Robbery Suspect Caught Sting Yields Arrest of Sex Offender by wuzhenguang

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									Page A-2           November 10- November 16, 2008                           ✰           Apache Junction - Gold Canyon News              ✰                            The Hometown Newspaper


Robbery Suspect Caught Sting Yields Arrest of
2nd suspect apprehended for hindering prosecution
By Christina Fuoco-
                                                  Sex Offender
Karasinski                                                                                           Moved to AJ, failed to register
The News
                                                                                                     By Christina Fuoco-                                              Junction in 2006 and failed to
  A 33-year-old Apache Junc-                                                                                                                                          register as a sex offender.
tion man was arrested on sus-
                                                                                                     Karasinski
                                                                                                     The News                                                           Additional charges will be
picion of armed robbery after                                                                                                                                         pursued by the Apache Junc-
an incident at LA Cash Ad-                                                                              An Apache Junction man                                        tion Police Department’s
vance at 183 W. Apache Trail                                                                         was arrested during “Opera-                                      Criminal Investigation Divi-
on October 29, police said.                                                                          tion Safe Treat,” a statewide                                    sion for that violation.
 According to police, Lorenzo                                                                        initiative launched to iden-                                       The U.S. Marshal’s Office,
D. Hale allegedly entered the                                                                        tify and arrest sexual offend-                                   supported by 65 local Law
business around noon wear-            Lorenzo Hale, 33                Nekesha Gurdon, 30             ers who were known to be in                                      Enforcement Agencies, joined
ing light-colored blue jeans,     The suspect fled the area and     completed and an artist’s ren-   violation of a variety of state                                  forces for the operation. The
a black hooded sweat shirt        was last seen east bound to-      dition was circulated.           or federal statutes including                                    East Valley Agencies consist-
with white writing across the     ward Idaho Road.                     Detectives developed that     failure to register, as well as      Paul Dee Roberts, 68        ed of Apache Junction, Mesa
chest, black tennis shoes and       Apache Junction Police De-      information and identified the   those who have active arrest      ian Drive, was arrested on an and Gilbert police depart-
a Halloween goalie mask.          partment’s Criminal Inves-        person of interest at 438 E.     warrants.                         out-of-state warrant for child ments in addition to the Mari-
   The suspect brandished a       tigation Division detectives      Kachina in Apache Junction.        Paul Dee Roberts, 68, of the    molestation on October 28.     copa County Adult Probation
large knife that he had hidden    interviewed the victims and          Also arrested in the ongo-    1300 block of South Merid-          Roberts moved to Apache Department.

                                                                                                     Judge To Speak At CAAFA
in his pants. The suspect went    identified two witnesses in       ing investigation was Nekesha
behind the counter and took       the area who saw the sus-         Gurdon, 30, of Apache Junc-
$350 in cash, threatening two     pect flee. A police composite     tion, for a felony warrant for
employees and one customer.       drawing of the suspect was        hindering prosecution.
                                                                                                     Wednesday, November 19
No School On Veterans’ Day
                                                                                                                                                                            At left, Pinal County Su-
                                                                                                     By Meghan McCoy                                                        perior Court Judge Wil-
                                                                                                     The News                                                               liam O’Neil.
AJUSD closed on Tuesday, Nov. 11                                                                       The next Safe Home Net-                                                      Obituaries
                                                                                                     work meeting hosted by                                                 Joseph Zurick
   There will be no classes The AJUSD Administrative
                                                                                                     Community Alliance Against                                               Joseph Zurick, 77, of Hunt-
at any of the Apache Junc- Center, located at the corner
                                                                                                     Family Abuse (CAAFA)                                                   ley, IL and winter visitor of
tion Unified School District of Ironwood and Southern,
                                                                                                     will be held on Wednesday,                                             Apache Junction, passed
(AJUSD) schools on Tues- will be closed as well.
                                                                                                     November 19, with special                                              away on Sunday, November
day, November 11, 2008, in
                                                                                                     speaker Honorable Pinal                                                2, 2008 in Apache Junction.
observance of Veterans’ Day.
                                                                                                     County Superior Court Judge                                            Mr. Zurick, a maintenance
                                                                                                     William O’Neil.                                                        inspector for United Airlines

                    Justice Court
                                                                                                        The entire community is        court system.                        is survived by his wife Helen,
                                                                                                     invited to attend the meeting        The meeting will be ca-           and nieces and nephews. He
                                                                                                     at John Calvin Presbyterian       tered with a light dinner, so        was preceded in death by his
                                                                                                     Church, 1130 E. Broadway,         CAAFA is requesting those            son Andrew. Apache Junc-
                                                                                                     from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Judge       who wish to attend RSVP by
             Apache Junction                                                                         O’Neil will be presenting a       Friday, November 14.
                                                                                                                                                                            tion Mortuary handled the ar-
                                                                                                                                                                            rangements.
     Pinal County Justice Court #1107                                                                variety of topics regarding         For more information call
                                                                                                     domestic violence and the         CAAFA at (480) 982-0205.
                    575 N. Idaho Rd.
              Judge Dennis Lusk, Presiding                                                                                               Need a
 Tiffany Baxter - of AJ, guilty of disorderly conduct, do-
 mestic violence. Sentenced to domestic violence counsel-                            Sheriff’s Record                                  Headstone?
                                                                                                                                       SAVE up to 70%
 ing, 180 days jail, 24 months probation, S.A.E. Counsel-
 ing/MADD Impact Panel, $585 fine.                                                                                                          on quality
 Matthew Bennett - of Gold Canyon, guilty of criminal                  The Pinal County Sheriff’s Department                             Headstones, Urns
 speed. Sentenced to 12 months probation, $400 fine.                     Sheriff Chris Vasquez, Pinal County Sheriff
 Valerie Strahan - of AJ, guilty of driving on suspended             Arrests                                                               and Caskets
 license. Sentenced to 36 months probation, $619 fine.               November 1 - Richard A. Duncan, 40, of Gold Canyon,
 Teresa Clardy - of AJ, guilty of driving on suspended li-           was arrested for assault, disorderly conduct.                         CASKETS ETC.
 cense. Sentenced to 24 months probation, $619 fine.                 November 1 - Debra May McDonald, 55, of AJ, was ar-                   480.832.4570
 Blaine Smith - of Gold Canyon, guilty of minor consump-             rested for burglary in the 2nd degree, credit card theft.
                                                                     November 1 - Ashley B. Nienaber, 19, of AJ, was arrested
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 tion. Sentenced to alcohol screening, MADD impact panel,
 12 months probation.                                                for false reporting to law enforcement agencies, posses-              Apache Junction
 Stephanie Richard - of AJ, guilty of disorderly conduct.            sion/use prescription drug, possession/use dangerous drug.              Gold Canyon
 Sentenced to Lifeskills, 12 months probation, $525 fine.            November 7 - Gene Harold Durall, 55, of Gold Canyon,
                                                                     was arrested for assault, preventing use of telephone in
                                                                                                                                                 News
 Landry Evans - of Gold Canyon, guilty of shoplifting/
 criminal trespassing. Sentenced to 70 hours of community            emergency, use abusive language, domestic violence.                     480.982-6397
 service within 120 days, 12 months probation.



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 Arrests
            Chief of Police, Jerald Monahan
               October 29 - November 4, 2008
                                                                               Judge David Alexander, Presiding
                                                                     November 4 - Cassiopeia Barnes, 23, of AJ, guilty of driv-
                                                                     ing on suspended license. Sentenced to 36 months unsu-
                                                                                                                                                       AmeriGas
 October 29 - David A. Townsend, 55, of the 300 block of
 North Palo Verde Drive, was cited and released for extreme
                                                                     pervised probation, $577 fine, probation may be terminated
                                                                     when all terms are met.
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                                                                     November 4 - Benjamin Bassett, 20, of AJ, guilty of driv-
 DUI/BAC .15 or more.
 October 31 - James W. Koukios, 52, of the 3800 block of
 East Mining Camp Road, was cited and released for DUI
                                                                     ing on suspended license, no insurance. Sentenced to 36
                                                                     months unsupervised probation, $740 fine, probation may
                                                                                                                                               Propane Company
 W/.08 or above and DUI/slightest degree.
 October 31 - Patrick D. Yarbrough, 29, of the 1500 block
                                                                     be terminated when all terms are met.
                                                                     November 4 - Malerie Brown, 24, of AJ, guilty of driving                    623-937-9227
 of South San Marcos Drive, was arrested for assault/do-             on suspended license. Sentenced to 36 months unsuper-
 mestic violence.                                                    vised probation, $577 fine, probation may be terminated
 November 1 - Jeremy T. Heiss, 18, of the 2100 block of              when all terms are met.
 West Medina Avenue, Mesa, was cited and released for mi-            November 4 - Garet Duncan, 18, of AJ, guilty of under-
 nor w/alcohol in possession and open container in vehicle.          age alcohol consumption. Sentenced to 24 months unsu-              Assured Air Incorporated
 November 1 - Robert F. Conley, 29, of the 500 block of              pervised probation, attend 1 AA meeting per week for 6             “Where You’re Assured Quality - Day and Night”
 South Cornwall Drive, was arrested for assault/intent/reck-         months, 15 days jail suspended, provide proof of GED
 less/injury.                                                        completion.
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 November 2 - Harry L. Sykes, 44, transient, was arrested for
 assault, disorderly conduct and jail-destruction/injury to jail.
                                                                     November 4 - Fritz Tayler, 27, of AJ, guilty of driving on
                                                                     suspended license. Sentenced to 36 months unsupervised
                                                                                                                                          21-point Heating Condensor Coil
 November 3 - Melvin A. Cizek, 47, of the 2700 block of              probation, $577 fine, probation may be terminated when              & Cooling tune-up cleanings
 South Starr Road, was cited and released for driving on
 suspended license, fail to show ID, no mandatory insur-
                                                                     all terms are met.
                                                                     November 4 - Adena Keating, 32, of AJ, guilty of assault,                $
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                                                                                                                                                                       $
                                                                                                                                                                         59.95
 ance and unsafe turn or no turn signal.                             domestic violence. Sentenced to 36 months unsupervised
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 November 3 - Harvey L. King, 25, of the 6000 block of
 North Winthrop Street, Chicago IL, was cited and released
                                                                     probation, complete anger management program, $841.44
                                                                     restitution, $109 fine, probation may be terminated after 12       ROC 202552                 480-354-1427
 for theft of services.                                              months if all terms are met.
 November 3 - Katherine P. Schroeder, 50, of the 300 block           November 4 - Benjamin Morgan, 55, of AJ, guilty of op-                                                             • Service Work
 of North Tomahawk Road was arrested for disorderly con-             erating vehicle in violation of restriction. Sentenced to 24
 duct/domestic violence.                                             months unsupervised probation, $109 fine, probation may                                                            • Upgrades
 Incidents                                                           be terminated when all terms are met.                                                                              • Remodels
 October 29 - Reported a theft in the 500 block of East Pep-         November 4 - Gilbert Schmett, 18, of AJ, guilty of offen-
                                                                                                                                                                                        • New Homes
 pertree Avenue. Stolen was two welding tanks.                       sive use of motor vehicle. Sentenced to 36 months unsu-
 October 30 - Reported a unlawful means of transportation            pervised probation, $209 fine, probation may be terminated                                                         • Offices
 in the 3100 block of South Ironwood Drive. Stolen was               when all terms are met.                                                        Licensed • Bonded • Insured         • Electric Supplies
 a green 2005 Fleetwood Providence motor home, with li-              November 4 - Shane Stribley, 24, of Gilbert, guilty of
 cense plate of FA #X58KIP.                                          disorderly conduct. Sentenced to 36 months unsupervised                       Complete Electric Service
 October 30 - Reported a theft of means of transportation in         probation, 90 days jail suspended, $393 fine, probation can
                                                                                                                                        2226 S. Coconino Drive
 the 1500 block of South Warner Drive. Stolen was a white            be terminated after 12 months if all terms are met.                                                                   M-F 7-4 PM
 1996 Nissan Quest van, with license plate of AZ #OSO52.             November 5 - Jake Bergman, 44, of AJ, guilty of driving            480-982-0502                                       Weekends Closed
 October 31 - Reported a residential burglary, theft of means        on suspended license, failure to appear. Sentenced to 36
 of transportation and theft in the 2400 block of West 5th Av-       months unsupervised probation, 24 hours jail, $577 fine,

                                                                                                                                          Kyhn s Jewelers
 enue. Stolen was a white 1989 Buick LeSabre, with license           probation can be terminated when fine is paid in full.
 plate of MN #SHG017, bags of coins, DVD’s and VCR.                  November 5 - Dustin Dingle, 23, of AJ, guilty of driving
 November 1 - Reported a non-residential burglary and theft          on suspended license. Sentenced to 36 months unsuper-
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                                                                     vised probation, $577 fine, probation can be terminated
                                                                                                                                          November Birthstone Jewelry
 in the 1700 block of West Shiprock Street. Stolen from a




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 storage shed was Nike golf balls and golf shoe bag.                 when all terms are met.
 November 2 - Reported a burglary and theft in the 1800              November 5 - Michael Zimmer, 56, of AJ, guilty of false             Similar
 block of West Tepee Street. Stolen from a shed was a sock-          information to police. Sentenced to 24 hours jail.                   styles
 et set, black leather bag, vise, Garcia telescoping mirror,         November 6 - Jesse Bush, 19, of AJ, guilty of driving on
                                                                     suspended license. Sentenced to 36 months unsupervised                                                                      (Reg. prices)
 Swiss army knife, 18sp super cycle bicycle.
 November 3 - Reported a vehicle burglary, theft and attempt-        probation, $877 fine, probation can be terminated when all
 ed theft of means of transportation in the 1600 block of North      terms are met.
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 Delaware Drive. Stolen was computer and a GPS compass.              November 6 - Christopher Gauthier, 21, of AJ, guilty of                               3061 W. Apache Trail, Apache Junction
 November 4 - Reported several vehicle burglaries in the             disorderly conduct, criminal damage. Sentenced to 36                                        480.982.0300
 400 block of North Plaza Drive. Stolen was XM radio re-             months unsupervised probation, complete Lifeskills anger             Layaway                 Safeway & 99¢ Plaza            On Premise
 ceiver and miscellaneous tools.                                     management program, $577 fine.                                       Available          SE Corner Meridian & Apache Trail    Repairs

								
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