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

Arrests and citations

On Dec. 7, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Eric Felix. Felix was found to be driving with a suspended license, and a search revealed drug paraphernalia in his pocket. Another passenger, Crystal Rodrigues, had several active warrants out of Coolidge and Pinal County. Rodrigues was also carrying 0.7 grams of meth. Felix was issued two citations, while Rodrigues was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center for the valid Pinal Superior warrant, while warrants for possession of meth and paraphernalia were forwarded to the county attorney’s office.

On Dec. 8, police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle from the 900 block of North California Street. The victim said they were on vacation when their care was stolen. Police later found the vehicle in question about a mile away and were told the car had been taken by Sergio Valencia. When police spoke with Valencia, he said he’d received permission to tow the car. This was denied by witnesses, and it was also reported that parts had been stolen off the vehicle in question. Charges of theft against Valencia were forwarded to the county.

On Dec. 12, Eric Felix and Irvin Zarate were arrested for active warrants during a traffic stop. Zarate was suspected of stealing a television earlier this month, for which he was issued a citation. Felix and Zarate were transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Dec. 12, Dominic Aceves was arrested by police for shoplifting at the Speedway on Arizona Boulevard. Aceves also admitted to police he had recently smoked fentanyl as a search revealed drug paraphernalia. Aceves was issued several citations and then transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center for an active warrant out of Eloy.

On Dec. 15, Dantayshia Richardson was arrested in the 200 block of West Byrd Avenue as a suspect in an earlier shoplifting case. During a search, police also found two Fentanyl pills in Richardson’s handbag. Charges are pending lab results.

On Dec. 16, Alfonso Palacios was arrested for a valid arrest warrant out of Casa Grande and police also found a container in his pocket with drug paraphernalia. Palacios was transferred to Pinal County Adult Detention Center for the warrant.

On Dec. 17, police made contact with Matthew Skinner who was known by them to have active warrants out of Pinal County Superior and Eloy. A search also revealed two pipes used for smoking meth inside Skinner’s pocket. Skinner was cited for carrying drug paraphernalia and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center for the warrants.

Incidents and reports

On Dec. 12, police were notified that a luggage rack valued at $100 had been stolen off a parked vehicle overnight. The victim said he had seen two individuals arguing near the car earlier in the evening, but despite having identified one of them by name, the location of both the known and unknown subjects are unknown, and the case is suspended.

On Dec. 12, an unknown suspect spray painted lewd graffiti on the wall of the Dollar General on Arizona Boulevard. The damage to the wall is estimated at $500. There were no witnesses and the case is suspended.

On Dec. 13, an unknown subject threw a small rock through a window of a residence in the 700 block of North Sonora Street. The damage to the window was estimated to cost $250. The suspect is unknown and the case is suspended.

On Dec. 17, police were notified of a theft of copper plumbing materials that had been recently installed at a construction site in the 300 block of West Palo Verde Avenue. The material stolen was valued at $2,000. There was no surveillance footage and the case is suspended pending further evidence.

On Dec. 18, police were notified that an unknown suspect had discarded drug paraphernalia at the Circle K on Arizona Boulevard, including a burnt fentanyl pill. No suspect could be identified from surveillance footage.


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