A collection of strange Tucson police beat stories selected by the Star's cop reporters.

  • By Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

A Sierra Vista convenience store became a drive-through Thursday when a woman let her 10-year-old daughter get behind the wheel of the family sedan.

  • Kim Smith Arizona Daily Star

In what the judge and defense attorney agree is a unique case, a Tucson woman was sentenced to five years' probation and 200 hours of communit…

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

A woman at a midtown apartment complex was arrested Tuesday after she tried to take out a SWAT tactical robot with a microwave oven.

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star
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The rack is back. A custom metal sculpture bike rack stolen from a new Tucson business last week has been returned.

Two people trying to smuggle drugs inside their underwear were arrested by border officers this week in separate incidents.

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

If a stranger calls on the phone, says you won a big pile of money, and all you have to do to claim it is send them money, just say NO!

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

An attempt to salvage a soggy roll of toilet paper will end up costing someone several hundred dollars.

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Border officers at the Lukeville crossing made a big bust this week, taking down a smuggler in a “queso” cheese trafficking.

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

A man was taken to a Tucson hospital Friday morning with non-life-threatening injuries suffered when he tried to drag a burning couch out of h…

  • Carmen Duarte Arizona Daily Star

A 4-year-old child playing with matches started a fire that destroyed a mobile home and car on the southside Thursday.

  • Cristina Silva The Associated Press

PHOENIX - A doctor surgically removed a 1-pound package of methamphetamine from a woman's pelvic area after she tried to smuggle the drugs int…

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

A Tucson man ran himself over while trying to flee a police officer during a traffic stop Thursday morning.

A 68-year-old man, who told deputies he feared for his safety, shot at a 22-year-old man he found in bed with his wife at the couple’s SaddleB…

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

A couple of women in need of under garments and feminine hygiene products were only partially thwarted from shoplifting at a dollar store earl…

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

A vandal in the Foothills jumped the gun on Halloween.

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

A deputy was called to an apartment complex in northeast Pima County last month after a landlord found marijuana plants in the unit of an evic…

  • Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

A Pinal County man tried to flush 4 pounds of marijuana when deputies arrived to serve a search warrant, but the suspect only succeeded in clo…

  • By Kimberly Matas Arizona Daily Star

A stove burner turned on by a dog started an apartment fire Tuesday morning.

  • By Darren DaRonco Arizona Daily Star
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Thieves snatched the bust of former President John F. Kennedy from a downtown park during the weekend.

Customs officers found more than clothes when they inspected a suitcase in the back of a vehicle at the Port of Nogales last week.