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Gila County thanks residents & partners for a successful “Take Back” day

On Saturday, Oct. 28, Gila County agencies and their partners successfully collected more than 800 pounds of unused or expired medication from the community members as part of “National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.”  The Globe, Miami, Payson and Hayden Police Departments, along with the Copper Basin Coalition, Gila County Sheriff’s Office, Gila County Public Health Department, in combined efforts with the Drug Enforcement Agency, participated in drug take back day in Gila County. In a continued effort to keep unused and expired medication out of local water systems, landfills and out of the hands of children, the Globe, Miami and Payson Police Departments offer secure drug drop boxes available to the public 24 hours a day.  The boxes are located in the lobby of the police departments.  For more information on the drug drop box at Globe Police Department, please call (928) 425-5751. For more information on the drug drop box at Miami Police Department, please call (928) 473-2466. For more information on the drug drop box at Payson Police Department, please call (928) 474-5177. Read More »

Jim Moss, U.S. Senate Candidate, Is Exiting the Race for Senator Jeff Flake’s Seat

GLOBE, Ariz. — Jim Moss, Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate, has decided to terminate all campaign activities, effective immediately. For reasons both personal and practical, Moss is exiting the contest to replace Republican Sen. Jeff Flake in 2018. “Of course, it is a difficult decision to close the door on our campaign this early in the process, but an objective assessment leads us to do so sooner rather than later,” Moss says. “We sincerely thank everyone who has encouraged and supported our campaign.” Read More »

Driver dies at scene of accident east of Globe

The driver in a single-vehicle collision just east of Globe was pronounced dead at the scene at about 12:30 on Sept. 20. The Globe Police Department, along with the Gila County Sheriff’s Office and The Department of Public Safety, responded to the area of Hwy. 60 and Hwy. 254 in reference to the single vehicle collision. The collision resulted in a fatality of the single occupant, a 20-year-old male from out of the Gila County area. The investigation, which is being conducted by the Globe Police Department, is ongoing, but the initial investigation shows that the collision was a result of the driver driving over the posted speed limit. Globe Fire personnel responded but the single occupant of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The roadway was closed by the Arizona Department of Transportation for approximately two hours while investigators gathered evidence and cleared the scene. Information courtesy of the Globe Police Department. Read More »

45-day Objection Period Begins August 26 on Draft Decision for Apache Leap Special Management Area Management Plan

PHOENIX, August 25, 2017 —  Forest Supervisor Neil Bosworth’s selection of the Proposed Action for the Apache Leap Special Management Area management plan – which recommends approval of the management plan while concurrently amending the forest plan — is subject to the pre-decisional objection procedures identified in 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 219 subpart B. Objections must be submitted within 45 calendar days following the August 25 publication of a legal notice in the Arizona Capitol Times(link is external). The objection period starts one day later on August 26. However, the publication date in the newspaper of record is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection. Note that regulations prohibit extending the time to file an objection. Those who may file an objection are individuals and entities who have submitted substantive formal comments during opportunities provided for public comment during the planning and environmental review process for this decision. Only those who provided a substantive formal comment will be eligible to object to the proposed decision. Comments are considered substantive when they are within the scope of the proposal, are specific to the proposal, have a direct relationship to the proposal, and include supporting reasons ... Read More »

Claypool man arrested for second-degree murder

Jess William Anaya, 27, of Claypool was arrested for second-degree murder Aug. 23, 2017, after a toddler was found unresponsive in his home. The Globe Fire Department, Tri City Fire Department and Globe Police were dispatched to the residence on Euclid Loop on Aug. 18 in reference to an 18-month-old toddler who was unresponsive. The matter is under the jurisdiction of the Gila County Sheriff’s Office, and more information will be released as is becomes available. Information courtesy of the Gila County Sheriff’s Office. Read More »

Globe man beats victim with sawed-off shotgun

SWAT team arrests Robert Herrera for assault, misconduct with weapon and other charges A Globe man who beat his victim with a sawed-off shotgun, causing deep lacerations on the victim’s head and neck, was arrested today on two counts of domestic violence/aggravated assault, misconduct with a weapon and several other felony charges. Globe Police were called to the home of Robert Christopher Herrera at 589 Hackney Hill Road in Globe the evening of July 16 for a report of domestic violence. Bystanders told police they wrestled the shotgun away from Herrera, and as the victim was driven away, the suspect reportedly fired one round at the vehicle with a .380 caliber pistol. The bullet struck no one. A search warrant for the suspect’s residence was obtained. Based on the nature of the crime and the circumstances, the Globe Police Department requested the assistance of the Arizona Department of Public Safety SWAT team (DPS SWAT) and the Gila County Drug, Gang, and Violent Crimes Task Force. On July 19, at about 2:15 p.m., DPS SWAT served the search warrant on the residence and took Herrera into custody without incident. After the residence was secured, Globe PD and the Gila County Task Force conducted a search of the ... Read More »

Globe Police actively investigating recent rash of burglaries

[images style=”0″ image=”http%3A%2F%2Fwww.globemiamitimes.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2017%2F07%2Fglobe-police-department-1.png” width=”207″ align=”center” top_margin=”0″ full_width=”Y”] PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Over the last few weeks, there have been a significant increase in the number of burglaries. The burglaries are primarily concentrated in the Globe downtown area, although there have been some in other nearby areas. The Globe Police Department is actively investigating these crimes and are asking for assistance from anyone who may have information regarding these burglaries. If you have information concerning burglaries, please call the Globe Police Department: Non-Emergency Line:        (928) 402-1872 WeTip (Anonymous Reporting):      (800) 78-CRIME – (800) 782-7463 The Globe Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind business owners throughout Globe to check the security of your building. Here are a few suggestions that can help make your home or business less appealing to burglars. Lock your doors and windows (many burglars enter through an unlocked door) Use a deadbolt that has a minimum of a 1” throw and use 3” screws to secure the deadbolt. Use security locks or blocks for windows and sliding doors. Make sure to secure old unused doorways and windows. Keep jewelry stored in a se Anonymous Reporting cured location (safe) and large ... Read More »

Man in Globe killed with single stab wound

Globe Police discovered a man dead from a single stab wound after receiving a 911 call June 30, 2017. When they arrived at the home at 541 W. Hackney Hill Road in Globe, they found a hysterical woman inside, and she was taken into custody without incident. Police also found a deceased man inside who appeared to have been killed with a single stab wound. The police had to force entry into the house when they arrived. They were initially given the wrong address during the 911 call, but they soon discovered the correct address, according to the news release from the Globe Police Department. No names – the victim or the person of interest – will be released until the next of kin has been notified and the investigation is concluded. According to the Globe Police, this is believed to be an isolated incident. Read More »

County to receive $300,000 in federal funds to clean out waterways amid flooding concerns

(GILA COUNTY, AZ)—Gila County responded proactively to flooding concerns related to the Pinal Fire by securing $300,000 in federal funds to clean out waterways in the Globe-Miami area. “We’re thrilled to not only better prepare our area for the oncoming monsoon season, but also to bring these dollars back to Gila County residents and local contractors,” says Gila County Manager James Menlove. Pending final approval, the County should receive the funding from the Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection Program the week of July 3. Read More »

Pre-evacuation notification for residents in Icehouse/Kellner Canyon issues

Based on recommendations from the Pinal Fire Incident Management Team, Gila County Sheriff’s Office is issuing a precautionary pre-evacuation notification for residents in Icehouse and Kellner Canyons, south of the Icehouse/Kellner junction only (effective May 25, 2017). This is only a pre-evacuation notification and residents do not need to leave the area at this time. Residents of the affected area can expect local public safety personnel to be going door to door to convey pre-evacuation information to residents. Residents should start preparations now, in order to be ready to leave the area quickly if necessary. The planned location to shelter livestock is the Burch Sale Yard. Driving from Globe on Highway 188, headed toward Roosevelt, the Burch Sale Yard is located at the very first left after the train tracks. The Burch Sale Yard is open now for residents who wish to move their livestock. The Arizona Humane Society will assist in providing shelter for pets, if necessary. Call the Pinal Fire Incident Command Center at 928-487-0676 with any questions or visit https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5176/ for more information. In case of emergency, please call 9-1-1. Sign up for Gila County’s Emergency Alert system at www.readygila.com. Read More »