Pinal County

Mexican man deported 4 times arrested in Pinal County

William Texin

June 13, 2014 2:38 pm
Pinal County teen arrested, suspected of child molestation

Pinal County teen arrested, suspected of child molestation

Shaquawn Gamet

April 30, 2014 8:32 am
Police mug shots

Police mug shots

Ramiro Delcid, a 20-year-old Red Rock man, has pleaded not guilty in the killing of his 19-year-old girlfriend. The Pinal County Attorney's Office says Ramiro Delcid was arraigned Nov. 1, on a charge of second-degree murder in the Oct. 14 killing of Dina Dicochea.Previous news reports have s…

November 06, 2013 12:49 pm
Man pleads not guilty in killing of Tucson girlfriend

Man pleads not guilty in killing of Tucson girlfriend

Ramiro Delcid

November 06, 2013 12:45 pm
Police mug shots

Police mug shots

Amanda Leyvas, 22, of Casa Grande was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired by alcoholNov. 3  after crashing into a Pinal County Sheriff's Office vehicle working as part of a DUI task force.A canine deputy in a fully marked patrol vehicle stopped to assist with an arrest on Peart R…

November 05, 2013 7:40 pm
Police mug shots

Police mug shots

Amanda Leyvas (pictured), 22, of Casa Grande was arrested on suspicion of driving while impaired by alcohol Nov. 3  after crashing into a Pinal County Sheriff's Office vehicle working as part of a DUI task force.A canine deputy in a fully marked patrol vehicle stopped to assist with an arres…

November 05, 2013 7:39 pm
Police mug shots

Police mug shots

Zachary Nelson, 26, Robert Acuna, 37, and John Gaitland, 24, all of Arizona City, were arrested Sept. 19 and 20, 2013, in connection with multiple residential burglaries in Pinal County. Nelson faces charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal trespassing and criminal damage. Gai…

September 26, 2013 1:14 pm
Pinal County man shot in the ear by deputy, then jailed

Pinal County man shot in the ear by deputy, then jailed

Scott McCreery

September 19, 2013 12:54 pm
Suspected Pinal County serial burglars foiled by stolen jack

Suspected Pinal County serial burglars foiled by stolen jack

Jayce Manalo, Matthew Secrist and Michael Shanks

September 19, 2013 10:14 am
Tire impressions key to catching Pinal County suspect

Tire impressions key to catching Pinal County suspect

Kirt Watts

August 30, 2013 10:21 am
5 arrested, 1 wanted in smuggling ring that left man dead near Tucson

5 arrested, 1 wanted in smuggling ring that left man dead near Tucson

Five people have been arrested and a sixth is wanted in connection with a human smuggling ring that left one border crosser dead.

August 15, 2013 5:01 pm
Police mug shots

Police mug shots

Thomas John Johnson, 26, is an inmate at the Pinal County jail who is facing additional charges after officials say he attacked a corrections officer.Johnson, 26, of Casa Grande, was initially jailed May 28 on suspicion of violating the terms of his probation, failing to appear on aggravated…

May 31, 2013 2:29 pm
Border busts

Border busts

Authorities say they found 15 pounds of marijuana in a hidden compartment on an SUV that was pulled over on Interstate 10 near Casa Grande. The Associated Press reported that the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office said Alejandro Ortiz, the 22-year-old driver of the vehicle, was booked on suspicio…

April 08, 2013 10:00 am
Police mug shots

Police mug shots

 Charles Vega, 37, the former fire chief in Hayden, was arrested on suspicion of theft and trafficking in stolen property. Pinal County Sheriff’s officials say Vega was arrested Feb. 20 and later released on his own recognizance. Hayden police contacted the sheriff’s office last December abo…

March 22, 2013 11:26 am
Mail carrier impaled in Pinal County wreck

Mail carrier impaled in Pinal County wreck

A mail carrier was impaled by a pole after crashing her mail truck into a fence Monday afternoon, Pinal County officials said.

December 11, 2012 12:11 pmLoading…
Pinal deputies find 4,550 rounds of ammo in SUV

Pinal deputies find 4,550 rounds of ammo in SUV

Pinal County sheriff’s deputies say more than 4,500 rounds of ammunition have been found in the back of an SUV that was abandoned in the southern Arizona desert.

December 10, 2012 2:48 pm
Iraqi man accused in Arizona explosion indicted

Iraqi man accused in Arizona explosion indicted

Abdullatif Ali Aldosary

December 07, 2012 1:02 pm
Tucson woman killed in Mount Lemmon wreck

Tucson woman killed in Mount Lemmon wreck

Toni Stalker, 59, a passenger in a sand rail was killed this weekend in a wreck on Mount Lemmon, officials said.

November 29, 2012 10:22 am
2 San Manuel men arrested in copper theft from closed mine

2 San Manuel men arrested in copper theft from closed mine

Victor Gutierrez (top), 46, and Mark Jimenez, 34, were found in the tunnel Saturday night by a deputy who stopped by the San Manuel mine on a routine security check. They were arrested by the Pinal County Sheriff's Department on suspicion of several theft charges related to copper wiring sto…

November 28, 2012 2:09 pmLoading…
Hank Mueller, Paul Babeu

Hank Mueller, Paul Babeu

Pinal County Deputy Hank Mueller graduated at the top of his academy class in 2009 and promptly received a commendation from Sheriff Paul Babeu. But now he is suspended after being accused of disorderly conduct after a night of drinking at a Tempe bar in October.  

November 19, 2012 12:10 pm
Tucson stripper arrested in people-smuggling case

Tucson stripper arrested in people-smuggling case

Maria Bustamante, 33, is facing human traffocking charges after she was stopped Friday near Picacho, for several traffic violations while driving six Mexican men in a 2004 Oldsmobile minivan. officials say.

November 14, 2012 2:07 pm
Teen burglar in Pinal County states the obvious

Teen burglar in Pinal County states the obvious

A 13-year-old burglar already sporting an ankle monitor from a previous run-in with the law was arrested again Tuesday night for breaking into the home of his neighbor in Florence. When Pinal County Sheriff’s deputies asked a young burglar why he broke into his neighbor’s home, he responded:…

October 31, 2012 12:36 pm
Mammoth boy, 14, wounded using homemade weapon

Mammoth boy, 14, wounded using homemade weapon

A Mammoth 14-year-old boy was injured this week when deputies say he and a pal built a weapon from various discards and tools found on the property where one of the boys lives.

October 15, 2012 12:22 pm
Plane crash

Plane crash

A 70-year-old pilot was killed when hiis small plane crashed and burned in a canyon near the airport in the Pinal County community of San Manuel.

October 04, 2012 3:21 pm
Tucson Hummer driver accused of ramming patrol car

Tucson Hummer driver accused of ramming patrol car

John Contreras of Tucson was arrested this week after the Pinal County Sheriff's Department says he led officers on a high-speed chase and rammed a patrol car.

September 26, 2012 10:31 am
Tucson pair arrested in money laundering case

Tucson pair arrested in money laundering case

Pinal County deputies say they found drugs and money in six plastic bags of cash under a seat. Also found were recently purchased cell phones, designer hand bags and a wallet worth more than $1,000.

September 06, 2012 2:32 pm
Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Williams

Jeffrey Williams

April 20, 2012 1:37 pm
James Evans

James Evans

James Evans, 59, was taken into custody after Wednesday after authorities say he overmedicated himself with prescription drugs and then fired a weapon as paramedics responded to his Oracle home.

September 08, 2011 3:18 pm
Ken Litwack

Ken Litwack

Ken Litwack, 71, was last seen about 1 p.m. today, according to a Pinal County Sheriff’s Department news release. Litwack suffers from bouts of confusion and likely wandered off, family members told authorities. Litwack checked into the Sierra Tucson Treatment Center Friday.

August 17, 2011 7:50 pm
Delfina Gaitan

Delfina Gaitan

Delfina Gaitan, 35, is being held on suspicion of aggravated DUI with a passenger under the age of 15, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office says.

August 05, 2011 4:51 pm
drug load

drug load

Jessica Velasco, 28, of Stanfield, was arrested on charges including drug possession and transportation of drugs. She was being held in the Pinal County jail on $500,000 bond.

June 28, 2011 9:18 am
drug load

drug load

Pinal County Sheriff's Department says a traffic stop last week netted nearly $9 million in heroin and methamphetamine.

June 28, 2011 9:16 am
Lewis Paul Larkin

Lewis Paul Larkin

Lewis Paul Larkin, the assessor in Pinal County, was arrested Monday on suspicion of DUI soon after he left a bar near Casa Grande, officials say.

February 08, 2011 10:44 am
Fake squad car

Fake squad car

Pinal County sheriff’s deputies say they found a car disguised as a patrol car and another car off the side of Interstate 8 in southern Arizona, and both had bales of marijuana in the trunk.

December 13, 2010 1:28 pmLoading…
fake squad car

fake squad car

Pinal County sheriff’s deputies say they found a car disguised as a patrol car and another car off the side of Interstate 8 in southern Arizona, and both had bales of marijuana in the trunk.

December 13, 2010 1:26 pm
Dominic Donatella

Dominic Donatella

Pinal County deputies are looking for Jamie Gallegos' ex-husband, identified as 39-year-old Dominic Donatella of San Tan Valley, in connection with her fatal shooting Tuesday outside a church in Florence.

November 03, 2010 10:33 am
Bloody shirt

Bloody shirt

The Pinal County Sheriff's Department has passed this T-shirt, worn by Deputy Louis Puroll when he was shot April 30, to the Arizona Department of Public Safety. In a report last night, a DPS sergeant called the sheriff's department's handling of the investigation unusual.

September 29, 2010 10:23 am
Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll

Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll

Pinal County Deputy Louie Puroll shows a grazing gunshot wound. Purroll told investigators he was following a group of smugglers carrying bales of marijuana on April 30 when he was ambushed by men firing AK-47 rifles. The department on Monday said it has reopened the case.

September 27, 2010 2:44 pm

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