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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-                                 
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
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shop on Saturday, January 30,     in advance; $20 at the door
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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- or call
                                                                     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.
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                                                                     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,
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 Lifeskills criminal program, $500 fine.                                                                                                                                 For our cash patients
 January 5 - Clinton Pennington, 27, of AJ, guilty of dis-                         Apache Junction                                              Board
 orderly conduct. Sentenced to 12 months unsupervised                         Pinal County Justice Court                                      Physicians
 probation, 180 days jail postponed, alcohol/drug screening,
 $300 fine.
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 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  
                                                                     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.
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 January 6 - William Myers, 46, of Florence, guilty of DUI.          Ana Abella - 20, of Gilbert, guilty of theft. Sentenced to 12
 Sentenced to 10 days jail, 9 days postponed, alcohol/drug           months unsupervised probation, $535 fine.
 screening, MADD, $145 jail fee, $500 prison construction            Alex Dominguez - 21, of Queen Creek, guilty of driving
 fund, $500 sate fund/public safety equipment fund, $675             on suspended license. Sentenced to 24 months unsupervised                Lowest cemetery prices in years
 fine.                                                               probation, $719 fine.                                                 Crematory on Premises • Veterans Discount
 January 6 - Donn Grant, 52, of AJ, guilty of DUI with BAC           Jennelle Esquivel - 37, of Queen Creek, guilty of driving                     Call for an appointment & free gift
 .08 or more. Sentenced to 10 days jail, 6 days postponed,           on suspended license. Sentenced to 12 months unsupervised
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 construction fund, $500 state fund/public safety equipment          Shane Stickler - 37, of Phoenix, guilty of driving on                  Special!                                  (Some restrictions apply)
 fund, $1135 fine.                                                   suspended license. Sentenced to 36 months unsupervised
 January 6 - Randy Bromley, 29, of AJ, guilty of driving
 on suspended license, fictitious plates. Sentenced to 1 day
                                                                     probation, $629 fine.
                                                                     Richard Fleming - 30, of Gilbert, guilty of speed. Sentenced
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 January 6 - Donavan Douglass, 29, of AJ, guilty of driving          Douglas Kreie, Jr. - 27, of San Tan Valley, guilty of speed.          Mountain View Funeral Home & Cemetery
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