Focus on Repeat Call Generator
TPD Operations Division Midtown (ODM) Criminal Intelligence Officer Michelle Scarbrough brought to the attention of ODM Neighborhood Crimes Sergeant Frie that a male individual had become a repeat call generator within the boundaries of Operations Division Midtown. Most of the offenses were low-level criminal incidents that resulted in cite and release misdemeanor arrests, but together, they created quality of life issues for families and businesses alike.
After reviewing the material, Sergeant Frie advised patrol that the individual had become a drain on division resources and was a particular nuisance around the intersection of Speedway and Alvernon. He instructed that the individual was to be arrested full custody for any criminal offenses, and area restrictions were to be requested at pre-trial services.
Patrol wound up arresting the male individual for two shoplifting incidents. The dollar value for the shoplifting cases was low, but due to his prior convictions, he was arrested for felony shoplifting in both incidents.
ODM Detective Shore presented the cases to the Pima County Attorney's Office and both were issued as felonies. Although it is expected that the penalty for these offenses, if convicted, would be probation, this will be a strong tool if this individual continues to be arrested for quality of life offenses.
While this individual has been in custody at the Pima County Jail on a $2,500 bond, calls for service in the area have declined, allowing officers to move on to more pressing matters.
Quality of life issues are important to TPD and ODM. We understand the impact that these types of offenses have on the community, as well as the demands they place on our limited resources.
ODM would like to acknowledge the work of Officer Adam Buckner, ODM's Officer of the Month.
Officer Buckner started his law enforcement career with the New Orleans Police Department in 2017, as an officer and then a detective. In 2021, he joined the Tucson Police Department and quickly applied his prior knowledge and skills to his daily duties.
Officer Buckner prides himself on doing his best on every call he responds to. He does not cut corners, but rather exhausts investigative leads when able to do so.
Recently, he demonstrated this when responding to a domestic violence aggravated assault call, where the suspect had strangled and then threatened to kill the victim with a gun. As officers were responding to the scene, Officer Buckner noticed a person matching the description walking in the vicinity of the incident location. When Officer Buckner went to contact the subject, he fled the area, but with the assistance of the K9 unit, he and the other officers were able to locate and arrest the subject, who was hiding in the home of a person unknown to him.
Another example of Officer Buckner's leadership and commitment to excellence occurred when he responded to a check welfare call that turned out to be a homicide of a teenage girl. Officer Buckner identified a blood trail and noted that statements given by the parties involved did not add up. Officer Buckner took incident command of this scene, coordinated responding units, and ultimately assisted in identifying the homicide suspect.
Officer Buckner is respected by his peers, takes pride in working hard, and is always there to help when needed.
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