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Shooting Up At School

22nd Street and Houghton Road, April 13, 10:49 a.m.

Several male students at a local elementary school said a boy with a needle threatened to inject them with "MX gas," a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.

The deputy initially learned from school staff that a male student had complained that one of his peers was playing around with a needle in a bathroom, threatening to inject several boys with gasoline.

The boy with the needle told the deputy he pretended to inject another boy in the neck with the needle, although he claimed the cap never came off the tip. He allegedly told the boys that the needle contained "MX gas," which he believed to be "some type of nuclear waste."

The deputy spoke to the boy about hypodermic needles and their use in injecting illegal drugs. According to the report, the boy said that he had gotten the needle from a silverware drawer at home.

A deputy cited the boy with two counts of assault, for allegedly pricking or placing the needle up against his peers' necks, and a felony count of possessing drug paraphernalia in a drug-free school zone.

The school principal also indicated that the boy would likely be suspended for the rest of the year.


Lock Your Doors

Skyline Drive and Campbell Avenue, April 12, 1:49 p.m.

Authorities arrested a boy for criminal damage after he entered an unlocked apartment and urinated on the carpet, a PCSD report stated.

The 11-year-old boy and his friends were tossing a Frisbee around, the report stated, when it landed on the balcony of an apartment.

The boys knocked on the apartment door and, receiving no answer, tried it. The door opened, and the kids retrieved the Frisbee.

A short while later, the suspect reportedly told his friends that he was going to pee in the apartment. He went inside and relieved himself just to the left of the front door, one of his friends told authorities.

The manager at the apartment complex told deputies she wanted to press charges, because they had been having problems with this particular group of youngsters. The suspect said the urination had been an accident.


Accidental Exposure

Sunrise Drive and Kolb Road, April 16, 2:06 p.m.

Neighbors phoned authorities because a 51-year-old man was sunbathing nude in his backyard, a PCSD report said.

When contacted by a deputy, the man said he was trying to be as discreet as possible and was unaware that any of his neighbors could see into his backyard. He reportedly indicated that he would not walk around outside in the buff now that he knew they could.

A deputy told the man that if there were any further incidents, he would be arrested for indecent exposure.

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