Today at approximately 9:45am Scottsdale Patrol officers responded to the Mountainside Fitness location reference
multiple reports of the gym being open. The officers found that the gym was open despite the Governor’s current order.
The officers provided education to club management in an effort to gain compliance. This has been the practice of the
Scottsdale Police Department throughout the COVID-19 crisis when dealing with noncompliance of Executive Orders and
Proclamations. Gym management advised that they were going to remain open. At which point they were advised that
officers would be returning later in the day to check on compliance. Officers returned at 2:25pm and found that the
facility was still open. Mario Arce, the Gym’s Chief Operating Officer, was then cited for a class one misdemeanor in
violation of A.R.S. Section 26-317.
Several other Scottsdale gyms are under investigation and may also be charged with similar violations.
Scottsdale Police Department Report Number 20-11167