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

Arrests and citations

On April 3, officers were dispatched to Arizona Boulevard in reference to a driver asleep behind the wheel of a car blocking traffic. Police made contact with the driver, Thaddeus Phillips, who allegedly said he had been smoking marijuana and drinking earlier. A records check showed Phillips had an outstanding warrant. Phillips was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center for the warrant.

On April 7, Brian Araujo was arrested after police identified him as the suspect in a recently reported theft from the Family Dollar store. Security footage had shown Araujo allegedly stealing a cooler and leaving without paying. A records check also showed Araujo had two active warrants out of Eloy and Maricopa County Superior court. Araujo was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On April 8, officers were dispatched to an accident that occurred on State Route 87. On the scene, police found a cement truck whose trailer was dented and a Toyota Carolla with its front passenger side smashed and the tire exposed. The driver was identified as Amelia Pablo and a breath test reportedly showed Pablo had a BAC of .099. Pablo was arrested for attempting to leave the scene of an accident, and later released, with DUI charges pending further results.

On April 9, Thomas Stemmons was arrested for assault. Reports were that Stemmons had gotten into a physical altercation with the victim. Stemmons was transported to the Pinal County Detention Center.

On April 15, Chelsea Rose was cited and released for disorderly conduct after getting into an argument and allegedly throwing a bottle of shampoo at them during the incident.

On April 15, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driving without headlines. The driver, Carlotta Hopper, was identified as a suspect in a burglary case. Police found probable cause to arrest Hopper for the burglary case. A vehicle search also allegedly revealed a glasses case with two fentanyl pills, a piece of aluminum foil and two smoking pipes. Hopper was later released but charges of drug and paraphernalia possession were forwarded to the county attorney’s office.

On April 16, Hunter Kuykendall was arrested for possession of a small amount of meth and two fentanyl pills. Police had contacted Kuykendall in reference to a report of a man making entry into a parked vehicle. Another person present during the interview, Therin Castillo, received a citation for trespassing.

On April 16, Dominique Fields was arrested following a vehicle collision during which she crashed into a data utility box. Fields refused to conduct sobriety tests and a search of the vehicle allegedly found a cigarette dipped in an unknown substance as well as one gram of meth inside Fields’ purse. Fields was charged with drug possession and paraphernalia, and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On April 17, Michael Hastings was arrested for possessing 1.7 grams of meth and several pieces of burnt aluminum foil. Hastings was released with the charges forwarded to the county attorney’s office.

On April 17, police conducted a traffic stop on a speeding vehicle driven by Lucero Endsley. A records check showed Endsley was driving on a suspended license. Endsley consented to a sobriety test and a breathalyzer allegedly showed he had a BAC of .097. Endsley was charged with DUI and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On April 17, Lawrence Garcia was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, and a records check revealed Garcia had outstanding warrants out of Florence. Garcia was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Facility for the warrants.

On April 18, Fabian Kisto was arrested for driving despite revoked privileges to obtain a license. Police had initially conducted a traffic stop on Kisto’s vehicle because the truck had no license plate on the rear bumper. A records check also showed an outstanding warrant out of Coolidge. Kisto was booked into Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

Incidents and reports

On April 20, it was reported that someone stole $150 worth of clothing from the 900 block of Arizona Boulevard. The victim said they’d recently sold their shed and had taken belongings out of there for a short time. However, in the morning the victim had noticed some clothes were gone. There were no suspect leads and the case was suspended.


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