A juvenile deliquent, now turned to adult courts, lives directly behind me. He is currently awaiting hearings/trial in adult court on 6 counts of aggraveted robbery. He is 15 years of age and was bonded out on intensive home arrest wherein he has to wear a braclet to be monotered.
On Sunday Feb.21,2000, this juvie came or tried to come around the corner, driving a car, his brakes squeled and he almost lost control, straightened out and headed south. In a few minutes he came from the west and headed north, laughing real loud. At this corner, he almost collided with a south bound car. another few minutes goes by and he is again returning, slamming on brakes and fish tailing around the corner. We were able to get tag number, so i called the police> I reported him as underage, reckless, on house arrest and on a bracelet.I gave them the tag number and the discription of the car he was driving. NO OFFICER EVER SHOWED UP.
Two hours later this continued practice still ongoing, I called the police once again. I was told, THERE WAS NOTHING THEY COULD DO
I then called the Parole Officer leaving a voice mail message, I called the Maricopa Co. probation dept. was told there, that they do not make arrests. I then asked them who monoters these bracelets and was told the sheriffs office. I called the sheriffs office, instead of referring me to the dept. that monotors the bracelets, they informed me that the sheriffs office can do nothing INSIDE the city limits. I called crime stoppers, they said all they could do is put out a report to watch and locate this car.I was also told since this was a holiday weekend there were many offices closed that would deal with this situation and that I could try calling back on Tuesday.
So with that information and the fact I was furious from trying to take a criminal off the streets, I returned outside to watch him continue to drive reckless and now having his "homies" in the car with him, all laughing and yelling. They were smart enough to know they could get away with what they were doing, due to the holiday.