Note: legalizing should end the crime problems for sure. Or will
there just be a series of hostile takeovers as in the human
trafficking business? No info on perps beyond names.
Gunmen invade Tucson pot-growing house
Veronica M. Cruz, Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012
Photo courtesy of the Pima County Sheriff's Department
Augustin Soto Rivera(left), 35, and Ignacio Soto, 25, were booked
into the Pima County jail on suspicion of aggravated assault, armed
robbery and kidnapping.
Three gunmen burst into Tucson home where marijuana is legally grown
Sunday, making off with several thousand dollars and pot, officials
Two men were arrested in connection with the home invasion a short
time later. The Pima County Sheriff's deputies are looking for the
third man, said Deputy Dawn Barkman, a department spokeswoman in a
Deputies responded to a home in the 11200 block of East Holster Drive
at 9:13 p.m. after receiving a report of an armed robbery. They found
marijuana being legally grown in the home near North Melpomene Way
and East Limberlost Road.
The homeowner was authorized to grow marijuana for multiple patients,
Under the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act, a person, known as a
caregiver, can grow and supply marijuana to up to five people who
have patient cards, said Laura Oxley, a spokeswoman for the Arizona
Department of Health Services. The caregiver can also be a patient
and can grow up to 72 plants with six marijuana cards. Barkman did
not know how many plants were growing in the house.
The sheriff's department gave the following account of the home
Three men wielding handguns and wearing bandannas and hoodies forced
their way into the home through the front door and stole thousands of
dollars in cash, marijuana, a gun and a cell phone, victims told
deputies. The fled in a black 2011 GMC Yukon.
The homeowner tracked the cell phone using its GPS and deputies found
the SUV near North Camino Seco and East Speedway. Deputies chased the
SUV and the driver crashed in the desert near North Camino Seco and
East 22nd Street after failing to negotiate a corner.
The men ran away, but two were found by the canine unit. The pair
failed to comply with police orders and were bitten.
Augustin Soto Rivera, 35, and Ignacio Soto, 25, were booked into the
Pima County jail on suspicion of aggravated assault, armed robbery
Deputies are still looking for the third man and anyone with
information is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME (882-7463).
Read more: http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crime/gunmen-invade-tucson-
Big week for MCSO nets 54 illegal alien arrests
by KTAR Newsroom (March 19th, 2012 @ 6:33pm) Policy >>
The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office was busy last week.
Operations in three separate areas caught a total of 54 illegal
aliens, all of which were booked into the Maricopa County Jail.
A majority of the arrests -- 31 in total -- were made during a raid
of 21st Century Laboratories in Tempe, Ariz. All 31 were booked on
charges of identification theft.
A human smuggling operation caught six illegal aliens who said they
crossed the border near Sonorita and were headed for Colorado,
California and Arizona. They said they paid between $1000 and $2000
each to be smuggled into the country. All were identified as Mexican
A bust of a cockfighting ring caught a total of 31 suspects, but only
17 were illegal aliens.
Note: another shoot out in central Nogales
Publicada: 19/03/2012 14:21 Por: Redacción ElImparcial
Agresión armada en Nogales
Una agresión armada se registró momentos atrás en el centro de la
ciudad dejando una persona herida.