Law and order briefs

2014-05-20T00:00:00Z 2014-05-23T10:25:37Z Law and order briefs Arizona Daily Star

Utility crew finds body in manhole

A body was found in a manhole by crews from Tucson Electric Power on Tucson’s east side shortly before noon Monday.

Crews were working near Tanque Verde Road and Tanque Verde Loop and found the body when they opened the manhole, said Deputy Tracy Suitt, a Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokesman.

Deputies responded at 11:50 a.m. to a report of a dead person found in an underground electrical pull box, said Chief Deputy Chris Nanos in a news release.

The body was found when TEP crews were following up on a recent power outage, Nanos said.

Deputies saw the body lying next to a pair of bolt cutters, said Nanos.

It’s unknown how long the body was there, but the last time the manhole was opened was in 2009, Suitt said.

Carmen Duarte

Police arrest man
in fatal shooting

Police have arrested a man suspected of fatally shooting another man at a Tucson home before fleeing in his car.

Police spokesman Sgt. Chris Widmer says 38-year-old Patrick Jay Dansdill was arrested Saturday at his home.

Widmer says Dansdill was booked into Pima County jail on one charge of second-degree murder.

Authorities say Dansdill showed up at the house before 12:45 a.m. Saturday and got into an argument with 31-year-old Ramon Garcia at the front door.

Dansdill allegedly fired through the door, hitting Garcia.

Man killed crossing Ina Road identified

Authorities have identified the 48-year-old pedestrian struck and killed while crossing a street northwest of Tucson on Sunday.

Luigi Marrottia, was crossing West Ina Road at North Shannon Road when he was hit by a car traveling eastbound on Ina around 5 p.m., according to a news release from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

The 50-year-old driver had a green light and told investigators he didn’t see Marrottia until it was too late, the release said.

The Associated Press

Veronica M. Cruz

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