Mathieu Sipes, 21, was arrested in Maricopa after being questioned by police Saturday.
According to the Maricopa Police Department report, an officer saw a vehicle in the Planet Fitness parking lot with the driver’s door open and a woman “rummaging” through it. The officer then noticed a male sitting on the sidewalk next to the vehicle. After making contact with them, the officer asked if the two needed any assistance.
During the conversation, another “male subject approached the vehicle from behind the business.”
The officer asked for identification from all three people. Upon providing a driver’s license, the man who came from behind the building was identified as Sipes.
MPD requested a wants and warrants check on all three individuals, and an active warrant for Sipes was discovered. The warrant for failure to appear was originally issued on Aug. 26 from the Casa Grande Justice Court with the initial charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police took Mathieu Sipes into custody reportedly without incident and transported him to Pinal County Jail.