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January 4, 2012

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Page 28 Appeals court overturns Michael Roth convictions The Arizona Court of Appeals, Division 1, has vacated the convictions of Quartzsite resident Michael Roth on two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct. In a decision handed down Dec. 22, the appeals court agreed with Roth's contention there was insufficient evidence to support the convictions. Roth was arrested April 13, 2010 at the Quartzsite Town Council meeting, while waiting for the council to return from an executive session. The appeals court said that, while others in the audience were offended or became agi- tated by Roth's words, the meeting was not disrupted. Roth was convicted on two counts of disorderly conduct in October 2010 in La Paz County Superior Court. He was sentenced to one year on probation. As for Roth's claim his First Amendment rights were violated, the court said that, given they had ruled there was insufficient evidence to uphold a convic- tion, they would not rule on this claim. FULL SERVICE SALON See us for all your hair needs! Perms, Cuts, Colors and All Nail Services: Manicures, Acrylic, Gels and Shellac. We also do Pedicures. Come in and try our new pedicure massage chair. Tanning bed packages available! Corner of Moon Mt. & Cowell • Quartzsite • 928-927-5400 QUARTZSITE'S ONLY YEAR ROUND SALON Come Visit our Salvation Army 101 S. Moon Mountain Ave. New Mini Store for the We are now accepting donations and doing our charity work from our new location. NEW HOURS: Mon-Sat. 9am - 1pm Our new mini store is now open while we wait for the construction of our brand new building. Happy New Year! Our new building will be Opening soon! For more information, contact Salvation Army at 928-927-3636. Arrest Report by QPD The following arrests were made by the Quartzsite Police Department from Dec. 14 to Dec. 28, 2011 12-14: Cheryl C. Chamo, age 31, of Wahiawa. Hawaii, and Sara Lee Ibach, age 31, of Madison, Wiscon- sin, were both cited and released for Loitering. 12-15: William Kneer, age 51, of Quartszite, was arrested and booked into La Paz County Jail for Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, and Kidnap- ping. Kneer was also arrested for an outstanding warrant for Contempt of Court. 12-15: Steven Guy, age 44, of Quartzsite, was arrested for Domestic Violence. 12-16: James Richard Gilchrist Jr., age 21, of Quartzsite, was cited and released for Speeding, No Proof of Insurance, Driving on a Suspended License, and Mandatory Insurance Suspension. 12-16: Rebecca Silverthorn, age 42, of Quartzsite, was cited and re- leased for Super Extreme D.U.I. 12-17: Stephen Richard Smith, age 58, of Phoenix, AZ, was cited and released for Speed and Driving on a Suspended License. 12-20: Terresa Lynn Coyle, age 35, of Quartzsite, was arrested and booked into La Paz County Jail for Criminal Trespass and Criminal Damage. January 4, 2012 12-20: Joseph Allen Goddard, age 42, was arrested and booked into La Paz County Jail for an outstanding warrant issued from Maricopa County for Computer Tampering. 12-23: Jerry Ray Wilcox, age 62, of Quartzsite, was arrested and booked into La Paz County Jail for Interfering with Judicial Proceedings. 12-24: Samantha Elizabeth Brunson, age 22, of San Diego, CA, was cited and released for Excessive Speed, Fictitious Plates, and No Proof of Insurance. 12-24: Jose Moises Pacheco, age 19, of Banning, CA, was cited and released for Exceeding the Maximum Interstate Speed. 12-24: Richard Anthony Marti- nez, age 21, of Banning, CA, was cited and released for Attempted Posses- sion of Marijuana and Attempted Pos- session of Drug Paraphernalia. 12-25: Carol Dale Cook, age 73, of Salome, AZ, was cited and released for Speed-Failure to Control a Ve- hicle. 12-25: Arnold Lorenzo Armenta, age 30, of Tucson, AZ, was cited and released for Excessive Speed. 12-27: Nicole Lyn Webb, age 28, a transient, was arrested and booked into La Paz County Jail for Loitering/ Soliciting. 12-27: Westley Maxwell, age 21, of Quartzsite, was arrested and booked into La Paz County Jail for Trafficking Stolen Property. Drop off expired and unused prescriptions to QPD Quartzsite Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Quartzsite Substance Abuse Preven- tion Coalition (QSAPC) was started in summer of 2007. Our mission is to prevent drug and alcohol misuse and abuse in our community. With the help of many local civic, community leaders, and concerned citizens we have gathered much needed informa- tion about our communities needs ATTENTION VETERANS Arizona Department of Veterans' Services has trained personnel to assist you in obtain- ing benefits you may be entitled to from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs. These services are available to active duty personnel, retired veterans, former service personnel, their de- pendents and survivors. Call Lee Borgen at (928) 505-4616 or visit their website at to prevent the misuse of drugs and alcohol in our community. The QSAPC started the "Dump the Drugs" location at our local police station, located at 305 N. Plymouth Rd. for anyone to take their expired and unused medications for proper disposal. To date we have collected 148 pounds of prescription and over the counter medications. The QSAPC holds a FREE Movie night each month (except December) to give the families and other mem- bers of the community opportunity to have a "Family Night". If you would like to join our meet- ings, The QSAPC meets every 3rd Thursday at the After School building located just north of the Town Hall at 10am. For more information contact Tracey or Yesenia at 928-927-9182.

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