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

On Nov. 7 at around 1 a.m., a 2017 Ford F550 truck was stolen from the Walmart parking lot. The $50,000 truck was then driven to Arizona City. Fingerprints were obtained from the vehicle, and they reportedly came back to match Ramon Hernandez. On Jan. 20, Maricopa police made contact with Hernandez, who allegedly admitted to stealing the vehicle. In addition to fingerprints matching the suspect, Hernandez was seen on surveillance camera taking the truck. He was arrested and booked on two counts of theft of transportation.

On Jan. 22, a Maricopa police officer conducted a traffic stop on a white van in the area of State Route 347 and Lakeview Drive. When the officer made contact with the occupants of the vehicle, the front seat passenger Imani Jackson handed over his ID. The officer did a check on all three licenses and found that Jackson had an active warrant from Maricopa County for unpaid child support. He was arrested for the warrant and booked into Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Jan. 20, Maricopa police received a call to their non-emergency line that was inaudible except for the last line, “You always get what you want.” Previous incidents lined to that phone number and residence prompted police to conduct a welfare check. Dispatch informed police en route that the homeowner was under an order of protection against Gregory Alderete and the residence was a protected residence. Police arrived and contacted Alderete, who stated that he had not seen the homeowner all night and consented them to search the home. Police did not find the caller inside the home. Police informed Alderete that the order of protection was still in place, and arrested him for interference with judicial proceedings.

On Jan. 21, Kaya Garcia was arrested at the Gila River Indian Reservation Detention Facility for a warrant out of the city of Maricopa. She was transported to Pinal County Adult Detention Center.

On Jan. 17, a Maricopa officer conducted a traffic stop on Roberto Soto for failure to stop at a red light. Police conducted a check on Soto and found him to have a warrant out of Pima County. He was arrested for the outstanding warrant and booked into the Pinal County Jail.

On Jan. 16, Maricopa police responded to a report of a disturbance in the Walmart parking lot involving two men and a woman. Officers made contact and identified one of the subjects as Leighton Russell. Police ran a check on Russell and found they had two warrants out of Coconino County. Russell was taken into custody and booked.

On Jan. 14, Gila River Police released Izayah Terrazas from their custody into the custody of Maricopa police on an active warrant. He was taken to Pinal County jail.

On Dec. 22, a disturbance occurred on Little Drive involving a domestic dispute. James Tucker was found in the garage of the residence when Maricopa police arrived. Police were told by a resident of the home that Tucker and the resident had gotten into a verbal argument. Tucker allegedly started to scream at the resident, and punch fist-sized holes in the walls of the home. He also reportedly punched and broke a mirror. He admitted to the outburst and was treated for cuts to his hand from punching the mirror by Maricopa fire. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage and booked into the Pinal County jail.


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