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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, June 28

An officer noticed two vehicles pulled off the roadway of West Poston Butte Loop and learned an accident had occurred. The first driver, Logan J. Brewer, 31, stated he did not see the other car stopping in front of him. He was issued a civil traffic citation for speed.

Wednesday, June 30

An accident was reported at South Main Street and East Florence Heights Drive. Rhonda M. Volz, 51, was cited for failure to yield from stop sign. No injuries were reported.

Thursday, July 1

A female reported her backpack was stolen off a bench at 8th and Main streets. An officer attempted to locate a vehicle she stated had been in the area.

Officers were dispatched to a report of shots fired, not in progress, on East Ruggles Street. The reporting party said when she arrived at her business, she noticed broken glass and damaged property. She stated she then noticed holes in the blinds on the window. The case is under investigation.

An assault on a detention officer by an inmate was reported on North Bowling Road.

Friday, July 2

An officer observed a vehicle cross the double yellow line several times in a short distance, and conducted a traffic stop near West Hunt Highway and North Felix Road. The officer suspected the driver to be under the influence and conducted a DUI investigation. Michael D. Crocket, 65, was issued a criminal traffic citation for DUI slightest and DUI with BAC .08 or more. He was then released to a responsible party.

Warrant arrests

Tommy Nord, 66

Deanna Breckenridge, 38, several warrants

Antonio Beltranalvinez, 30

Traffic tickets

Olivia Martinez, 30, no current registration.

Jonathan T. Trout, 19, less than 65/waste of fine resource.

Jesus Verdugo Alvarez, 40, no current registration, no valid driver’s license.

Ignacio R. Adam, 69, no current registration.

Bessie M. Dean, 36, driving suspended.

Breanna R. Marez, 30, no current registration, driving suspended.

Alonzo Williams II, 30, speed, no passing zone.

Speeding tickets

Isaac Chavez, 38, excessive speed

Kaelyn L. Hall, 20

Victoria Ausbern, 48

Isaac Chavez, 38, exceeding 85 mph

Thomas D. Lamey, 35

Macy D. Peyton, 20

Joshua L. Suber, 24

Chad W. Hilton, 32

Thomas J. Johnson, 37

Jefferson Ventrella, 32

Kristie A. Teeny, 38

Gina M. Jensen, 31




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.