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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.

Sunday, Nov. 15

A hit-and-run accident was reported near West Rushmore Way and North Camden Drive.

Monday, Nov. 16

Prison staff on North Bowling Road reported finding narcotics in mail addressed to an inmate. A charging review packet has been forwarded to the Pinal County Attorney for determination of charges.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

A car hit another car that was stopped at the light at North Attaway Road and Hunt Highway. Clinton T. Austin Jr., 20, was cited for speed and no proof of insurance.

Copper Basin Railway reported a silver box truck struck the southbound crossing arm at Price Road and dislodged it from the post. An attempt to locate the vehicle was unsuccessful.

Thursday, Nov. 19

A single-vehicle accident with injuries was reported at West Spirit Loop and North Petersburg Drive. The driver, James Hier, stated he dozed off and swerved, hitting the light pole. He had an injury to his hand that was treated by Florence Fire. He refused further medical care. He was cited for failure to control speed to avoid collision.

Friday, Nov. 20

Shoplifting was reported on North Pinal Parkway. A suspect was located but did not have the item on his person. At the employee’s request, the suspect was trespassed from the store.

Warrant arrests

Alexandra Wilson, 28

Bernadino Hernandez, 46

Jaquan Porter, 25

Traffic tickets

Ruben Perez, 29, no current registration.

Mikah A. Doty, 18, less than 65 in a 55, no current registration.

Nilsa Reyes Aragon, 34, no proof of insurance.

Jake S. Brumley, 25, driving on sidewalk, lighted lamps required, no mandatory insurance, no legible license, no current registration.

Speeding tickets

Laura V. Ibarra, 30

Luis G. Vasquez Jr., 21

Marco Velazquez Franco, 46

Kenneth Gilmore, 75

Less than 65 in a 55 zone/waste of finite resource

Brandon J. Martinez, 23

Jon P. Rasmussen, 68

Alejandro Velazco, 26

Nathan S. Goldman, 47

Jacob C. Hyatt, 37




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 mcowling@pinalcentral.com.