HE MEANT TO ROB THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR
WEST MAXIMILIAN WAY
OCT. 16, 10:42 A.M.
A burglar came up with a lame excuse when he was caught, according to a Pima County Sheriff's Department report.
The reportee, a female homeowner, said the doorbell woke her up that morning, but she ignored it in favor of sleeping in, assuming it was a Jehovah's Witness.
Shortly thereafter, she heard a noise near the rear of her residence, followed by the sound of her backdoor sliding open and footsteps. She exited her bedroom and saw a male standing in the middle of her kitchen. She described him as a "good-looking" man, about 30, with a medium build and stubble on his face. He had gloves on and held what appeared to be a foot-long wire, perhaps a straightened clothes hanger to be used for breaking and entering.
"Sorry, I must be in the wrong house," the man said when he saw her.
He hurriedly exited and drove off in a black truck, which had been parked outside facing the street, possibly to allow for a quick getaway.
No fingerprints were obtained; the reporting deputy advised the reportee to call back if she saw the man again.
NORTH STREAMSIDE AVENUE
OCT. 14, 4:18 P.M.
A woman experiencing drug withdrawal purposefully crashed her car into her sister's garage when she couldn't score more meth, a PCSD report stated.
The reporting deputy made contact with the subject outside of the residence where the subject's sister was staying. The subject, a young white female, was obviously distraught and reportedly smelled like alcohol, with slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and a very slow gait. She was yelling loudly in the direction of the house.
The garage door of the house was severely damaged, as if a vehicle had driven into it. Near the garage was a silver car with a damaged front end. A car parked in front of the garage was also damaged.
When approached by the deputy, the subject immediately put her hands behind her back to receive handcuffs and said, "OK, I guess I'm going to jail now." She submitted to field-sobriety tests, but after failing them all, she said, "I'm just too wasted."
She admitted that she had purposefully crashed her car into the house's garage door as revenge on her sister. She was very angry, she said, and extremely drunk, because she was coming down hard from drugs and needed more meth, but her sister wouldn't give her any. She said she had thought, "I'll show her"—meaning her sister—immediately before she drove into the garage.
The subject's sister reportedly showed no signs of ever having used drugs.
The subject was taken to the hospital and then jail.