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Aug. 12

A resident on West Sonoma Way reported items stolen from her garage.

Aug. 13

Police responded to a one-car accident at West Arizona Farms and North Yeager roads. Joey W. Heywood, 18, told police his vehicle pulls to the right and he has to steer to the left to compensate. He stated he over-corrected and lost control, causing the vehicle to roll once. He stated he was not injured. Florence Fire examined him. Heywood was cited for knowingly operating an unsafe vehicle. The car was towed.

Aug. 15

Michelle Alvarado, 42, was arrested and booked into jail on charges of possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license.

An officer was dispatched to a report of an assault between juveniles at Pinal County Juvenile Detention. A juvenile charging review packet will be forwarded to the Pinal County Attorney Juvenile Division for determination of charges.

An officer responded to an accident on East Florence-Kelvin Highway at Dogwood Lane. A 16-year-old driver rear-ended another car that was making a left turn. All parties were seen by Florence Fire and refused further medical treatment. The first driver was cited for failure to control speed to avoid collision.

Aug. 18

Johnathan J. Cantu, 27, was arrested and booked into jail on charges of driving on a suspended license and ignition interlock device required, and warrants. He was also cited for speed.

Warrant arrests

Jaime Gallegos, 23

Leobardo Aboite-Gutierrez, 32

Samuel Fontes-Munoz, 21

Francisco Sandoval-Rodriguez, 23

Robert Burch, 51

Jose Sanchez Buelna, 24

Samuel Del Rio, 36

Delray Antone, 30

Kirkland Hauser, 31

Traffic tickets

Robert L. Mitchell, 33, driving suspended

Ricardo I. Velazco, 47, no proof of insurance

Sidney B. Cantrell, 37, no current registration

Matthew A. Fischer, 34, failure to carry registration card

Eddie J. Granillo, 69, no current registration

Mario A. Vazquez, 28, speed, no mandatory insurance

Victoria Hendrickson, 27, no legible license

Joshua C. Eberhard, 37, speed

Philip E. Clark, 50, speed

Don Salvador Torres, 35, 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.