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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, July 19

An East 8th Street resident reported someone threw rocks at her car and home, breaking a window on her car and a planter on her porch. Jody Flores, 50, was issued a criminal ticket for criminal damage.

Tuesday, July 20

A West Southwind Way resident reported that someone entered the property while he was away and stole several items.

Wednesday, July 21

A North Pinal Street resident reported items were missing from his residence.

A male reported money was stolen from his wallet at Anthem Community Center.

AMR ambulance personnel reported they observed a male slumped over his steering wheel on North Hunt Highway, and they had to break the passenger window to get to him. AMR personnel conducted CPR and transported the male to the hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The case is pending the Pinal County Medical Examiner’s report.

Sunday, July 25

A two-car accident with injuries was reported at Arizona Farms and Attaway roads. One of the drivers stated he was traveling on Arizona Farms Road when the other vehicle struck his vehicle on the passenger side, injuring his wife. Florence Fire was dispatched and provided medical aid. An officer conducted a DUI investigation on the other driver. Cristopher Jaurequi Moreno, 21, was cited for reckless driving, DUI and a stop sign violation, and was released to a responsible party.

Cruz Ornelas, 23, was arrested and booked into jail on charges of assault-domestic violence and disorderly conduct-domestic violence.

Warrant arrests

Gabriel Ortega, 23

Megan Muse, 37

Hector Medina, 23

Traffic tickets

Jesus Gonzales Tapia, 36, driving on a suspended license due to DUI, spirituous liquor in motor vehicle.

Phillip D. Farrish, 34, no valid driver’s license.

Vincent Hernandez, 53, speed.

Matthew P. Adams, 38, no current registration, no mandatory insurance, failure to report name or address change.

Ashley M. Jamerson, 33, no valid driver’s license.

Cristy L. Rininger, 56, no current registration.

Michael Cebreros, 27, speed.

Martha L. Castro, 66, no current registration.

Marlen Cornejo, 34, speed, improper window tint.

Daniel Lara, 21, driving suspended.




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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