Police Dispatch

When Jesus Doesn't Get Your Junque

South Palo Verde Road and East Ajo Way, Sept. 25, 8:30 p.m.

A tow truck driver for Junque for Jesus allegedly has been using and storing cars that people intended to donate to the organization, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.

The owner of Junque for Jesus, 3635 E. Refinery Way, told police that he became suspicious when the tow truck driver would leave to pick up a vehicle, but often would return with nothing. The tow truck driver told his boss the car owners changed their minds about donating the vehicle, the owner told police.

A woman called the owner on Sept. 25 and said the man was driving a used sport utility vehicle and storing a foreign sports car at his parents' house in Marana.

She said she believes the original owners of the car had donated it to Junque for Jesus, but that the tow truck driver was trying to sell it.

When the owner confronted the tow truck driver, he quit.

Deputy Eric Johnson found the sports car and got its vehicle identification number. He left a voice mail with the original owners and referred the case to one of PCSD's automotive detectives.

Takin' the Kitten 'n' Caboodle

East Drexel Road and Masterson Avenue, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m.

A Tucson woman told deputies that an unknown woman and her daughter stole 90 Vicodin pills when they were invited inside the house to look at kittens that were put up for adoption, a PCSD report stated.

The woman told deputies that the mother and daughter answered an ad for the kittens. The mother asked to use the bathroom, returned, took a kitten and left with her daughter.

After they left, the woman realized that her pills were missing. She called the mother and daughter, but they denied taking the drugs.

The woman told deputies that she is worried that the woman and her daughter will be able to refill the prescription.

Magic Bus

University Area, Oct. 4, 11 p.m.

According to a UA Police Department report, police arrested a drunken student after they saw him fall head-first off a bus parked outside a campus fraternity.

The 20-year-old, of the 1100 block of East Elm Street, had trouble getting to his feet outside of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, 1509 E. Second St. Police noticed he had vomit along the right side of his body from his knee to his midsection, the report stated.

Police sat him down and looked through his wallet to try to find his driver's license. Officers saw that his wallet contained his 24-year-old brother's license. He could have used the ID to buy alcohol, the report stated.

Police confiscated the license and forwarded the report to the university's diversion program.