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March 2

Michael A. Liftin, 48, was arrested and booked into jail on charges of assault-domestic violence and disorderly conduct-domestic violence.

March 3

Paul Valenzuela, 36, was arrested and booked into jail on a charge of shoplifting. Less than four hours later, he was arrested again on charges of shoplifting, theft and criminal trespass.

Anthony Ojeda-Torres, 24, was cited and released on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and driving suspended.

Jewell Vaughn Jr., 28, was cited for driving on a suspended license.

March 5

Sean M. White, 34, was arrested and booked into jail on charges of DUI, reckless driving, driving on a suspended license, criminal nuisance and open container.

An officer was dispatched to a single-car accident without injuries. The driver stated he swerved left to avoid striking other vehicles and struck the median, which damaged his vehicle. No citation was issued.

An officer was dispatched to a motorcycle accident on Hunt Highway. Upon arrival, the rider was being seen by emergency medical personnel. Before being transported for further treatment, the rider advised when he rounded the curve on Hunt Highway and attempted to get in the far-right lane he lost control, hit the ground and started skidding. The officer canvassed the area and located some type of pellet food all over the roadway. This is the area where the rider stated he lost control. No citation was issued.

Tyler A. Megahey, 23, was cited for failure to carry vehicle registration card.

March 8

James Crouse, 41, was arrested and booked into jail on charges of possession of a prescription-only drug with no valid prescription, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with a canceled license.

Warrant arrests

Ricardo Miranda, 52

Paul Lascurian Jr., 21

Veronica Marquez, 38

Randy Kinny, 32

Benjamin Riggs, 37

Sharod Greer, 31

Reginald Brown, 40

Bruce Dayzie, 28


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.


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.