Tucson News Now - Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu had a different sort of surprise ready in time for Father's Day: Last week, his office conducted a three-day warrant sweep aimed at people who were wanted for failing to pay their child support.
The effort began Tuesday morning with more than 90 warrants. In the end, seven men and two women were placed under arrest.
Most people the investigators were looking for had either left the county or moved from the address on file with the sheriff's office, Babeu said in a press release.
Even so, the sweep netted almost $14,000 in bond monies in addition to giving a financial boost to a handful of parents who should have been on the receiving end of payments all along.
Among those arrested were a 37-year-old Eloy woman who owed more than $1,400 and a 40-year-old Coolidge man who owed $3,000 and turned himself in when he heard that deputies were looking for him.
People who have questions about delinquent child support can call the Pinal County Superior Court at (520) 866-5400 or check the Pinal County Family Court website.