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Page A-2 January 11 - January 17, 2010 ✰ Apache Junction - Gold Canyon News ✰ The Hometown Newspaper Teens’ Murder Sex Offender Notifications Trial Postponed Trial for ‘08 slaying set for October Jonathan R. Dabney Ronald E. Stephenson Phillip O. Johnson Jeffery A. Winquist The Apache Junction Police AJPD to make community ney is 5 feet 9 inches tall, has Junction, was convicted in Department (AJPD) is releas- notification. The offender brown hair and brown eyes, 2001 of child molestation. His ing the following information has advised the AJPD that he and weighs approximately victims were 13- and 17-year- pursuant to the Community or she will be living at the lo- 168 pounds. old males known to him. He Notification of Sex Offenders cation listed. This person is Ronald Edward Stephen- is considered by the Apache Law (ARS 13-3825). Noti- not wanted by the AJPD or son, 68, of 1252 N. San Mar- Junction Police Department Maeghan Rice David Paulson fication must be made when any other law enforcement cos in Apache Junction, was to be a Level 2 Risk to the By Christina Fuoco- certain sex offenders are re- agency at this time. convicted in 2005 of sexual community. Johnson is 5 feet legedly waited for Rice to leased from the Arizona State Jonathan R. Dabney, 45, of abuse, indecent exposure and 8 inches tall, has black hair, Karasinski utter a code word before he Prison, accepted under an in- 537 S. Delaware, No. 109, in public sexual indecency. His brown eyes and weighs ap- The News lunged from the backseat, terstate compact agreement Apache Junction, was con- victims were his neighbors proximately 195 pounds. The trial for two teenagers stabbing Mercier, police say. or are released from a county victed in 2009 of sexual ex- who were 5-, 8- and 9-year- Jeffery A. Winquist, 34, of accused in the killing of Ran- Paulson then fled to Utah, jail back into the community. ploitation of a minor via the old males. He is considered 578 N. Hilton Road in Apache dall Davis-Mercier in June where his mother resided, The person or persons who Internet. He is considered by by the Apache Junction Po- Junction, was convicted in 2008, slated to begin Tues- and was extradited from that appear in these notifications the Apache Junction Police lice Department to be a Level 1996 of attempted sexual as- day, January 12, in Judge state to Arizona. have been convicted of a sex Department to be a Level 2 3 Risk to the community. Ste- sault. He is considered by the Boyd T. Johnson’s Florence Both Paulson and Rice are offense, which allows the Risk to the community. Dab- phenson is 5 feet 8 inches tall, Apache Junction Police De- courtroom, will now start Oc- now 18. has gray hair and blue eyes, partment to be a Level 2 Risk Babeu Voted Head Sheriff tober 12. and weighs approximately to the community. Winquist is Maeghan Rice of Gold Can- 165 pounds. 5 feet 8 inches tall, has brown yon and David Paulson of Phillip Otto Johnson, 33, of hair, hazel eyes and weighs Apache Junction are charged with premeditated murder in Sheriff’s Association comprised of 15 county sheriffs 1230 S. Starr Road in Apache approximately 190 pounds. the first degree. Pinal County Sheriff Paul the Arizona Army National According to Kostas Ka- Babeu has been elected presi- Guard. During his tenure, TIRED OF HIGH laitzidis, a county attorney dent of the Arizona Sheriff’s he served a tour in Iraq and FUEL COSTS? spokesman, Paulson’s lawyer Association for 2010. Babeu spent 16 months deployed in Save up to 25% to 50% asked for more time at a meet- follows outgoing Coconino Arizona as a commander with in fuel coStS! ing on Monday, January 4. County Sheriff Bill Pribil of Operation Jump Start (OJS), Flagstaff as association presi- improve horsepower and A final trial management Southwest Border Mission. dent. Babeu has served nearly 20 reduce emissions. conference is scheduled for The sheriff’s association years in the Army National fits all gasoline and August 30 when the judge will give instructions. is comprised of the elected Guard, where he started ser- diesel engines. According to police, Paulson sheriffs of all 15 Arizona vice as a private/E-2. stabbed 17-year-old Mercier counties. The sheriffs meet to Babeu started his law en- 20 times on June 20, 2008. coordinate a uniform agenda forcement career as a police The attack, which began to improve public safety officer for the City of Chan- in Gold Canyon and ended throughout Arizona. Their Sheriff Paul Babeu dler. He graduated from the NO HOAX! in the 1000 block of North combined voice strengthens Arizona Law Enforcement GUARANTEED Tomahawk Road, occurred their ability to advance new In 2009, Sheriff Babeu fully Academy as the No. 1 police between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. or improved laws before the reorganized the Pinal County recruit and voted by his fellow pricing starting at $275 Authorities suspect that the legislature, governor, as well Sheriff’s Office by replacing officers as the class exempla- www.hhofuelllc.com attack was the result of jeal- as to leaders in Washington, the entire command leader- ry officer. He was awarded 480-734-9334 • 480-354-6152 ousy between two boys over D.C. Arizona sheriffs provide ship and has since implement- two Life Saving Medals in the one girl, Capt. Tom Kelly of full law enforcement ser- ed strict employee standards, performance of his duties as a the Apache Junction Police vices, run their counties jails and provide regional support improved training, reduced emergency response times patrolman and also served as the police union president for ARTIFICIAL LIMBS & BRACES Department said at the time. Shannon C. Winn, CPO/Owner The attack took place after to many local police depart- and has aggressively sought the Chandler Police Depart- “American Board Certified in Prosthetics & Orthotics Paulson allegedly told Rice ments. and been awarded nearly $7 ment. Babeu also served on “Our budgets have been re- million in grants. the board of directors for the 21 Years Most Insurance Accepted/Medicare he was going to kill Mercier. Experience In Home Appointments Available Rice was allegedly directed duced due to the slow econ- He earned statewide atten- Arizona Police Association. omy, yet theft, burglary and tion with his outspoken stanc- Babeu’s education includes “A Winn-Winn Situation” by Paulson to pick up Mer- cier, while Paulson hid in the domestic violence have in- es against photo-enforcement an associate’s degree in law WINN’S ORTHOTICS & back seat of a crew cab truck creased in many parts of Ari- cameras and illegal immigra- enforcement, a bachelor’s PROSTHETICS under a blanket. Paulson al- zona,” Babeu said. tion. He is Arizona’s young- degree in history/political sci- 1075 S. Idaho Rd. Suite 101 Genealogists Meet est sheriff and leads the third- ence and a master of public Apache Junction largest sheriff’s office in the administration. He is a mem- state with 700 full-time em- ber of numerous military, civ- 480-982-3000 For Workshop ployees. ic and business groups. Babeu is also a major in The Pinal County Genealogist Registration is $15, which Kyhn s Jewelers Sheriff’s Record will host its 7th annual Work- includes lunch and syllabus, “Your Family Jeweler Since 1972” shop on Saturday, January 30, in advance; $20 at the door January Birthstone Jewelry 60% OFF at The Church of Jesus Christ but lunch and syllabus is not of Latter-day Saints, 1555 N. guaranteed. Similar Colorado, Casa Grande, AZ. For more information, visit The Pinal County Sheriff’s Department styles Registration starts at 8 a.m. the Web site www.rootsweb. Sheriff Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff with classes beginning at 9 com/~azpcg, e-mail: billav- (Reg. prices) a.m. There will be 25 break- email@example.com or call Arrests December 30 - Sarah Lynn Aronson, 27, of AJ, was arrested APACHE JUNCTION out sessions. (520) 316-0589. for failure to appear in the first degree. 3061 W. Apache Trail December 30 - John Stevenson Uselton, 23, of AJ, was ar- City Court rested for unlawful flight form law enforcement. January 2 - Roman Victor Morales, 20, of AJ, was arrested for failure to appear in the second degree. Layaway Available 480.982.0300 SAFEWAY & 99¢ PLAZA (SE Corner Meridian & Apache Trail) On Premise Repairs January 2 - Frank D. Robertson, 77, of AJ, was arrested Apache Junction City Magistrate Court for failure to comply to court order. 300 E. Superstition Blvd. January 6 - Charles Ray Bonsall, 41, of AJ, was arrested for City Magistrate James Hazel, Presiding possession/use marijuana, possession/use dangerous drug, January 5 - Tiffany Baxter, 44, of AJ, guilty of disorderly 10 counts drug paraphernalia violations. conduct. Sentenced to $100 fine. January 5 - Cynthia Domon, 43, of Mesa, guilty of shop- H1N1 Flu lifting. Sentenced to 36 months unsupervised probation, Shot Lifeskills criminal program, $400 fine. January 5 - Terralinda Hamilton, 44, of AJ, guilty of shop- lifting. Sentenced to 36 months unsupervised probation, Justice Court Door to Door time is 39 Minutes While supplies last Lifeskills criminal program, $500 fine. For our cash patients January 5 - Clinton Pennington, 27, of AJ, guilty of dis- Apache Junction Board Certified orderly conduct. Sentenced to 12 months unsupervised Pinal County Justice Court Physicians probation, 180 days jail postponed, alcohol/drug screening, $300 fine. 575 N. Idaho Rd. Sports Physicals -- $25 January 5 - Jeremy J. Denton, 32, of AJ, guilty of driving Judge Dennis Lusk, Presiding X-rays & DOT Physicals On Site on suspended license. Sentenced to $770 fine. Jody Cote - 44, of Mesa, guilty of driving on suspended (480) 982-3691 • Fax (480) 982-3692 January 5 - Charles Gibb, Jr., 32, of Show Low, guilty of license. Sentenced $140 fine. 6820 S. Kings Ranch Rd., Suite 130 • Gold Canyon driving on suspended license. Sentenced to $770 fine. Zachary Drumm - 24, of San Tan Valley, guilty of driving January 6 - Diane Jackson, 45, of AJ, guilty of failure to Hrs: 8am-6pm 7 days www.goldcanyonurgentcare.com on suspended license, failure to appear. Sentenced to 36 appear in 2nd degree. Sentenced to 30 days jail. months unsupervised probation, $854 fine. January 6 - Sara Williams, 31, no address provided, guilty Michael Fernandez - 26, of Gold Canyon, guilty of driving Family Owned Since 1951 of driving on suspended license. Sentenced to 23 days on suspended license. Sentenced to 36 months unsupervised jail. probation, $629 fine. Arizona’s Most Beautiful Cemetery! January 6 - William Myers, 46, of Florence, guilty of DUI. Ana Abella - 20, of Gilbert, guilty of theft. 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