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The following was taken from the records at the Maricopa Police Department.

On Dec. 2, Robert Lopez arrived at the Maricopa Police Department to turn himself in at 4:17 p.m. He stated had a parole violation out of Phoenix, and police confirmed that.

On Nov. 30, Maricopa police arrived to a residence on Bonneau Street after responding to a report of an assault. Police made contact with an individual who appeared distraught and crying. The person walked out of a neighboring residence with a visible limp and stated that Farrand Thompson had “tried to kill me.” The alleged victim stated they were choked in the kitchen of the residence by Thompson and passed out, then woke up in the hallway. The injuries police observed were consistent with someone manually pressing on the person’s windpipe. The injured person was transported by medical for their injuries. The only other person in the residence was Thompson, who admitted to pushing the person out of the residence but nothing more. He was arrested for aggravated assault by strangulation, assault, disorderly conduct and preventing the use of a telephone during an emergency.

On Nov. 29, Jeremy Leinen called police to report a person who was being held against their will at a residence on Balboa Drive. Police were aware Leinen had a history of false reporting, and made several false reports in the past year. Police made contact with Leinen on a sidewalk and he fled on foot. He was eventually detained. He admitted to calling the police regarding the matter. Police contacted the residents of the home on Balboa Drive and searched it, but found no evidence of an abduction or criminal activity. Leinen was arrested for false reporting to law enforcement and for criminal nuisance.

On Nov. 27, a person came to Maricopa police regarding an incident that happened the day before. According to the alleged victim, Richard Kruse placed the person in a headlock after a verbal argument involving the person’s cell phone. The cell phone was recording audio at that time. Kruse was contacted on Nov. 27 and reportedly did not deny the headlock and claimed it was an attempt to restrain the individual after they hit him. He stated he went too far and takes responsibility for the headlock, but he denied putting his hands around their throat. He was booked for aggravated assault by strangulation.

On Nov. 24, Crishna Gonzalez was involved in a domestic dispute at a residence on Liles Lane. Police responded and found a subject throwing items from the porch and front yard areas. While observing the scene, the officer saw a physical altercation between two subjects near the front porch. Gonzalez was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct.

On Nov. 18, a person reported their vehicle as stolen from a residence on Cielo Lane. The alleged victim came to the residence to pick Richard Cervantez up as a favor. The driver arrived, and left their vehicle running with the keys in the ignition. The car owner then stood outside the residence and was speaking to another person when they noticed Cervantez getting into the owner’s vehicle. The owner reported the vehicle as stolen to police, as well as their cellphone, which was in the vehicle at the time. The owner then used their cellphone to track the vehicle to the neighboring city of Marana. On Nov. 24, officers were able to take Cervantez into custody on an active warrant. He was arrested for theft of means of transportation. Cervantez had a passenger who then led police to where Cervantez and the passenger had ditched the stolen vehicle in an attempt to evade police.

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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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