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

Arrests and citations

On Aug. 10, Francisco Felix was arrested during a traffic stop when police observed his vehicle failing to make a complete stop at an intersection. A records check showed Felix was driving on a revoked license, and Felix had no mandatory insurance. Felix was cited and released.

On Aug. 10, police made contact with Patrick Henry near the Pima Lateral Canal and the Union Pacific train tracks. Henry was observed by police riding their bicycle. A records check showed that Henry had three confirmed warrants out of Coolidge. Henry was arrested and his bicycle was turned over to a relative. Henry was transported to CoreCivic for the warrants.

On Aug. 10, Malik McKaney was arrested after police were notified of a possible disturbance in the 600 block of North Main Street. When police arrived, they made contact with McKaney, who they were told by dispatch had a valid state wide probation violation warrant out of Pinal County. McKaney was arrested for the outstanding warrant and transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Aug. 10, Jordan Cortese was arrested after police responded to a noise complaint near the area of Country Village and Hess Avenue. Police arrived to find two males and two females outside a residence, one of which was Cortese. Cortese allegedly told police they were trying to move a vehicle that was disabled due to low fuel. A records check showed Cortese had active Coolidge warrants. Cortese was arrested and transported to CoreCivic.

On Aug. 12, police on patrol identified Jody Gerkin, who was riding a bike along North Christianson Road. A records check showed Gerkin had three active warrants out of Eloy and Maricopa Superior Court. Police engaged Gerkin in a short pursuit but police apprehended Gerkin when he dismounted his bike ahead of rough terrain. Gerkin was arrested and a search of his person revealed a bag with 1.8 grams of meth. Gerkin was transported to the Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

Incidents and reports

On July 19, police were sent to the intersection of Skousen Road and Highway 87 in reference to reports of shots fired. Already on the scene were officers with the Gila River Police Department, who notified the Coolidge officers they had found 23 shell casings along the side of the roadway. Police spoke with a subject who said they had seen a dark four dour Sedan stop nearby and a male point a rifle out of the window, firing a round in the air. The subject said the shooter continued to drive as they fired off the round. Although the subject said the shots were not fired in their direction, they claimed it could have been in relation to a prior argument. Police collected the casings for evidence, but the case was suspended pending further leads.

On Aug. 6, police were sent to the 500 block of West Dewey Avenue in reference to a dispute and possible criminal damage. Two subjects were allegedly threatening each other and police identified a window that had been shot through with a BB gun. One of the subjects police spoke with claimed threats were made against them but provided no evidence. The damage to the window was estimated to cost $400. The homeowner whose window was damaged said they would provide the police with video footage. The case was suspended pending further information.


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