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

Arrests and citations

On April 16, John Winegardner was arrested for two active Coolidge warrants and one felony warrant out of Maricopa County. Winegardner was given a new date to appear in court for the Coolidge warrants, but was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center for the Maricopa County warrant.

On April 26, Shaun Lovejoy was arrested after allegedly threatening a victim with murder, although Lovejoy was reportedly not in possession of a gun. Lovejoy was cited for making threatening or intimidating statements and transported to CoreCivic.

On April 28, Justice Hursey was arrested for attacking a victim with pepper spray and throwing items around a residence. When police arrived on the scene where Hursey was, a records check showed Hursey had an active warrant our of Maricopa. Hursey was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center for the active warrant and the new charges of disorderly conduct and assault.

On May 1, Terence Springer was arrested when his vehicle failed to stop for a sidewalk and police conducted a traffic stop. Springer was allegedly found to be driving on a suspended license, and when police conducted a vehicle search, they reportedly found pieces of aluminum foil, cut straws and seven fentanyl pills. Springer was released from custody with a civil traffic citation, but charges of narcotics possession and drug paraphernalia were forwarded to the county attorney’s office.

On May 2, Destiny Way was arrested after police noted her vehicle swerving and conducted a traffic stop. Way did not have a valid driver’s license and neither did other passengers. A search of the vehicle revealed several pieces of aluminum foil and cut straws, as well as charred fentanyl pills. Way was arrested for DUI, while a passenger, Kymbal Brown, was arrested for possession of narcotics and drug paraphernalia. Brown and Way were released from custody but charges were forwarded to the county attorney’s office.

On May 2, Jared Ray Gonzales was arrested for aggravated DUI following a traffic stop after police noted strange behavior including turning on his right signal when there was no right turn, and changing speeds. After making contact, police reportedly observed an open container of beer in the center console. Gonzales refused to consent to a blood or breath test, but based on this refusal and the open beer, police arrested him for DUI. Gonzales was booked into Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On May 2, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Sebastian Navarrete-Ramirez. A records check showed Navarrete-Ramirez had seven active suspensions of his license, and another passenger, Ariana Romero, had an active warrant out of Eloy. Navarrete-Ramirez was cited and released, while Romero was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On May 3, Nathan Halbe was arrested for assault. A witness at the scene said they had heard screaming and called 911 when they saw what was happening. After hearing the testimony and observing the alleged victim, police brought Halbe back to the Coolidge Police Department for processing.

Incidents and reports

On April 14, officers were notified of a theft that occurred at the South Circle K on Arizona Boulevard. Surveillance footage showed a suspect grabbing items including a gallon of milk, and a box of cereal, before leaving without paying. The stolen goods were valued at $33.

On April 20, a red bicycle was stolen near the Family Dollar on Arizona Boulevard. The victim said the bicycle was valued at $300, and that they had entered the store but when they exited their bicycle was gone. Although surveillance footage shows two suspects stealing the bicycle, they could not be identified and the case was suspended.

On April 24, police were notified of criminal damage to a vehicle in the 1500 block of South 4{sup}th{/sup} Street. The vehicle, a red Chevrolet Silverado, had its rear window broken. The victim said the cost to repair the window would be $200. No suspect was located and the case was suspended.


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