Police Dispatch 

Talkin' Dirty

Feb. 7, 11:45 a.m.

According to Pima County Sheriff's Department reports, a Tucson woman hung up her telephone after an unknown caller said: "You should see how hard I am."

After unsuccessfully trying to trace the call, the woman called her telephone company. Qwest employees told the woman she should file a police report. The woman told Deputy Gaetan LaPare that she didn't recognize the caller's voice, but she believes it was a man.

Mother of the Year

West Bopp Road and South Marstellar Road, Feb. 8, 3:46 p.m.

A Tucson mother did not stop to help her 15-year-old daughter after she fell out of the family's moving sport-utility vehicle, PCSD reports stated.

The 15-year old told Deputy Clifford McGrath the following: She and her mother, the driver, were having a tugging match over a computer mouse inside the SUV. When the mother let go of the mouse, it caused her daughter to fall out of the open passenger door and land on the asphalt in front of a neighbor's house. Her mother drove away from her daughter and went back to the family's house.

She unlocked the house and then drove to the mall, reports stated.

Deputy McGrath reported that mother "drove by twice without checking on her (daughter)."

The 15-year old was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, where she was treated for cuts and a broken arm. She left the hospital and will be staying with a relative. A copy of Deputy McGrath's report will be sent to Child Protective Services.

The 15-year-old told police that she and her mother argue often, and said the tugging match started over an argument about whether the 15-year-old would be allowed to stay home alone when the family went to the mall.

MVD: The Happiest Place on Earth

La Canada Drive and West River Road, Feb. 8, 11:45 a.m.

According to PCSD reports, an aggravated customer threw a stuffed animal at a Motor Vehicle Department employee after she told the customer that he did not have the proper paperwork.

The employee told Deputy Kirt Shulz that the customer and his friend became upset and disruptive inside the MVD when she told them that they did not have the proper documentation for what they wanted done. While the employee was speaking with her manager about the situation, the customer picked up a stuffed animal and threw it at the employee, hitting her on the left leg, reports stated.

When the employee asked why the stuffed animal was hurled at her, the customer said he was just trying to get her attention.

The employee took her lunch break after the men left and told her supervisor about the incident when she returned. Deputy Shulz told the employee to call the police if the man returns.

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