Multiple arrests made between August 26, 2020 and September 3, 2020 are the culmination of a months-long proactive operation to combat child sexual exploitation and child sex trafficking in Pinal County.
On Saturday, August 29, 2020, the Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Ranger 1 helicopter was requested to assist the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) with a search and rescue mission for an injured hiker.
On Thursday, August 20, 2020, at approximately 7:15 a.m., an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper in a patrol vehicle prepared to make a traffic stop on a driver on Interstate 10 eastbound near Chandler Boulevard.
On Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s (AZDPS) Maricopa County Criminal Targeting Unit (CTU) served a search warrant at a Mesa residence, resulting in seven arrests and shutting down an illegal drug sales operation.
On Sunday, August 2, 2020, at approximately 9 PM, an Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2005 Honda Pilot SUV, for a moving violation on US 191, north of Interstate 40, near Sanders, AZ.
On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at approximately 9:19 PM, the Arizona Department of Public Safety’s (AZDPS) Operational Communication Center received a call of an unknown emergency regarding an injured person on the side of the road on westbound US 60 at milepost 116.
Following an internal investigation of an employee’s work, and out of an abundance of caution, the Arizona Department of Public Safety has re-inspected 1,294 school buses for mechanical or maintenance issues.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally on Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. The Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum on the State Fairgrounds, near 19th Ave. & McDowell, will host candidate Sanders. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.