Police reports for June 9 - June 13
• About 5 p.m. Monday, June 9, an officer responded to a report of an assault at the Bank of America, 8240 N. Cortaro Road. The bank manager told police that a man and his wife came into the bank upset about a series of over-drafts. When the manager asked the man and his wife to leave, the man struck the manager in the chest. The bank manager told the officer he was uninjured and did not want to press charges against the customer or his wife. He only wanted the incident documented and the man barred from entering the bank again.
• Shortly after 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, police received a report of shoplifting at the Costco store, 3901 W. Costco Drive. The store’s loss prevention manager stopped a woman who allegedly had been stuffing items into her purse. The woman already had paid for some items, the store worker told police. An officer called to the scene questioned the woman and searched her purse, removing two shirts and three books worth an estimated $75. The woman was released, but must appear in court on shoplifting and trespassing charges.
• Shortly after midnight Friday, June 13, an officer responded to a call about a couple fighting in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart, 8280 N. Cortaro Road. When he arrived, the officer learned that a 19-year-old woman had attempted to break the headlights of her boyfriend’s gray pickup truck as he tried to leave. The officer handcuffed the woman and her boyfriend while he tried to get to the bottom of the dispute. The woman complained that her boyfriend “had not called her for six hours,” and she said that “she wanted to be loved and her boyfriend was not paying enough attention to her,” according to a police report. Her boyfriend “confirmed” her story, the report added. No arrests were made, but the 19-year-old woman was turned over to her parents, who told police that she “has anger issues that may have to be addressed with medication.”
• About 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, an officer stopped a hitchhiker on the 8200 block of Oracle Road. The man, a New Mexico resident, explained to the officer that he intended to hitch a ride to Grants, N.M. The officer discovered that the man had an outstanding warrant for his arrest from New Mexico, but wasn’t subject to extradition. At this point, the man said: “Okay, I’m going to jail.” The officer told him he wasn’t and offered to drop him closer to Interstate 10. Upon searching the man’s backpack, the officer found what appeared to be a small amount of marijuana and a pipe. The man was charged with possession, but released. The officer dropped him off at a gas station near the interstate.
• Pima County Sheriff’s Department investigators are looking to solve a rash of robberies at fast food restaurants and gas stations in the past two months. The first robbery occurred April 14 at the Sonic Drive In, 3255 W. Orange Grove Road, when two males forced their way into the restaurant and unsuccessfully tried to take money from its safe. The second incident took place April 15 at the Jack in the Box, 2985 W. Valencia Road, possibly involving the same two people. This time the pair stole a safe. On June 2, at the Catalina Mart, 2075 W. Ruthrauff Road, two men tried to steal an ATM machine. And, on June 15, a pair of men stole the ATM machine from the Coxco station, 5960 N. Oracle Road. Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call Sgt. Alex Montoya at 351-4802 or Detective Steve Lopez at 351-6254.