Tempe Police reported the following incidents Tuesday:
- A 51-year-old man was arrested Aug. 28 at East Broadway Road and South McClintock Drive on suspicion of aggravated assault with a weapon and criminal damage, according to a police report.The man was blocking the bike lane on the west side of McClintock Drive as a bicyclist began approaching, the report said.
The bicyclist yelled at the man to move, but he did not, causing him to bump into the man, who proceeded to swing a large walking stick at the bicyclist, striking him once in the head, police said.
Police reported the man chased and continued to swing his stick at the pedestrian, hitting him once more in the upper arm.
Two bystanders saw the altercation and attempted to help, but the man instead threw rocks at them, according to police.
The man did not strike the bystanders, but reportedly threw one more rock that hit a vehicle driving by on McClintock Drive, causing damage, the report said.
Police detained the man when they arrived on scene, according to the report.
He was taken to Tempe City Jail and booked, police said.
- A 50-year-old Chandler man was arrested Aug. 29 on the 900 block of East Apache Boulevard on suspicion of being a fugitive from justice and drug paraphernalia possession, according to a police report.A Tempe Police officer stopped the man because of a broken taillight and while running a check on the car registration found an outstanding warrant for the car’s owner, the report said.
The man gave the officer his name, which matched the car owner’s, and the man fit the warrant’s description, according to police.
The officer detained the man and a search of his car revealed a glass pipe commonly used for smoking methamphetamine, police reported.
The man said he had smoked methamphetamine in the past but denied that the pipe was his, the officer reported.
The man was transported to Tempe City Jail, where he was booked and held pending charges, the report said.
Reports compiled by Mark Remillard.
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