Tucson Law and Order Briefs

2014-04-29T00:00:00Z Tucson Law and Order BriefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 29, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Tucson firefighters rescue man in trench

A construction worker who fell about 15 feet into a trench on the southeast side was rescued by firefighters Monday.

The man, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, was hoisted out of the trench and taken to a hospital for evaluation, said Capt. Barrett Baker, a Tucson Fire Department spokesman.

Firefighters were dispatched at 1:32 p.m. to the 600 block of South Houghton Road, north of East 22nd Street.

Firefighters talked to the man and worked on clearing material away from the trench, and securing the trench to prevent it from collapsing, Baker said. The man was hoisted from the trench at 3:10 p.m.

OV looking for man in stolen credit card case

Oro Valley police are looking for a man who used credit cards stolen from a gym locker earlier this month.

A wallet with several credit cards was swiped April 3, from the Platinum Fitness, 7315 N. Oracle Road, Oro Valley police said in a news release.

Before the cards were canceled, someone used them to buy about $10,000 worth of items.

Store surveillance photos were released Monday showing a man police say is wanted in connection with the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 88-CRIME or the Oro Valley police at (520) 229-4900.

Family displaced after morning carport fire

A family was displaced early today when the carport of their house on the city’s south side caught fire, officials said.

The fire started just before 5 a.m. The family — 2 adults and 3 children — awoke to the sound of the horn from one of two vehicles that were burning under the carport of the home in the 700 block of West Tennessee Street, near South 12th Avenue and West Irvington Road.

Firefighters confined the flames to the carport and its attic space. No one was injured, Capt. Chris Jurvig, said in a Tucson Fire Department news release.

The carport was gutted and two vehicle were destroyed. A damage estimate was not immediately available.

Zero tolerance in May for drinking minors

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is taking a zero tolerance approach to minors drinking alcohol at parties during May.

Graduation festivities increase in May and deputies will obtain search warrants if the residents at parties do not cooperate with authorities, said Deputy Courtney Rodriguez, a sheriff’s department spokeswoman.

Minors who are drinking and “anyone who may be supplying the liquor will be arrested,” said Rodriguez in a news release.

Rodriguez said parents and/or guardians who allow underage drinking in their homes will be arrested on a criminal “social host” charge.

The person responsible for the party on the property will be charged for each minor under age 21 who drank liquor, she said.

Also, contributing to the delinquency of a minor can be added to each underage drinking charge, said Rodriguez.

Each charge could result in fines and jail time, said Rodriguez.

“Most importantly, you could face felony charges if someone gets injured or killed on your property, or injures or kills someone after leaving your home,” said Rodriguez in the release.

She urged parents to talk to their teens about parties and alcohol, and the liability a family could face.

She also warned parents that “social media can turn small gatherings into a large-scale party.”

“The ultimate goal is to reduce injuries and deaths involving young teens who make poor decisions concerning alcohol,” said Rodriguez.

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