Man, 51, gets 10 years in UA break-in, attack

A 51-year-old Tucson man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison for breaking into a woman's home in the University of Arizona area and attempting to rape her.

On Sept. 7, 2010, a 19-year-old woman was dozing in her bedroom when a man came in, stole her purse and left, according to court documents. A few moments later, the man came back into the room armed with a knife. When he noticed she was awake, he ordered her to take off her clothes and said if she screamed he would kill her.

The woman fled and called 911 from a neighbor's.

DNA left at the scene led police to issue a warrant for Barbaro Tamayo's arrest and he was taken into custody one week later.

Tamayo pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault, burglary and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced by Pima County Superior Court Judge Howard Fell. He has alcohol, cocaine and mental-health issues; hasn't worked in more than 10 years and has a lengthy criminal history, court documents state.

Kim Smith

1 killed, 1 injured in Interstate 10 wreck

One man was killed and another was injured Tuesday morning in a rollover on Interstate 10 east of Vail.

The crash happened just after 4 a.m. when the driver of a vehicle headed east on I-10, east of Arizona 83, veered off the left side of the road, overcorrected, rolling the vehicle, Officer David Hopkins, an Arizona Department of Public Safety spokesman said in a news release.

The passenger died at the scene. The driver was taken to University of Arizona Medical Center.

Veronica M. Cruz

Oro Valley police seek help in hit-and-runs

Oro Valley police are seeking help from the public in two hit-and-run incidents at East Tangerine Road and North La Cañada Drive.

The first incident, which involved a pedestrian who was seriously injured, occurred June 7 shortly after 7 p.m., said Lt. Kara Riley, an Oro Valley Police Department spokeswoman.

Police are looking for a man, described as white, who was wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses. Witnesses said he was driving a white Dodge or Ford extended-cab pickup with a chrome grill, Riley said. The pickup was last seen heading north on La Cañada.

The second incident occurred June 24 at 7:32 a.m. and involved a bicyclist who was seriously injured.

Police are looking for an older white man with a white beard and mustache who was driving a white 1970s or mid-1980s Suburban truck with a camper shell. The truck had a temporary license plate, and witnesses reported a partial plate number of "D026", said Riley.

Anyone with information can call Sgt. D. Nesbitt at 229-4953 or 88-CRIME.

Carmen Duarte

Public's help sought to ID bank robber

Sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help to identify a man who robbed a north-side bank inside a grocery store in late July.

The man entered the Compass Bank inside Albertson's, 5085 N. La Cañada Drive, shortly before 4 p.m., handed the teller a note demanding money and then left the store, said Deputy Tom Peine, a spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff's Department in a news release.

The man is believed to be in his 30s and about 5 feet 5 inches tall. He was wearing a green polo shirt, blue jean shorts and white tennis shoes, the release said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME (882-7463).

Veronica M. Cruz

Two men arrested in warehouse fire

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of setting a vacant warehouse on Tucson's south side on fire, police said.

Eduardo West, 34, and Cruz Baumea, 40, were arrested on suspicion of arson and criminal damage, Sgt. Chris Widmer a spokesman for Tucson police said in a news release Tuesday.

West was arrested Aug. 1, and Baumea was taken into custody the next day. Both were booked into the Pima County jail..

The fire was reported July 30 in the 500 block of East 24th Street, near East 22nd Street and South Park Avenue. No one was injured.

Jamar Younger

Unusual hairstyle helps ID suspect

A Sierra Vista man linked to a July burglary at a school is in custody and was identified because of his uncommon haircut, police said.

Jason A. Readye Jr. was arrested after he gave a false name to officers responding to a noise complaint, Cpl. Scott Borgstadt, a spokesman for Sierra Vista police said in a news release.

Readye had been linked to the July 26 burglary at CAS School, 900 Carmelita Drive, in which a wallet containing several credit cards was snatched.

Readye matched the description of the distinctively coiffed man caught on surveillance camera at the school as well as at several area stores where purchases were made with the stolen cards, Borgstadt said.

Readye was arrested on suspicion of burglary, credit-card theft, forgery, resisting arrest and drug possession, Borgstadt said.

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