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Queen Creek woman charged, taken into custody for false report

Queen Creek woman charged, taken into custody for false report

Queen Creek woman charged, taken into custody for false report

PHOENIX — A Queen Creek woman was arrested on charges of identity theft, harassment and falsifying a police report, Queen Creek PD announced Thursday.

On May 5, officers responded to the Queen Creek Fire/Medical Station located near Ocotillo and Ellsworth roadswhere they were advised that a woman had reported an assault that had allegedly occurred 15-30 minutes earlier in a nearby area. Crismon and Riggs roads.

The woman allegedly ran on a path in the area when she was suddenly attacked from behind and fell unconscious.

As detectives continued their investigation, they discovered multiple inconsistencies that contradicted the woman’s account of the attack.

Detectives ultimately concluded that the facts of the attack, as provided by the woman, were completely unfounded.

In addition, it was found that these circumstances, as well as other previous incidents, provided a pattern of harassment towards another individual who had a previous relationship with the woman.

As the investigation concluded Thursday, the woman was taken into custody and charges of identity theft, false reporting and harassment (domestic violence) will be filed with the Maricopa County Prosecutor’s Office.

“The circumstances of this incident are disturbing, frustrating and tragic,” Queen Creek Police Chief Randy Brice said. “The actions of this individual not only harassed another individual but tied up police resources that could have been deployed to a better purpose.

“Unfortunately, this false report created fear of a crime that never happened.”

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