USING (IN) THE RESTROOM
TUCSON MOUNTAINS BEAT
FEB. 12, 10:15 P.M.
A woman admitted to puffing on a meth pipe in a convenience store bathroom after a deputy was called to the store because she had been in the bathroom for more than 20 minutes, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.
When a deputy knocked on the restroom door and asked if she was OK, the woman laughed and then said she was "just using the restroom."
While continuing to talk with the woman, the deputy noticed she was sniffling, perhaps crying. Asked again about her condition, she said she was OK (this time in "a crying-type voice") and that she'd be out in a few minutes. The deputy also noticed a burning smell coming from the restroom.
After hearing a stall door open and the woman talking loudly on her cellphone about the deputy, the deputy opened the restroom door and saw the woman putting numerous items in her purse, including a lighter.
The woman seemed unsurprised when the deputy entered the restroom, found that she had a bottle of pills in her pocket and handcuffed her. The woman at first said she had a prescription for the pills but soon admitted they were illegal, and added that she had a meth pipe in her purse, along with a straw and foil, that she had used to smoke "oxy" in the bathroom.
The woman was taken to jail on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.
JUST COFFEE, PLEASE
FEB. 14, 5:59 P.M.
Someone apparently broke into a woman's home but the only thing that the intruder did was to drink a cup of coffee at the kitchen counter, a PCSD report stated.
The woman called deputies to her residence, where they found a green mug half full of coffee sitting on the counter.
Deputies found no signs of forced entry, and none of the woman's possessions, including expensive jewelry and a large flat-screen TV, appeared to have been disturbed.
The woman said she'd called everyone she knew who had keys to her place, including her landlord, but none of them owned up to being the coffee culprit.
The mystery of who had used her house as a java stop remained unresolved when the report was filed.