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, June 21

A hit-and-run accident was reported on West Victory Way. A box truck struck an APS utility box and left the scene. The driver was able to be identified because he had just delivered a package. The driver returned to the scene and advised he did not know he had struck the utility box.

Tuesday, June 22

An accident involving three vehicles was reported on North Pinal Parkway. The first driver, Beverly Morris, 37, made a left turn in front of another car, and the impact caused both cars to strike a third car. The driver of the second car and a passenger in the first car both requested medical transport. Morris was cited for unsafe turn/no signal.

Daniel R. Moraga, 40, was cited for criminal trespass.

Friday, June 25

A single-car accident was reported on Hunt Highway at Merrill Ranch Parkway. Tanner W. Butler, 27, stated he was reaching for an object that had fallen under his right foot and his foot became stuck on the gas pedal. This caused the vehicle to gain speed and the driver to lose control. Butler was seen by Florence Fire EMS. He was cited for driving on a suspended license, no proof of insurance and failure to control speed to avoid an accident.

Warrant arrests

Jose Delgado, 32

Annalicia Gonzalez, 31

Emmitt Spurlock, 28

Rodney June, 47

Traffic tickets

Lauro V. Cordoba, 58, no-passing zone, no proof of insurance.

Francisco Ramirez, 21, no valid driver’s license, no current registration, no mandatory insurance.

Bradley Silsbee, 27, stop sign, no mandatory insurance, no current registration, no valid driver’s license.

Jacqueline Tapia, 35, no current registration.

Gregory T. Smith, 32, no current registration.

Lane T. Miller, 28, speed, driving suspended.

Kathleen R. Abril, 44, no current registration.

Juan D. Castro, 22, no proof of insurance.

Gregory Patricio, 30, speed, driving suspended.

Speeding tickets

Samantha Gabaldon, 35

Kayleigh R. Castro, 34

Bernice L. Morgan, 51

Rosario M. Ramirez, 27

Kevin M. Hamilton, 23

Dean C. Wyse, 77




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