East Benson Highway, Jan. 21, 7:04 p.m.
A lone woman, possibly impaired by serious alcohol or drug ingestion, put her own life in danger and annoyed many semi-truck drivers with her actions, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.
The Sheriff's Department received multiple calls from the Triple T Truck Stop, 5451 E. Benson Highway, complaining of a suspicious person. The calls described a Caucasian female running around the parking lot, getting in the way of semis entering and exiting the parking lot, crawling under semis, pounding on the trucks' doors and generally causing a disturbance. Truck drivers complained of having to stop and look under their vehicles before driving away, in case the female was hiding beneath them. Some calls stated that she had been removing articles of clothing.
A few Arizona Department of Public Safety officers, who were incidentally dining at the Triple T's restaurant, located the female and detained her until the reporting deputy arrived on scene. The deputy tried to talk to the subject, but she started thrashing her head back and forth and kicking her legs violently, trying to crawl toward him and cause him harm; she was "out of it"--obviously highly intoxicated or on some kind of controlled substance, the report stated.
Deputies took the subject to jail, but she was rejected and sent to the UPH-Kino Hospital. On the way back to the patrol vehicle, she resumed thrashing her head back and forth, at which point "a bunch of snot started coming out of her nose."
Eventually, the female was medically cleared and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center for disorderly conduct.
There's Always an Irrational Explanation
East Rainbow Canyon Drive, Jan. 25, 1 p.m.
A female senior citizen believed a window-breaking incident was just the latest in a series of odd crimes she had been the victim of for more than two decades, a PCSD report said.
A sheriff's deputy went to the woman's house, where she showed him that a pane of her patio window had been shattered, she claimed, by a BB gun. Asked if she had any idea who would have shot her window, she stated that she had been having an ongoing problem with people following her around, coming to her property and doing strange deeds, as well as stealing and destroying her things. Several times, she said, these people had entered her house, once killing all her houseplants, once killing a garden she was just getting started, and once "stealing a butterfly out of her residence."
The victim was convinced that these individuals had been "stalking" her and her extended family for 20 years. Unfortunately, she could not concretely identify the window-breaking vandal as one of her "stalkers," because "she did not see anyone actually hit her window or anything like that."