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Community members gear up for new grant to fight drug abuse

Concerned citizens can be the most powerful force for a community in need of change, and a diverse group of such people from Globe gathered at the Chamber of Commerce on Monday to learn about a tool to combat drug abuse. The Drug Free Community Support program presentation was organized by the Industrial Development Authority (IDA) and moderated by Manuel Medina, Ph.D. The meeting was the first step in a process that will result in an application for a five-year grant to educate the public and prevent drug abuse in the community. The grant, which comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is a federal grant, is due in March, so the local coalition will spend the rest of 2017 preparing and planning for implementation before applying in 2018. The group that met Monday consisted of local leaders, city and county administrators, high school students and elected officials. Under the direction of Medina, the group discussed issues that affect the Globe Miami communities. Although numerous issues bobbed to the surface during discussion, there were several that stood out as the most serious to the majority of the group. Those issues include substance abuse, teen pregnancy, ... Read More »

Man’s leg badly injured while crossing train near Broad Street

A man’s leg was severely injured this evening when he attempted to cross a stopped train in the Arizona Eastern Railroad switch yard on Broad Street. He was flown to a Valley trauma center for treatment. The incident is still under investigation, but, according to Globe Police, the man was trying to cross the stopped train when it began to move, entangling him with a mechanism on the train. “Stopped trains are unavoidable in Globe,” Chief Mark Nipp wrote in a news release. “The Globe Police Department would like to remind everyone that there is no safe way to cross a stopped train. This tragic incident demonstrates the inherent danger that crossing stopped trains presents.” Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) statistics record that 909 pedestrian rail trespass casualties occurred in 2015 in the United States. In Arizona, 21 people were killed or injured in 2016, according to the FRA. “Trains and pedestrians do not mix,” Nipp wrote. “Please be safe.” Information contained in this report courtesy of Globe Police Department Read More »

Search of advertised ‘meth’ house leads to four arrests

13 grams of meth, marijuana, paraphernalia and other narcotics seized A Globe Police search of a house that advertised meth sales led to the arrest of four people and seizure of 13 grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, various other narcotics and drug paraphernalia. During a parole search of a the home at 700 E. Maple St., which had a plastic sign out front that said “Buy Meth Here,” Globe Police officers observed several items of drug contraband in plain sight, according to a news release. They were able to obtain a search warrant, and the Gila County Drug, Gang and Violent Crimes Task Force was asked to assist. These drugs and paraphernalia were seized from 700 E Maple after serving a search warrant on the residence 02/18/2017   “We have been receiving complaints about this particular residence for many months,” said Globe Police officer Kat KJellstrom. “When state parole asked us to assist with their search, I jumped at the chance.” Marlene Pazzi, 33, of Globe was arrested and charged with parole violation, possession of methamphetamine for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. The following people were also arrested and charged with the following crimes: Joshua Harris, 26, Globe – possession ... Read More »

Downtown Miami fire biggest in years

Takes out two abandoned buildings in Downtown Miami area Two vacant and abandoned buildings caught fire on Valentine’s Day, causing one structure to collapse. Photo courtesy of Joey Hood Globe Fire Chief Gary Robinson said the fire started in the two-story residential building sometime around 7 p.m. and spread to its neighbor, a two-story apartment building, which collapsed during the fire. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Globe Fire Department. Robinson said the fire grew rapidly because the buildings are very old, there is a lot of open space and no windows in portions of it. “In those conditions, a fire can grow very rapidly,” he said. Although the cause of the fire is unknown at this time, there is concern in the community about vagrants building fire in abandoned buildings to stay warm. Robinson said if citizens notice people using abandoned buildings, they need to notify the proper authorities. Twenty-five firefighters fought the fire, and there were no injuries to fire personnel or local citizens. Read More »

Globe woman dies in Valentine’s Day pedestrian/vehicle collision

By Aimee Staten A Globe woman’s decision to try to cross a busy highway appears to have cost her her life. Shirlinda Paxson, 28, was declared dead at the scene of a pedestrian traffic collision on Hwy. 60 across from Auto Zone on Feb. 14 at about 6:30 p.m., according to the Globe Police Department. Paxton attempted to cross the highway during heavy traffic and was struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound. Globe Police Mark Nipp wrote that although the investigation is ongoing, “it does not appear that the driver was at fault, and this was a tragic accident.” Several members of Facebook’s Globe Miami Social Site questioned why the roads remained open during the investigation into Paxton’s death. According to Nipp, the eastbound lanes were closed while police looked into the cause of the accident, and traffic was redirected down the center lane of the highway. Officers from the Globe Police Department requested assistance from the Arizona Department of Public safety, and the Globe and Tri City Fire Departments also responded to the scene. Read More »

Motorcycle accident claims one life

Courtesy of Globe Police Department A single-vehicle motorcycle accident Feb. 8 claimed the life of Warren Lee Harrist, 54. The site of the accident was at the juncture of Hwy. 60 and Hwy. 70. According to the police, no other vehicles were involved. The Gila County Sheriff’s Department assisted the Globe Police with its investigation. Read More »

Globe man destroys hospital property during rampage

By Aimee Staten David Brown, 51, of Globe did more than $10,000 worth of damage to Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center property before police put a stop to his rampage. This estimate does not include damage done to the oncology radiation building on the west end of the campus, according to the hospital’s public information director, Evelyn Vargas. The Globe Police were called to the hospital just after 7 a.m. on the morning of Feb. 8 to reports of a man hurling large rocks through the hospital’s windows and glass doors. When they arrived, they learned that three separate buildings had sustained damage. When police attempted to approach Brown, he “confronted” them with a rock, according to Globe Police reports. He was taken into custody without incident and charged with criminal damage and resisting arrest. The radiation/oncology building was “severely” damaged and had to be closed for several days until repairs could be made, according to Vargas. “We are so thankful that the clinics were closed at the time of the incident and no one was injured,” Vargas said. “We would like to compliment and thank the Globe Police Department for their quick response and professionalism.” CVRMC could not comment ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office receives funding for an intoxilyzer

Courtesy of the Gila County Sheriff’s Office The Gila County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS), received funding to purchase one intoxilyzer unit and five radar units. The intoxilyzer will be placed in the regional DUI van, which can be utilized by all law enforcement agencies throughout Gila County. The GOHS provided $8,105 to purchase the intoxilyzer unit to enhance DUI/impaired driving enforcement throughout the county. The Gila County Sheriff’s Office will utilize the five radar units in patrol vehicles assigned throughout Gila County to increase speed limit enforcement and to participate in speed enforcement details. The Office of Highway Safety provided funding in the amount of $11,000 to purchase the radar units. Read More »

Gila County Sheriff’s office recieves funding for intoxilzser

GILA COUNTY -The Gila County Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) has received funding to purchase one (1) intoxilyzer unit to be placed in the Regional DUI Van that can be utilized by all law enforcement agencies throughout Gila County. The Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety provided funding in the amount of $8,105.00 to purchase the intoxilyzer unit which will enhance DUI/impaired driving enforcement throughout the County. Read More »

At-large dog owners will be cited

No matter who appears to be the victim County codes are designed to protect people and other animals from potential attacks, but what can be done if a dog leaps walls and climbs fences? Rose and Janeane Mancha of Globe found themselves asking this question after their pet was attacked by the same dog a second time in less than a year. The mother and daughter were pulling down Christmas lights Jan. 2 from their home on Apache Hills Lane, when Janeane walked toward the back of the house with her Yorkiepoo at her heels. Soon after her dog, Shark, and the neighbor’s dog started barking through the fence at each other, she heard whining and yelping. Janeane said she ran to save her dog, but the neighbor’s pit bull mix had already bitten the much smaller dog. The injuries (shown in photo) from the bites were so deep that the veterinarian couldn’t sew them up and stapled them instead, Rose said. Although Sharky is on the mend, the Manchas have already had to pay $500 in vet bills, and they’re wondering what will happen the next time their neighbor’s dog is on the loose. “If they don’t do something this ... Read More »