Friday, May 24, 2013

Road Work on Pinal Peak Roads

Maintenance work continues on several Pinal Peak roads. Traffic delays are possible for the next six weeks.

Road maintenance is being conducted on Forest roads 651, 580 and 899 Mondays through Tursdays, 6:am to 4:30pm.

Forest Service road crews will be operating graders, dozers, backhoes and water tenders, making travel hazardous on the narrow and winding roads up the mountain.

Pinal Recreation residents and communication tower personnel should contact the Globe Ranger District administrative office if you have questions about specific maintenance activities.

Telephone Scam Claims to be Confirmed By Sheriff's Office

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a telephone scam in which a caller claims to be from Publishers Clearing House. The caller tells you that you have won prize money, but to claim it you have to send them money. In one example, a request for $1,800 was made to receive a grand prize of $6,000,000.

These calls are showing up on caller ID with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office phone number. A man identifying himself as Sheriff Shepherd may attempt to confirm that the prize money is from Publishers Clearing House.

Please be cautious of any call asking for money in exchange for prizes. Also, be aware that the Sheriff’s Office does not call and confirm prize winnings or request money to be turned over to someone on their behalf.

Do not give any personal information to the caller. If the calls persist contact the Sheriff’s Office at 425-4449.

Police Log

Last Night Globe Police arrested 39 year old Marcus Taliman of Phoenix for shoplifting and disorderly conduct at a business on North Broad Street.

A shoplifting report was taken at a business on East Highway 60.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 34 year old Marco Taliman for trespassing.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Reception for Dr. Edward Aguirre

Miami High School graduate Dr. Edward Aguirre is visiting the Globe-Miami area tomorrow (Friday).

Dr. Aguirre was US Commissioner of Education in 1976 during the Ford Administration.

A reception for Dr. Aguirre will be held at 11:am at the Bullion Plaza Cultural Center and Museum. The public is welcome to attend.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a hit and run collision yesterday morning on Highway 60. The case is pending further investigation.

Globe Polce arrested 24 year old Ruben Mageno in the area of Third and Mesquite for possession and use of drug paraphernalia. At first the residents  said that Mageno was not there and they refused to allow the officers into the home. The officers began to draft a search warrant, but before they obtained the warrant the residents said that Mageno was asleep in a bedroom and they didn’t know he was there. The officers arrested Mageno and 45 year old  Theresa Redondo was charged with hindering an investigation.

Officers took a criminal damage report at a residence on Monroe.

The Gila County Task Force arrested 41 year old Dawn Romans on a failure to appear warrant for theft,.

A burglary report was taken at a residence on Springfield.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31 year old Charles Decino of Globe. on a failure to pay warrant for disorderly conduct/fighting.

The Graham County Sheriff’s Office arrested 36 year old Julian Arrellin of Globe on a child support warrant.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Memorial Day Program in Globe

The public is invited to Veterans Memorial Park in Globe for a Memorial Day program hosted by the American Legion Post. The program starts at 11:am on Monday (May 27) and will end around noon.

The women’s auxiliaries will serve a lunch at 1:pm at the American Legion Post on South Broad Street.

Memorial Day Ceremony and Veterans Wall Dedication

A Memorial Day Ceremony and Veterans Wall dedication will take place at Miami’s Veterans Memorial Park on Monday (May 27) at 9:am.

Moose Lodge Memorial Day BBQ This Saturday

The Moose Lodge will have a Memorial Day Barbecue this Saturday (May 25) from 11 until 3.

The cost is $5 for the hamburger meal and $3 for the hot dog meal. Veterans eat free.

Door prizes will be given away at 2:pm.

Globe PD Cold Case to Be Included in TNT Series

The Globe Police Department has recently been investigating a 25 year old cold case homicide. 

The investigation into the 1988 death of Rachelle Escalante  has remained open. During the past few weeks several investigative resources have become available. These include a Texas prosecutor, a retired Texas homicide investigator, a Nevada crime scene investigator, an Illinois crime lab and a Pennsylvania DNA lab.

The investigation has been selected by TNT television to be documented and recorded as part of an unscripted procedural drama to be broadcast beginning in September. Parts of the investigation have been recorded by a television crew to be aired under the name “Cold Justice.”

The case is still open and the investigation is still ongoing. If you have any information about the death of Rachelle Escalante in 1988, you are encouraged to contact Sgt. James Durnan with the Globe Police Department.

Police Log

Globe Police arrested two people last night at a residence on South Hill Street. 36 year old Christopher Martin and 27 year old Saralyn Little were both charged with domestic violence/disorderly conduct.

43 year old Martin Cassadore was arrested at a business on East Ash for disorderly conduct, threats and intimidation.

47 year old Joseph Root was arrested for theft in the area of South Broad Street.

Miami Police detained a 15 year old juvenile for assault/domestic violence and probation violation.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 25 year old Justin Hamlet for aggravated harassment, misconduct involving a weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

18 year old Tommy Smith was arrested for tampering with evidence, misconduct involving a weapon and resisting arrest.

A deputy arrested 28 year old Raphel Coppen for threats/domestic violence at an address on Morrow.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Community Day on Wednesday at GAAC

The community is invited for lunch on Wednesday at 11:30am  at the Globe Active Adult Center.

Globe City Manager Brent Billingsley is the special guest.

Make your reservation by calling 425-9030.

How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Victims

If you would like to help the victims of the Oklahoma tornado, you can give $10 to the American Red Cross by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999, or online at

You can give $10 to the Salvation Army by texting “STORM” to 80888 or online at

HDMS Band Concert and Talent Show

High Desert Middle School’s Spring Band Concert takes place today (Tuesday) at 6:pm in the High Desert Middle School auditorium.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) the school will have its sixth annual Talent Show in the auditorium from 7 to 8:pm.

They are requesting a $3 donation per person, with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Miami School Board Meets Tonight

The Miami School Board meets tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30 in the Miami High School Library.

Police Log

Nobody was hurt in a two vehicle accident yesterday evening on Highway 60.

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 36 year old Dylan Miles on two outstanding warrants. Miles wa also cited for preventing the use of a telephone during an emergency.

Officers are investigating a theft at a residence on Patricia Drive; a theft at a business on South Third Street; and criminal damage in the area of North Main Street.

A Gila County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested 38 year old Joseph Spottedtail on a failure to appear warrant for aggravated assault.

A deputy took a criminal damage report at an address on Old Oak.

Mesa Police arrested 33 year old Aaron Landa on a failure to comply warrant for driving with a suspended license

Monday, May 20, 2013

Download Free Magazines Using Library Card

The Globe Public Library and Zinio magazines are now making it possible for you to download the latest issues of today’s biggest magazines for free. All you need is your library card.

Magazines like Arizona Highways, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, Readers Digest and more may be read on a wide variety of desktop and mobile apps

For more information and to register visit the Gila County Library website at and click the Zinio link. Or call the Globe Public Library at 425-6111.

Police Log

One person was flown to a Valley hospital after a motorcycle accident yesterday morning on Highway 60 at Milepost 234.

Globe Police arrested four juveniles Saturday night on North Street for possession of marijuana.

48 year old Leola Upshaw was arrested Saturday for consuming alcohol in public.

On Friday Globe Police arrested 38 year old Samuel Robertson for possession of methamphetamines, possession of marijuana and promoting jail contraband.

21 year old Chelsea Holyoak of Winkelman was arrested for shoplifting Friday night at a business on Highway 60.

22 year old Gabriel Talkalai was arrested for DUI.

44 year old Elvis Kinney and 43 year old Martin Cassadore were arrested for public intoxication Friday morning at a business on North Broad Street.

Officers are investigating a report of fraud taken at a business on Ash Street; a report of stolen property taken at a Copper Country Mobile Home Park; shoplifting at a business on Ash Street; criminal damage in the area of North Broad Street; and a delayed hit and run report taken at a a business on East Ash Street.

Miami Police arrested 27 year old Anthony Weasel on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office served a warrant to 38 year old inmate William Nicholson for contempt of court.

On Saturday a deputy cited and released 34 year old Marcos Sanchez for driving with a suspended license.

Deputies are investigating a theft report taken on Van Winkle Canyon and a report of a violation of a court order at a residence on Pinal Canyon.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office arrested 45 year old Valerio Garcia of Miami on a child support warrant.