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Tripping In TV Land

Catalina Highway and Houghton Road, June 9, 8:37 a.m.

A 14-year-old boy who appeared to be hallucinating told deputies that Officer Jones from the television program Reno 911! was curled up on his couch crying, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.

The boy had called authorities to report that four people had run into his house and locked him out. Deputies found the doors to his home to be unlocked, however.

According to the report, the boy did not appear to know what time it was and spoke in disjointed sentences.

A deputy noted that the teen's eyes were glassy and wide-open. The boy reportedly complained that he was extremely thirsty.

Paramedics responded to the teen's home and noted that his heart was beating very fast. They said it appeared as if he had ingested some kind of drug, the report stated. Paramedics transported the boy to Tucson Medical Center for treatment.

Deputies found marijuana and paraphernalia inside the home, as well as about a dozen marijuana plants in various stages of maturity in the yard, the report said. The teen was charged with felony counts of producing marijuana, possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

The day after the incident, the boy allegedly contacted one of the deputies to say that he had eaten some kind of desert weed that a friend gave him.

The deputy encouraged the teen to seek counseling when the youngster told him he was depressed and had turned to drugs for escape, the report said.


Protecting Her Turf

Roger and Flowing Wells Roads, June 10, 7:31 p.m.

According to a PCSD report, an 86-year-old woman wielding a baseball bat intimidated a potential robber into fleeing her residence.

The woman told authorities that she was awakened by the sound of breaking glass. She said when she sat up in bed, she noticed a young man was in her bedroom.

The man demanded that she give him all her money, the woman told deputies. She reportedly grabbed a baseball bat by the side of her bed, called the man "a son of a bitch" and told him she was going to "beat the shit out of him," the report said.

The man reportedly left through the window he had broken, in the home's living room.

Deputies and Tucson Police Department officers searched the area, but didn't find anyone matching the woman's description.


Yuck

Ina and Thornydale Roads, June 12, 6:45 a.m.

A woman who said she was seeking a restraining order against her neighbors accused them of breaking into her vehicle and "vomiting or breaking open a colostomy bag" all over the interior, a PCSD report stated.

The woman also complained to deputies that her neighbors' yard was a health hazard, adding that she was going to contact the Health Department about cleaning it up.

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