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

On May 4, Police were dispatched to a Walmart in regards to a shoplifting incident. There, police found Veronica Cervantez with another individual. While officers confronted that individual, Cervantez reportedly walked away. Officers pursued and observed a purse on her matching the description of the one used to conceal items. Police arrested her for third degree trespass, shoplifting and shoplifting concealment. She allegedly had $137.43 worth of items in her purse at the time of her arrest.

On May 2, Reynaldo Lopez got into a verbal argument with a woman inside a residence on Paitilla Lane. The woman was six months pregnant at the time, and claimed Lopez attacked her and pushed her into a television during the argument. Though Lopez had a conflicting story, officers noticed injuries on the woman consistent with Lopez being the aggressor. He was arrested for assault (domestic violence).

On May 1, a disturbance occurred on Elizabeth Avenue. When officers arrived, they found a group of people who had been in an altercation. Bryant Downes said there was a “scrum.” Another woman accused him of hitting her in the head during an argument, knocking her unconscious. When she came to, she allegedly began to strike him and other members of his family joined in. He admitted to striking her, and was arrested for assault (domestic violence).

On April 30, an officer conducted a traffic stop on Honeycutt Avenue after a check on the vehicle revealed it did not have a valid license plate. The officer said the car, driven by Martin Robles, had a strong smell of marijuana. During a search of the car, the officer found 110 grams of marijuana, a scale and a grinder. The officer also found paraphernalia items and cash. Robles was arrested for transportation of marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On April 29, An officer responded to Gila River Jail to take Maria Robles into custody for outstanding warrants. She was transported to Pinal County Jail.

On April 25, an altercation occurred on Pryor Lane involving Yoane Moothery. Police responded and conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that Moothery was a passenger in as it was leaving the scene. Yoane was found to have two outstanding warrants from Pinal and Maricopa counties and was arrested and booked into Pinal County Jail.

On April 21, police were called to a residence on Sheridan Road in regards to a complaint. When officers arrived, they were told by the caller that they had an order of protection against Denice Thomas, who was currently inside the residence. Officers confirmed Thomas did not have a right to be there and then made contact with Thomas. She was arrested for interfering with judicial proceedings and booked.

On April 20, several witnesses at Circle K on John Wayne Parkway reported seeing Jim Sustaita punch a woman in the face and drag her out of the store before screaming that he was going to shoot and kill her. The two left in a vehicle before officers arrived. Officers circulated the description of the man and the vehicle, and found the vehicle about eight miles from Gila Bend. They conducted a traffic stop, and arrested Sustaita for assault and threatening and intimidating.

On April 19, officers responded to Oster Drive after a call from a child. They arrived and found several damaged items including a smart phone and flat iron. The owner of the items said that Andrew Jones had destroyed them during an argument, and then grabbed the individual by the arms and threw them onto the ground leaving a bruise. Jones had blood around his nose, but the alleged victim said they were defensive marks from when Jones had thrown them. Jones was arrested for assault and criminal damage.

On April 2, Maricopa police were contacted in regards to Justin Stuckey unlawfully entering someone’s vehicle. Officers arrived to a residence on Granada Drive and the caller stated Stuckey had taken a set of car keys and other items from the vehicle before leaving on foot. The officer was able to locate a set of car keys sitting on top of a bush around the corner from the caller’s home and detailed Stuckey further down the street. He was arrested for second degree burglary and booked into PCSO.


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