A summary of recent police activity in the Northwest.
• Monday, Nov. 10 at about 6:30 p.m., Marana police responded to the Wal-Mart Supercenter near Interstate 10 and Cortaro Road where store employees had detained a man whom they believed had attempted to steal multiple items. Employees said they watched the man select several video games, place them under his sweater then walk to the restroom. Once there, the man removed the packaging from the games and attempted to leave the store without paying for the merchandise. A police officer asked the man if he had done what store employees claimed and he said yes, he did try to steal the games. Police arrested the man for shoplifting and released him.
• Tuesday, Nov. 11 at about 3:30 a.m., Marana police went to the Super 8 Motel near Cortaro Road an Interstate 10 in relation to an earlier traffic stop and drug arrest. A police report noted that officers believed a man staying at the motel was selling drugs from his room. When officers knocked on the man’s door he answered appearing “pale and sweaty and was shaking,” according to a police report. The man told officers that he had been fighting with his girlfriend and was distressed. Police told him they wanted to search to room to check on his girlfriend’s health. The man told police that they could search the room but that his girlfriend had left. When inside, officers found a pipe loaded with methamphetamine. Police arrested the man on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia and took him to the Pima County Adult Detention Center.
Suspect sought in NW bank robberies
Pima County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a 40-year-old man they believe robbed two Northwest banks.
Based on an anonymous tip, detectives have obtained an arrest warrant for Craig L. Kuehn, who they allege robbed the Wells Fargo, 6270 N. Oracle Road, on Nov. 4, and the Bank of America, 7130 N. Oracle Road, on Nov. 10.
In both instances, according to a statement by Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Dawn Barkman, detectives say Kuehn approached tellers with notes demanding money and left the banks with undisclosed sums.
Investigators have yet to locate Kuehn, who resides in the Tucson area, according to Barkman.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911 or 88-CRIME.