Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Police Log

Gila County Highway Interdiction Unit arrested two people at a traffic stop yesterday. 21 year old Dixie Williams was charged with driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia. 37 year old Stephen Gerardo was arrested on warrannts for fraudulent schemes, theft of a credit card, fraudulent use of a credit card and false reporting to law enforcement.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a man assaulting a group of juveniles with a firearm in the area of Maple Leaf and Railroad Avenue. It turned out to be a pellet gun. No one was injured. Milton Bigley was arrested and booked into the Gila County Jail.

41 year old Pedro Garcia was arrested on a child support warrant.

Deputies are investigating a report of a parked car hit by a vehicle at a residence on Central and illegal dumping in the creek area near Hospital Drive.

Globe Police arrested 46 year old Julio Velasquez on a failure to appear warrant for burglary.

Officers are investigating a report of a fight at Two Lanes, a report of theft of services at a business on US 60, an attempted burglary at a residence on Linda Vista, and a fraud report taken at a residence on Sunset

Chains Recommended on US 60 to Show Low

US 60 between Globe and Show Low was closed briefly last night because of snow. The highway is now open but the Department of Public Safety is recommending chains or four wheel drive.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Eve Services

Divine Grace Presbyterian Church invites everyone to a Christmas Eve Carols and Candles Service Saturday night at 6:pm. Miami native Valerie De La Torre from California will lead the service.
Hot chocolate and goodies will be served following the informal service which will be held in the Fellowship Hall

A Christmas Eve candlelight service will be held at 7:pm Saturday at River of Life Church.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church will also have Christmas Eve services

Christmas Caroling Trolley Night in Miami

The Pride in Miami project will announce the “best dressed” commercial building and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd “best dressed” homes at the Christmas Caroling Trolley Night. The event starts at 8:pm Friday at Miami Memorial Park.

Live Music at Miami Senior Center

The Town of Miami and the Miami Senior Center invite the Globe-Miami community to the Miami Senior Center on Friday to listen to live music by Jose Sanchez and the Blue Diamond Band.

A hot turkey lunch will be served at 12:00 following the music.

Miami to Hold Second Public Hearing on Home Rule Option Monday Night

The Town of Miami will hold the second public hearing on the home rule option Monday night at 6:30pm.

Following the public hearing, the Town Council may vote to approve the proposed alternative expenditure limitation and submit the issue to Miami voters at the May 15 general election.

Globe Library to be Closed During Holiday Weekends

The Globe Public Library will be closed Saturday through Monday for the Christmas holiday. They will reopen on Tuesday at 9:am.

The llibrary will also be closed Saturday, December 31 through January 2.

Arizona Tentative Redistricting Maps Posted Online

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission has posted the tentative congressional and legisltaive district maps on their website at

The panel adopted the maps this week pending analysis by legal counsel and voting rights consultants. The panel will have to vote on the maps again after receiving the analyses. Then the commission’s lawyers and staff will have to prepare the state’s submission to the Department of Justice for its approval.

Holiday DUI Arrests Drop 25% in Three Years

The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety says drunk driving arrests during holidays have dropped more than 25% in the past three years.

Around 2,300 people were arrested for driving drunk in Arizona between November 24 and this Wednesday. There were more than 3,100 arrests by holiday DUI task force officers during the same period in 2009.

The total number of traffic stops conducted by task force officers dropped by 26%.

Police Log

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area of Globe Street and Old Oak in Claypool for a report of a car parked in the middle of the road with the driver passed out. 20 year old Amanda Pearsall was arrested for DUI and the car was towed.

Deputies are investigating a report of an assault and a report of sexual misconduct at Miami High School, and damage to vehicles on Old Oak and Grover Canyon

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Roadside Rescues to Increase 6 Percent During Holidays

AAA Arizona says one in three people in our state will take to the roadways during the year-end holidays. AAA predicts that it will come to the aid of 12,800 motorists between December 23 and January 2. That’s an increase of 6% over the same period last year.

The auto club projects that it will tow nearly 5,000 vehicles, jump start more than 3,300 cars, retrieve more than 2,100 sets of keys locked inside vehicles, fix more than 1,800 tires and deliver fuel to more than 250 stranded motorists.

The club encourages motorists to make a check list before leaving on a holiday road trip. This includes checking tires, battery, belts and hoses.

Judge Upholds Prison Visitor Fee

A Maricopa County Superior Court judge has upheld the $25 background fee the state charges people visiting inmates in Arizona prisons.

The judge ruled that the fee is not a tax, as claimed by the inmate-advocacy group that filed the suit earlier this year.

The Arizona Republic reports that Middle Ground Prison Reform says it plans to appeal the ruling. They say the fee is unconstitutional because it doesn’t pay for background checks but for prison repairs.

No Highway Construction Closures Over Holiday Weekends

The Arizona Department of Transportation says there will be no state highway construction closures over the Christmas and New Year’s weekends.

ADOT is still advising drivers to be prepared for existing work zones and possible increased traffic before and at the end of each holiday weekend.

ADOT has several ways to stay up to date on highway conditions. The Travel Information site is Or you can dial 5-1-1 on your telephone. Updates are also provided on Twitter and you can sign up for e-mail alerts at

Water Will Be Turned Off Thursday in Six Shooter Canyon

The City of Globe will turn off the water tomorrow (Thursday) in the Six Shooter Canyon area at 8:am until about 3:pm.

The Water Department will be replacing a main water valve on Marlin Drive.

Police Log

Miami Police answered a call about a stolen vehicle from Adonis Avenue. It was discovered that a Sheriff’s deputy had stopped the vehicle and arrested the driver for DUI. 20 year old Amanda Pearsall was also charged for the theft of the vehicle.

Globe Police arrested 29 year old Robert Magana for two outstanding warrants, resisting arrest, escape and criminal trespass.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on North Bancroft and a theft at an address on East Skyline.

Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary from several storage units at Triple Nichol Storage; theft of mail at a residence on Glendale; and a report of a rock thrown through a window at a residence on Grover Canyon.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

CableOne Service Interruptions on Wednesday

CableOne announces that there may be intermittent interruptions in Internet and phone services in Globe tomorrow (Wednesday) between 8:am and 6:pm.

Salt River Project will be performing repair work on the fiber optic cables.

Tonto National Forest Offices Closed on December 26 and January 2

The Tonto National Forest Supervisor’s office in Phoenix and the six district administrative offices will be closed on Monday, December 26 and Monday, January 2. This includes the Globe Ranger District office.

Police Log

An accident yesterday afternoon at Kaiser Crossing resulted in minor injuries. A 17 year old juvenile was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

Three people were arrested last night after a domestic dispute at a residence on Vista Circle. 72 year old Verdell Hamlet was charged with domestic violence/assault. 23 year old Kyle Hamlet and 18 year old Maria Robles were arrested for disorderly conduct.

An officer was dispatched to the Hill Street Safeway after a call about a man who was passed out on a nearby bench. The man became combative and was taken into custody. 23 year old Derwin Brown was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

31 year old Yvonne Hernandez turned herself in for a theft that occurred in November.

Officers are investigating a burglary at an address on Apache Street.

Mesa Police arrested 43 year old Valera Misura of Globe on a failure to comply warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy served inmate Lawrence Gamboa of Globe a Maricopa County warrant for possession of dangerous drugs.

A 17 year old juvenile was referred for burglary and conspiracy.

A deputy took a theft report at a residence on Broadway.


Mary Edna Gray of Miami passed away Saturday at Copper Mountain Inn. She was 94. She is survived by her son Wayne; her sister; and 3 grandchildren.
A graveside service for Edna Gray will be held today (Tuesday) at 1:pm at Globe Cemetery.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Globe Lions Collecting Winter Clothes and Blankets for the Needy

The Globe Lions are collecting winter coats, jackets, blankets, hats, scarves and gloves to help those in need. You can drop them off at the designated boxes at Fry’s and Safeway, and at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce.

'You and Your Medicines' at Globe Active Adult Center

Carol Wilson from Pinal-Gila Council for Seniors will give a presentation Tuesday at the Globe Active Adult Center at 11:am. Find out about the side effects of your prescriptions and how they interact with other medications.

Globe Active Adult Center Needs Used Laptops and Printers

Globe Active Adult Center needs gently used, working wireless accessiblelaptops and printers. If you have one or the other, or both, please bring it to the Center by December 30.

For more information call 425-9030.

Supervisors Meet Tuesday

Gila County Board of Supervisors meets Tuesday at 10:am at the Gila County Courthouse.

Nominations Being Accepted for Citizen of the Year

Nomination letters for 2011 Citizen of the Year are being accepted at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce. The deadline for nominations is 5:pm on Friday, January 20.

The winner will be announced at a dinner at the Dream Manor Inn on Friday, January 27.

Nominees should demonstrate a record of strong community service in a variety of areas.

Police Log

About 1:00 this morning Globe Police responded to a single vehicle accident on Haskins Road. When the officers arrived they found the vehicle abandoned. Two people are believed to have fled the area on foot. The case is pending further investigation.

Nobody was hurt in an accident Friday afternoon on US 70. One driver was cited for failure to control a vehicle to avoid an accident.

Miami Police arrested 22 year old Vinson Barcon for disorderly conduct, assault and DUI.

Globe Police arrested 3 people last night after a disturbance on Blake Street. 39 year old Carl North, 19 year old Desiree Robles and 29 year old Tina Lopez were charged with disorderly conduct.

44 year old Rethema Long and 29 year old Anna May were arrested last night for shoplifting at Fry’s.

46 year old Joseph Root was arrested yesterday for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

55 year old Yvonne Alvarado was arrested for DUI.

On Saturday 46 year old Darvin Kozie was arrested for criminal trespass at the Santee Circle K.

45 year old Charles Zamora was arrested for domestic assault and domestic violence after a disturbance at a residence on Walliman Road.

28 year old Cory Tober was charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct after a disturbance at Copper Country Mobile Home Park.

Two people were arrested late Friday night at a residence on Mesquite Street. Desiree Valenzuela and Robert Magana had outstanding warrants and were placed in the back of a patrol car. Magana escaped and fled on foot. Officers were unable to locate him. Valenzuela was booked into the Gila County Jail.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on Sutherland; a burglary at a residence on East Ash; and a theft at a business on US 70.

Mesa Police arrested 38 year old Gabriel Aguilar of Globe on a child support warrant.

Gila County Sheriff’s office arrested 54 year old Ronald Bates on a warrant for aggravated DUI.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a business on Highway 60; a theft at a residence on Locomotive Drive; a theft on Broadway; and a burglary at a residence on Walliman Road.


Ruth E. Lowry of Central Heights passed away December 15 at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center. She was 73. She is survived by 3 sons, including Sam Brown of Globe; her brothers John and Terry Smith; 2 sisters, including Diane Tarraba of Central Heights; 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Services for Ruth Lowry will be private.