The Police Report is compiled from Florence Police Department reports. The only names published are those of adults who were cited, arrested or involved in a traffic accident. Suspects named in this column are innocent until proven guilty. Anyone whose arrest appears in this column who is later found not guilty or whose charges are dismissed is welcome to inform the Florence Reminder and it will be reported.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

An officer was dispatched to a report of domestic violence on West Pleasant Oak Court. The parties were advised to separate and have no contact with each other. Charging review will be submitted to the town attorney for determination of charges.

Thefts from a car were reported on West Admiral Way.

Wednesday, Nov. 25

A car struck a parked and unoccupied police car and flipped onto its roof on West Georgetown Way. The car’s two occupants crawled out prior to the officer’s arrival. The driver had a laceration to her lip and received stitches at the hospital. The car was towed to the towing company’s yard and the police car was towed to the police station. Alejandra Garza was cited for failure to control speed to avoid collision.

Friday, Nov. 27

One car rear-ended another at Hunt Highway and Attaway Road. No injuries were reported. Sidney Bennett, 21, was cited for speed.

Sunday, Nov. 29

An accident was reported at South Centennial Park Avenue and State Route 287. Tiffany Caraway was cited for failure to control speed to avoid collision.

Warrant arrests

Nicole Moore, 33

Michael Thomas, 38

Valentin Castallanos, 34

Charles Lynch, 30

Steed Youvella, 41

Traffic tickets

Joshua A. Murphy, 21, no proof of insurance.

Tracy A. Johnson, 56, speed, driving suspended, no current registration.

Jose A. Verdugo, 39, stop sign, no current registration.

Matthew M. Gregory, 27, driving on a suspended license.

Oscar Garcia Puente, 35, speed, no current registration.

Aimee L. Merrell, 48, less than 65 in a 55 zone/waste of finite resource.

Michael G. Hernandez, 28, speed, driving suspended.

Joel M. Herrera, 49, no proof of insurance.

Mackenzie R. Ross, 20, less than 65 in a 55 zone/waste of finite resource.

Lesley Lopez Trujillo, 25, failure to carry registration, no proof of insurance.

Shelby N. Berg, 29, no current registration, no proof of insurance.

Johnathon R. Wofford, 19, no proof of insurance.

Nick L. Montag, 42, no proof of insurance.

Jason W. Granoski, 39, driving suspended, no proof of insurance.

Raul Isbarra, 20, no current registration.

Manuel S. Moreno, 57, no proof of insurance.

Luis F. Gonzalez, 19, waste of finite resource, no valid license.

Jasmin Y. Moran, 25, no proof of insurance.

Speeding tickets

Manuel N. Martinez, 21

Andrew Ruvalcaba, 18

Jamecia A. Evans, 24

Shannon M. Hansen, 26

Joel Bonilla Jr., 28

Maria Sierra Guevara, 36

Luis E. Palacios, 27

Michael W. Nolan, 61




Mark Cowling is the county reporter for PinalCentral and covers the town of Florence, San Tan Valley and the surrounding area. He can be reached at