Friday, August 31, 2012

Police Log

Miami Police arrested a juvenile who was trying to break in to a residence on Canyon Avenue. He was referred to juvenile authorities.

Globe Police arrested a juvenile at Globe High School for criminal damage and underage consumption.

42 year old Kyle Cook was arrested for trespassing at the Santee Circle K.

29 year old Erik Gonzales was arrested on a warrant for driving with a suspended license.

Officers are investigating a burglary at a residence on North Hill Street and a harassment report taken at a residence on Sutherland.

The Gila County Sheriff’s office is investigating a report of a runaway juvenile taken at a residence on Hazen Road; a burglary at a residence on Scott Avenue; and criminal damage to a vehicle on Broadway.


Connie Elizabeth Brooks of Miami passed away Monday at Copper Mountain Inn. She was 95. She is survived by her daughter Roberta Bittner and her son JC Brooks.
Visitation for Connie Brooks is tomorrow (Saturday) from 9 to 10:30am at Lamont Mortuary.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Monthly Hamburger Fry

The monthly hamburger fry held by the Gila County Historical Museum starts Friday at 5:30pm on the lawn at the museum in Globe.

The cost is $7 a person for the hamburgers and all the fixings.

Music will be provided by Paul Machula on the keyboard.

Backhoe Rodeo on Saturday

The Copper Cities and Globe Rotary Clubs are sponsoring the Backhoe Rodeo which will be held Saturday in the Fry’s parking lot behind Wells Fargo Bank.

Backhoe operators will compete for a $3,000 purse. 

There will be food and fun for the whole family and there is no admission charge. Registration is $50 in advance or $75 at the gate. To sign up, visit

Police Log

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 29 year old Jennifer Stansbury of Phoenix on a Gila County failure to appear warrant for  possession of dangerous drugs; and a Maricopa County probation violation warrant for possession of narcotic equipment.

Deputies are investigating a theft at a residence on Pinal View.


Rosary for Ernesto Madrid will be on Tuesday (September 4) at 9:30am at  Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Mass of Christian Burial  will follow at 10:00.

Gila County Murder Suspect Caught

A suspect wanted for the murder of an Eager man was located and arrested yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon at Roosevelt Lake.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office says they got a tip from a boater that a man who was dirty and asking for water approached their boat while they were swimming. The boater left and called the Sheriff’s Office to report the incident.

57 year old Gabriel Jaramillo was taken into custody  and flown to the Gila County Sheriff’s Office Roosevelt substation, where he was checked by Tonto Basin Fire medical personnel and then flown to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center for evaluation. Police say Jaramillo complained of  back pain, due to falling down a cliff.

Jaramillo was wanted in connection with the disappearance of 47 year old Steve Long of Eager. He reportedly shot at Gila County Sheriff’s deputies during a chase from Globe to Roosevelt Lake Saturday night but didn’t hit anyone.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter unit, Department of Corrections K-9 and tracking crews,  and officers from several other agencies participated in the search for Jaromillo.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Police Log

A Miami, Florida  man was stopped for speeding yesterday here in Miami, Arizona. The car he was driving was listed as stolen in Florida. 28 year old Alexander Dominguez was arrested and booked into the Gila County Jail.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year old Brian Matt after an accident yesterday on Walliman Road. Matt was charged with extreme DUI and disorderly conduct/domestic violence. A passenger in the car was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center.

Nobody was hurt in a single vehicle accident yesterday morning on Wheatfields Road.

Globe Police arrested 74 year old Anthony Mirro for domestic violence assault after a disturbance on North Broad Street.

Officers are investigating a hit and run accident in which a car damaged a guard rail on East Cottonwood.

Gila County Primary Election Results

Adam Shepherd defeated Darrell Stubbs in the  Republican Primary for Gila County Sheriff.  Shepherd will face Democrat Craig Jones in the November General Election. Jones defeated Ray Van Buskirk with more than 68% of the votes.

Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores lost to Bradley Beauchamp in a close race.

David Cook defeated Tim Humphrey in the Republican Primary for Board of Supervisors in District 2. He will face Democrat Mike Pastor in November.

Democrat John Marcanti came out on top in a three way race for District 3 Supervisor.  He had 43%, followed by Ronnie McDaniel with 33% and Marvin Mull, Jr. with 24%

Gila County Recorder Sadie Jo Tomerlin defeated James Feezor with more than 62% of the votes. She will face Democrat Mickie Nye in November.

Deborah Hughes defeated Nathon Morris for County Assessor. She will face current Assessor Dale Hom in November.

Arizona Representative Jeff Flake defeated Will Cardon and two other candidates in the Republican race for US Senate. Flake received nearly 70% of the votes. He’ll run against Democrat Richard Carmona in November. Carmona was surgeon general under President George W. Bush.

Former District 1 Representative Ann Kirkpatrick defeated Navajo native and public interest attorney Wenona Benally Baldenegro  to be the Democratic candidate for District 1 in November. She will face Republican Jonathon Paton. Paton defeated three other candidates with more than 60% of the votes.

Ernest Bustamante and Emily Verdugo were the top two in a close three way race in the Democratic Primary for State Representative in District 8. They will face Republicans Frank Pratt and Thomas Shope in November.

For complete results, visit the Gila County website at

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


James H. Tewksbury, Jr. passed away Saturday at his home in Globe. He was 88. He is survived by his wife Frances; his children Taryn Bier, Berni Schuhmann, “Buddy” Tewksbury, and Barbara Tewksbury; his step son Lonnie Burgett; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
At “Jimmy” Tewksbury’s request there will be no funeral service. The family suggests that you remember him by making a donation to Copper Communities Hospice, or in the legacy of Jimmy, do an anonymous act of kindness to someone in need.

Search Continues in Gila County for Homicide Suspect

The search continues in Gila County for homicide suspect Gabriel Jaramillo.

Jaramillo was pursued by Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies Saturday night from Globe to the northern shores of Roosevelt Lake. Several other law enforcement agencies were also involved.

During the pursuit, two deputies exchanged gunfire with Jaramillo, and he shot at a third deputy. The deputies were not hurt.

On Monday, Department of Corrections tracking teams located tracks heading in a northeasterly direction away from Roosevelt Lake and away from any populated areas of Tonto Basin.. The tracking teams have helped narrow the search but Jaramillo is still at large.

Jaramillo should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, don’t approach him but call your local law enforcement.

Police Log

Yesterday Miami Police arrested 34 year old Daniel Reyes for criminal damage/domestic violence and disorderly conduct.

49 year old Anthony Mirro was arrested yesterday for theft.

Globe Police arrested 28 year old Mark Lopez for shoplifting at Nob Hill Grocery.

36 year old Zinnia Rodriguez  was arrested on a failure to appear warrant for forgery, identity theft, fraudulent schemes and possesion of drug paraphernalia.

35 year old Paul Echevarria was arrested on a child support warrant.

Officers are investigating criminal damage at a business on East Ash Street.

The Gila County Task Force arrested 20 year old Johlynna Gossett for failure to appear on a charge of burning during fre restrictions.

Scottsdale Police arrested 22 year old Jose Salayandia of Claypool on a warrant for possession and use of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.


Former Miami resident Ernesto Madrid passed away August 23 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa.  He was 88.
He is survived by his daughter Klaris; his son Ernest Fred Madrid, Jr.; 4 brothers; 2 sisters; and 5 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Ernesto Madrid is pending with Lamont Mortuary.

Former Miami resident Eddie Padilla passed away Sunday in Miami. He was 50. He is survived by his wife Irene; his mother Virginia Scheier; his brother Bobby Padilla; his sister Rosie Padilla; and 3 grandchildren.
Visitation for Eddie Padilla will be Thursday at 9:am at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Church. Rosary is at 9:30 and Mass is at 10:00.

Frank Quiroz passed away Saturday at his home in Globe. He was 63. He is survived by his children Doreen Badilla, Marlene Medina and Danne Quiroz;  his mother; 3 brothers, including John Clark of San Carlos; 2 sisters, including Barbara Quiroz of Globe; and 10 grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for “Danny” Quiroz will be held Saturday at 10:am at Miles Funeral Services Globe.

Tony “Pusso” Perez passed away August 23 at his home in Globe. He was 69. He is survived by his daughter Mercy; his father Joe L. Perez; his brother Daniel; and his sisters Connie Gonzales, Andrea Perez and Robin Perkins..
A luncheon for Tony “Pusso” (POO-soh) Perez will be held Saturday, September 8 from 1 to 3:pm at Holy Angels Parish Hall.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Part of Six Shooter Canyon Road Will Be Closed on Tuesday

On Tuesday the City of Globe Water Department will install a residential service tap and meter  near the intersection of Remington Road and South Six Shooter Canyon. This will take place from 6:am until 2:pm. They  do not expect  any interruption to the water service.

Six Shooter Canyon will be closed to traffic between Winchester Road and Remington Road. Traffic will be detoured to Colt Drive.

If you have any questions, call the Globe Water Office at 425-7146.

Globe Active Adult Center Volunteer Meeting

The Globe Active Adult Center Volunteer meeting is tomorrow  (Tuesday) at 10:30am.

If you have an interest and time to share at the Center, you are invited to attend.

First Friday Programs Return September 7

First Friday programs return on September 7 with a presentation about Geronimo by Dik Mickle.

These monthly programs are free and open to the public. They are in the newly restored Copper Room at the Bullion Plaza Museum and Cultural Center.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

The Miami Town Council meets tonight (Monday) at 6:30. They will consider a settlement agreement with Tri City Fire Department.

The Council will consider the permanent installation of a mural by the Miami Arts Commission at the Highway 60 Park and discuss future artistic projects for the Park.

The agenda also includes the approval of a  $218,000 contract for the Adonis Avenue Roadway Drainage Improvement Project.

Suspect Flees After Abandoning Stolen Vehicle

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle connected to the disappearance of an Eager man.

57 year old Gabriel Jaramillo abandoned the vehicle Saturday night in the Roosevelt Lake area and fled after shots were exchanged with law enforcement

Jaramillo is 6’2”, 195-210 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Gabriel Jaramillo, contact the Gila County Sheriff’s Office at 425-4449.

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 28 year old Mark Lopez for shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

25 year old Armando Garcia was arrested Saturday night for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and criminal damage.

37 year old Terry Gonzales was arrested early Friday morning at a residence on East Manzanita for domestic violence aggravated assault.

49 year old Tammy Brown was arrested Friday night for aggravated DUI.

47 year old Catherine Cook was arrested for driving with a suspended license.

34 year old Christina Henson was arrested on a child support warrant.

38 year old Robert Rodriguez was arrested on a failure to appear warrant for child support.

Officers are investigating a theft at a residence on Apache Street; a burglary at a residence on South First Street; and shoplifting at the Hill Street Safeway.

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18 year old Darie Roehm for theft and criminal damage.
34 year old Benjamin Rediger wass arrested Friday on warrants for disorderly conduct and DUI.

Deputies are investigating a theft of a dirt bike on Basham Road; a burglary on Woodward Street; and a theft at Upper Pinal Creek.