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Adoption Event Features Animals from Hoarding Case

Sheriff Babeu pictured as he presents a budget update to the Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.

Dogs and cats that were once part of a massive hoarding case in Hidden Valley will be put up for adoption in a special event this Saturday.  It’s St. Patrick’s Day and the event will offer a lucky second chance for these pets.

Pet Club Maricopa, 21145 North John Wayne Parkway will host the adoption event from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 17.

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Truth, justice, etc.

Paul Babeu is going to run for a second term as sheriff.

Yep, he’s fallen from grace in the Congressional race and now has his sights lowered to reelection. Expect the announcement soon. Perhaps this week.

Overall, Sheriff Babeu raised $144,000 for his Congressional campaign during the first quarter of 2012. That topped his two Republican opponents and gave Babeu bragging rights in Congressional District 4.

That’s the good news for Babeu.

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Supervisors Appoint Ronald LeDuc to Interim Constable of Apache Junction Justice Court

Mike Speakman, Family Education Coach

The Pinal County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Gold Canyon resident Ronald LeDuc to fulfill the remaining term as Constable of Apache Junction Justice Court Precinct Seven.

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Supervisor Bryan Martyn Stepping Down

Pinal County District 2 Supervisor Bryan Martyn, announced that he would be stepping down from his current position, and accepting the position as the next director of Arizona's state parks system.

He will be replacing interim Director Bill Feldmeier.

Martyn was elected as one of the three members of the Pinal County Board of Supervisors in 2008.

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Stolen PCSO Weapons

On 05-09-12, around 4:30 a.m., an unknown person(s) broke in to an unmarked Pinal County Sheriff’s Office vehicle parked at a residential address in Casa Grande and stole the following items:

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Sheriff Babeu Honors AZ City Teens Who Helped Save Woman’s Life

Pictured left to right are Deputy Jason Carnes, Sheriff Paul Babeu, Antonio Ramirez, Salvador Morreno and Chief Deputy Steve Henry.

Sheriff Babeu recently honored two Arizona City teenagers for helping to save a woman who was discovered lying unconscious in front of a residential home.

On April 27th, Salvador Morreno, 11, found the woman near South Huntington Road and Benito Drive in Arizona City. As Morreno tended to her, he flagged down Antonio Ramirez, 15, who called 911.

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Process for Naming District 2 Supervisor Outlined in Meeting Today


The Pinal County Board of Supervisors met this morning to discuss the process they will use to select a candidate to represent District 2 through the end of the year.  Supervisor Bryan Martyn resigned his seat, effective April 30, to accept the position of Arizona State Parks Director.

Arizona Revised Statutes 11-211.A and 16-230.A require that the person selected be a qualified elector in District 2 and be registered to vote as a Republican – the same party as the individual voters originally elected to the Board.

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Pinal County “Just One Day” Event Results in 25 Adoptions, 27 Spay/Neuters

Monday, June 11 marked a national effort to reduce or eliminate animal euthanasia.  Pinal County Animal Care & Control signed on to support the event with multiple events during a 12-hour Open House event.   

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Pinal County to Mark “Just One Day” Anti-Euthanasia Event June 11


June 11 marks a national effort to reduce or eliminate animal euthanasia.  Pinal County Animal Care & Control has signed on with the Just One Day initiative and will not euthanize any animals.  To call attention to the work that Animal Care & Control does for the community, the department will be hosting an Open House at the shelter and extending shelter hours on June 11 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. 

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Pinal County Sex Offender Update

In compliance with PCSO policy to alert the media and members of the public when a registered sex offender moves into the county, or changes address - here is the latest update.

Bryan C Pilcher - Level 3 Sex Offender
Convicted in 1989 for indecent exposure, had over 200 female victims.  Convicted in 1999 for failure to register.

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Pinal County Regional DUI Task Force Totals from 4th of July Enforcement - Casa Grande

Below are the stats from this past weekend's Holiday DUI enforcement conducted by the Pinal County Regional DUI Task Force.

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Pinal County Once Again Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

For the 16th straight year, Pinal County’s Finance Department has been nationally recognized for its work in financial reporting.

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has once again bestowed Pinal County with a prestigious Certificate of Achievement in Financial Reporting.  The honor is for the work accomplished on the county’s comprehensive annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2011.

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Pentagon Asking PCSO For Documentation On ‘Loans’

Info wanted on disposition of surplus military equipment

The Pentagon has asked the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for documentation on the $7 million in surplus military equipment that it has received and lent to other non-police agencies, according to an article in the May 30 edition of the Arizona Republic.

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PCSO Deputies Locate Missing San Manuel Family

L-R: Team Members Phenix Smith,10th grade; Kiana Shirley, 10th grade; Delia Brown, 10th grade; Shilo Sievers, 10th grade; Illeyah Hoeck, 9th grade

A missing family has been located in a remote canyon and returned home after their vehicle was discovered abandoned.

On 4/15/2012 a PCSO deputy on patrol near the junction of Redington and River Roads located a vacant maroon 2000 Saturn sedan on the shoulder of the road. A check of the vehicle showed it was registered to a 34?year?old female from San Manuel, but the license plate was suspended. Because the vehicle was partially protruding the roadway, the deputy called to have the car towed.

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PC Sheriff Paul Babeu Under Media Fire

Emily Saults

Up to his ears in government surplus Humvees and underwear, Babeu defends himself

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and his stewardship of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was the subject of journalistic hits last week as three different topics surrounding the sheriff were treated prominently in the Arizona media. Some national media such as USA Today then picked up the news and ran with it, as well.

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PC jury finds Superior man guilty of burglary charges

David Snider, Sheri Cluff, Clark Smithson and Pete Rios

A Pinal County jury on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, found David Allen Becklehimer guilty of burglary in the third degree, a class 4 felony.

Becklehimer, 54, broke in the Presbyterian Church of Superior on Saturday, April 23, 2011 and was caught going through cabinets of the church’s basement area.

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PC jury finds Casa Grande resident guilty of drug charges

A Pinal County Jury on Friday found Elisha Robert Edwards, guilty of one count of possession of methamphetamine a dangerous drug for sale, possession of drug paraphernalia, two charges of misconduct involving weapons.

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Passenger Killed, Driver Flees

Police ask help in gathering info about Apache Trail fatality

On Thursday, June 7, 2012, at approximately 11 p.m., a single vehicle fatal collision occurred at Apache Trail and Meridian. A 2003 Ford F–150 pickup was traveling eastbound in the number three lane when it left the roadway and struck a light pole located on the south east corner of Apache Trail and Meridian.

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Martyn’s ‘Truth Squad’ Under Investigation

Julie Nunley, CEO Banner Ironwood


A Pinal County political group headed up by Pinal County Supervisor Bryan Martyn is under investigation by the Arizona Attorney General’s Office to determine if the organization violated state campaign-finance laws.

The group, known as the “Pinal County Truth Squad,” organized in February in an effort to influence the outcome of the 2012 city election in the Town of Florence. 

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Juror Appreciation Week in Pinal County First Week in May

The First week in May in Pinal County as been officially proclaimed by the Board of Supervisors as Juror Appreciation Week. The Clerk of the Superior Court, Chad A. Roche, ap- proached the Board to secure the proclamation that honors Jurors who answer the call to Jury Service.

“The right to a jury of one’s peers is a concept that anchors the American justice system,” Roche said. “It is a vital duty and privilege of citizenship,” he continued. The Clerk’s office plans on highlighting the im- portance of Jury Service throughout the week.

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