Casa Grande Union High School burglary suspects

The Casa Grande Police Department is looking to identify these two men in connection with a burglary at Casa Grande Union High School Friday morning.

CASA GRANDE — The Casa Grande Union High School District did not stream its board meeting online Tuesday night because the equipment was stolen over the weekend, authorities said.

The Casa Grande Police Department is currently asking for the public’s help in identifying two men who may be connected with a burglary at Casa Grande Union High School.

The burglary took place early in the morning on Friday. Anyone with information about the burglary or the two men in the photograph should call Casa Grande Police at 520-421-8711, ext. 6560.

“It is unfortunate, but the equipment we use to record and stream our meetings was stolen over the weekend,” said Superintendent Steve Bebee. “As soon as we can replace it, we will be streaming our meetings again.”

Typically, the district streams its board meetings to the public through its YouTube channel.

During the pandemic, the district had previously asked those wanting to attend the meeting in person to RSVP no later than noon the day before the meeting.

“Now that the Mayor has lifted the mask mandate for Casa Grande, it is not necessary any longer,” Bebee said.

The district’s special meeting began at 5:30 p.m., and the board was scheduled to go into executive session. During that time, the board was expected to discuss the contract for interim superintendent candidate Anna Battle.

Battle currently serves as the managing director and head of schools for ASU Preparatory Academy, which has various sites, including one in Casa Grande. Prior to that, Battle served as an assistant superintendent for the Tempe Union High School District.

During the regular meeting, the board was scheduled to approve the renewal of Heinfeld, Meech and Co. PC for district audit services for FY2021. This is year five of a five-year contract.

The board was also expected to accept several donations.


Gabrielle Olivera is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more.