North Oracle Road, Feb. 26, 9:57 a.m.
A pair of grocery-store workers were offended by an apparent display of parking-lot exhibitionism, said a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.
Two female employees at Wild Oats Market, 7133 N. Oracle Road, both stated that they had often seen a bearded male in his late 40s--who appeared to be a construction worker--park his truck in front of their store. The first employee reported that on two separate occasions, when she had arrived at work at about 5:30 a.m., the male exited his vehicle to urinate near the passenger side, appearing to make sure that he was fully exposed and that she could see him as he urinated. Her fellow employee described almost identical experiences, saying that she felt he was urinating in front of her on purpose--and worse, that he appeared to have been "getting off."
The subject, identified through his vehicle's license-plate number, was later interviewed and said that he had not meant to be seen urinating; he had simply driven a long way and "could not hold it any longer."
No probable cause for arrest was found.
Patrol Car Timeout
North Oldfather Drive, Feb. 28, 9:34 a.m.
Items that probably should not belong to grade-school children were confiscated from two brothers, according to a PCSD report.
Following an incident in which the two boys assaulted their peers with a pellet gun, staff at Thornydale Elementary School, 7651 N. Oldfather Drive, searched the students' backpacks and found myriad contraband articles, including a set of brass knuckles, approximately 15 lighters, a 3-inch-long pocketknife, a pornographic magazine and some "love lotion."
One staff member thought both students should be suspended from school and arrested. When law-enforcement officials interviewed the subjects, the boys admitted that they knew it was wrong to have a pellet gun and other forbidden items at school.
Since the boys' mother wanted to "make a point," the brothers were handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol car for approximately 20 minutes. They were charged with disorderly conduct.
Wild Hog Chase
UA Area, March 6, 6:55 a.m.
Two desert animals ran rampant one morning around the University of Arizona, a UA police report said.
At approximately 6:48 a.m., two wild javelinas that had been wandering around the courtyard near McClelland Hall were witnessed entering the College of Law, making their way down the hallway toward the lecture halls. A UA police officer barricaded the animals in the hallway using a few cardboard boxes and a trash can and marked the area with caution tape until an Arizona Game and Fish officer arrived and tranquilized the javelinas for removal.