This morning (Sept. 17th) uniform officers and plain clothes detectives will be canvassing the area of the Desert Cedars Subdivision looking for the suspect pictured here described as a teenage black male, 5’7” to 5’ 9” medium build and medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a grey shirt with pink sleeves and backpack. This is in connection with the attack of a female jogger at 6am on Monday morning. The jogger was attacked from behind and forced to the ground. She fought back and the suspect ran off. He was last seen near the Desert Cedars subdivision. Tonight around 6pm officers will also be going door to door in the same area asking for more information. If you have information please call MPD at 520-568-3673 or the tip line at 520-316-6900 or stop and speak to one of our officers.
The City of Maricopa Police Department now offers the You Are Not Alone (YANA) Program to provide phone calls and visits for homebound individuals to assure well-being, safety and social interaction. Being alone is one of the greatest fears senior adults have as they grow older. YANA is a program here in Maricopa that can save lives and helps individuals with limited mobility.
“This is a free service allowing older adults and individuals with limited mobility or who have suffered an accident or fallen sick, comfort and peace of mind knowing someone will be checking in on them on a regular basis; and in the event something happens, family or friends will be notified,” said Chief of Police Steve Stahl. “We encourage all who qualify to enroll.”
September's Coffee with the Chief event will be held at the Maricopa Police Department on September 12th. Coffee with the Chief will begin at 8am, and Chief Stahl will discuss items that are pertinent to the city of Maricopa and the law enforcement efforts of MPD. August's Coffee with the Chief will cover how to identify risky behavior in youth and other mental health issues. MPD will also present resources that are available and provided in cooperation with a law enforcement response.