VOL. 22  ISSUE NO. 10   |  March 9, 2016

By Linda Bentley | March 9, 2016

Burglaries continue to plague Cave Creek

CAVE CREEK – Robert Sexton arrived at his store Friday morning to find it had been broken into. It appears the burglar(s) used a rock to break one of the double-pane glass doors to gain access. Sexton and his wife Beverly, owners of Out West, located at 38252 N. Jacqueline Dr., between Wild West Pawn and the Lazy Lizard in Cave Creek, have become the latest victims in a string of residential and commercial burglaries and thefts that have been plaguing the northeast Valley, including Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale, North Phoenix and unincorporated county areas.

By Linda Bentley | March 9, 2016

Town to permanently eliminate permits for ‘Open House’ signs

Eastwood subdivision gets final nod, will start in 30-60 days

CAREFREE – Call to the Public brought a woman named Remy to the podium to complain about the rude treatment she received at town hall after paying for a yard sale permit. She said the person she spoke to was offensive and condescending.

By Linda Bentley | March 9, 2016

Westside residents restate unfulfilled water promises

‘That doesn’t sound much like a conspiracy, much less a great conspiracy’

CAVE CREEK – During Monday night’s meeting, Mayor Vincent Francia announced council had completed its review of the general plan and would be presenting it to the public on April 4 along with the reauthorization of Home Rule, a local alternative expenditure limitation, both of which need voter approval in November.

March 9, 2016

Sheriff Paul Babeu endorsed by state’s largest law enforcement group

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. –  The largest Border Patrol union in the nation supports Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu in his campaign for the open Congressional District 1 seat.

The National Border Patrol Council Local 2544, which represents about 3000 rank-and-file agents in the Tucson Sector, announced it support for Babeu because of his proven track record of standing by and helping the Border Patrol.

March 9, 2016

The socialist threat of the 2016 Presidential Election can, and will, be overcome

WASHINGTON, DC, – "For years polls have shown that Americans have been losing trust in government and it's no wonder when you consider the state of employment these days, the sputtering economy and the out-of-control national debt. We haven't reached the crisis stage as yet, but we're heading for it in a fast and furious manner," according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

March 9, 2016

DEA arrests 7 in Sierra Vista drug trafficking ring

Young load drivers recruited at Sierra Vista Skate Park 

TUCSON, AZ – DEA has announced the arrest of seven members of the Erick Erives drug trafficking organization (DTO), as a result of a 28-count indictment acquired through the Arizona Attorney General’s Office, citing multiple drug charges, allegations of money laundering and fraud.  Erick Erives, the cell head of the DTO employed multiple drug load coordinators, drivers and multiple stash houses based in Tucson, Sierra Vista, Bisbee, Huachuca City and Naco, Arizona. Erick Erives is also the son of current DEA fugitive Ignacio Alfredo Erives-Martinez.