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Temporary I.D. card now available online

Arizona motorists who’ve had their driver license suspended may now order a temporary six-month I.D. card online at Until now, this service required an in-person visit to an Arizona Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division office.

“People often need a valid I.D. in order to buy items at the store, go to the bank, and apply for a job among other things,” MVD Field Operations Administrator Mike Cryderman said. “When customers are faced with a suspended license, it makes having a temporary I.D. card vital.”

He added, “Offering this service more conveniently through speeds up the process for these customers. It also has the effect of reducing customer traffic at MVD offices so we can better serve our customers who need to make an office visit.”

To get a temporary I.D. card, a customer must first have a suspended Arizona Driver License. The expiration date on the suspended license must be beyond the six months the temporary I.D. is valid. Also, the customer must already have an Arizona license photo that has been taken within the past 12 years on file with MVD in order for the temporary I.D. to be produced.

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Show Low Police

Show Low Police

  • May 31 — Show Low Police cited and referred to juvenile authorities a 16-year-old Show Low boy, a 17-year-old Lakeside boy, a 17-year-old Lakeside girl, and a 15-year-old Pinetop boy, all charged with underage possession of alcohol. The 17-year-old Lakeside boy was also charged with underage drinking. They were all released to their parents or guardians.
  • June 1 — Police arrested Leo Pope, 59, of Whiteriver, and Cindy Pinal, 53, of Whiteriver, both charged with drinking in public at Walmart and at the bus stop in the parking lot, and trespassing.
  • June 2 — Police arrested Jonathan Garvin, 37, of Lakeside, charged with possession of dangerous drugs.

— Police arrested Brian Barker, 30, of Snowflake, charged with domestic violence-related disorderly conduct and domestic violence-related criminal damage. Police said that during a verbal argument he became agitated and after getting locked out of the home that had his children in it, he allegedly broke a window.

  • June 3 — Police arrested Daniel Colelay, 18, of Whiteriver, charged with shoplifting and underage possession of (stolen) alcohol. Jose Tointigh, 18, of Whiteriver, was also arrested, charged with possession of marijuana, shoplifting and underage possession of (stolen) alcohol.

— Police arrested Michael Brown, 29, of Snowflake, charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Barbara Bruce / Barbara Bruce//The Independent  

Congratulating Officer Brandon Gardner on his retirement before the Snowflake Town Council on June 4, Chief Larry Scarber and the council thanked Gardner for his service. Gardner graduated from the Northern Arizona Regional Training Center in 1999 and then spent several years with the Navajo County Sheriff’s Office. On August 1, 2006, he joined the Snowflake Police Department. Now in retirement, Gardner is employed with UPS.

Man arrested in Mesa for impersonating an officer

MESA — On May 9 at approximately 2:28, Arizona Department of Public Safety (AZDPS) Sergeant Brandon Powell was westbound on US 60 near Lindsay Road in Mesa, when he observed a large SUV initiating a “traffic stop” on a passenger car. Sergeant Powell noticed the SUV had blue and red strobe lights and believed the SUV was an unmarked law enforcement vehicle.

Sergeant Powell stopped to assist and noticed the male driver of the SUV was already speaking with the female driver of the passenger car. He also noticed the driver did not have a firearm on his waist and was wearing a shirt embroidered with the letters, “MESA POLICE” on a gold badge.

Sergeant Powell began questioning the driver, now identified as 28-year-old Joshua Hillman, and determined he was not a law enforcement officer, nor was he affiliated with the Mesa Police Department. Hillman told Sergeant Powell he had stopped the passenger car because the vehicle had cut him off.

According to Hillman, he has utilized red and blue lights in the past when contacting stranded motorists. Hillman was arrested and booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office 4th Avenue Jail for impersonating a police officer and three counts of kidnapping.

AZDPS investigators are asking the public to come forward if they have had police-type contact with Joshua Hillman. The public can submit their information through the following means: Web — Submit a tip (link is external) (link is external) via web; call — (877) 2-SAVEAZ (877-272-8329); 24-hours a dayAZDPS Mobile Application (link is external)