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, Aug. 16

Carlos Rivera, 28, was arrested and booked into jail on charges of possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia, and a warrant.

An accident was reported at East Keating and South Main streets. Eddie Tarango Castaneda, 19, was cited for failure to avoid collision.

Tuesday, Aug. 17

A single-car accident was reported at North Wildflower Parkway and East Judd Road. The driver stated he was traveling on Judd Road when a tree fell in front of his vehicle. He stated he did not need medical attention. No citation was issued.

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

Friday, Aug. 20

An accident without injuries was reported at West Rushmore Way and North Palo Verde Drive. The first driver, while attempting to make a U-turn, struck the other car. No citation was issued.

Saturday, Aug. 21

An accident between a car and a golf cart was reported in Florence Gardens. Raymond Lafayette, 67, was cited for failing to yield from a stop sign. Lafayette stated he was not injured. The golf cart driver was seen by Florence Fire EMS and later transported to the hospital.

Warrant arrests

Charlotte Queenan, 55

Jonathan Hernandez, 42

Daniel Moraga, 40

Charles Johnson, 47

Traffic tickets

Austin J. Arlia, 20, excessive speed.

Sergio Sabori, 24, less than 65/waste of finite resource.

Jack D. Cook, 42, less than 65/waste of finite resource.

Gabrielle Johnson, 33, less than 65/waste of finite resource.

Eileen Vasquez, 54, less than 65/waste of finite resource.

Bryan McKenzie, 48, no proof of insurance.

Giulian Guzman Naula, 31, less than 65/waste of finite resource.

Juan P. Delcid, 32, no current registration.

Robert A. Hidalgo, 36, speed, driving suspended.

Edgar Leon Ruelas, 29, speed.

Allan L. Goodman, 72, less than 65/waste of finite resource.

David X. Colter, 18, 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

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