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

Arrests and citations

On April 23, Shane O’Hara was cited for going over 85 mph in a 35 mph zone on Arizona Boulevard. O’Hara was released on scene.

On May 2, Dakota Hopp was arrested after police received reports he was in an argument and causing a disturbance. Police made contact with Hopp at a residence in the 1200 block of West Harding Avenue, and he told police he’d been drinking. Hopp was transported to the Coolidge Police Department and a breath test reportedly showed a BAC of .364. Because of the high alcohol level Hopp was cited for assault and disorderly conduct, and then transported to Florence Anthem hospital by AMR.

On May 6, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle making an improper right turn. Police made contact with the driver, Nolan Mosley, who did not have a valid drivers license. A records check showed Mosley had an active warrant out of Coolidge. Mosley was arrested and transported to CoreCivic.

On May 7, police were notified Brian Araujo was asleep in a parked car outside the Coolidge Police Department. A records check showed Araujo had an active warrant out of Central Pinal Justice Court. Police made contact with Araujo and he was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On May 7, police responded to reports of disorderly conduct at the parking lot at 1695 Arizona Boulevard. Contact was made with James Crouse, who allegedly confirmed he was part of a verbal dispute. A records check showed Crouse had an active warrant out of Coolidge. Crouse was arrested and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On May 7, Richard Lara was arrested after reports he had punched his dog. Police made contact with Lara at his residence and noted blood from the dog on the sidewalk and front door. Police also stated that they identified a laceration on the dog’s nose. A knife was located in Lara’s pocket although he denied using it on the dog. A records check also showed Lara had active warrants. Lara was charged with animal cruelty and injury, and was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On May 8, Brian Manuel was stopped by police after several traffic violations along Arizona Boulevard. A records check showed Manuel had a suspended driver’s license, and the center cup holder had an open container of alcohol. A search of Manuel’s person allegedly revealed a small baggie with 1.1 grams of meth. Manuel was arrested on charges of DUI and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia, and later released at a friend’s residence.

On May 9, Brian Sutherby was stopped by police after speeding on Arizona Boulevard. A records check showed that Sutherby had a suspended drivers license. After allegedly failing several sobriety tests, Sutherby was arrested for DUI and transported to the Coolidge Police Department. A breath test allegedly showed Sutherby had a BAC of .174. Sutherby was booked into Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On May 10, police were notified that a black Dodge Charger was stopped in the middle of the roadway on State Route 87 just south of Randolph. Police observed the driver, Cody Nish, to be unconscious, and with open cases of alcohol in the back of the car. According to the police, Nish attempted to flee, driving over the median and shoulder lines of SR 87 despite oncoming traffic. Police employed spike strips to puncture Nish’s tires and the car was brought to a stop just below Arizona Boulevard. Police ended up having to forcibly remove Nish from the vehicle. Nish was arrested on charges of DUI and Felony Flight, and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On May 13, Savannah Valenzuela was arrested for a shoplifting incident in which she allegedly stole candy from the Circle K at 1541 Arizona Blvd. Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in which Valenzuela was a passenger, and noted three bags of candy on the floorboard. Allegedly Valenzuela acknowledged stealing the candy, as well as a piece of cherry pie. Valenzuela also had an active Coolidge warrant and was book and processed at the Coolidge Police Department.

Incidents and reports

On April 27, police were informed of two separate shoplifting incidents which occurred at Shope’s grocery market over the previous two days. One suspect stole a can of Off Active bug repellant, while another stole a tube of Krazy Glue Gel. Neither suspect was identified and the cases were suspended.

On April 30, police were dispatched to Shope’s grocery market in response to reports of a shoplifting two days prior. Surveillance footage shows three suspects who took a variety of items valued at $20 in total. Police officers identified two suspects, Marcel Brown and John Szymkowski, while the third suspect remains unknown. A citation and summons were forwarded to the Coolidge City Court, and the case was suspended pending identification of the final suspect.

On May 3, police were notified a shoplifting incident at the Family Dollar Store, during which a subject stole several items by placing the in a trash can before leaving. The value of the stolen items was estimated to be $3.25. The police could not identify the subject from surveillance footage and the case was suspended.

On May 4, police were notified of a shoplifting incident at the Anthem Thrift Store on Arizona Boulevard. An employee stated that a subject had stolen a tote bag filled with miscellaneous clothing, while another grabbed a white shirt and exited without paying shortly afterward. The stolen items were valued at $300. The suspects were not identified and the case was suspended.

On May 6, police identified Joy Mulloney during a traffic stop, who had been labelled as a missing person out of Phoenix. Mulloney was contacted by police as part of a welfare check when she was parked illegally near the intersection of West Orange Avenue and South Curry Road. Mulloney initially drove away but police conducted a traffic stop. Mulloney was evaluated by paramedics and transported to Florence Hospital by AMR.

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