Wednesday, February 8, 2012



Note: seems to be a pattern, jump out of vehicle, run into desert
and get away. Way too often.
What's the problem?

Sheriff's deputies seize vehicle, pot after pursuit
Staff Reports
Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 8:34 AM MST

The Pinal County Sheriff's Office seized more than $400,000 in
marijuana and an SUV Monday afternoon after a vehicle pursuit in

Sheriff's Office spokesman Elias Johnson said deputies near Stanfield
Road and Arizona 84 initiated a vehicle pursuit at 3 p.m. after they
observed a silver Chevrolet Tahoe speed through a marked 15 mph
school zone at more than 85 mph. The 10-minute pursuit ended near
Connelly and Stanfield roads south of Interstate 8. Johnson said the
driver abandoned the SUV and fled on foot into the desert. Agents
from Border Patrol, Bureau of Land Management and a Sheriff's Office
K-9 unit conducted a search but were unsuccessful. More than 800
pounds of marijuana were found bundled inside the SUV. The marijuana
and vehicle were seized.

Note: any F&F link in this one?

Wanted fugitives arrested after pursuit in AC
Staff Reports
Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 5:10 AM MST

On Jan. 26, at approximately 10:47 p.m., a Pinal County Sheriff's
Office deputy was called to investigate two suspicious vehicles
parked for an extended period of time at the Sunlight Market located
at 13350 Sunland Gin Road.

Due to past armed robberies at this convenience store, the deputy
immediately activated his emergency lights as he entered the parking
lot. A male subject, later identified at Anthony Urquides, 23 of
Eloy, was seen running towards a Nissan Altima; one of the suspicious
Urquides entered the driver's seat and fled the scene westbound at a
high rate of speed on West Concordia Drive and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

A second PCSO unit joined the pursuit as Urquides made several
changes in his direction of travel before continuing westbound on
Carousel Drive.

After committing several traffic violations and fleeing in a reckless
manner from law enforcement, a pit maneuver of Urquides' vehicle was
performed on Carousel Drive and his vehicle was ultimately stopped
just south of Burma Road.

Deputies approached the vehicle with service weapons drawn and
ordered Urquides to exit the vehicle, to which he complied. A
passenger identified at Brian Harrison, 18 of Eloy, was also asked to
exit the vehicle and secured in handcuffs.

A search of the vehicle turned up an AK-47 assault rifle along with
two loaded magazines.

A search of Urquides turned up a large sum of cash in the amount of
$1,095, along with a list believed to be a narcotics transaction ledger.

It was discovered through records Urquides had an active warrant for
his arrest by the Eloy Police Department for Aggravated Assault
Involving a Firearm.
A background check of Harrison turned up an active felony warrant
through Pinal County Superior Court for a Probation Violation.

Urquides has also be charged with Unlawful Flight from Law Enforcement.

Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 9:47 am | Updated: 11:22 am, Wed
Feb 8, 2012.
Details of downtown shooting still sketchy By Jonathan Clark
Nogales International
A man was airlifted to a Tucson hospital on Tuesday night after he
was shot in the leg in downtown Nogales under still-hazy circumstances.

Police responded to a home at 320 W. Noon St. at approximately 10
p.m. after receiving a report of a gunshot victim. Upon meeting with
an unidentified Hispanic male suffering from a gunshot to the leg,
the officers called on emergency personnel from the Nogales Fire
Department, who treated the man on the front steps of the home before
loading him onto an ambulance.

Lt. Carlos Jimenez of the Nogales Police Department said a
preliminary investigation suggests that the shooting happened on West
Larrimore Street, a short alleyway approximately two blocks north of
W. Noon. The victim, upon being shot, apparently walked with an
unidentified woman to the home on W. Noon, where they knew the
"I guess they figured, 'We'll go there first and ask for help from
them, and eventually call for the police and an ambulance,'" Jimenez

Police have found evidence to help corroborate the location of the
shooting, Jimenez said, but other details provided by the victim and
his female companion have NPD investigators perplexed.
"His story keeps changing, her story is not the same as his, so
they're still trying to figure out exactly what's going on," he said.

There have been no arrests so far in the case, Jimenez said. He
described the man's injuries as non-life threatening.

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