SaddleBrooke Patrol Officer Assault Poll-You Decided!

VIA SBINSIDER PUBLISHER| August 20th, 2023

EDITORS NOTE: The Overwhelming response to this posting was to go ahead and publish the name of the accused assailant. As the name is a public record under Arizona law, we have updated this article with the named assailant. Anyone in the U.S. is presumed innocent until adjudicated. When a resolution of this case occurs, those results will be published. 

As reported here several weeks ago, a physical altercation occurred at the HOA1 Fitness Center after a uniformed SaddleBrooke Patrol office tried to issue a traffic citation to a resident. The resident was observed by the Patrol Officer riding his bicycle through two separate Stop Signs, endangering himself and others. The officer contacted the resident in the Fitness Center entryway at which time physical contact was initiated by the resident and caught on video recording. The SaddleBrooke Patrol officer then contacted the Pinal County Sheriff’s office and the responding officer after reviewing the video, issued an assault citation, requiring the resident, Charles Woehr, to appear in the Oracle Justice Court.

Whoehr has a recorded deed in Unit 24, according to the Pinal County Assessor’s website.

The last entry regarding the case reveals the names of both Woehr and the responding patrol officer. It is a public document which was obtained by written request from SBINSIDER and is document # CM-2023000076 and is now posted at www.publicaccess.org. 

The summary of text based on the video- recording from the Fitness Center camera of the written complaint as written by the responding Sheriff’s office deputy reads as follows:

…At this moment the make subject closes the door, holding it nearly shut. The (SB patrol officer) reaches down and opens the door to begin to walk into the the facility. As he does the male subject (SaddleBrooke resident) with a bag clenched in his left hand swings his clenched hand with bag in tow in a clockwise rotation and strikes (the SB Patrol officer) in the right rear shoulder. Then the male subject squares up with his legs crouched slightly and uses his arms and legs to thrust forward pushing (SB patrol officer) with both left and right hand. As as result of the sudden contact (SB patrol officer) is pushed slightly to the right, causing him to splay his arms out to maintain balance. ….

When confronted by the Sheriff’s deputy, Woehr claimed the SaddleBrooke patrol officer had not allowed him into the Fitness Center door and then was pushed by the SaddleBrooke Patrol officer and was almost knocked down. The Deputy then responded that the incident was on video and not at all way the way Woehr described. Woehr was issued a citation and in a May 18th appearance in the Oracle Justice Court entered a “Not Guilty/Responsible” answer to the citation on May 18th.

The citation has 3 counts:

  1. Assault-with intent to knowingly cause injury to
  2. Knowingly Touch W/intent to INJ/INSULT/PROVOKE
  3. DISORDELY CONDUCT -FIGHTING

HOA1 Board Action

According to sources, the HOA1 Board fined the resident $250 and told Woehr that the facilities were off-limits for a period of 6 months. When contacted, several board members had no comment on the violation or any subsequent actions.

Thank you to all of the residents who took time to add their opinion-we responded.

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Terry Marchione
Terry Marchione
6 months ago

Yes–publish his/her name

Terry Marchione
Terry Marchione
6 months ago

In my experience, nearly all bicyclists ride through stop signs without even slowing down

Ron Bechky
ron bechky
6 months ago

yes

Gary Clark
Gary Clark
6 months ago

Yes, please publish.

Shirley Lynch
Shirley Lynch
6 months ago

Yes . Saddlebrooke resident needs to know if we need to watch out for unstable person.

Tim Gaule
Tim Gaule
6 months ago

I see no purpose in publishing his name. I also believe that you don’t need to publish any further updates regarding this incident. Let the courts handle it.

John Fulton
John fulton
6 months ago

Of course it’s public information

Paul Jepson
Paul Jepson
6 months ago

This should absolutely be disclosed. This behavior is unacceptable.

Claudia Enea
Claudia Enea
6 months ago

Definitely publish his name. Bicyclists need to begin stopping at the stop signs.

Barry E
Barry E
6 months ago

Publish it. The public shame will go a lot further than the fine he’ll get in court.

ken zebal
Ken Z
6 months ago

Yes, it’s public information

Tim Mahanna
Darrel Mahanna
6 months ago

Yes, people should understand who is acting as a criminal and people who act like this person and lie about won’t change until they are forced to.

Ed Treick
Ed Treick
6 months ago

It would be interesting to know if the SaddleBrooke Resident was a member of SaddleBrooke Cyclemasters as this does not sound like it would be the case.

Duff Fletcher
Duff Fletcher
6 months ago
Reply to  Ed Treick

He is not a member of SB Cyclemasters.

Boyd Bosma
Boyd Bosma
6 months ago

A citation is not a conviction. Publishing the name of the offender should be delayed until after either conviction or confession to the charge in the interest of permitting a fair opportunity for defense. I’m in favor of publishing the defendent’s name only after a final verdict has been established.

Michael Sachse
Lynne Pendlebury
6 months ago

Not only do bicyclists not stop at stop signs, some golf cart drivers are just as guilty. I see them do it all the time. It is public information and should be known to all.

Charles Woodhouse
Charles Woodhouse
6 months ago

Yes after conviction. if found innocent, no.

Robert Baker
Robert Baker
6 months ago

No. Should wait until court decision or confession before posting any name.
He’s entitled to his day in court. Especially with social media being what it is today.

Robert Baker
Robert Baker
6 months ago

According to Arizona Law a complete stop for bicyclist “does not mean the foot has to touch down”, the bicyclist can come to complete stop without putting foot down and if in right away they can immediately start.

Phillips
Phillips
6 months ago

If you go to the website and enter the document # CM-2023000076 his name will be found with a little digging.

Richard Casler
6 months ago

If found guilty of the charges in the citation, then, yes, the name of the resident should be disclosed.

Dave Traut
Dave Traut
6 months ago

Yes publish that roughian’s name.

Ron Bechky
Ron Bechky
6 months ago

Good work