According to state law, there are two methods by which police may arrest suspected offenders. The suspect may be physically taken into the department and booked into jail, or the arresting officer may write a citation and release the suspect to appear in court later. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Only criminal citations are listed. All damages are estimates.
Items for this report are submitted by the Mammoth Police Department and reflect information available at the time of the report.
A female caller advised that her gray 1999 Honda Accord has just been taken by a man with a gun. The female identified the man as Walter Tafoya and said he was heading south bound on Highway 77 to San Manuel. It was alleged that the suspect Tafoya had been on meth for about 10 days straight. Tafoya had called the female about 10 times from San Manuel and the female went to pick him up at Ave. A and 6th Street. Walter held her at gunpoint and drove around for thirty minutes, threatening to kill her and himself. They drove to the Circle K in Mammoth where the female got out of the car and hid in the bathroom inside the Circle K to call Mammoth Police. DPS was notified and they notified Pinal County Sheriff’s Department. The female was driven to the Pinal County Sheriff’s sub station in San Manuel to speak to deputies on the scene.
Reporting party on Riverside Drive called to say there was a bad odor coming from behind his house.
Reporting party came to the station to drop off keys to a home on 4th Street. She asked for an officer to be present at the home in case an unwanted female is there. Officer responded. They were unable to unlock the door. A locksmith was called. The local constable was present. They were able to gain entry to the house. The unwanted female party was not in the home.
A fire was reported in the area of the old Mammoth Theater. The area was checked. There was no fire.
Harry L. Clark, age 29 was arrested for Interfering with Judicial Proceedings. He was being held in the Pinal County Jail on $2,500 secured bond.
Reporting party reported that he was hearing a lot of noise in his backyard. When officer responded, he said that someone had shot him with a pellet gun from across the street. Reporting party requested that officer drive around to see if they see anyone.
Deputy Valdez of the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Mammoth Fire Department to assist them with a dead body found this morning on River Road. MFD responded and assisted.
Reporting party requested an officer to speak to his girlfriend’s son who is also a tenant at the home of the reporting party. Tenant was asked to leave the home.
Officer reported he had found a window on the door of a residence on 4th Street broken and the door unlocked. Officer searched the premises with negative findings.
Other calls not reported included Traffic Assists – 1, Request for fingerprints – 2, Animal Calls – 2, 911 Hangups – 2, and Medical Assists – 5.