A car swerved off the highway and into a tree yesterday
morning on East Highway 60. The driver was cited for failure to control his
vehicle to avoid a collision, no financial responsibility and registration not
in the vehicle.
Yesterday Globe Police arrested 43 year old Terence
Gutierrez for disorderly conduct after a disturbance at Walmart.
Officers are investigating a possible drug violation at a
residence on Saguaro Drive; shoplifting at a business on Highway 70; criminal
damage to a vehicle on North Hill Street; and a burglary at a residence on East
The Center for Native American Youth is taking applications
for the Champions for Change program. The program recognizes Native youth
between 14 and 24 who are making a positive impact in their tribal or urban Indian communities.
Yesterday afternoon Globe Police were dispatched to the Globe
Community Center in response to a
report of a possible stolen vehicle. 35
year old Irene Belvado of Mesa was taken into custody by San Carlos Police for
vehicle theft. Globe PD charged Belvado with driving with a suspended license.
Officers are investigating another stolen vehicle report
taken at the police station.
A patient was taken to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center after
a Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy did a welfare check at Holiday Hills Mobile Home
Deputies are investigating a theft report taken at a
residence on Albany Drive in Ice House Canyon.
Gila County’s unemployment rate increased slightly in
October to 9.4%.
The Arizona statewide unemployment rate is declining very
slowly. It dropped from 8.2% to 8.1%
Nationally, the unemployment rate rose from 7.8% to 7.9%.
Gila County’s job picture has remained frozen for almost a
year. This is believed to be due to problems in the mining industry in southern
Gila County; and to troubles in the leisure and hospitality industry, and the construction
industry in northern Gila County.
The 19th annual Arizona Child Fatality Review report shows that the number of child deaths in Gila County declined from 12 in 2010 to 9 in 2011.
However, the statewide number of deaths of children under the care of Child Protective Services is at a six-year high.
The number of child deaths overall has declined. A total of 837 children died in Arizona during 2011. That’s down from 862 in 2010.
Of the 71 child deaths due to abuse in 2011, 34 were cases in which CPS had either a past report or an open case. Fifteen of them were still open at the time of the child’s death.
Last year, of the 70 cases of death due to abuse, 18 had previous CPS intervention. Only five of the cases were open at the time of death. That’s an increase of 66% in the number of open and ongoing CPS cases failing children.
The report also showed a 38% increase in child suicides.
The full report is available at www.azdhs.gov.
Resolution Copper Company has announced that it will suspend shaft and drilling work at its
Superior operation and eliminate about 400 jobs. They say the cuts are the
result of continued uncertainty around a proposed land exchange.
The Casa Grande Dispatch reports that the cuts amount to
about 75% of Resolution’s workforce. Resolution says it can’t continue without the land exchange, which
would give the company ownership of
2,400 acres of national forest land.
Opponents say the layoff announcement is a ploy to pressure
Congress to pass the land exchange bill.
Those opposing the land swap include conservationists and
Native American groups, as well as the Obama administration and many Democratic
lawmakers. They say an environmental review should be completed before the
exchange is made. They also claim that
under Arizona’s 1872 Mining Law, the
mining company would not have to pay royalties to the US government for
mineral rights that could be worth billions of dollars.
Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle collision yesterday
afternoon at Main Street and Highway 60.
Several non-injury accidents occurred in Globe on Friday.
truck damaged a light pole Friday morning on Highway 60.
One car left the scene
of a two vehicle accident off of South Broad Street but was later located.
vehicle collisions also occurred Friday afternoon on Main Street and on North
Miami Police arrested 58 year old Joe Yniguez on a warrant
for reckless burning.
Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18 year
old Chante Sexton for providing liquor to a minor.
Saturday night a Sheriff’s Deputy arrested 58 year old Joseph
Armendarez for domestic violence assault after a disturbance on Calle De Loma.
Deputies are investigating a domestic disturbance on Paxton;
criminal damage to a mailbox on Dickison Drive; a harassment report taken in
Ice House Canyon; a burglary at a residence on Hoopes; and a theft at a
residence on Cherry Avenue.
Globe Police are investigating an assault at Walmart; a
domestic incident in the area of Escudilla; criminal damage at a business in
downtown Globe; criminal damage at the Family Fellowship Church; criminal
damage at a residence on North Sutherland; a burglary on North Lawrence Street;
a burglary at a residence on West Banker Avenue; a burglary at Globe Mobile Home
Park; a theft at a residence on North East Street; a theft at a business on Broad Street; and shoplifting
at a business on Highway 60.