Friday, May 31, 2013

Police Log

Yesterday Globe Police arrested 26 year old Travis Rainwater for assault.

29 year old Belinda Peterson was arrested for felony shoplifrting at a business on Hope Lane.

38 year old Selina Robertson was arrested yesterday for DUI.

46 year old Joseph Jones was arrested on a failure to pay warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers are investigating a theft on Carico Street and a delayed burglary report taken at a business on Pioneer Hills Road.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a theft from a vehicle at Pinal Creek and a burglary on Third Avenue.

Oregon Police arrested 21 year old Gabriel Valencia of Globe on a failure to appear warrant for sexual conduct with a minor.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

May Hamburger Fry on Friday

The May hamburger fry at the Gila County Historical Museum begins Friday at 5:30pm.

Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy the menu of hamburgers with chips, salads, cowboy beans and desserts for $7 a person.

Entertainment will be provided by the Bustle and Boots Square Dance Club.

Benefit Motorcycle Ride for Bobby Pena

The Independent Riders Benefit Ride for Bobby Pena  takes place this Saturday (June 1).

Registration is at 9:am at Copper Mountain Inn. The cost is $20 a person, including breakfast.

The ride is being held to help Bobby Pena, who is recovering from a serious motorcycle accident.

Round Mountain Sunrise Challenge This Saturday

The 13th Annual Round Mountain Sunrise Challenge  takes place this Saturday (June 1).

The event celebrates National Trails Day. Registration begins at 5:am and the race starts at 6.

The fee is $30. Entry blanks and maps of the route are available at the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce.

For more information call 200-4140.

Revised Globe City Code for Abandoned Vehicles Effective Saturday

The Globe City Council recently adopted a change to the City Code about abandoned vehicles. The revised code goes into effect on Saturday (June 1).

The City Code says it is a violation to abandon any vehicle on public property or right of way. A vehicle will be considered abandoned if it is left unattended for 48 hours along any highway, road or other public thoroughfare, or for 72 hours on any other public property.

The Globe Police Department says it will issue warnings for the first 30 days. Regular enforcement will begin on Moday, July 1.

Superior Court Administrator Mary Hawkins Retires

Gila County Superior Court announces the retirement of Superior Court Administrator Mary Hawkins.

Kendall Rhyne will assume the duties of Superior Court Administrator on June 1 in addition to  his current post of Chief Probation Officer.

Miami Wastewater Advisory Board Meets Tonight

The Town of Miami Wastewater Advisory Board meets tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 in the Miami Town Council Chambers.


Levis Patrick Lertique of Globe passed away Monday. He was 67. He is survived by his companion Mary Testa; 4 children, including Giselle Becker of Globe; 3 brothers, including Bob Lertique of Globe; 2 sisters, including Sue Mitchell of Globe; 13 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
A Memorial Service for Levis Lertique will be held today (Thursday) at 11:am at Miles Funeral Services Globe.

Carl A. McCoy has passed away at the age of 88. He is survived by his sister; 4 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Carl McCoy is Saturday at 1:pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The funeral is at 2:00.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Police Log

A two vehicle injury accident occurred yesterday afternoon at Highway 60 and Main Street. Everyone was checked by Globe EMS and one car was towed.

Nobody was hurt in a one vehicle accident on Nugget Drive.

Two people were arrested after Globe Police received a call about suspicious activity on High Street. 25 year old Ruben Chacon  was charged with burglary and 26 year old Lydia Montano of Superior was arrested for burglary and possession of drug paraphernalia.

30 year old Jared Dosela was arrested for shoplifting at a business on Hill Street.

Officers are investigating a theft from a vehicle on East Oak; a theft on South Fourth Street; criminal damage on Cedar Street; and criminal damage on South Broad Street.

Miami Police arrested 23 year old Jose Ramirez for disorderly conduct and criminal damage.

Gila County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 15 year old juvenile for domestic violence/ assault and disorderly conduct after a disturbance in the area of Russell Road.

38 year old Terry Gonzales was cited and released for driving with a suspended license.

40 year old inmate Gary Roberts was served a failure to comply warrant for driving with a suspended license.

A report of criminal damage to a windshield was taken at a residence on Monroe Place.

Correction: Miami Fiesta Sub Committee Meets Thursday

The Town of Miami Fiesta Sub Committee meets Thursday night  at 6:pm in the Miami Town Council Chambers.


Dorthy Jean Curbey passed away Saturday at her home in Globe. She was 82. She is survived by her sons Troy and Vern; 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren.
Visitation for Dorthy Curbey is Saturday at 10:am at Miles Funeral Services Globe. A graveside service will be held at 12:30pm at Globe Cemetery.

Emeline Nora Harden passed away Monday in Randolph, Arizona. She was 83. She is survived by her brother Clarence Harden.
A graveside service for Emeline Harden will be held Monday (June 3) at 1:pm at Pinal Cemetery in Central Heights.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Sign Up for Summer Swim Lessons at Fry's

Registration for summer swimming lessons in Globe will be held today (Tuesday) through Thursday at Fry’s between 5:30 and 7:pm.

For more information about the summer swim program call Greg at 200-3445.

Miami School Board Executive Session

The Miami School Board meets Wednesday at 6:30pm in the Miami High School Library.

They will have an Executive Session on student hearings.

Globe to Hold First of Several Public Meetings About General Plan

On Wednesday (May 29) the City of Globe will have the first of several Public Meetings about the Update to the City’s General Plan.

You are invited to express your level of interest in 25 different community and economic development strategies. You are also encouraged to offer your ideas and suggestions about specific initiatives and projects you feel could benefit the community.

The meeting begins at 6:pm in the Globe City Council Chambers.

For more information call the City of Globe at 425-7146 ext. 22.

Police Log

Last night Globe Police responded to an alarm at a business on North Broad Street. Officers searched the business and found 26 year old Alphonzo Mann. Mann was charged with burglary and booked into the Gila County Jail.

31 year old Justin McLelland was arrested for domestic violence/aggravated assault after a disturbance on North Main Street.

The Department of Public Safety arrested 35 year old Davey Martinez of Globe on a child support warrant.

A resident on Six Shooter Canyon Road saw two men trying to get into their house through a window. The resident chased them off before calling the Sheriff’s Office. Extra patrol will be conducted in  the area.

The Gila County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary on Central Avenue and a theft at a residence on Cherry.

Summer Basketball Tournament in San Carlos

A summer  open basketball tournament will be held Wednesday (May 29) through Saturday (June 1) at Stanley Hall in Bylas. The entry fee is $125.

For more information, call Eric Rope, Sr. at 475-4492.

This tournament is sponsored by Freeport-McMoRan.


Former Globe Fire Chief Martin Ricklefs passed away May 24 at Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa.
A Memorial Service for Martin Ricklefs will be held Saturday at 10:am at Lamont Mortuary.

Miami Council Meets Tonight

The Miami Town Council meets tonight (Tuesday) at 6:30.

The Council will vote to reject the bid protest of Jonovich Companes and award a $1 million construction bid to FNF Construction.

The Council will consider approving the request of the Miami Genesis Board to manage the “Miami Fiesta” event to be held on September 14.

They will also consider revisions to the Miami Business License Code.

Supervisors Meet Today at 10:am

The Gila County Board of Supervisors meets this morning (Tuesday) at 10:00.

The agenda includes another Resolution of Support for the Southeast Arizona Land Exchange and Conservation Act.

The Supervisors will also consider a policy on community agency and economic development funding.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Globe-Miami is First AZ Community to 'Go WILD'

Globe-Miami is the first Arizona community to benefit from a new program to promote nature-based tourism called “Go WILD.” That’s because of its abundance of  birds, sheep and deer, and the number of volunteers already in the community.

The Arizona Watchable Wildlife Tourism Association has been able to help Globe-Miami gain local support, develop plans for programming and marketing, and to identify funding sources. They are working with the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce and other local resources to provide brochures and maps to be given to tourists.

This program is a model to be used by other Arizona communities. It is supported by the Arizona Office of Tourism and the Arizona Game and Fish Department  “Go WILD”  has already been nominated for a Governor’s Tourism award.

Globe PD Warns of Telephone Scams

The Globe Police Department is warning residents about a recent rise in the number of scam telephone calls.

In one scam, callers tell you that you have won some sort of sweepstakes and they request a processing or insurance fee in order to send you your money.

Another scam involves a caller telling you that there is a problem with social security services and they ask you to confirm your social security number or your name and address.

A caller may also pose as a law enforcement officer and tell you that there is a warrant for your arrest. To avoid arrest, they ask for money to be paid with a credit card or wire transfer.

Also watch out for emails with offers that are too good to be true. You may receive an email that includes a link to a a web page that is identical to one of a  legitimate business. They get your personal information when you make a purchase.

To reduce the chances of becoming a victim, confirm who you are talking to before you give any information about yourself or your finances. If you are in doubt, look up the number of the company or government agency that claims to be calling you and call them back yourself to confirm their identity. With technology, phone scammers can disguise their numbers to display on your caller ID in whatever form they choose.

The recent scams appear to be targeting the elderly so they are probably researching potential victims on the internet before calling them. Most of these calls originate overseas which makes them difficult to investigate and almost impossible to prosecute.

If you receive a call that you believe to be a scam or if you become the victim of a telephone scam, you are encouraged to report this to your local law enforcement agency so that they are aware and the incident can be documented.

Police Log

Globe Police responded to several traffic accidents on Friday. Two accidents ocurred in the noon hour. They were  in the area of North Street and on East Ash.
Two other accidents on North Broad Street occurred around 2:00 and around 4:00.
Another accident occurred just before 4:00 on Mesquite Street.

Heavy smoke was reported early Friday morning in the area of Silver Hills and Irene’s Wash. It turned out to be a smoldering old mine shaft on BLM property.

Last night Globe Police arrested 50 year old Lyle Pahe for trespassing at a business on Highway 60.

32 year old Kenneth Irving was arrested at a business on Highway 60 Friday night for domestic violence/assault.

32 year old Katherine Shorten was arrested  for shoplifting Friday afternoon at a business on Highway 60. 30 year old Cassandra Wesely was also arrested for organized retail theft in connection with a previous incident at the same business.

24 year old Orlando Tuffly  was charged with shoplifting from a business on Highway 70.

Officers are investigating criminal damage in the area of Jess Hayes Road and a delayed burglary report taken at a residence on East Mesquite Street.

Miami Police arrested 27 year old Adam Keller on a warrant for disorderly conduct.

Yesterday the Gila County Sheriff’s Office arrested 24 year old Florentino Cassa on a contempt of court warrant for false reporting to law enforcement.

Deputies are investigating criminal damage to a window on English Avenue; criminal damage to a residence on Monroe Lane; a burglary on First Avenue and a theft at a residence on Springfield.

Wisconsin State Capitol Police arrested 30 year old Mathew Miller of Globe on a failure to appear warrant for a dangerous crime against children, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mohave County Sheriff’s Office arrested 41 year old Mark Otis of Miami on warrants for domestic violence/disorderly conduct and assault.

Memorial Day Ceremonies in Globe and Miami

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

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