Police Dispatch

Toxic Blow

East Ajo Way and South Kino Parkway, July 16, 1:20 p.m.

An agitated man claimed that his wife was trying to poison him, and then asked authorities to test some of his cocaine in order to prove it, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

Deputies had difficulty understanding the fidgety man, who had walked into a sheriff substation. He had dried toothpaste on his mouth and was unable to maintain his train of thought, the report said.

The man produced an Altoids can, which contained a white, powdery substance. He said his wife and cocaine dealer poisoned both the powder and the mints that were originally in the can.

Deputies told the man that if the powder was confirmed as cocaine, he would face charges. He replied that he had only bought the alleged cocaine so it could be tested.

Authorities transported the man to Kino Hospital to undergo drug-overdose and poisoning tests pending evaluation of the powder.

Fender Bender from Hell

West Ina and North Thornydale Roads, July 16, 11:10 a.m.

A woman alleged that a man she had gotten into a traffic accident with threatened to drive his vehicle through a window at her workplace if she didn't provide him with money and a rental car, a PCSD report stated.

The woman, who was at work, told a deputy that the man claimed he was making the profanity-laced threat because he hadn't gotten a response to his calls about the accident in three days.

She said she was so frightened that she summoned her supervisor to her desk. They both decided the threat was serious enough to contact authorities.

A deputy found probable cause to exist and decided to charge the man with disorderly conduct, but was unable to contact him.

Misplaced Bullets

UA Area, July 22, 4:43 p.m.

According to a report from the University of Arizona Police Department, a maintenance worker found live ammunition while cleaning a room.

The worker was cleaning the building at 1305 N. Martin Ave. when he discovered what was later determined to be 89 .22-caliber rounds in a desk. It was unclear who owned the ammunition, the report said.

Police confiscated the rounds and marked them for eventual destruction.