Police Dispatch

Kids And Bombs

Sunrise Drive and Sabino Canyon Road, Nov. 17, 11:51 a.m.

Authorities evacuated a park and several houses after discovering an explosive device lodged in a saguaro, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

Several mothers who were in a nearby park area reported that a clear glass bottle wrapped in a plastic bag was lodged in a hollow. The label on the bottle read potassium nitrate, which is a chemical used in makeshift explosive devices, the report said.

The president of the neighborhood association told deputies that a similar incident with an exploding doll had occurred about one month earlier. A witness said juveniles had been seen congregating around the cactus the previous evening, leading authorities to believe they had been attempting to blow it up.

Deputies used a robot to explode the device.

Little Puddles

Ina Road and La Cholla Boulevard, Nov. 13, 2:48 p.m.

A woman believed some kids were responsible for urinating on her deck chairs after she got them busted for smoking pot, a PCSD report stated.

The woman had called authorities earlier in the day, after she had smelled marijuana while walking through her hallway. Deputies spoke to four juveniles who were allegedly smoking the marijuana nearby, and took one of the kids--who had a warrant out for his arrest--to jail, the report said.

The woman lives on the first floor of her apartment building. A short time later, she looked out a sliding glass door to her back patio and noticed some liquid on her deck chairs. When she opened the door, she immediately inhaled a "heavy urine smell," she told authorities.

Three juveniles were hanging out nearby, a deputy noted; however, not much could be done, because the woman hadn't caught them in the act, the report said.

A deputy provided the woman with a number to call at the first sign of any future trouble.

Delivering Some Meat

Sahuarita, Nov. 16, 2:45 p.m.

A woman was upset that a man claiming to be a meat salesman walked into her house unannounced, a PCSD report said.

The woman told deputies she was awakened on her couch by a black man who asked if she wanted to buy meat or fish. The woman reportedly told the man no, and he left in a brown vehicle with refrigeration units.

The report said several calls were made by Green Valley residents complaining about door-to-door meat salesmen shorting them on the amount of meat they had purchased.

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