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

Arrests & Citations

On Nov. 1, Starla Corralejo was arrested during a traffic stop for five confirmed warrants out of the city of Eloy. All five were counts of failure to comply with prior court orders or pay monetary obligations. Corralejo was booked and transported to the Pinal County Detention Facility in Florence.

On Nov. 2, Victor Carrizoza was stopped by police after swerving in his car and constantly accelerating and breaking behind another vehicle. Police found a grinder in the vehicle with particles of marijuana inside. Carrizoza was cited and released for possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Nov. 2, police arrested Steven Gonzales and James Torres during a traffic stop on multiple outstanding warrants. The warrants included multiple drug violations and assault. Gonzales and Torres were transported to the Coolidge Police Department and Torres was released from custody but Gonzales was transported to Pinal County Detention Facility.

On Nov. 3, Kenneth Cooper was found sleeping in front of the Circle K store on Arizona Boulevard. Cooper was bleeding and said he’d been in an altercation with two unknown subjects earlier that evening. AMR attended to Cooper’s injuries. Cooper was placed under arrest on a Central Pinal Justice Court warrant for prior failure to appear in court. He was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center for booking.

On Nov. 4, Monica Wodenscheck was found by police under the overpass near Highway 287 and North Arizona Boulevard, an area where trespassing is illegal. During a search of Wodenscheck’s vehicle, police allegedly found moldy food and 3.7 grams of meth. The vehicle was towed and Wodenscheck was arrested and later released, with charges to be forwarded at a later date.

On Nov. 9, Emery Jackson was arrested for assault and disorderly conduct after an altercation with another individual.

On Nov. 9, Malik McKaney allegedly assaulted another individual and trapped them in a room they could not escape or flee from. McKaney fled the scene once neighbors reacted and has not yet been located. Charges were sent to the Pinal County Attorney’s office for review.

On Nov. 9, Aneisa Acosta was driving a vehicle which reportedly collided with an individual who had been jaywalking. The car did not stop but was observed driving to a residence, which police arrived at shortly afterwards. Acosta said she tried to slow down and turn away but the individual jumped onto her hood. The individual had minor scrapes from the collision but refused medical treatment. Citations were completed for a hit-and-run for Acosta and jaywalking for the other individual.

On Nov. 9, police conducted a traffic stop and made contact with Jerome Jeffries, who was driving, and passenger Kristina Slaughter. Slaughter was arrested for possession of cocaine and Jeffries, after attempting to escape, was arrested for possession of meth. Police also found a ledger in the car with names and dollar figures. Slaughter was released from Coolidge police custody with charges pending lab results, while Jeffries was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Nov. 13, police were notified of a shoplifting incident at Shopes grocery store. A man later identified as Roman Garcia was reportedly caught on surveillance stealing a bottle of allergy medicine. Garcia put the medicine in his back pocket and exited the store. A summons for shoplifting has been issued.

On Nov. 13, Christopher Mack was placed under arrest without incident for a probation violation warrant. Mack was transported to Pinal County Jail.

On Nov. 16, police identified two suspects, Christian Goodin and Juan Armenta, from a recent shoplifting case, and found them in possession of straws which they later allegedly admitted to using for smoking fentanyl. Goodin and Armenta were cited for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia, then released.

On Nov. 16, Alize Hendrix was arrested during a traffic stop for having warrants out from Pinal County Superior Court, and for possession of fentanyl. Hendrix was found by police asleep in a vehicle — the driver was given a verbal warning for the traffic violation — and attempted to remove straws from her person while resisting arrest. Police subsequently found partially smoke fentanyl in the vehicle. Hendrix was transported to the Pinal County Detention Center.

On Nov. 17, John Perales was arrested for a valid Pinal County Superior Court warrant for aggravated DUI. Perales was arrested and transported to Pinal County Jail.

Incidents & Reports

On Nov. 2, three suspects, identified as male, walked out of the Circle K store on Arizona Boulevard with two fountain drinks and two donuts they had not paid for. Police could not identify and subjects and the case is suspended.

On Nov. 3, police were notified of a burglary which took place in the 1300 block of South Navajo Lane. Unknown suspect(s) broke into the home and stole a 60-inch television, a purse and two pieces of jewelry. Overall the items were estimate to be worth $3000. Police noted that a bathroom window had been broken through, although the broken glass would have made it impossible for someone to fit through without cutting themselves. No suspect has been identified and the case is suspended.

On Nov. 7, police arrived at the corner of Curry Road and Bechtel Road in reference to theft of copper wire. An unknown subject had entered a water pump station that operates the drip system for a nearby cotton field and cut out all the copper wire. The damage is valued at $10,000 to repair the pump, not including the wire. There was no suspect information and the case was suspended.

On Nov. 9, police were notified of a shoplifting incident at the Circle K on Arizona Boulevard. Two male subjects were earlier seen stealing a beer, which they hid inside a soda cup they paid for. The beer is valued at $3.29. The case is suspended until suspects can be identified.

On Nov. 11, police were dispatched to Dreamline Motors on Arizona Boulevard after one of the owners reported a theft of a catalytic converter from one of their vehicles. The owner said the converters are considered valuable by burglars for the platinum components. The owner hadn’t yet looked at surveillance footage and so the case is suspended.

On Nov. 14, an unknown subject stole license plates off two vehicles parked in the 2200 block of West Pima Avenue. No other further damage was identified on the cars. The plates were entered into NCIC as stolen and because no suspect was identified, the case was suspended.

On Nov. 16, police were notified of a burglary in the 700 block of West Gibson Avenue. The victim said that early in the morning, they were outside when they noticed the shed door was open. The following items were missing from the shed: a red lawn mower, a red hedge trimmer, a red camping tent, 2 queen size air mattresses and a large iron pan. The total value of these items was estimated at $765. Police noted partial boot prints near the block wall and drag marks in the open field behind the residence. The case has been suspended with no additional leads.


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