Police Dispatch

Letter To God

Ajo Way and Country Club Road, Sept. 9, 11 a.m.

Federal Express contacted authorities to report a suspicious package addressed to the University of Arizona Police Department, a UAPD report stated.

An employee thought the package was strange because it didn't have an air bill, felt odd and was addressed to "Holy Mother of God c/o the University of Arizona Police Department Officer Parsnipidy Jones," the report said.

Inside the 10-by-12-inch soft envelope was another soft envelope addressed to UAPD. Inside this one was a cream-colored canvas hat, a cassette tape from the musical group Bad English in a cardboard case and approximately 24 ounces of broken glass, the report stated.

A Fed Ex representative said the package was probably left in a drop box. It was then set aside for inspection because it had not been billed, the representative told police.

The envelope identified the sender as John Daniel Reidy. According to the report, authorities have recorded several contacts with Reidy, who had "officer safety" and "mental" cautionary flags attached to his police record.

The "safety" flag was added because he allegedly punched and kicked officers in 2003.

Nothing criminal had occurred at the time of the report. Police indicated they would question Reidy and possibly charge him when they determined his intentions.

Must Have Stew

Three Points, Sept. 1, 2:55 p.m.

A woman told authorities that someone broke into her house and stole a can of soup, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

The woman said the intruder came through a sliding-glass door and knocked over a table, a stereo and a high chair. She said a single can of "chunky stew" had been taken from a case of 12 that was on the kitchen counter.

The woman said the can of soup was all that appeared to be missing. A deputy took photographs of the home and attempted to dust for fingerprints, without success.

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

Egged Bicyclist

Orange Grove Road and La Cholla, Sept. 2, 9:59 p.m.

Someone throwing eggs at vehicles and houses hit a child on a bicycle, knocking him over, a PCSD report stated.

The child told a deputy that he had been riding his bicycle while four of his friends were walking beside him. He said he felt something hit his calf, causing him to wobble and fall of his bike.

The child was reportedly uninjured. No one was able to get the license-plate number of the car as it sped away. A witness said similar "egging" incidents in the neighborhood have occurred frequently.