Police Briefs


Traffic stop leads to drug, weapons arrest

Dolores Buenrostro, 31, of Mesa, was arrested Thursday, Aug. 25 by Gila County Sheriff's Office officers following a routine traffic stop. Buenrostro was also charged with misconduct involving weapons and possession of a dangerous drug. Lt. Adam Shepherd said a .380 automatic weapon was found in the vehicle.

Fight call draws crowd

Five police units responded to a call in the 2600 block of West Nicklaus Drive about a fight in progress the afternoon of Aug. 24. PPD Commander Don Engler said "the way the call came in," prompted the large response.

As it turned out, two neighbors were arguing. They were not engaged in a physical confrontation, Engler said. The two were charged with disorderly conduct.

Driver hits wheelchair

Christine Nisbeth, 47, of Gilbert, was charged with failure to yield when exiting a private drive onto a state highway. Nisbeth was leaving a Payson gas station when she hit a Payson man, 39, in a wheelchair on the sidewalk.

According to Payson Police Commander Don Engler, the wheelchair was tipped over and the man fell out, but sustained no serious injuries. He was treated at the scene and released.

Arrest made on drug warrant

The Gila County Sheriff's Office reported the following:

  • The Payson Police Department arrested Russell Young, 50, Aug. 21 on a warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia issued by the Globe Regional Justice Court.

Young was booked into the Gila County Jail in Payson on a bond of $1,355.

  • The PPD arrested Richard Allen Stout, 33, Aug. 22 on a warrant for aggravated DUI class 4 felony, extreme aggravated DUI class 4 felony. There was no bond. Stout was booked into the Gila County Jail in Payson.
  • Jamey Burdick, 22, Payson, was arrested Aug. 22 on the charge of court remand.

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