Law and order briefs

2014-07-08T00:00:00Z 2014-07-09T07:31:10Z Law and order briefs Arizona Daily Star

Sheriff’s Dept. seeks Family Dollar robber

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a man who robbed a clerk at a southwest-side store at gunpoint and then fled on an ATV Sunday evening.

The robbery happened around 6 p.m. at the Family Dollar, 2820 W. Los Reales Road, near South Cardinal Avenue, Chief Deputy Chris Nanos said in a news release.

An armed man entered the store, pointed a weapon at the clerk and demanded money, the release said.

The clerk gave the man an unknown amount of money and he ran toward the Circle K next door and got on the back of a white ATV, the release said.

The suspect is described as being in his late 30s to early 40s and standing 5 feet 6 inches tall.

He was last seen wearing a brown shirt, khaki shorts, a khaki baseball cap and sunglasses.

The driver of the ATV was wearing a red shirt.

Anybody with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Veronica M. Cruz

Two shot outside Foothills apartment

A man and a woman were wounded Monday in an early morning shooting at a Foothills apartment complex.

The victims were driving away from the complex in the 4500 block of East Sunrise Drive, near North Swan Road, around 1 a.m. when someone began firing at the vehicle, said Deputy Tracy Suitt, a Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

Harold High, 27, and Angelique Williams, 22, were injured but got out of the vehicle and hid until deputies arrived, Suitt said.

Both were taken to the trauma center at the University of Arizona Medical Center.

High had life-threatening injuries, but after having surgery he is expected to be OK, Suitt said.

Williams had wounds that were not considered life threatening.

Suitt said the victims don’t know who shot at them.

Anybody with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Veronica M. Cruz

400 arrested in AZ
on DUI charges during July 4 weekend

Arizona’s highway patrol officers, sheriff’s deputies and other law enforcement officers arrested nearly 400 people on suspicion of driving under the influence over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

State officials say the 389 arrests were made between Thursday and Saturday. That marks an increase of 28 DUI arrests over the previous year.

Most of the arrests stemmed from misdemeanor offenses, but some did involve repeat offenders and extreme DUI charges, in which blood alcohol concentrations are usually over 0.15.

State officials say the goal was to reduce crashes and fatalities on the streets and highways by enforcing DUI and traffic laws.

The weekend crackdown across Arizona also netted more seat belt violations and drug arrests this year. But there were also more officers participating this Fourth of July.

The Associated Press

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