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Stopped Drain

West Bopp and South Kinney Roads, Aug. 19, 9:15 a.m.

A businesswoman believed that a maintenance worker had stuffed dead pigeons in her store's rain gutters, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

The woman said she suspected the pigeons had eaten poisoned seeds that had been placed on her roof, and then were then pushed into the gutters.

She said her sister, who also owns a business, had the same problem last year. In both cases, it caused water to build up and damage the roof.

Pima County Animal Control said the damage could have happened simply because the gutters were blocked, not due to an intentional act, she told a PCSD operator.

But the woman disagreed, saying the problems started after she and her sister turned down an offer from the maintenance company to buy their businesses.

There were no other leads at the time of the report.


Rude in the Nude

West Sunset and North Oxbow Roads, Aug. 16, 8:18 a.m.

People living near a trailhead phoned authorities after spotting a naked hiker, a PCSD report stated.

A man who was eating breakfast on his porch alleged that he saw Ronald H. Rude set off on a hike wearing only a tan fishing hat and backpack.

A fully clothed Rude allegedly admitted to the naked hike when a deputy made contact with him after Rude returned to his minivan. Rude reportedly said that he had done it before and thought no one was watching him, despite there being several houses in the area.

A deputy arrested Rude on a charge of indecent exposure. He was released on scene with a warning to never hike naked again.


Cruel Display

UA Area, Aug. 27, 1:17 a.m.

Sorority sisters said an unknown man, who had been driving by their sorority house, stopped on one pass to show them a dead cat, according to a University of Arizona Police Department report.

Witnesses said the man never said a word during the encounter. He then got back into a maroon Jeep Grand Cherokee and drove off, with the cat hanging out a window, they added.

Police searched the area, without results. There were no further details at the time of the report.

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