Police Dispatch

Nice Try, Pauline!

UA Area July 24, 1:02 a.m.

A woman who provided a false name to authorities got caught in her lie quite easily, a University of Arizona Police Department report alleged.

An officer pulled over a female driver, because records showed that someone associated with the car had a warrant out for her arrest. The driver, calling herself Gloria Luquez, said she had no identification.

Records showed that a description of Luquez didn't match the appearance of the female driver, and the date of birth she provided was also wrong. However, the descriptions contained in the warrant for Pauline Toni Granillo, 24, matched.

The officer walked back to the vehicle and said, "Pauline." The woman in the car responded, "Yes," and then reportedly said, "Oh damn." She admitted she was Granillo, the report stated.

The officer arrested Granillo for driving on a suspended license, for false reporting and for the outstanding warrant, which was also for driving on a suspended license. Authorities threw in a drug-paraphernalia charge after a pipe coated with smoked-marijuana residue was allegedly found in Granillo's purse.


Ina and Oracle Roads July 3, 4:02 p.m.

A gas-station attendant said a man drove off with a pump nozzle still stuck in his car, yanking it from the machine, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.

The attendant at Coxco Fuel, 7201 N. Oracle Road, provided authorities with a plate number.

A deputy tracked the number back to a man, who said he accidentally yanked off the hose after he went inside the station to get a soda. He told the deputy he spilled the soda all over himself, and then he went back to his car and forgot that he had been pumping gas.

The attendant later told deputies that the man made arrangements to return the nozzle and hose.

It's the Kid's Fault

Orange Grove and Oracle Roads July 2, 9:27 p.m.

A man blamed his 5-year-old son for calling his estranged wife's friend between 25 and 60 times, a PCSD report said.

The woman reporting the incident said her friend's husband was under the impression that she was "harboring" his wife after she left him. She said he threatened her.

A deputy phoned the husband, who--without prompting--immediately blurted out that he never threatened anybody, the report said. He told the deputy his son repeatedly hit redial on his phone, sticking to that story after the deputy told him more than 25 calls were made.

The report said that deputies would attempt to contact the husband in person to arrest him for disorderly conduct.

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