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On May 13, Joel Alvarado was pulled over by Maricopa police off Bowlin Road. He initially provided a false name to officers. Once identified, he was found to have three confirmed warrants for his arrest and was arrested. His passenger was Phillip Espinoza, who also allegedly provided a false name to the police officer. Espinoza’s fingerprint confirmed his identity, and he was arrested and charged with false reporting to a law enforcement officer.

On May 13, Matthew Walter was arrested for a warrant during a traffic stop at the intersection of John Wayne Parkway and Honeycutt Road.

On May 13, Tony Riggins was taken into custody by Maricopa police from Gila River Indian Community Police for several outstanding warrants. He was then transported to Pinal County Sheriff’s Office where he was booked.

On May 12, a Maricopa police officer reportedly recognized Laura Jens as she drove her car in the Circle K parking lot. The officer conducted a traffic stop and found her to have a warrant for her arrest. Jens was arrested and booked into Pinal County Jail. When she arrived at the jail facility she visited the nurse, where she allegedly dropped a plastic bag onto the floor that contained methamphetamine. She was searched, and officers at the jail also found a clear pipe inside Jens’ bodily orifice. She was further charged with contraband in a facility, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On May 12, an employee at the Taco Bell on John Wayne Parkway called Maricopa police to report a man, later identified as Justin Wyatt, who was yelling inside the lobby and causing a disturbance. Police arrested Wyatt and charged him with third degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

On May 12, Maricopa police contacted Keshawn Willis in a parking lot on John Wayne Parkway after a caller reported seeing a person smoking a crack pipe. The officer on scene reportedly saw an item consistent with a pipe in Willis’ pocket. Willis was arrested, and when his car was searched the officer found drug paraphernalia and a fentanyl pill. He was charged with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On May 11, Richard Tow was arrested following a dispute at a home on Marina Avenue. Tow was reportedly throwing things inside and outside the home, and several objects were broken when officers arrived. Witnesses also stated Tow had been brandishing a firearm, which was reportedly found on the property. During the arrest, cocaine was allegedly found on his person. Tow was charged with disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct with a deadly weapon and criminal damage, as well as possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On May 10, a fight broke out at a home on Oster Drive. According to the police report, Briana Duvall and another individual got into an argument in which Duvall ripped the person’s shirt, punched them several times and scratched them. Duvall was arrested for aggravated domestic violence and assault – domestic violence and booked into Pinal County Jail.

On May 9, police were called in reference to a man sitting in a car outside a residence on Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway. The vehicle was double parked, and was running when officers approached. In the driver’s seat was Sheldon Rope, who reportedly admitted to drinking previously that day. Rope failed a field exam, and was arrested and charged with aggravated DUI. Rope took a breathalyzer test two hours after his arrest, where he blew a 0.28.

On May 7, police responded to a 911 call on Jeremy Street that stated Christian Olivares was behaving disruptive and violent. Olivares was arrested for disorderly conduct – domestic violence and booked into Pinal County Jail.

On May 5, police responded to a home on Hayden Drive where Maximilion Kurban was arrested for assault and disorderly conduct after he physically attacked another resident of the home. Kurban was then ordered by the courts not to return to the residence. On May 7, police were called when Kurban allegedly returned to the home on foot from Casa Grande. He reportedly smashed the back window of the home with a propane tank and was inside when officers arrived. He was arrested and charged with burglary – domestic violence, criminal trespass – domestic violence, criminal damage – domestic violence, interfering with judicial proceedings and aggravated domestic violence.

On May 5, a disturbance was reported at a home on Lief Road. David Dillard allegedly yelled insults at a minor in the home and then physically attacked them using a broom. The incident took place in front of other minors in the home. Dillard was arrested for aggravated assault – domestic violence, criminal damage – domestic violence and disorderly conduct – domestic violence.

On May 5, police responded to Arby’s after a woman was reported unconscious in the bathroom. Officers arrived and found Renee Smith, awake and breathing. She was allegedly found to be in possession of drugs, and was arrested. She was charged with possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On May 4, police made contact with Darren McDaniel at Copper Sky Park. According to the police report, while McDaniel was removing a bottle of alcohol from his sock, a baggie of methamphetamine fell out. McDaniel was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a dangerous drug.

On May 4, MPD officers stopped a vehicle on John Wayne Parkway. Marco Tarazon was a passenger in the vehicle and was found to have a warrant for his arrest. During the stop, Tarazon exited the vehicle and allegedly began running from the scene. He was caught by police and placed under arrest. Tarazon was charged with failure to comply with an officer and escape in the third degree.

On May 3, Anthony Hayes was arrested and booked into Pinal County Jail following an indictment for a murder which took place in 1988.

On May 2, police responded to a home on Michaels Drive and made contact with the reporting party, who had locked themselves in a bathroom. Tino Robinson answered the door to police, and the reporting party told officers on scene Robinson had attempted to break down the bathroom door after an argument. Robinson was arrested and charged with criminal damage – domestic violence.

On May 1, police performed a welfare check on Shelby McCartney inside a home along Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway after a fellow resident called. McCartney was located and the welfare check was completed. However, McCartney was also found to have four warrants for his arrest. He was arrested and booked into Pinal County Jail.

On April 30, police were called by witnesses to a physical fight outside a home on Garden Lane. Tracie Johnson-Wagner was allegedly involved in a physical altercation with another individual, and witnesses had to come between them to break up the fight. When police arrived, they found the other individual had reportedly sustained bloody scratches on their shoulder, a bite mark on their arm and bloody puncture wounds from nails. Johnson-Wagner was arrested and charged with injury assault.

On April 30, MPD responded to a disturbance at a home on Manderas Lane. There, they found a broken mirror. A reporting party told officers Abrieanna Gonzalez, who was in the home at the time, was responsible and had been yelling and screaming. Gonzalez was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct – domestic violence and criminal damage – domestic violence.

On April 23, a Maricopa police officer reportedly recognized Meagan Ryan walking south on Maricopa Road from prior contacts and knew her to have warrants for her arrest. She was arrested for her three outstanding warrants and booked into Pinal County Jail.

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Katie Sawyer covers Maricopa and the surrounding area for PinalCentral, including city, education, business, crime and more. She can be reached at ksawyer@pinalcentral.com.