Some 1,700 pounds of marijuana, multiple two-way radios and four ATVs were seized last week in joint agency operations that focus on smuggling groups operating in southern Arizona’s west desert, border officials said in a news release.
FLORENCE — An off-duty Arizona Department of Public Safety officer was arrested at a bar at a country music festival in Florence.
The sonic boom over Tucson that rattled windows and nerves Wednesday night was caused by a fighter jet that broke the sound barrier while training in the desert west of the city, officials said.
About 300 people have been released from immigration detention centers in Arizona since Thursday, when the federal government started to review each case in anticipation of widespread budget cuts.
Tucson Border Patrol agents arrested three people, including a U.S. citizen, and seized more than $1 million worth of drugs over the weekend, a news release said.
PHOENIX — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced plans to deploy an armed volunteer posse to protect Phoenix-area students in the wake of the mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.
A mail carrier was impaled by a pole after crashing her mail truck into a fence Monday afternoon, Pinal County officials said.
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.
Two teenage boys learned the hard way the danger of building a makeshift weapon when one of them was shot in his hand.
A Tucson man was jailed this week on suspicion of aggravated assault on a Pinal County deputy.
Two Tucson residents were arrested on suspicion of money laundering after a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit discovered $125,400 during a traffic stop along Interstate 10.
Neither Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu nor his ex-boyfriend will face criminal charges following a seven-month probe by the state Attorney General’s Office. officials said.
A 3-year-old boy has died two days after being pulled from his family’s swimming pool.
FLORENCE — The Pentagon is asking the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for an account of $7 million worth of military equipment issued to non-police agencies.
PHOENIX — Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu’s congressional campaign saw a marked decrease in fundraising after he faced allegations in mid-February that he threatened an ex-boyfriend with deportation, but he still raised more money during the quarter than his two Republican rivals in the race.
Two law-enforcement officers are suing the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department and others, saying the department failed to treat them as crime victims after they were attacked by a Tucson man at a music festival in 2011.
PHOENIX — The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office is not cooperating with efforts by the county’s information-technology department to inspect some computer equipment as part of a federal investigation into potentially unlawful on-the-job political activity, The Arizona Republic reports.
A man wielding a meat cleaver was shot and killed by a Pinal
County sheriff’s sergeant in a Maricopa restaurant early