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

Arrests & Citations

On Oct. 9, Calvin Torres was arrested at the Family Dollar at 555 N. Arizona Blvd. for two active Coolidge city warrants, dangerous drug possession, drug paraphernalia, possession of a stolen firearm possession of a firearm during commission of felony offense, and possession of firearm by a prohibited person. During a traffic stop of his vehicle, police allegedly found tin foil with burn lines on the driver’s door, a gun on the floor with 11 rounds inside, a clear bag with 1.1 grams of meth in the center console, and five counterfeit $100 bills.

On Oct. 17, police were notified that Joseph Tate Jr. had stolen a Samsung Galaxy valued at $900 from a victim who is blind. As of Oct. 28, attempts to locate Tate Jr. have been unsuccessful. Charges were forwarded to the Coolidge city magistrate for theft, and a citation was issued with a request for a summons.

On Oct. 18, Christian Goodin was arrested at 495 S. Arizona Blvd. after he admitted to shoplifting a 40-oz. can of Four Loko valued at $3.29.

Oct. 23, six firearms were stolen from a victim’s residence in Coolidge. Two suspects were identified as Lucrecia Long and Alize Hendrix. According to the victim, the two suspects had been hired to clean their house. One of the suspects had previously taken a firearm but had returned it to the victim’s home last month. The case is suspended pending interviews with subjects.

On Oct. 24, James Munzer was stopped by police in a Dodge Ram in the area of 5th Street and Highway 87. Munzer smelled of alcohol and once Munzer exited the vehicle police found two open bottles of Miller High Life with alcohol pouring out of them onto the car’s floorboard. A search of the vehicle revealed a case of Miller High Life with three bottles missing. Munzer admitted recently drinking with a friend at the latter’s residence. Munzer was issued a citation and released.

On Oct. 24, Roy Gomez Jr. was arrested for stealing a cell phone valued at $85. When police contacted Gomez Jr., he claimed he stole the phone because the victim owed him money.

On Oct. 28, police observed a black vehicle traveling southbound on Arizona boulevard with a broken right headlamp. While conducting a traffic stop, police smelled marijuana on the person of the driver, and the rear passenger, Emily Bojorquez. A search of the vehicle revealed two smoking devices, including one with meth residue inside Bojorquez’s purse. Bojorquez was arrested, cited and released for carrying drug paraphernalia.

On Oct. 28, Jesus Hernandez was placed under arrest near West Val Vista Road and South Macrae Road for possession of marijuana and failure to disclose a deadly weapon to police officers. Charges were forwarded to the Pinal County attorney office. Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle Hernandez was driving, with five other passengers in the car. Hernandez claimed ownership of an orange backpack containing marijuana and $570 in cash.

On Oct. 29, Jennifer Lopez was arrested outside of a Family Dollar at 555 North Arizona Boulevard when police found her taking a shopping cart out of the store. Inside the cart were a new pair of shoes and socks; the cart and items were valued at just over $100. Lopez admitted to recently smoking fentanyl and was cited and released on charges of shoplifting and drug paraphernalia.

On Oct. 30, Jonathan Hitchcock was arrested during a traffic stop near North 4th Street and West Vah Ki Inn Avenue. Hitchcock was driving a car with an expire registration and no vehicle insurance; his driving privileges were found to have been suspended and Hitchcock later admitted to using a stolen license place. Hitchcock also admitted to having drinking vodka until 5 a.m. that morning. Police noticed signs of impairment, and Hitchcock was arrested for suspicion of aggravated DUI and two valid arrest warrants. Hitchcock was later transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Oct. 30, police filed charges of fraud against Jilena Thomas, who allegedly attempted to purchase $270 worth of items from the Coolidge Walmart using someone else’s credit card. The victim said they cancelled the order as soon as they received the order confirmation. The account was altered at the time the order was made to reflect the pick-up would be made by Thomas. The order included perfume electronics and food items. The victim stated they did not know and had never heard of Ms. Thomas.

Oct. 31, Samantha Popp was arrested for two confirmed Coolidge city warrants during a traffic stop at the intersection of 4th Street and Seagoe Avenue.

On Nov. 1, Gabriel Moreno was arrested during a traffic stop for two outstanding warrants and possession of 1.1 grams of meth. Kendra Sherfield, the driver, was also arrested on an outstanding warrant. Moreno was allegedly found hiding the drugs in his sock.

On Nov. 3, Eric Felix, Christopher Zarate Sandoval and Marcel Brown were contacted by police in reference to a citizen’s complaint. A resident complained one of them had been traveling in the alleyway of West Wilson on a moped disturbing the peace. During the contact, Felix was found to be in possession of fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and a firearm with 90 rounds of ammunition. Sandoval and Brown were in possession of drug paraphernalia for fentanyl and meth, and they were issued a citation. Felix had two valid arrest warrants and was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

Incidents & Reports

On Oct. 25, San Carlos Irrigation District reported the theft of electrical wire from a pump well site located on the south of North Kenworthy Road and Highway 87. At some point over the previous five days, twelve feet of electric wire had been cut from the panel box and pump and taken. The damage was estimated at $60,000. Police observed the site was missing electric wiring coming out at the bottom of the panel box; cut electric wire stubs were sticking out of the box. Approximately 12 feet of electric wire found to be missing; shoe impressions lead to the top of the canal road but at present there are no known suspects.

Between Oct. 18 and Oct. 19 at unknown time frames two male suspects committed burglary on the 700 block of West Roosevelt Ave, stealing an estimated $100 in property including an orange extension cord, angle grinder, telescopic tree trimmer and diamond cutting blade. According to surveillance footage, one suspect had a slender build, shaved head, while a shorter white male was wearing a baseball cap and white shirt and jean shorts. However, the case is suspended until further leads arise.

On Oct. 30, United Construction Group reported the theft of 32 sheets of plywood, valued at $1,647, from a construction site located at 206 North 15th Street in Coolidge. There are no security cameras on the site, but evidence on scene indicates that the plywood was loaded into a possible dolly of unknown make, or model.

On Oct. 28, police were notified of a theft at the Family Dollar at 555 North Arizona Boulevard. Call details stated two suspects stole four bottles of laundry detergent valued at $48 and fled on foot northbound to Rolbeto’s Mexican restaurant. The suspects were seen getting into a vehicle, which subsequently fled out of sight. Police arrived on scene and attempted to locate the suspects without success.

On Oct. 24, police responded to a call about a stolen handgun. The victim had left the handgun under the driver’s seat of their truck, which has broken locks. The gun is valued at $400 and the holster, valued at $60, was also missing. There was no surveillance footage of the street or surrounding neighborhood, and no evidence was located on scene. Currently there are no known suspects.


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