Elias Johnson - PCSO
Public Information Officer, PCSO
The Public Information Officer acts as a point of contact between the office and local, state and national media. Duties include media relations and the development of print, audio and video news items to be released to the public. The Public Information Officer advises management of community relations’ projects and activities and answer questions concerning the Sheriff’s Office from the public, media, employees and other jurisdictions.
Elias has an extensive media background and is a decorated graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where he earned his degree in broadcast journalism. Elias has worked not only in the Phoenix media market as a reporter but also in his home state of Iowa.
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An Eloy man carrying a valid Arizona medical marijuana card has been arrested for having more than six times the legal amount of medicinal pot in his possession, as well as over $10,000 in cash.On 6/12/2012, at approximately 9:00 p.m., a PCSO deputy patrolling westbound Interstate 10 at mile marker 205 observed a grey, Hyundai Eleantra following a Jeep without maintaining a safe distance.
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.
On Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. a U.S. Border Patrol Agent working in conjunction with the “West Desert Task Force”, located a Ford SUV along Interstate-8 in the Vekol Valley area. The Vekol Valley area is known as a major drug and human smuggling corridor. As the agent turned his vehicle around to contact the occupants of the vehicle it fled. The vehicle was not located again until approximately 8:30 a.m.
This afternoon at 4:55 p.m., PCSO deputies were called to a home in the 17000 block of Paseo Del Canto, Gold Canyon, on a report of a child drowning. A PCSO deputy who arrived first on scene found a 27-year-old father performing CRP on his 3-year-old son.
The deputy immediately took over and resumed life saving measures.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is continuing his commitment to youth in the county by providing additional resources for a safe graduations.
On 5/29/2012, Sheriff Babeu spoke before the Coolidge City Council regarding PCSO efforts to support youth programs, including the Coolidge Youth Coalition which he presented with a $5,000 check which will be used to provide a safe and sober graduation celebration for graduating seniors.
On 05-25-12 at approximately 1925 hours Pinal County Sheriff's Office received several 911 calls in reference to a wrongway driver. A silver 2002 Hyundai Sonata operated by 47 year old San Tan Valley resident Mr. Daniel Michael Carrube 05-31-64 was observed traveling east on Ocotillo in the west bound lanes as he approached Ironwood Drive.
Several motorists stated "it was if was trying to hit oncoming traffic". Mr. Carrube reached the intersection of Ironwood & Ocotillo which was displaying a red signal light, however Mr. Carrube entered the intersection endangering the lives of many where he struck a ford F150 on the driver side, occupied by San Tan residents Larry Wycoff, his wife and two children.
In today’s world, spending thirty‐six years in any profession is considered a noble feat; spending that amount of time in public safety is a rarity.Gussie Taylor, 66, began her career at the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in 1973 fielding emergency calls as a dispatcher. For several years she made sure the county was covered with first responders, but admitted she needed a more hands‐on challenge.
This Holiday Weekend the Pinal Regional DUI Task Force will be focused on the San Tan Valley area targeting impaired drivers. This detail will kick off Friday at 7:00 p.m. and run through at 3:00 a.m. on Sunday.These will include saturation patrols and a checkpoint with PCSO teaming up with other local law enforcement. There will be a command post to process drivers who fail to plan ahead.
NEWSRELEASEA single vehicle rollover early Saturday morning has claimed the life of a 16‐year‐old driver. On 5/19/2012, just after 12:00 a.m., deputies were called to Freeman Road, approximately a mile‐and‐a‐half from Camino Rio. (Near San Pedro and Highway 77 in Dudleyville.)