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

Arrests & Citations

On Nov. 5, police responded to a report of an assault and allegations that an individual was trafficking a number of stolen items, including a chain saw and Honda generator, in order to buy drugs. The victim told police that Michael Goodrich had attacked them, stolen $80 and fled in a green Ford F-150. When found, both the driver of the vehicle, Goodrich, and a passenger, Joseph Miller, reportedly attempted to flee the scene. Miller ran away and evaded arrest but police stayed with Goodrich, who denied the accusations of theft and assault. Goodrich was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and police confiscated the stolen materials, which Goodrich claimed they were Miller’s. Goodrich denied drug use and said he was currently taking methadone for prior habits. Police also conducted a DUI blood test for Goodrich and DUI charges are pending lab results. Police had not yet been able to locate Miller.

On Nov. 20, Jared Hunt and Ralph Knight were arrested during a traffic stop in relation to a prior incident in which they’d been observed speeding on a motorcycle and ATV. Police had observed the week before that the subjects were driving through stop signs and at times on the wrong side of the road. Neither vehicle had the proper license plate for operation on the roadway. Hunt and Knight were taken to the Coolidge Police Department and cited for reckless driving and failure to stop at a stop sign.

On Nov. 22, Shaney Lopez was arrested during a traffic stop for two valid Coolidge warrants and a suspended license. During a search of the vehicle, police found a glass smoking device which later tested positive for meth, as well as a bag with white residue and marijuana. Lopez was released from police custody under promise of appearing at a future court date, and cited and released for the following: stop sign violation, driving on a suspended license, no proof of insurance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Nov. 22, two individuals were charged with fighting and disorderly conduct at a residence in the 2200 block of South 48th Street. During the argument, the suspects broke several doors, and one of the individuals at various points wielded a handgun and BB gun. After being processed at Coolidge Police Department, one suspect was cited and released while the other was booked at PCSO.

On Nov. 23, Justin Trego was arrested during a traffic stop for a valid parole violation warrant. Trego was transported to Pinal County Jail.

On Nov. 25, police conducted a traffic stop on a Dodge Ram for displaying expire registration. The driver, Andy Aros, had an outstanding warrant out of Florence, and the passenger, Audrey Badia, had two active Coolidge warrants. Badia was released after agreeing to appear in court at a later date, while Aros was transported to Pinal County Jail but refused admittance due to high blood pressure, so the warrant was re-entered.

On Nov. 26, two individuals were cited for disorderly conduct in the 2200 block of West Pinkley Avenue. Police responded to a report of assault and found the two individuals arguing loudly with each other, including profanity. Later police determined from conflicting reports that the assault accusation—one of the individuals claimed to have been punched hard—was erroneous. Neighbors complained about the two arguing and chasing each other in the street, disrupting holiday celebrations. After the citations were issued, the argument concluded.

On Nov. 27, Jennifer Felix inquired about a warrant at the Coolidge Police Department and was found to have a valid Pinal County warrant for a probation violation. Felix was arrest and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention.

On Nov. 28, Bryce Appel was arrested for burglary and several other crimes including felony theft and trafficking stolen property. Appel had entered a residence the previous evening through the home’s doggy door, and was chased out by the homeowners but not before stealing a wallet with credit and debit cards. Appel had also taken a gun from the home the week before. After attempting to use the cards at a Speedway on Arizona Boulevard, both cards were blocked. Upon arrest, Appel told police that he had planned to sell the gun for food. Appel was subsequently booked, processed and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

Incidents & Reports

On Nov. 24, three pallets of ply wood were stolen overnight from a business in the 800 block of West Caroline Way. The victim estimated the total loss to be $2500. Police were unable to locate any evidence of the theft or identify potential suspects, and the case has been suspended.

On Nov. 25, a yellow bicycle valued at $300 was stolen from a resident in the 1900 block of Arizona Boulevard. The victim said the bicycle had been stolen overnight but believed the same person was stealing from neighbors. The identity of the suspect is unknown and the case has been suspended.

On Nov. 27, a trailer was stolen from the 200 block of East Broadway Avenue. There were no suspects identified and the case has been suspended.

On Nov. 28, a suspect broke into a vehicle parked at the McDonald’s on Arizona Boulevard and stole two debit cards and $140 in cash. The debit cards were canceled when the victim returned to their vehicle and noticed what was stolen. The suspect was not identified and the case has been suspended.

On Nov. 28, a security camera bundle worth $275 was stolen from the Wal Mart on Arizona Boulevard. The suspect was seen on surveillance video removing the security cameras from their box and hiding them in their jacket, before exiting without paying. The suspect has not been identified and the case has been suspended.

On Dec. 1, an unknown attacker threw a softball size rock through the front window of a residence in the 700 block of Gibson Avenue. The rock caused approximately $450 of damage to the window and surrounding walls. Although the victim obtained video surveillance from a neighbor, the victim said no suspect could be identified from the footage. The cases has been suspended pending new leads.


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