Man and Woman arrested on felony warrants

Firth Park is named for Charles Firth, a former Safford City Councilman and Chamber of Commerce director. - Gila Valley Central Photo

Authorities were dispatched to Firth Park at about 8:00 pm last Tuesday to investigate suspicious activity. Police had received reports of a man and woman going into the restroom together at the park. The officer was unable to find anyone in the restrooms, so he approached a group of three people at the picnic area and asked if they had seen a man and woman go into the restroom together. The group denied seeing anyone.

The officer reportedly knew the people at the picnic area because of prior contact. He ran a records check and found that two of them, Michelle and Henry Guerrero both had active felony warrants. The officer returned to the picnic area and approached the couple and advised them of the warrants for their arrest.

Another officer arrived on scene and assisted with handcuffing and transporting Henry Guerrero to the Graham County Jail. Michelle was also placed in handcuffs, while the officer searched the couple’s belongings. The officer found a small black zipper pouch which contained 2 unused needles, a cotton swab, and a spoon with a small amount of residue on it. The woman apparently told the officer that Henry had asked her to carry it. The officer transported her to the Graham County Jail where she and Henry were booked for their Felony Warrants for possession of a narcotic and possession of drug paraphernalia.