Law and order briefs

2014-04-18T00:00:00Z Law and order briefsArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
April 18, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Fatally shot man, 21,
is found on south side

A 21-year-old man was killed in a shooting Wednesday night on Tucson’s south side, police said.

Officers found Martin Jesus Echeverria-Garcia wounded with gunshots at about 11:20 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Placita Brisa Grande, near East Irvington Road and South Campbell Avenue, Tucson police Sgt. Pete Dugan said in a news release. He died at a hospital.

A witness told police Echeverria-Garcia was with another man just before the shooting.

Police are looking for a gold four-door sedan — possibly a Toyota Camry — that was seen leaving the area, Dugan said. Police said the shooting might have occurred at a location different from where Echeverria-Garcia was found.

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

2 women are accused
of prostitution at spa

Two women are facing prostitution charges after an investigation at an Oro Valley spa where police said sex acts were being performed for money.

Hong Chen, 44, and Kongmei Wang, 48, are each facing one count of prostitution and one count of practicing massage without a license, according to an Oro Valley police news release. Both charges are misdemeanors. They were booked into the Pima County jail.

The investigation began in March when Oro Valley police received reports of suspicious activity at Oro Spa, at 10110 N. Oracle Road, according to the news release. The investigation involved Oro Valley police, Homeland Security Investigations and the Tucson Police Department.

Over the past several weeks, the investigation revealed that multiple sex acts were performed in exchange for money, the news release said.

IDs of two burglars
are being sought

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two people connected to a series of burglaries.

The man and woman have been seen in store video surveillance using stolen credit cards taken in the burglaries, according to a news release from the agency.

  • The first burglary occurred about 10 a.m. March 7 near North Soldier Trail and East Fort Lowell Road. The burglars took several items, including a telescope, a mirror, candles, medication, office equipment, toilet paper, beer and Cokes.
  • The second burglary happened about 12:15 a.m. March 24 in the area of North Shannon Road and West Camino Alto. The burglars took a floor safe, gold coins, a Dell computer, tools and a credit card. The credit card has since been used at several ATMs.
  • The third burglary happened at about 6:15 a.m. April 9 in the area of North Shannon and West Overton roads. The burglars took several items, including guns, a television, gold jewelry and a purse with credit cards. A silver 2004 Toyota Corolla with Arizona license plate 821MBN also was stolen. The cards have been used at several stores.
  • Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Anyone with information can call 911 or 88-CRIME.

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