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

Arrests & Citations

On Nov. 17, police initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle rolling at traffic stops. Instead of stopping, the driver, Cody Mingle, threw a white bag containing 1.9 grams of meth out of the driver window. Police confiscated the bag on the street and successfully stopped Mingle down the road. Mingle was arrested, booked and released on citations of drug possession, drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence.

On Nov. 20, Donald Pancott was arrested for shoplifting when police caught him exiting the Walgreens on Arizona Boulevard with a beer that he had not purchased. Pancott was found to have five outstanding Coolidge warrants and so in addition to being cited for shoplifting, Pancott was processed and transported to the county jail.

On Nov. 21, police attempted to pull over a speeding vehicle driven by Yong Lee and had to chase Lee several miles before he finally pulled over. Police reported smelling alcohol in the vehicle and on Lee’s breath. Police later found two empty beer cans in the car. Lee refused to perform any breathalyzer tests, so he was arrested for aggravated DUI and was transported back to Coolidge PD for processing. Charges are pending lab results.

On Nov. 23, Lora Dixon was arrested on an active Florence City warrant for failure to pay, and was processed and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Nov. 23, Kelley Daugherty and Austin Weissenborn were arrested during a traffic stop when police found meth in the vehicle. Kelley had also been driving on a suspended license and had an active Coolidge city warrant. The suspects were transported to Coolidge Police Department for booking and released them from custody after charges were forwarded.

On Nov. 29, police responded to a report that two individuals were fighting with a shovel and cooking pot. At the scene, police found Shane Williams, who was bleeding from his hand and yelling at someone from the fence outside their residence. According to the police report, Williams resisted arrest and spit in the face of one of the officers before being subdued. The individual Williams had been fighting with said that Williams was intoxicated and had threatened them, throwing things around the yard and brandishing the shovel. Williams was transported to Chandler Regional Medical Center for his injuries, and charges of aggravated assault against the police officer were forward to the Pinal County Attorney’s office. The police plan to further investigate the circumstances of the altercation that was reported and the case status remains open.

On Nov. 29, Levi Bonnie was arrested for a prior warrant and was found to have a straw and burnt foil on his person that Bonnie admitted he’d used recently to smoke fentanyl. Bonnie was cited for drug paraphernalia and was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Facility for the prior warrant.

On Nov. 30, police pulled over Daniel Torres-Zubia who was speeding in a 65 mph zone on Highway 87. Torres-Zubia was found to have a suspended license and was cited for the incident.

On Nov. 30, police were notified by a property manager that Ernest McCuin and Yaneli Medina had entered a private residence and were intending to stay overnight there when the manager found them and called the police. McCuin and Medina left with a red shopping cart and were found by police in walking down 4th street. The two suspects appear to have broken the back door and removed the door trim so they could enter the property. The damage was estimated at $750. McCuin and Medina were cited for trespassing and criminal damage, then later released.

On Nov. 30, Denielle Romero was stopped by police when her vehicle traveled off-road. Romero said she was taking pictures of the desert, but police found 1.7 grams of meth in her vehicle, as well as records that showed her license was suspended for a previous DUI charge. Romero was released on scene but charges of dangerous drug possession and drug paraphernalia were forwarded to the Pinal County Attorney’s Office.

On Dec. 5, Teresa Turner was arrested for aggravated DUI during a traffic stop. Turner’s vehicle had no tail or headlights activated when police pulled her over. After being transported to Florence PD, Turner ran a .200 BrAC on the breathalyzer test. Turner was later booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Dec. 6, police were notified of an assault in Coolidge committed by Juan Vera. Vera was accused of grabbing his victim by the throat and choking them to the point of passing out. Vera was located by police near where the incident was said to have taken place, and later transported to Pinal Detention Center for aggravated assault.

On Dec. 12, Rhyanna Tanner was cited and released on charges of assault and criminal trespass after being found by police at the residence where the incident was reported to have taken place.

Incidents & Reports

On Dec. 7, Irvin Zarate allegedly stole a television valued at $500 from a residence in the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue. Coolidge police has requested a summons for Zarate to appear for a charge of property theft.


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