• About 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, police responded to a report of shoplifting at the Costco, 3901 W. Costco Drive. The store’s loss prevention manager had detained a woman he claimed tried to steal two shirts. The woman had paid for other items, the store worker said, but stuffed the shirts into her purse before leaving. He stopped her in the parking lot. The woman told police “she saw two shirts that she thought her grandkids would like,” according to an incident report. “It was stupid of me to take those,” the woman told police. “I’m too old to steal. I should have known better.” Police arrested the woman on a charge of shoplifting before releasing her. The shirts were valued at $28.48.
• Shortly after midnight, Tuesday, Sept. 9, police came to the Old Father Inn restaurant, 4080 W. Ina Road, to investigate an alleged fight. Shortly after getting to the bar, police handcuffed a man seen running from the scene who “had a decent size lump over his right eyebrow” and “numerous cuts” on his left knee, according to an incident report. The man told police that he had been involved in a brawl with several other men at the bar after their female counterparts got into an argument. The bar owner told police that the man they had handcuffed had attempted to defend his friends and “that he in no manner started the altercation,” the police report said. Instead, bar employees said that one of the women had started the fight. Police arrested her on charges of assualt and disorderly conduct. Police released the other man they had in custody.
• About 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 8, police received call about an alleged assault that occurred on the 1500 block of East Rancho Vistoso Boulevard. A pair of cyclists told police that a blue pickup truck “almost ran them off the road,” according to an incident report. One of the cyclists “flipped off the driver,” who then stopped and backed up to them. Words were exchanged, according to the police report, and the truck’s driver told the cyclists, “It’s people like you that give us cyclists a bad name.” The truck’s driver then pushed both the cyclists to the ground. Though they “sustained minor injuries,” the pair chose not to press charges should police find the truck’s driver, whom they described as a 50- to 55-year-old white male, about 5-foot, 9-inches tall, 185 pounds, with grayish hair.
• About 3:50 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8, police responded to a reported break-in on the 600 block of East Suffolk Drive. A woman had come home to find her rear French doors pried open and her house “ransacked and all the cabinets and drawers were opened,” according to an incident report. Whoever broke into her home had stolen two digital cameras valued at $500 and an external hard drive valued at $100, the police report said.
• About 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, police responded to a reported fire off Rancho Sonora west of La Cañada Drive. Officers saw smoke coming from the backyard of a house on the 9900 block of N. Calle Solano, where the homeowner was burning brush. Police found seven piles of brush in the yard, two of which were burning when officers arrived. In his report on the incident, one officer noted that the homeowner “appeared very intoxicated and I could smell an odor of intoxicants emitting from his body from several feet away.” Golder Ranch firefighters put out the blazes. The homeowner “thought the situation was funny and was laughing because we were there,” according to the officer’s report. Police cited the homeowner for reckless burning.