Joe Arpaio and MCSO Had Literally Nothing to Do With Arrest of Escaped Jail Inmate Jairo Contreras

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Remember yesterday when the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office put out a press release saying how it used its "cell phone technology" to track down an inmate who escaped from an MCSO jail? Well, that was bullshit.

We spoke to U.S. Marshal for Arizona David Gonzales this morning, and he tells us the MCSO had absolutely nothing to do with tracking down the inmate, Jairo Contreras.

"We found and tracked that guy and pinpointed him in Santa Fe," Gonzales says. "[The MCSO] gave the indication that they arrested him, or they had something to do with it, which they didn't."

The MCSO didn't immediately respond to our request for comment.

While the MCSO had nothing to do with apprehending Contreras, it had everything to do with allowing him to escape (in an oversized laundry bin that was pushed out of the jail) -- but there was no press release about that, which Gonzales says is not good police procedure.

Despite that fact that Contreras is a petty criminal, Gonzales says, "It's an escape -- you want to put that out there."

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For example, two Arizona Department of Corrections inmates escaped from a work detail in the past 18 months. In both cases, the DOC alerted the media. Get the stories here and here.

Contreras escaped about two weeks ago. He was tracked to his girlfriend's house in Santa Fe -- by the U.S. Marshals Service, not the MCSO and its "cell phone technology -- where he was put under surveillance by the Marshals' Southwest Fugitive Investigative Team (SWIFT).

SWIFT identified Contreras as he was getting into a vehicle at his girlfriend's residence yesterday and attempted to take him into custody. Contreras, however, took off in the vehicle and led agents on a pursuit through Santa Fe. Contreras abandoned the vehicle and proceeded on foot back to his girlfriend's house.

Gonzales says he was taken into custody without incident shortly after.

Again, the MCSO had literally nothing to do with apprehending Contreras -- despite their claims of mythical "cell phone technology" leading to his arrest.

See the MCSO's press release below -- but keep in mind that it's a work of fiction.

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164 comments
Abc
Abc

Those clowns had everything to do with the escape though :)

Expert Shot
Expert Shot

They NEVER look in the laundry carts, that's how the guards smuggle in the hookers and drugs and smuggle out the dead hookers and the cash.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Have they tried to arrest Adrian Cruz with their specialized cell phone technology?  I did not realize MCSO had such capabilities.

tman09
tman09

not a single story about this on the other main PHX news website...soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo surprised they are ignoring it.

RH
RH

I think we are seeing the metl down of the right wing extremist's, they don't live in reality anymore if they ever did, seems the best they have to offer nationally is a fellow who bought companies, gutted them, ripped off the employee pensions, let them go bankrupt is being called a new coined expression venture/vulture capitalist, mormon cultist who wears magic underwear, and is yearning for his after life personal planet, now you all know them GOP evangelicals are just watering at the mouth to vote for him come Nov. 2012, of course they could opt for the lunar colony fellow, who changes wives like folks change their socks, but swears his vows to his fans are good, solid, guess one could ask his former wives, especially the one whom he cheated on with his present wife former mistress, homewrecker while she was sick with cancer, seems to me I remember a marriage vow of "in sickness and health" guess he felt that vow was not very important, imagine his mistress is going to teach all the young ladies in america as 1st lady how to be a moral and decent lady, that one is rich, truly rich, then they have the fact he is a historian one day and a lobbyist the next, he does love to denigrate the poor, wants to bring back charles dickens style child labor work houses to teach them poor kids how to sweat for the bread, and the new shining star is the one who lost his senate seat but is going to force women to have them babies, deformed or not, imagine his bedroom police sitting in your bedroom making sure you don't use any contraceptives, he is really something to look forward too! Oh well the good thing folks is thank god the GOP is only 22% of the national electorate imagine if they had a real majority and had no need to lie, decieve to win!

RH
RH

Poor Arpaio...so desperate for some media attention to satsify his sagging ego! To claim credit for something he had no credit for! Reminds me of the way his brethren in the GOP nationally are trying to claim Bush got Bin Ladin and ole Obama was merely a bystander, these folks truly do live in their own little peyton place world!

WTF
WTF

Notice... the press release say Santa Fe Mexico???? WTF?.....  

DUMB ASS Secretary at MCSO!

Phatnews
Phatnews

So which Detention Officers helped him escape??? I would bet this investigation is not over. several of the tatted D.O.'s are dirty.. That comes from their own people, Joe is practicing for his and Hendershotts escape.

Marcy
Marcy

Joe Arpaio was searching Scottsdale Maids hoping to find escaped criminals like Jairo secretly disguised as female illegal immigrant maids.  Good job Joe.  Keep up the good work.

And don't worry about all the people calling you a liar, your supporters don't care if you lie, cheat or steal as long as you keep those devilish maids without green cards from cleaning our toilets.

Marcy
Marcy

You are absolutely wrong.  
Without the MCSO, run by America's Most Senile Sheriff, this guy would never have escaped and therefore would never have been caught.

Coz
Coz

Typical MCSO, cover up, lie and then swear to it.

Nothing new here...

Stacy
Stacy

If they lied about this.. imagine what else they're lying about.  And how truthful will they be for the USDOJ or the Melendrez/Ortega case?   MCSO are a bunch of liars!

Sheila Elhilaly
Sheila Elhilaly

He does nothing but cost the tax payers MILLIONS of DOLLARS $$$$$$$$

Rob
Rob

Quick checklist on last couple weeks with MCSO...

* Search warrant served at Google offices.  In California.  Out of jurisdiction. 
* Meth freak in Tennessee hunted down for allegedly threatening Arpaio and family.  Suspect arrested. But not for threats; for outstanding warrants.  In Tennessee.  MCSO states charges to follow later in week.  That was last week.
* 2 maids arrested in MCSO "Employer Sanctions" raid. Alleged to be using stolen ID's to work.  Employer walks away free of charges.
* Tea Party group gathers all of 100,000 signatures in support of Arpaio.  Press conference.
* Press conference over MCSO's status on investigation of President of the United States birth certificate. (after Georgia court laughs out claim filed by birthers).

*  Prisoner escapes, no notification given.

Looks like business as usual....

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

We need a sheriff in MC that will let the public know that there is an escaped inmate on the loose. Where does some "petty" criminal get the pull to get a guard on the take from ? That is the bigger question. (is that why it was kept out of the news?)

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I'm not surprised that the Flaccid Failure would lie, as he does anytime he opens his piehole, about tracking down a dangerous inmate.

Kudos to U.S. Marshal David Gonzales for calling bullshit, once again, on the Old Fool.

Hopefully the DOJ and the USAO moves in on the MCSO shurf...We are in desperate need of a professional, competent, law-enforcement officer heading the MCSO. Not the ringmaster of a 3-ring circus...

sven
sven

This guy is a threat to society and should be prevented from ever being placed in a position where he can victimize others again......I'm talking about "Nickel Bag Joe." While Andrew Thomas will soon have his law license taken away for being a societal danger, Arpaio will continue to unleash his dangerous incompentence on our community. How can the central figure in all of the abuses committed by Thomas and Abuchon still be in power while these other individuals will have their livelihoods taken away? A criminal and danger to society lives freely amongst us to continue his terror.

VIMIIS
VIMIIS

Typical of the Arpaio organization............

Not Surprised
Not Surprised

I suppose Arpario will now have a press conference aka "publicity stunt" to try to spin this as Gonzales' claims and the US Marshalls Service are just more ploys by the Obama administration to attempt to embarrass him and make him look bad.

Maybe Arpaio will even send out more "they're after me" conspiracy letters begging for more money from easily swayed elderly out of state retirees, just for good measure.

Arpaio's behavior increasingly calls into question, does he really know, or even have the capacity, to understand what's going on at/within his organization.

Arpaio needs to be replaced; the MCSO needs a competent experienced professional law enforcement manager.

Phoenix Justice
Phoenix Justice

Drugs get into the Maricopa County Gulag system and a pre-trial detainee escapes in a laundry bin.   Makes you glad to be a resident of this county, doesn't it?

Expert Shot
Expert Shot

They didn't look in the laundry bins because that's how they get the hookers in the jail and the money out.  They're not SUPPOSED to look in them!

AZsnipe
AZsnipe

As long as Sheriff Joe continues to run for office, he will be re-elected to that office.  He is doing the job that the MAJORITY want him to do.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

I don't think the Flaccid Failure recalls who Adrian Cruz is...

Or maybe he was confused when Cruz escaped custody and he's confused now...

Or maybe he's too busy working those 14 hour shifts to actually go after Cruz...

Any way you look at it, OSB is indeed a failure.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Gerry, it's so advanced, and so secret, even they don't really know about it. Apparently it's only mentioned "after the fact" when spin press is needed to make some elements of MCSO beyond belief. Which, of course, they are.

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

 Agree, but the mistake is the least of our worries with Arpaio in charge.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Last I heard, Santa Fe was in NEW MEXICO...

Now I see why Lisa Allen told people that only the smart people don't vote for the Flaccid Failure...

Tina
Tina

Oh jeez, you're right. Incredible!

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Typical of the Most Cowardly Sheriff's Office (MCSO)...

Tina
Tina

My God, the mad sheriff's slthering lies are getting worse and worse, and more and more frequent.  When does it all end? Ever? Arpaio is totally void of conscience.  Will he ever be held accountable for his lies?

Coz
Coz

Maleficence at it's best !

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Question, how do we know when the flaccid fool is lying?  he moves his lips.

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Exactly, I'm just waiting to see if he now is going to hold a press conference and say that 200 "voters" aka tea baggers sent him a letter to investigate Mr. Gonzalez citizenship status and qualification to be a US Marshall.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 lol it happens in a lot of places, however in most other places they announce right away that an inmate escaped.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

The MAJORITY want him to stop being the ringmaster of a Goddamn 3 ring circus and be a professional, competent law-enforcement officer.

The MAJORITY want him to bring his jails to Constitutional standards.

The MAJORITY want him to stop getting us sued.

The MAJORITY want him to serve the 70,000 felony warrants that remain open.

The MAJORITY want him to respond to crimes within 2 minutes, not 2 hours.

The MAJORITY want him to stop spitting in the eyes of crime victims.

Jesus get a freakin clue before you spew your babble.

Coz
Coz

Thats funny AZGuttersnipe...

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 which majority? btw 53% or whatever it was last time is close to not even being  a majority of voters. (let alone the population)

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Listen up here, unfortunately for us the majority of the voters in Maricopa County are either idiots that don't know their ass from a hole in the ground or especial interests that stand to gain by having corrupt puppets in office, having said said that 2 out of three voters are idiots and that makes them the majority, but, two idiot voters does not make an intelligent vote, two idiot voters only put in office another idiot, case in point Governor Jan "Drunk Puppet" Brewer, the DUMBEST, LEAST EDUCATED, LEAST QUALIFIED, MOST INEPT, and MOST INCOMPETENT IMBECILE to ever hold the office of the Governor in the history of the United States of America, and she was put there by....................Yup, You guessed it, the idiots, or in other words, the MAJORITY, I hope you stupid sons of bitches are proud of the dumb ass decision you made when you elected this imbecile to run our State and by default have a mayor impact OUR LIVES, out money, our freedoms, and our children's future.  ASSHOLES!

Kpegjer94
Kpegjer94

REALLY??????  that includes filing false charges    against  his " political "  foes ?????  keeping two sets of financial books ???  orchestrating  questionable  raids ......  then destroying the paperwork evidence that  could have proven civil right violations,,,,, failing to investigate  over 400   SEX CRIMES one two years old ????? mis spending   almost 1 million dollars and  calling it a clerical error ???    Having the county jail stripped of its accreditation     because of   in humane conditions ???     running jails like war time GULAGS.........?????   responsible for the killing of prisioners in jail  UNDER VERY QUESTIONABLE CIRCUMSTANCES,?????  RESPONSIBLE BECAUSE  THE KILLINGS are on his watch ....... HMMMMMMMM.........the SOB does not have my vote ......

Expert Shot
Expert Shot

 Make that the majority of VOTERS.  Not the majority of the population in Maricopa County.  Many people can't vote because they're too young or because they have had their civil rights re: voting taken away from them.  Then there are those here who can't vote because their immigration status prevents them from becoming a citizen.  There are also those who don't vote because they believe the system is corrupt due to actions JUST LIKE THIS!  Joe Arpaio is not good for our community and neither are the asshats who keep voting this corrupt bastard into office.  Shame on you!

Coz
Coz

Or work for him obviously...

Coz
Coz

...and if they're not moving, he just hasn't told the lie yet.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 lol I want him to do that so that Joke can be ripped apart by an actual lawman.

Anyone else watch Justified? I think we need a little of their style of justice here in AZ.

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Gonzales would mop the floor with the Flaccid Failure...

And it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he did just that: Hold a press conference announcing a fictitious investigation into Mr. Gonzales.  

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

Donations to the Sheriff Joke arPayaso re-election compaign or the Border Fence.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 lol! well said!

SaltyWench
SaltyWench

And neither are the asshats who don't vote!!

US War Veteran
US War Veteran

" Gonzales would mop the floor with the Flaccid Failure... "

Now there is a statement worth repeating!

" Gonzales would mop the floor with the Flaccid Failure... "

Twice!

Coz
Coz

I know David pretty well and have known him for the last 10 years, he doesn't like Bozo Joe, thinks he's a buffoon posing as a Sheriff.

David would mop the floor with Bozo Joe in every way possible.

David is a professional, Bozo Joe is a Joke.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 LMAO
It could also be money that the Joke steals from the county? Or maybe its money from the cartels to let their product in while Joke arrests a few dishwashers?

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

 me too, tired of the AZ status quo.

Coz
Coz

Sure hope so...

LD19 Resident
LD19 Resident

Hopefully the DOJ moves in on Arpaio with the info I turned over to them...

Speaking of, has either the DOJ or the USAO responded to you after you turned over the tape of Arpaio, Sands and the other goon to them?

Bnbk
Bnbk

Well Coz, I know that at least in,the minority communities, this is starting to change somewhat. There is a true grass roots effort to address voter apathy & register new voters. This next election cycle people may be in for a suprise.

Coz
Coz

Yes, they are totally to blame for this asshole still being in office, them and the DOJ for not getting off their asses and arresting this piece of shit Arputo.

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