Tucson Police Chief Victim Of Car Break-In

On Tuesday, Tucson Chief of Police Chris Magnus tweeted a picture of a shattered driver-side window with the message “In my haste last night, I left my backpack in my car. Guess I had to learn that lesson (one I even preach!) the hard way.”

Tucson is considered the most dangerous city in Arizona.

In February 18, Tucson Police officers responded to a report of a carjacking by Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. The carjacker fled in Rothschild’s City-owned Toyota Prius. The ADI reported at the time that Rothschild was not the first victim of the suspect that day.

The suspect had tried to “take a different vehicle in the area shortly before approaching the mayor,” according to TPD. “In that incident, the suspect entered a vehicle parked in front of a residence. As he attempted to take the vehicle, he was approached by the residents of the home who advised they were calling the police. The suspect fled on foot and a neighbor began chasing him. During the chase, the suspect pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the neighbor who then stopped following.”

The carjacking occurred in midtown, in midday.

8 Comments on "Tucson Police Chief Victim Of Car Break-In"

  1. The Oracle of Tucson | August 8, 2017 at 10:43 pm |

    I wonder if an officer responded or if he waited on hold forever on the phone only to be told to self file a report like the rest of us Lilliputians.

    The Oracle

    • They probably didn’t ask him to file a report through the mail. That’s too much like the rest of us.

  2. and that ‘Oracle’ is the question isn’t it – we had a series of break in’s to cars, thefts, damage, gasoline taken, car windows broken, parts stolen, contents taken, along with neighbors in our complex where our then city shop was.. for over 16 years! Never caught anyone, never looked past their back side, sent an officer once after repeated complaints… a real sham of nothing! We moved out of the city – not one problem of this type since we have moved. TPD to ‘serve and collect’ oh we don’t the time or manpower… or the mental attitude is what I would add.

  3. let me add before the storm begins, yes there are some bright lights on TPD, there are some officers that do care.. but for the most part – they are city employee’s marking time to retirement. To bad.

  4. It would be fine with me if TPD were disbanded and the “PCSD” took over all of these duties city wide.

  5. City hall keeps their 911 call-takers at 30-31% while the natl. average is 42-50% of a dept.s commission officers take 911 calls. TPD is top heavy, too many commissioned officers sit at a desk. Thats why they hired Magnus at his over priced salary to lie on the his police stats.

  6. Elliot, Tucson | August 9, 2017 at 11:20 am |

    If Tucson really wants to keep their sanctuary city status, they need to stop reporting crimes or the public might just figure out what’s going on. Stealing beer and drive outs out gas stations are no longer considered crime, so they can misreport statistics. They hardly ever respond or investigate anyway, so why not count them? TPD should sell the patrol cars and give the officers a bus pass.

  7. officers with a bus pass… now that is funny! and a light that flashes when they are on the way to somewhere… attached to their helmet

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