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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.

June 29

Raul Romero, 20, was arrested on a warrant.

A private-property accident was reported on North Hunt Highway. The driver stated she was pulling into a parking spot and hit the accelerator instead of the brake. She was transported to the hospital for her injuries. No citation was issued.

July 1

An officer was dispatched to a suspicious, possibly intoxicated person in a car on North Pinal Parkway. The officer responded and observed what appeared to be drug paraphernalia. The person consented to a search of his person and the vehicle. Drug paraphernalia was located and placed into evidence. The person was advised charging review paperwork would be submitted to the appropriate prosecutor for determination of charges, and he was released.

July 2

Jaime F. Sanchez, 74, was exiting from Safeway and was attempting to make a left turn to travel southbound on North Hunt Highway when she allegedly failed to yield right of way and collided into the rear driver-side tire area of another southbound car. She was cited for failure to yield from a private drive.

A flatbed trailer was reported stolen on East Ruggles Street.

July 5

An assault was reported on North Pinal Street. A male reported a male he did not know who struck him in the face.

Traffic tickets

Shawn D. Morris, 55, no current registration

Kimberly C. Johnson, 47, driving suspended

Scott A. Faulisi, 49, no mandatory insurance

Christopher J. Dobson, 47, no current registration

Raul A. Martinez, 43, no current registration

Flora J. Howerton, 52, no proof of insurance

Rosa I. Alvarez, 35, speed, no legible license

Diane Benitez, 45, speed, no proof of insurance

Daniel C. Melton, 55, no current registration

Speeding tickets

Juvenile male, 17

John R. Pacheco, 22

Wesley A. Moss, 36

Jesus M. Estrada III, 28

Julietta M. Monroy, 21




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.

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