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The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following issues July 22 through Aug. 25 at Luke Air Force Base:

Tickets

SFS issued 98 traffic citations for both moving and nonmoving violations.

Vehicle accidents

July 23: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at South Gate Commercial Vehicle Inspection Area. While attempting to reverse out of the wrong location, the vehicle backed into another vehicle causing minor damage to both vehicles. No injuries were reported.

July 24: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 618. A driver made an improper turn and struck another vehicle causing damage. No injuries were reported.

July 26: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 9003. A driver misjudged distance while backing from a parking space and struck a parked vehicle causing damage. No injuries were reported.

July 29: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 988. A driver misjudged distance when attempting to park and struck a parked vehicle causing damage. No injuries were reported.

July 29: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident on Super Sabre Street. A driver struck another vehicle from behind causing damage. No injuries were reported.

July 29: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 993. A driver misjudged distance and struck a parked vehicle causing damage. No injuries were reported.

July 30: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle at Bldg. 938. A driver noticed the headlight was broken and a dent on their vehicle. The other drive is unknown. No injuries were reported.

Aug. 8: SFS responded to a report of a minor government-owned vehicle vs. a fixed object at Bldg. 1248. A driver drove over a manhole and the manhole cover became lodged under the vehicle. There was no damage. No injuries were reported.

Aug. 13: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 9003. A driver misjudged distance and struck a parked vehicle causing damage.

Aug. 14: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 1153. A driver discovered damage to a personal vehicle, but the cause is unknown.

Aug. 17: SFS responded to a report of a motorcycle accident off base. Glendale police arrived on-scene and took control.

Aug. 19: SFS responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 820. An individual reported a note left on a personal vehicle stating the damage.

Emergency responses

July 22: SFS responded to a report of a medical emergency at Bldg. 1550. An individual reported difficulty breathing and dizziness. Medical arrived on-scene, and treated and released the patient.

July 22: SFS responded to a report of a medical emergency in base housing. An individual reported hypertension and difficulty breathing. Medical arrived on-scene, and treated and released the patient.

July 22: SFS responded to a report of a verbal dispute at Bldg. 1124. Upon investigation, the situation was deemed a family matter and no further action was required. The military member was released to the unit first sergeant.

July 24: SFS responded to a report of an animal bite in base housing. An individual’s dogs were attacked by another dog while they were walking. The victim’s spouse had been attacked by the dog the prior night. Maricopa Animal Control and Glendale police were notified, but the victims did not press charges.

July 30: SFS responded to a report of a medical emergency at Bldg. 931 for chest pains. Medical arrived on-scene and transported the patient to a local hospital.

July 30: SFS responded to a report of a verbal dispute in base housing. Glendale police arrived on-scene and took control.

July 31: SFS responded to a report of a medical emergency at the base track for chest pains and trouble breathing. Medical arrived on-scene and transported the patient to a local hospital.

July 31: An outside source notified SFS of a possible personally owned firearm being stored inside a dormitory. SFS responded, conducted a search and verified there was no firearm. The individual was released to the unit first sergeant.

July 31: SFS responded to a report of a warrant’s hit out of El Mirage City Court at the Visitor Reception Center for the offense of communicating a threat. El Mirage police arrived on-scene and took control.

July 31: SFS responded to a report of a gate runner at Kachina Gate. Patrols conducted a sector sweep locating the individual inside the vehicle. The individual claimed to be lost and was escorted off the installation.

Aug. 2: SFS responded to a report of a burglary at Bldg. 1142. The suspect broke a window and entered the facility. Upon further investigation, the suspect had stolen a few items from inside the facility. Investigations arrived on-scene and took control.

Aug. 5: SFS responded to a report of a possible DUI at Kachina Gate. Glendale police arrived and took control. The vehicle was relocated.

Aug. 7: SFS responded to a report of a warrant’s hit out of Phoenix City Court at the Visitor Reception Center for violation of a court order. Phoenix City Court declined to extradite and the individual was escorted off the installation.

Aug. 8: SFS responded to a report of a medical emergency in base housing for wrist pain and a bloody mouth. Medical arrived on-scene, treated and released the individual.

Aug. 8: SFS responded to a report of a medical emergency at Bldg. 133 for trouble breathing. Medical arrived on-scene and transported the patient to a local hospital.

Aug. 9: SFS responded to a report of animal neglect in base housing. Glendale police arrived on-scene and determined no crime had occurred. The subject was released to the unit first sergeant.

Aug. 13: SFS responded to a report of a medical emergency at the base track for chest pains. Medical arrived on-scene and transported the patient to the local hospital.

Aug. 16: SFS responded to a report of a missing child in base housing. The minor was located riding a bicycle a few houses away.

Aug. 20: SFS responded to a report of a medical emergency at the base track for chest pains. Medical arrived on-scene and treated and released the patient.

Aug. 20: SFS responded to a report of a medical emergency at the base track. Medical arrived on-scene and transported the patient to a local hospital.

Aug. 21: SFS responded to a report of a member who was possibly drunk on duty. The first sergeant brought the individual to Bldg. 179/56 SFSS to conduct tests. The unit first sergeant took custody.

Aug. 21: SFS responded to a report of a missing child in base housing. The minor had taken the wrong bus but was located by an individual and returned to the parents.

Nonemergency responses

July 23: SFS responded to a report of a random vehicle installation entry/exit inspection hit at Ocotillo Gate. During the inspection, cannabidiol products and an empty bottle of a narcotic with a different individual‘s name were found. AFOSI responded and deemed no further action was needed. The individual was briefed and released.

July 23: SFS responded to a report of damage to personal property at Bldg. 339. An individual’s bicycle was damaged, but the cause was unknown.

July 26: An installation entry controller noticed a strong odor of marijuana emitting from a vehicle at Lightning Gate. The individual was instructed to pull over for investigation and other objects were found inside the vehicle. The subject was apprehended and released to the unit first sergeant.

July 31: SFS responded to a report of shoplifting at Bldg. 1540. Patrols examined the CCTV and verified the subject attempted to depart the location without rendering payment. Glendale police arrived on-scene and assumed control. The subject is suspended from the base exchange and Shoppette.

July 31: SFS responded to a report of theft at Bldg. 750. An individual stated items were stolen from an unlocked vehicle. There was no forced entry.

Aug. 8: SFS responded to a report of damage to a government vehicle at Bldg. 1230. The windshield was cracked when a metal water bottle rolled against it.

Aug. 9: SFS responded to a report of a disgruntled individual at Bldg. 1230. The individual was contacted and released after calming down.

Aug. 10: SFS responded to a complaint from the Fighter Country Inn of an individual who had left a room in disarray. The individual had left belongings inside the room. Investigations arrived on-scene and took control.

Aug. 23: An installation entry controller noticed a strong odor of marijuana emitting from a vehicle at Kachina Gate. The driver admitted to being in possession of a medical marijuana card but did not possess any paraphernalia. The individual showed no signs of impairment and was released.

Aug. 24: SFS responded to a report of two dogs locked in the bed of an enclosed truck. The owner was instructed to place the dogs into the air conditioned part of the vehicle.

Alarm activations

SFSS responded to 25 alarm activations and 12 security incidents on base.

Courtesy of Staff Sgt. Laura Calleja, 56th SFSS