Wednesday, May 25, 2016

As the "Meloneros" Return, the Crime Wave Begins in Thunderbird Farms

It came as no surprise to hear of stabbings and fights, within one mile of my home. Every May, the cantaloupe pickers (aka "Meloners") arrive and bring drunken violence to my neighborhood. This demographic change keeps the Pinal County Sheriff's Office very busy, 

Maricopa man in critical condition after stabbing

The fight took place in the 49000 block of Julie Lane south of Maricopa. Pinal County Sheriff’s Office was called around 9:45 p.m. by a resident who reported a man going door-to-door asking for help.

When a deputy arrived, a resident directed him to a man lying on a porch with four serious stab wounds. As the 39-year-old victim was being treated, he told first responders he was stabbed by Ragon Thomas Sandoval, a homeless man living in the area. More