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From the Desk of Chairwoman Chase

Subsidizing the federal government.

Not exactly the words everyone wants to hear.

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Florence Police Department Needs Your Help

The Florence Police Department is asking for the community’s help with information regarding a hit-and-run fatality involving a pedestrian.

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Fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Accident in Gold Canyon

On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 12:05 a.m., the Pinal County Sheriff’s 9-1-1 Communications Center received a call regarding a vehicle vs. pedestrian accident with injuries near Highway 60 and Kings Ranch Road, Gold Canyon.

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PCSO Detectives Investigate Home Invasion in Apache Junction

On Sat., Jan. 31, 2015 at approximately 5:45 a.m., Marlon Faulkner (age 28 of Gold Canyon) and Amanda Granger (age 31 of Gold Canyon) forced their way into a residence in the 1400 block of East 29th Avenue, Apache Junction. Faulkner made entry into the residence by kicking in the front door. Suspect Faulkner was carrying a baseball bat and both he and suspect Granger proceeded to attack two guests inside of the residence (a male age 25 and a female age 24).

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Pinal County Attorney's Office Collaborates With Corrective Solutions on Diversion Programs

The Pinal County Attorney’s Office sets the bar for diversion programs by joining forces with Corrective Solutions, a diversion program administrator for prosecutorial municipalities across the country.

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Child Advocate Bikes Across Country for Foster Kids

In Pinal County, there are currently more than 1,000 children in the foster care system due to abuse and neglect. As a CASA volunteer in Colorado, Laura Pelletier knows the challenges these children face, and is taking action to raise awareness of their plight. On March 6th, Laura embarked on a coast-to-coast bike ride to shine a light on the physical and emotional struggles faced by foster youth. As she rides from California to Florida, Laura will encourage the public to learn about the needs of foster youth in their communities, and to get involved with their local CASA program.

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Deceased Male Identified as Nickolas Harris of Casa Grande

Due to public response, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was able to positively identify a missing Casa Grande teen as the deceased male, who on Feb. 21 succumbed to injuries sustained from possibly jumping or falling off of train on Feb. 16.

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From the Desk of Supervisor Pete Rios Re: Medical Marijuana Outdoor Cultivation

Pete Rios-Vice Chairman Pinal County Supervisor Dist. 1

During the Board of Supervisors meeting on February 18th, an issue regarding a medical marijuana outdoor cultivation amendment was on the agenda for a public hearing.

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Missing Woman’s Disappearance Explained, Staged

On the morning of Tues., Feb. 24, 2015, the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office provided information to the public regarding reports of a missing woman, Jennifer Alvarez (36 of Casa Grande), after her boyfriend reported finding blood within his residence, two missing guns and Alvarez missing as well.

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Pinal County Reviews Response to Measles Outbreak in Kearny

In January, the Pinal County Public Health Services District (PCPHSD) found itself in the middle of a developing international story.

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Property Taxes are Going Up

Chairwoman Chase is trying to explain her decision to raise property taxes in Pinal County.

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Residents in Unincorporated Areas of Pinal County will see Break on Flood Insurance

The Board of Supervisors was pleased to learn on Wednesday that Pinal County achieved a remarkable starting classification of "7" on its first ever acceptance into the Community Rating System (CRS) through the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Free Family Court Clinic to be Held at CAC-Signal Peak Campus

The Family Services of Conciliation Court will be hosting a free workshop for those who are looking for information regarding issues related to divorce and separation.

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Assessor sends out 2016 Notice of Value statements

The 2016 Notice of Value statements were mailed to property owners in Pinal County on Friday, February 27, 2015. Because of the recovery in home prices over the past few years, many property owners may see an increase in their assessed value.

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Pinal County Attorney asks Supervisors to Deny Dispensary Request

On Wednesday, June 24th, the Pinal County Board of Supervisors plan to take action on a special use permit for a proposed marijuana dispensary to be located just outside of Florence.

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Missing Maricopa Husband and Wife

On Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 7:16 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a call from an individual who reported their father Michael Careccia and his wife Tina Careccia had left their residence in the unincorporated area of Maricopa at 5 a.m. for work and never arrived.

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Letter from Vice-Chairman Pete Rios

Once a person asked me what was one of the best parts about living in Pinal County. I immediately responded: “No matter where you go, there is always a sense of community.”

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Pinal County Seeks Public Comment on Draft Five-Year Transportation Program

Beginning today and through July 24th, the Draft 2015 Five-Year Transportation Improvement and Maintenance Program for Budget Years 2014-2015 through 2018-2019 is available for public review and comment by visiting the county's website.

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Denis Fitzgibbons Elected to State Bar Board of Governors

Denis M. Fitzgibbons

Casa Grande attorney Denis M. Fitzgibbons has been elected to the Board of Governors of the State Bar of Arizona, representing Pinal County’s approximately two hundred attorneys.

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Jail Inmate Death

A 49-year-old female inmate at the Pinal County Jail was found unresponsive in her cell just after 2 a.m. on July 8.

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