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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.

Monday, May 3

A hit-and-run accident was reported on Main Street. A resident reported a motor home had struck his awning, and showed an officer a video that allowed him to identify the motor home. The owner was contacted and he returned to the scene. The officer submitted paperwork to Florence Municipal Court regarding charges.

Tuesday, May 4

An accident was reported on North Pinal Parkway. The first driver stated he did not see the motorcycle as he was exiting a parking lot. Both drivers stated they were not injured and no citations were issued.

Friday, May 7

A part was reported stolen off a car at a shop on South Main Street.

A vehicle fire was reported on South Main Street. The owner stated she was fine and believed the fire may have started due to an electrical issue she recently had work performed to fix. The officer remained on scene while Florence Fire investigated.

Saturday, May 8

An officer was dispatched to a report of domestic violence on West Admiral Way. Jason Bell, 43, was later arrested and booked into jail on charges of assault and disorderly conduct.

An officer was dispatched to a report of domestic violence on North Presidio Drive. The parties were separated for the night. Charging review paperwork will be submitted to the town attorney for determination of charges.

Warrant arrests

Letricia Sopha, 36

Jose Viola, 31

Jesus Galaviz, 36

Traffic tickets

Torrey N. Taylor, 28, no current registration.

Ronald D. Alford, 20, speed, no mandatory insurance, no legible driver’s license.

Abel Ramirez Ortiz, 38, no valid driver’s license.

Damian Washington, 25, speed, improper window tint, no mandatory insurance, license plate state obstructed.

Stephanie Fortier, 60, no proof of insurance.

Cristian Rodriguez, 20, no valid driver’s license.

Adam M. Vasquez, 35, no current registration.

Daniel J. Keesee, 35, stop sign.

Gregory E. Mazzochi, 29, no mandatory insurance.

Jeanette E. Fritze, 69, stop sign, no current registration, no proof of insurance.

Maria Jimenez Munoz, 44, no valid driver’s license.

Speeding tickets

Ryan A. Espinoza, 19

Oscar T. Reyna, 63

Gabriel D. Ortega, 23, excessive speed.

Rafael V. Iriarte, 28, more than 65 mph.

Destiny M. Smith, 29

Lori R. Reding, 59




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.