Police Dispatch

It's Just Physics East Sunrise Drive and North Craycroft Road, May 21, 3:23 p.m.

A scuffle over a ripped-out page in a physics notebook prompted authorities to separate a mother and daughter overnight, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.

The daughter, who was outside when deputies arrived, claimed that her mom slapped her in the back of the head and slammed her against a bench in her room after she'd rebuked her 9-year-old brother for tearing the page out of her notebook.

She said her mother then dragged her outside by the hair, threw a shoe at her and locked the front door.

The mother claimed the argument started when the 19-year-old asked her for help in killing her little brother over the incident.

She said her daughter followed her about the house, berating her, after she told her the occasional ripped-out notebook page was bound to happen with a little boy around.

The mother conceded that she had pushed her daughter outside and locked the door, but added that her daughter took off her clothes to force her to let her back in.

The boy said his sister had made threatening comments to him and that he'd heard shouting from his bedroom, but he couldn't verify anything else.

Deputies reminded the two that a similar incident in the future could lead to an arrest, and then sent the daughter to a hotel.

Special Delivery

East Orange Grove Road and North First Avenue, May 19, 5:32 p.m.

According to a PCSD report, a man received a package with UPS labels on it that contained marijuana.

The man turned the package, which bore a return address in Decatur, Ga., over to deputies.

Later that day, he called authorities again, saying a man he didn't know came over demanding to know where his parcel was.

The man said he told the stranger he had no idea what he was talking about, but agreed to notify him at his home when the package arrived.

Police went to the address provided but were unable to make contact with anyone at the time of the report.

Twenty Bags of Gold

University Area, May 26, 8:36 a.m.

Around $200 worth of aluminum cans were stolen from a campus recycling center, according to a University of Arizona Police Department report.

When employees arrived at work they discovered a gate of the compound, 1609 E. Seventh St., had been forced. Open. Someone made off with 20 bags of uncrushed cans.

There were no witnesses or suspects at the time of the report.