Police involved at QuikTrip twice over the weekend


On Friday, February 25, police responded to a mental health crisis at the QuikTrip located at 20530 N John Wayne Pkwy.

The suspect, Favian C. Chavez, was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and possession of a deadly weapon while in possession of dangerous drugs.

At 12:26 p.m., Police contacted Chavez, who was armed with a loaded gun at the time.

According to police documents, officers disarmed Chavez and secured the gun so no one could get hurt.

Chavez was showing symptoms of delusional disorder and paranoia, police say.

Officers put Chavez into protective custody, in handcuffs, so he could be transported to Casa Grande.

According to police documents, officers searched Chavez before putting him in the police vehicle, finding a baggy of what appeared to police as methamphetamine.

Chavez confirmed that the baggy was holding methamphetamine but denied ownership of it and told police that he was wearing his brother’s pants.

Later at Maricopa Police Department, the drugs were weighed at about six grams, and confirmed to be methamphetamine by a scan with the departments Tru-Narc drug scanner.

On Saturday, February 26, police responded to a hit and run, followed by another collision.

The suspect, Vicente Aleman, 42, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault, and for two warrants; pre-adjudication [Casa Grande Justice Court] and post-adjudication [Western Pinal Justice Court.]

At 9:55 a.m., police responded to the area of State Route 238 and SR347, in reference to a hit and run collision that had just happened.

Dispatch reported to officers that a burgundy Chevrolet Tahoe had hit the reporting party’s vehicle and did not stop.

Shortly after, police received another call, saying that the Tahoe had just hit another vehicle in the QuikTrip parking lot.

Responding officers found the vehicle parked by the gas pumps with Aleman in the driver seat.

He was placed under arrest for driving under the influence after investigation, along with his warrants and aggravated assault charge after striking an occupied vehicle while driving intoxicated.