Police reports from the northwest


• Police on Saturday, June 7, arrested a 12-year-old boy on charges of assault after he allegedly was  “punching and kicking” two younger boys. An off-duty Oro Valley police officer witnessed the alleged assault, which took place about 5:15 p.m. in the parking lot near the Fry’s grocery store, 3770 W. Ina Road. The Oro Valley officer broke up the fight and called one of the younger boy’s grandmother to the scene. Later, Marana police went the 12-year-old’s residence where the boy’s mother said her son “had been recently bullying other children, but that no one had pressed charges before,” according to an incident report. The boy’s mother went on to say that if arresting her son might help him, then police should charge the boy with assault.

• About 7:15 a.m. Sunday, June 8, Marana police officers stopped an alleged burglary on the 4000 block of North Waterbuck Drive, in Pima County. The officers surprised a Hispanic male coming out of a home with “fresh blood on both hands and arms,” according to an incident report. The alleged burglar “appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs,” according to police. Moments later, Pima County Sheriff’s deputies arrived on the scene and took custody of the suspect.

• Police on Monday, June 9, arrested a 56-year-old woman for shoplifting at the Costco store off North Thornydale Road. About 11:15 a.m., an officer came to the store at 3901 W. Costco Drive and spoke with Molly Furgeson, a Tucson resident whom store employees had detained for allegedly swiping three pairs of slacks and a shirt (valued at $71.96). Furgeson told police that she had the money to pay for the items and was “stupid” to take them, according to an incident report. She was arrested for shoplifting and unrelated misdemeanor warrants and taken to the Pima County Adult Detention Center.


• About 8 p.m. Sunday, June 1, police arrested an Oro Valley man for assault and trespassing after an incident at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road. Earlier that evening, Kevin Lingeman allegedly attempted to “box” a Hilton employee near the resort’s pool. Lingeman appeared intoxicated at the time, according to an incident report. Lingeman already had left the resort by the time police arrived, though he did not live far away. An officer told the man he had been banned from the resort permanently, but two hours later he returned. Police arrested him for trespassing and took him to the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

• About 12:30 a.m. Saturday, June 7, police arrested a 20-year-old man for trespassing at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road. Hotel security guards had repeatedly told an apparently intoxicated Eric Coleman to leave the grounds that night, even driving him to a friend’s home nearby. At one point, Coleman entered a women’s bathroom in the hotel, according to an incident report. He was arrested and taken to the Pima County Adult Detention Center.


• Pima County Sheriff’s Department investigators are looking for a man who at 1:25 a.m. Monday, June 9, broke into the Walgreen’s drug store, 2175 W. Ina Road, and stole several items. The suspect, a white male wearing a wig or black T-shirt over his head, broke in and stuffed several items into a backpack before fleeing the scene. Anyone with information about the crime should call Sheriff’s Detective Jim Austin at 351-6174, or call 88-CRIME.

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