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On Dec. 8, officers responded to a disturbance on Cheyenne Court. A person had picked up Juan Ibarra and driven him to a gas station, where he hit the car next to theirs with the door. He began arguing with the neighboring car owner. When the driver of the vehicle Ibarra was in told him to stop yelling, he responded that he would knock the driver’s teeth out. The driver subsequently left Ibarra at the gas station. When the driver arrived at the residence on Cheyenne Court, they found Ibarra there. He threatened the driver with physical violence, so another passenger attempted to restrain him and was hit during the process. The driver left with two minors in the car to protect them from Ibarra. The driver then called the police.

Police arrived and made contact with Juan Ibarra in the upstairs bathroom of the home. He was irate and refused to leave the bathroom. He repeatedly told police to shoot him or he would come out and fight the officers. They managed to detain him and arrest him for one count of assault (domestic violence) and three counts of disorderly conduct (domestic violence). Police also ran a check for warrants and Ibarra was found to have a warrant out of the city of Gilbert for failure to appear. Ibarra was charged for the warrant as well.

On Dec. 7, Joshua Vineyard was contacted by officers after his vehicle was found stuck on a curb at the McDonalds located on John Wayne Parkway. Officers found Vineyard behind the wheel of the car, and he got out to speak with officers. Police on scene smelled an intoxicating beverage on Vineyard’s breath and performed a field test. Vineyard admitted to consuming alcohol three hours prior to hitting the curb. Vineyard consented to all field tests including a breath test, which reported his blood alcohol level at 0.165. Police found that his license was revoked due to a prior DUI, and he was charged with DUI, DUI of 0.08 or more, DUI of 0.15 or more, and Aggravated DUI for driving with a revoked license.

On Nov. 30 Farrand Thompson was arrested for aggravated assault, assault, prevention of telephone use during an emergency and disorderly conduct following an incident in which he choked an individual on Bonneau Street inside a residence. On Dec. 5, the alleged victim contacted Maricopa police to alert them that he had attempted to contact them via FaceTime and text upon being released. He admitted to contacting the alleged victim to get his things from the residence, which is in violation of his release conditions. On Dec. 6, Thompson was taken into custody on Bonneau Street after requesting another civil standby. Thompson admitted to sending the text message and attempting to FaceTime the alleged victim, but stated it was an accident. He was arrested for violation of a court order.

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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.

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