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Sibling Melee

Orange Grove and Shannon Roads, April 19, 7:07 p.m.

A family got into a fight after one brother refused to hold a baby so the other could smoke a joint, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

The younger brother alleged that his older brother had tried to hand their sister's baby to him so he could light up a doobie; when he refused, his sibling started calling him a "punk-ass bitch," went into a bedroom to complain and then came into the kitchen to punch him in the face.

The younger brother said he had been upset about being punched, so he went to talk to his mother, who was in the bathroom. That's when his 24-year-old sister tackled him, knocking him into the tub, he alleged. The younger brother said he had no idea why his sister became involved.

The younger brother also said that his mother tried to stop the fight, and that his sister socked her in the right eye.

For her part, the mom said she first noticed her daughter and her elder son were "beating on" her younger son. She said her daughter threw a punch and hit her in the face.

The elder brother left the home before authorities arrived, and they were unable to find him at the time of the report.

The sister gave a different story, saying she had tried to break up the fight after it started. She then changed her version of events, however, telling authorities that she had only gotten involved when the younger brother had walked into her bedroom. She said she didn't know how her mother got punched in the face, but said she was upset at her mother for taking the younger brother's side.

A deputy noted that the sister smelled of alcohol, and she reportedly admitted that she had been drinking.

Both the younger brother and the sister were arrested on various domestic-violence charges. Deputies determined there was probable cause to arrest the elder brother as well.


Spitting Rage

Ina and Oracle Roads, April 16, 4:18 p.m.

A female motorist said a young driver spat on her while she was waiting at an intersection, a PCSD report stated.

The woman told authorities a young man who couldn't have been older than 20 pulled up next to her and her husband. The young man started yelling, accusing them of cutting him off. He then spat at them; because the couple's window was down, it struck the pair, the report said.

The woman said she began to follow the man's vehicle, but he started heading southbound on Oracle Road at a high rate of speed. He turned west on Orange Grove Road, and then they lost him after he made a U-turn, the woman told authorities.

She provided a deputy with the young man's license-plate number, but declined to press charges.

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