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The following was taken from the records at the Coolidge Police Department.

Arrest and citations

On Dec. 7, Eric Felix was arrested and cited for an incident a week earlier where he had damaged someone’s carport in search of a cell phone he claimed was stolen. The damage to the carport was valued at $150.

On Dec. 11, Graciela Garcia was arrested for committing assault and breaking a television valued at $300. Garcia was arrested and taken to the Coolidge Police Department where she was booked, cited and released.

On Dec. 14, police were dispatched, along with the Pinal County Animal Control officer, to the 5200 block of East Coolidge Avenue in response to a report of vicious dogs who were loose. The victim’s dog had been bitten and attacked, and eventually had to go to an emergency animal hospital in Gilbert to treat injuries. According to the victim, several dogs belonging to Fabian Kisto had gotten through the neighboring fence when they attacked. Kisto was not on the scene but charges were forwarded.

On Dec. 18, Chance Whitworth was stopped for speeding and found to be driving on a suspended license. Whitworth was issued a written warning for the latter two actions as well as failure to provide vehicle registration.

On Dec. 19, Julian Jesus Moroyoqui-Amada was arrested during a traffic stop when police were advised they had an active warrant for a probation violation. Moroyoqui-Amada was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Dec. 19, police responded to reports that Javasiyae Fields had broken the windows of a vehicle and stolen a wallet. The following day, police were informed of several alleged incidents of assaults committed by Fields. According to the victim, Fields stole their phone, attacked them inside the car, including biting and scratching, and later damaged the vehicle. Police filed charges against Fields for theft and criminal damage and forwarded assault charges to the city attorney’s office.

On Dec. 20, Anthony James was arrested following a traffic stop after a records check found he had two active warrants out of Coolidge and Florence. James also admitted to driving without a valid license, for which he was issued a citation. For the Florence warrant, James was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Dec. 20, police responded to a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block of North Main Street, and eventually determined that a woman, Michelle Lopez, was renting out a parked trailer that was not her property. The trailer’s owner, who had not wanted the trailer used while they were gone, said that the trailer had been damaged in the interim. Lopez was cited for trespassing and criminal damage.

On Dec. 21, Jeffrey Kinkead was arrested for committing assault during which he punched the victim several times in the face. Kinkead transported to Core Civic for booking.

On Dec. 21, police were conducting a search warrant of a residence and a records revealed a valid warrant for Angela Madril out of Florence/Coolidge. Madril as transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Dec. 22, police conducted a traffic stop and found that one of the occupants, John Szymkowski, had three active Coolidge warrants, a valid Gila River warrant, a valid Pinal County warrant, and a valid Department of Public Safety warrant. Szymkowski was arrested and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Dec. 24, police found Matt Arredondo trying to break into a parked car, which Arredondo claimed belonged to his girlfriend. When Arredondo refused to provide his full name to the officers, he was placed under arrest. A records check revealed Arredondo had an active warrant out of Pinal County. Arredondo was cited for refusing to provide information while detained and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center for the warrant.

On Dec. 28, Brandi Nations was arrested for shoplifting and being in possession of drug paraphernalia. Surveillance footage identified Nations as stealing a pair of hair clippers from the Safeway on Arizona Boulevard valued at $65. Nations was transported and booked into Core Civic jail.

Incidents and reports

On Dec. 13, police were dispatched to the Hohokam Trailer Park in response to a report that someone had broken into a vehicle and stolen a pair of high-quality binoculars valued at $100. The case is suspended pending potential leads.

On Dec. 18, police were notified of a criminal damage incident in which someone appears to have broken the door and window of the US Post Office on West Central Avenue. Police found small rocks inside the building which may have been thrown through the door and windows. The case was suspended pending further investigation.

On Dec. 20, police responded to reports of a shoplifting incident at the Walmart on Arizona Boulevard. Surveillance footage showed a male suspect stealing a backpack, phone case and vehicle dash camera, before leaving the store without paying. The stolen items were together valued at $135. The case was suspended as no leads were identified.


Aaron Dorman is a reporter covering Coolidge and the surrounding area. He can be reached at