The following was taken from the records at the Coolidge Police Department.
Arrests & Citations
As police were making an arrest at 9:10 a.m. Aug. 16 at North Main and West Byrd Avenue a group of bystanders was harassing and chanting “Black lives matter,” which caused officers to threaten to release a police dog officer to quell the disturbance, according to an officer’s written report. Officers Tyrone Coleman and Bradley Fulton responded to a report of speeding and reckless driving allegedly by Bryan Shaw Jr., 26. Shaw eventually was handcuffed and cited and released by Fulton, who radioed Coleman for assistance. Shaw’s charges included failure to obey an officer and disorderly conduct. According to Coleman’s report, no fewer than seven male and female bystanders were surrounding and swearing at police, while also three men were recording the incident on cell phone cameras. The group did back away from the scene after the K9 threat but continued using obscenities, the report stated.
Ricoh Todecheene, 29, was arrested at 12:16 a.m. Aug. 24 at 1211 N. Arizona Blvd. for assault and domestic violence.
John Winegardner, 28, was cited and released at 1:46 p.m. Aug. 29 at 1695 N. Arizona Blvd. for shoplifting of items totaling $382.33.
Arlene McKinney, 19, and a 17-year-old male were arrested at 12:16 a.m. Sept. 2 after a traffic stop that involved narcotics and marijuana. McKinney was driving a Nissan Altima that was stopped for a failure-to-yield violation at 10:48 p.m. Sept. 1 at North Arizona Boulevard and West Vah Ki Inn Road and was arrested on a city of Coolidge warrant. A juvenile passenger was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of a narcotic drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. A search of the juvenile revealed a fentanyl pill and 3.7 grams of marijuana. Both suspects were taken to the Coolidge police station where McKinney was booked and the 17-year-old was released to a guardian.
Irvin Zarate, 22, was arrested at 5:57 p.m. Aug. 30 at 495 S. Arizona Boulevard on two warrants from Pinal Justice Court and Pinal County Superior Court. Police responded to a convenience store where Zarate was found leaving the restroom that had a strong odor of an electrical type, according to a report. Police conducted a records check and discovered the warrants. Zarate also was issued a trespassing warning for that location.
David Roth, 30, was arrested at 2:52 p.m. Aug. 26 for possession of a dangerous drug, possession of narcotics, possession of drug paraphernalia and for shoplifting from a previous incident at 1695 N. Arizona Boulevard. Police responded to Walmart when an employee asked that Roth be removed from the store. Police searched Roth’s backpack inside Walmart’s security office and found 1.2 grams of methamphetamine, three blue pills stamped M30 and a glass smoking pipe. A Walmart security official showed police video of Roth stealing a baby monitor on Aug. 14. Roth admitted to the crime and was charged on Aug. 26. Roth was handcuffed but refused treatment from paramedics for an undisclosed medical condition, and then police drove him to his residence.
Gerardo Vega, 34, was arrested at 1:14 p.m. Aug. 28 at a residence in the 100 block of South 16th Street for criminal damage and threatening and intimidating.
Joshua Roberson, 29, was cited and released at 3:32 p.m. Aug. 31 in the 400 block of South Arizona Boulevard for possession of approximately 5.6 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Christopher Gilbertson, 29, was arrested at 2:28 p.m. Aug. 31 at 411 N. Arizona Blvd. for possession of a narcotic drug (fentanyl) and possession of drug paraphernalia.