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IF THE TEETH FIT, STEAL 'EM

ORANGE GROVE ROAD

OCT. 6, 12:14 P.M.

A woman's false teeth were stolen in a burglary, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

A deputy spoke with the woman over the phone. She said she was calling to make a report so she could collect renter's insurance, and apologized for any difficulty the deputy might encounter while speaking with her—because she had trouble speaking clearly, as she was missing her teeth. It turned out that the very reason she was calling was that her false teeth had been stolen.

The woman said she'd gotten food stuck in her false teeth and had removed them while in bed, wrapping them in Kleenex and placing them on her sheet. Later, she said—apparently after falling asleep and waking up again—she "went to put them back in her mouth" and discovered they were no longer on the sheet.

The only person the woman knew who regularly came into her house was her cleaning woman, who was 49 to 50 years old. The reportee insisted her cleaning woman was "extremely trustworthy" and didn't suspect her of the crime.

The false teeth were valued at $6,000 to $7,000.


NOISE ANNOYS

WEST YUCCA COURT

OCT. 8, 3:20 A.M.

A woman complained that her downstairs neighbor was causing problems by banging on his ceiling whenever she moved, a PCSD report stated.

A deputy responding to a disturbing-the-peace call met with a woman living in an apartment complex who said she'd been having ongoing problems with her downstairs neighbor.

She said that whenever she went to the bathroom—or, in fact, whenever she walked pretty much anywhere in the apartment—the man downstairs would bang very loudly on her floor (his ceiling) with the handle of a broom or a similar instrument, apparently to express his annoyance at the noise made by her feet.

It had gotten to the point, she said, that she'd started taking off her shoes so that none of her neighbors would even be able to tell she was home by the sounds of her walking. Yet the downstairs dweller kept banging—loudly—on her ceiling whenever she walked anywhere. She'd called law enforcement several times about the problem, she said.

The reporting deputy wasn't able to confirm the banging himself, so he went downstairs and knocked on that neighbor's door. He received no answer, even though he could hear rustling inside of the apartment.

No arrests were made at the time of the report.

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