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Police Beat -- Week of November 20

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Pima County

On Saturday, Oct. 26, at about 7:31 p.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of fraud. The woman said while she was staying at the hotel, on the 6200 block of North Oracle Road, she checked in and while she was in her room, recieved a call from someone who said they were with the front desk and was told the computers were down. The man asked for her credit card number as well as her address. She then found $1,000 worth of fraudulent charges on her credit card the following day. Deputies spoke with the staff and learned the entire front desk staff is comprised of females. The woman canceled her credit card and the credit card company was the financial victim.

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, at about 4:31 p.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to an apartment on the 2300 block of Ina Road in response to suicidal threats. The caller told police that her husband was threatening to kill himself with a knife inside her apartment. The couple had argued earlier and the man began to drink a lot. Later, the man broke a picture frame and tried to cut himself with the broken glass. He then grabbed a knife from the kitchen and began cutting his arm and wrist saying he was going to kill himself if their marriage didn’t work out. Deputies were told the man was not taking his bi-polar medication. Deputies were able to handcuff the man and he was arrested for domestic violence, criminal damage and disorderly conduct.

On Monday, Oct. 21, at about 10:29 p.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Sullivan’s Creamery and Eatery on the 6400 block of North Oracle Road in response to a suspicious person. Callers told deputies that a man had been shining a blue laser in the window of the restaurant and yelled at the people in the restaurant. The people in the restaurant told deputies they were scared and felt the man might “do something.” The man was arrested for disorderly conduct as well as possession of a narcotic drug.

MARANA

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Marana police went to Walmart where a shoplifter was being held. The asset protection manager said a female had been at the store for about 12 hours. While at the store she had put numerous items into her shopping basket and drank a Pepsi and Dr. Pepper without paying for them. She said she went to Walmart with her two friends. They got separated and she couldn’t find them. She didn’t have a phone so she couldn’t call her friends. She didn’t know what to do so in order to pass the time she started selecting items. She admitted to drinking the sodas. She said she had no intent of shoplifting. She had been arrested for shoplifting at a different Walmart before. The two drinks totaled $3.16, damaged items totaled $25, and the value of items that she selected through the night totaled $3,000.

On Monday, Nov. 4 at about 1:45 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about fraudulent activity on a debit card. The caller said she had been paid on Friday, Nov. 1 and had last used her card on that same day at Nico’s Taco Shop. Her financial institution called her on Sunday, Nov. 3 saying that there was some unusual activity on her account. There was a charge to “Green Tea” of $90. She said she hadn’t given anyone her card or given anyone permission to make a charge to her account. The caller said she has ordered a new card and destroyed the old one.

On Monday, Nov. 4 at about 4:52 p.m., Marana police dispatched to a home regarding physical domestic violence. Communications said the son slapped the father. The two were separated before the officer arrived. The son said that he needed to get a job and had come to this area of town with his dad and brother. The son said his dad started getting on his case for not working. The son got angry so he went to his dad’s car and sat in the front seat. The son said his dad became angry and grabbed him by the sweater trying to pull him out of the car. The son pushed his dad and then wrestled him. His dad then went into the store and said he was calling the

On Monday, Nov. 4 at about 4:52 p.m., Marana police dispatched to a home regarding physical domestic violence. Communications said the son slapped the father. The two were separated before the officer arrived. The son said that he needed to get a job and had come to this area of town with his dad and brother. The son said his dad started getting on his case for not working. The son got angry so he went to his dad’s car and sat in the front seat. The son said his dad became angry and grabbed him by the sweater trying to pull him out of the car. The son pushed his dad and then wrestled him. His dad then went into the store and said he was calling the cops. The son said they both yelled back and forth at each other.

The officer then talked with the dad who said that he had brought his sons to the area to fill out job applications. He said his son got into the front seat of his car, got angry and started yelling at him. The dad said he grabbed his son’s sweater to get him out of the car, but was slapped by his son and tackled at the legs. The dad said he went into the store to call the police. He said he didn’t have any injuries. A witness said he saw the episode and that the son hit the dad and that the dad wasn’t aggressive towards the son at all. The officer arrested the son.

(Editors Note: The reports are compiled by Randy Metcalf, he can be reached at rmetcalf@explorernews.com)

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