Police Beat

The fake name game

A paroled burglary suspect was charged near the Fry’s location on West Ina Road on June 18 on drug possession and false identification charges after allegedly trying to rob a Cricket Wireless store, according to a Marana Police Department report. 

Police were tipped off to the man via a text message from a third party who warned that the suspect was near a flatbed truck and planned to burglarize a nearby Cricket location with a crow bar, according to the report. 

Police located the man hiding next to the truck in the store’s parking lot around 3:45 a.m. The man initially told the responding officers that he knew the owner of the truck and that the owner allowed him to sleep next to the vehicle. 

The man also gave officers a fake name, and said that he was from Oklahoma—also a lie. The suspect attempted to flee the scene when pressed for identification but was soon apprehended by an officer. 

His wild evening resulted in charges for failure to identify when lawfully detained and possession of drug paraphernalia after the officers found foil with burnt residue and a black cut straw in the his left pocket, according to the report.

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