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

Arrests and citations

On June 7, Cherokee Thompson allegedly pushed over three flag poles outside a residence in the 1000 block of South 3rd Street. Thompson told officers he had taken several pills and AMR transported Thompson to Florence Anthem Hospital for Evaluation. A summons was requested for charges of disorderly conduct.

One June 17, Cody Jones was cited for shoplifting when Walmart employees allegedly caught him stealing items by pushing them underneath a fence in the store’s garden center. A witness stated they then saw Jones pick up the items outside the store and put them in his truck. Police were able to identify Jones’ vehicle and retrieve the stolen items shortly thereafter. Walmart employees estimated the value of the stolen goods, which included beef jerky and Mountain House Adventure Meals, was estimated to be $150.

On June 22, police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of I-8 and Stanfield Road. The driver, Darren Miguel, allowed a search of his vehicle and police found a glass pipe with meth residue. Miguel was cited for drug paraphernalia and released.

On June 23, Ryan Eastridge was arrested during a traffic stop near the intersection of Vah Ki Inn Road and North Kenworthy Road. A records check showed Eastridge was driving on a suspended license and the vehicle’s plate registration was expired. During a search of the vehicle, police found drug paraphernalia in the car, including foils with burnt fentanyl pills. The case remains open pending lab results and charges will be forwarded at a later date.

On June 26, Timothy Newell was identified as the suspect in two shoplifting incidents earlier in the day, as well as from two days prior, that occurred at the Family Dollar on Arizona Boulevard. In the original theft, surveillance footage shows Newell stealing several items valued at $46. During the second theft Newell took items valued at $56 in total. Newell was carrying a Family Dollar bag to make it appear as if they had purchased the items. Newell was located shortly after the second incident and charges were forward to the attorney’s office.

On June 30, police were dispatched to the Little Caesar’s on Arizona Boulevard over reports of a suspect loitering near the restaurant and asking employees for free food. Police made contact with the suspect, Arnold Boni, and a records check showed Boni had an active warrant out of Phoenix for violating parole. Boni was arrested and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On June 30, police were notified of a disturbance at the Galloping Goose during which Arthur Lacy allegedly got into an altercation. Lacy was detained outside the bar and was observed by AMR due to a forehead wound. Charges of disorderly conduct were forwarded to the Coolidge City Court.

Incidents and reports

On June 18, police were notified of a theft from the Walmart located on Arizona Boulevard. Surveillance footage shows a suspect forcing a glass case open and removing jewelry, including earrings and necklaces, in total valued at $187. The suspect then left the store without paying. The case has been suspended pending further information; a photo of the suspect was uploaded to Facebook.

One June 19, the police were notified that someone threw rocks at the window of a car parked in the 1600 block of West Wilson Avenue. The victim said damage to the window would cost $500 to replace. The case was suspended pending further information.

On June 24, a hit and run occurred near 7th Street and South Arizona Boulevard. Police were given a license plate by the victim but were unable to locate the suspect’s vehicle. The victim said that the other vehicle attempted to change lanes and collided with the side of their vehicle door. The collision damaged the victim’s car door and broke their right side mirror. The case is suspended pending contact with the suspect.

On June 29, an unknown suspect allegedly sliced the tires and broke two windows on a vehicle parked in the 2100 block of West Wilson Avenue. The estimated damage to the vehicle was valued at $1,050. The victim identified a potential suspect but the case is suspended pending further information.

On June 29, an unknown suspect painted graffiti to a building along Arizona Boulevard. The victim said damage to the building was estimated to cost $1,000. Later, police were notified by the Family Dollar on Arizona Boulevard that similar graffiti had been sprayed on their store, which the store estimated would cost $200 to fix. The case was suspended pending suspect leads.


Aaron Dorman is the Casa Grande reporter at PinalCentral, covering government, schools, business and more. He can be reached at