Police Dispatch

Tied Down

Snyder and Sabino Canyon Roads, Sept. 25, 6:27 p.m.

According to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report, a child's aunt punished a youngster for misbehaving by affixing him to a chair with duct tape.

A teacher's aide had reported the alleged method of punishment after speaking with the child's grandmother. The grandmother had allegedly told the aide that the aunt was no longer living with them.

School officials asked authorities to make sure the aunt was no longer at home, the report said.

A deputy went to the child's home and spoke with the grandmother, who said she never noticed any kinds of marks or bruises on the child while the aunt was staying with them.

No arrests were made.

Tunneling To Freedom

Orange Grove Road and La Cholla Boulevard, Sept. 29, 3:59 p.m.

A man in the hospital for a kidney-stone operation became belligerent with staff, a PCSD report stated.

A nurse said the man had come out of his room in the intensive-care unit covered only in a blanket. She said she asked him to go back to his room, because he didn't have any clothes on; the man, meanwhile, insisted that he did.

The nurse alleged that the man rushed her, pushed her against a wall and hit her repeatedly in the chest. She told authorities she didn't know how many times she had been hit, but complained that she was becoming "sore and stiff." Hospital security subdued the man and returned him to his room, the report said.

According to the nurse, the patient's son came in later to pick up his father, who was being discharged. The son brought out a knife the patient had in his room and said that his father had been keeping it in there to help "dig his way out of the hospital," the nurse told authorities.

The nurse said the knife and the son's statements about it made her feel "anxious."

Authorities were unable to contact the patient.

A Lesson To You Kids

Unincorporated Pima County, Sept. 26, 8:49 a.m.

A deputy arrested a boy who refused to go to school, a PCSD report said.

The boy's parents said their 13-year-old son just wanted to play video games all day, and became irate when they locked up their computer at night. He refused to go to school two mornings in a row, they said.

A deputy talked to the boy and then carted him off to Pima County Juvenile Detention Center, where he was booked on a charge of disorderly conduct.

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