Friday, July 20, 2012

County Health Office Extending Immunization Hours

The Gila County Health Office in Central Heights is extending their immunization hours to accommodate working parents in preparation for back to school.

Clinics will be held Monday through Thursday beginning Monday, July 23 and continuing through August 2. Clinic hours have been extended until 7:pm.

For more information call 402-8811.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested 48 year old Nicholas Pazzi yesterday afternoon for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

47 year old Daniel Bond was arrested for shoplifting last night at the Hill Street Safeway.

Officers are investigating a theft from a vehicle on Murphy Street; criminal damage to a sign at the Old Dominion Park; and a couterfeit bill reported at a business on East Ash.

The Gila County Probation Office arrested 28 year old Noemi Garcia on a probation violation warrant for attempted arson of an occupied structure.

Mesa Police arrested 32 year old Albert Reyes on a child support warrant.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

HDHS Benefit Pool Tourney

The High Desert Humane Society will have a Charity Pool Tourney at the Huddle Sports Bar on Sunday, August 5.

Sign up is at 1:pm and the entry fee is $10. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

There will be a buffet style Taco Bar, raffles and a 50/50 drawing.

'Dump the Drugs'

The Copper Basin Coalition is holding a Dump the Drugs event today (Thursday) from 8:am until Noon inside Fry’s.

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise and this is a way to keep your expired and unused prescription drugs from falling into the wrong hands.

Police Log

There was a minor two vehicle accident late yesterday morning on South Broad Street. One driver was cited for failure to yield from a private driveway.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 48 year old Frank Hawthorne on a failure to comply warrant on a charge of false reporting to law enforcement.

Deputies are investigating a report of harassment taken at a residence at Four Star Mobile Home Park.

Globe Police are investigating repeated criminal damage to the street light at Sixth and Cedar and a delyed domestic report taken at a residence on View Street.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Horne and the FTC Warn About Affordable Care Act Scams

Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne and the Federal Trade Commission have issued a warning that scam artists are taking advantage of the publicity surrounding the US Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act.

The FTC says scam artists claiming to work for the government call under the pretense that the Afordable Care Act  requires you to give them personal information. In some cases, the caller may ask for a bank routing number, credit card information, Social Secirity number or other personal data.

Remember that no government program ever requires you to give personal information over the telephone.

Fire Restrictions Lowered in Tonto National Forest

Fire restrictions in the Tonto National Forest have been eased effective today, but not completely lifted.

Fires are allowed in certain developed campgrounds. These include the Timber Camp campground; and the Pioneer Pass, Sulphide, Kellner, Lower Pinal and Upper Pinal campgrounds in the Pinal Mountains. It also includes Jones Water, off Highway 77 north of Globe and Oak Flat, east of Superior.

The use of petroleum-fueled heaters, ovens and stoves is permitted in these areas. Smoking is only allowed in a developed campground, vehicle or building. Firearms and other spark-generating equipment, however,  are still restricted.

Police Log

Yesterday morning Globe Police referred a 13 year old juvenile to the Juvenile Probation Department for criminal damage/domestic violence after a disturbance in the area of Oak Street and Devereaux.

42 year old Ralph Francisco was arrested for criminal trespass last night on South Broad Street.

Officers are investigating a theft of property on Jesse Hayes Road and a theft at a business on East Oak Street.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 38 year old Robert Delory of Globe on a probation violation warrant for forgery.


Christopher Bendle of San Carlos passed away Saturday at Heritage Healthcare Center. He was 71. He is survived by his daughters Sharon Plentero and Christine Goode; and his sister Sally Antonio.
The wake for Christopher Bendle is Friday at 2:pm at the Wesley Gilbert, Jr. residence. The funeral is Saturday at 2:pm at Burdette Hall

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tonto Creek Area Reopens for Day Use on Wednesday

Tonto National Forest officials have announced that the Tonto Creek area will reopen for day use tomorrow (Wedesday) at 8:am.

The following area will be open every day 6:am to 6:pm, effective Wednesday, July 18 at 8:am:
The area within 1/2 mile east and west of Tonto Creek Road from Highway 260 to the Horton Bridge, within 1/2 mile west of Tonto Creek Road from the Horton Bridge to the Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery, within 1/2 mile east of Horton Trail (Trail 31) from Horton Spring to the Tonto Creek Fish Hatchery.

The following areas remain closed at all times under a temporary closure order:
All lands encompassed by the Ponderosa Campground, Sharp Creek Campground, Christopher Creek Campground, Lower Tonto Creek walk-in Campground, and Upper Tonto Creek Campground and the Forest Roads 405, 405A, 893, 1625, Ponderosa Campground Road, State Highway by-pass, and Trail 37 to the wilderness boundary.

For more information visit the Tonto National Forest website or call the Payson Ranger District at 928-474-7900.

'Cooks Complex' Fires Reach 65% Containment

The total containment of the “Cooks Complex” fires in the Tonto National Forest has increased to 65%. The fires have burned more than 7,100 acres.

Multiple fires started on July 11 during a severe lightning storm near Black Canyon City and New River.

The Cooks fire, 12 miles east of Black Canyon City, is 100% contained.

The fire closest to Black Canyon City is 65% contained.

The only active fire—the one closest to New River—is 50% contained.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a hit and run accident yesterday evening on South Broad Street. The case is under investigation.

Someone tried to take several large pieces of copper from the BHP mine site. The weight of the copper turned out to be too heavy for them to continue with the theft. More than 200 pounds of copper was recovered.

Miami Police referred five juveniles to juvenile authorities after several fireworks were set off at the Miami Town Park.

Miami Police are investigating a damaged window at a local business. The hole in the window was almost perfectly round and the size of a small basketball. No property was taken.

Globe Police are investigating criminal damage at a residence on Bancroft  and a theft from a bus on East South Street.

A Gila County School Resource Officer took a report of a stolen i-pad from Miami High School.


Amada Baeza passed away Saturday at her home in Miami. She was 91. She is survived by 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Amada Baeza is Thursday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Globe Council Votes to Terminate Redflex Contract

Last night the Globe City Council voted to terminate the City’s contract with Redflex for photo traffic enforcement.

The vote to drop Redflex passed by the 5 to 1 majority required in the  contract.

Councilwoman Mary Ann Uhl was the only council member to vote against the termination of the Redflex contract.

The cameras will come down sometime in the next 60 to 90 days.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cenpatico Accepting Proposals for Community Grants

Cenpatico of Arizona is seeking applications from community groups, non-profits and governemnt agencies for projects to help improve local communities.

Cenpatico is the Regional Behavioral Health Authority for Gila, Graham, Greenlee, Cochise, La Paz, Pinal, Santa Cruz and Yuma counties. Every year, they return a portion of their profits for community reinvestment.

In past years, the program has funded a community garden, youth recreation center improvements, literacy programs, a splash park and replacement of worn out air conditioning units.

The deadline to submit a proposal is July 23. Successful grant applicants will be announced in the fall.
More information and details on how to apply are on the Cenpatico website.


Long time Globe resident Dorothy Harbison passed away Saturday. She was 86. She is survived by 4 children, including Shirley Liles and Eileen Harbison of Globe; her adopted son; her sister; 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Dorothy Harbison will be Friday at 9:30am at Lamont Mortuary. The funeral is at 10:00.
Donations in Dorothy’s name may be made to the Globe Fire Department.

County Attorney Warns of Jury Duty 'Joke'

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores says that some local residents have been the target of an out of state joke company. Fake warnings are left on texts and voice mails that say the recipient has failed to appear for jury duty.

The prankster company says an arrest warrant has been issued and leaves an out of state number to call. When you call the number you are told that you must either send $500 or serve thirty days in prison.
If you stay on the line long enough, you’ll hear that the whole thing is just a joke and be asked to forward the message to ten of your friends.

Not everyone thinks this  is funny. Gila County Clerk of Court Anita Escobedo says the court can penalize you if you fail to report for jury duty, but it doesn’t happen by a message left on your voice mail or a text message. Instead you would receive written direction from the Jury Commissioner’s Office. Any penalties come from the judge—not from an out of state phone number.

Flores says this time it is a joke. But the same message could be used to get you to send money or personal information. Never provide personal information over the telephone or internet unless you are sure you know who you are dealing with.

Arrest Made in 1995 Murder Case

Last week the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 47 year old Arthur Tarango Sr. in connection with the 1995 murder of Hector Mendez. The murder  occurred at the “Round Table” recreation site at the base of the Pinal Mountains.

The investigation into this “cold case” was conducted by Detective Emmett Dickison over the last three years and was assisted by Detective Ray Hernandez with the Gila County Attorney’s Office.

Details of the offence are not being released at this time because this is an ongoing investigation and additional interviews are still pending.

Anyone who has any additional information on this case is encouraged to contact Detective Dickison at 425-4449 or Detective Hernandez at 402-4243.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in an accident Friday on Highway 70 at the Globe City Limits.

Canyon Fire Department assisted the US Forest Service and put out a brush fire Friday morning off of Highway 77.

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 25 year old Nikita Thompson at a residence at Globe Mobile Home Park. Thompson was charged with aggravated domestic violence assault.

70 year old Richard Canoles was arrested Saturday night for domestic criminal damage and disorderly conduct after a disturbance on West Banker Avenue.

46 year old Gregory Villalobos and 49 year old Glenda Murphy were both arrested Saturday night for domestic assault.

Two people were arrested late Saturday night after a fight in the Tap Room parking lot. 19 year old Joseph Armenta was arrested for disorderly conduct and 19 year old J’Lynn Hunter was charged with underage consumption. Three juveniles were also referred for liquor violations.

19 year old Chelsea Stevens was arrested for underage consumption and false reporting to law enforcement.

Officers are investigating an assault report taken at a residence on East Skyline; a domestic incident at a residence on North Hill Street; criminal damage to a fire hydrant at Ash and High Street; a theft at Copper Country Mobile Home Park; and a burglary at a residence on Pinal Street.

On Friday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37 year old Charlene Curiel for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A deputy served 22 year old inmate Dixie Williams-Stidham a failure to pay warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating a stolen chihuahua from a residence on Railroad Avenue and a theft of a pipe from a residence in Six Shooter Canyon.

Miami Police arrested 22 year old Malorie Tucker for disorderly conduct/domestic violence. 


Robert Lee Stewart of Globe.passed away June 26. He was 79. He is survived by his sons Mark, Matthew, Joseph D. Stewart and Joey Stewart; his daughter; 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
A Memorial Service for “Bob” Stewart will be held  Saturday at 11:am at Trinity Baptist Church. A luncheon will follow.