On Dec. 12 the Gila County Sheriff’s Office made 12 traffic stops and received 44 calls, nine of them 911 calls. Deputies made six arrests of suspects booked into the Payson jail.
2 a.m.: Deputies responded to the area of Gibson Ranch Road, Round Valley for report of a suspicious vehicle.
The Payson Police Department located and stopped the vehicle, investigated the occupants and deputies arrested David Powell, 20, of Payson, for false reporting to law enforcement, operating a motor vehicle under the age of 21 with alcohol in his system, and minor in the possession of a concealed weapon. They also arrested Lacee Hart, 18, of Payson, for false reporting to law enforcement and minor in possession of alcohol.
6:10 a.m.: A deputy responded to a residence in Star Valley for a noise disturbance and arrested Danney Casey, 56, of Gilbert, for fighting and disruptive behavior.
4:41 p.m.: Deputies helped the U.S. Forest Service and Tonto Basin Fire Department on a medical call on Forest Service Road 143. Deputies arrested Wayne Thompson, 41, of Gilbert, for hit-and-run and lack of car insurance.
9:32 p.m.: Deputies responded to the area of Tonto Village for a report of a suspicious vehicle, but found nothing.
In other activity in the area, the Pine-Strawberry Fire Department responded to one medical call and the Tonto Basin Fire Department responded to one medical call and one fire call.