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Jan. 7

An officer was dispatched to a report of an accident involving a Florence police officer on North Pinal Parkway. No injuries were reported. The officer was attempting to make a U-turn and did not see the other vehicle. The other driver stated she tried to speed up to avoid the collision but was unable to. No citations were issued.

Jan. 12

An officer responded to a private-property accident on North Anthem Way. Ricardo A. Valles, 19, was cited for unsafe backing.

Jan. 13

A burglary was reported on East Florence Heights Drive.

An officer was dispatched to a traffic accident without injuries on East Butte Avenue. Both drivers stated they were crossing the bridge and their vehicle mirrors collided. No citations were issued.

Derrick J. McCormick, 38, was arrested and booked into jail on a warrant and cited for driving on a revoked license.

Jan. 14

Cheyanne A. Clemans, 28, was cited and released on DUI charges and failure to stop at a stop sign. Passenger Jordan J. Klaes, 21, was cited and released for having an open container.

Richard A. Mills Jr., 33, was arrested and booked into jail for violation of a court order.

Christopher R. Fisher, 46, was cited for shoplifting.

An officer was dispatched to a report of a hit-and-run accident on North Pinal Parkway near Price Road. A driver reported he was behind a vehicle that was traveling slower than the posted speed; it slowed to approximately 10 mph causing the vehicles to connect. The driver stated he exited his vehicle and the other vehicle left the scene. The case is closed pending further information.

Jan. 15

Trista Zornes was cited for speed and driving while suspended. A passenger, Salvador Chavez, 23, was cited for possessing an open container, consuming alcohol while traveling in a vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Richard A. Mills Jr., 33, was arrested and booked into jail on charges of violation of court order and trespass.

Traffic tickets

Ana M. Gutierrez, 57, speed

Vickie C. Hilton, 42, driving suspended

Craig E. Bowser, 40, no current registration, no proof of insurance, suspended plate

Jasmine P. Provchy, 36, no current registration, no mandatory insurance

Peter D. Hallbourg, 66, speed

Sasha F. Stroud, 46, speed


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.


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.