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Police Report

911 call leads to drug arrest

PRESCOTT ­ A 911 call from an unidentified woman led Prescott Police officers to arrest a 28-year-old woman, who allegedly was under the influence of heroin Wednesday morning, according to a report.

Police arrived at 5:48a.m. at the apartment of Carla Isabel Pinto-Viegas in the 1000 block of Sandretto Drive and noticed that the suspect seemed incoherent, the report said.

Officers searched her apartment, and seized numerous items from her bedroom and bathroom, police said. The items included three spoons with black residue, a syringe containing brown liquid, a broken pill inside a baggie, a homemade aluminum foil pipe and a prescription bottle with a crystal substance inside it.

Some items later tested positive for amphetamines or for heroin, according to the report. Police also detected a fresh puncture on the right elbow of Pinto-Viegas.

Because of her condition, rescue workers took the woman to Yavapai Regional Medical Center. After her release from the hospital, police arrested her on suspicion of one count each of possession of narcotics, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug para-phernalia.

Trio faces charges after house visit

Prescott ­ Police arrested three transients early Friday morning after a neighbor reported suspicious lights at a house that is under construction, according to a report.

Police arrived around 4 a.m. in the 700 block of Parsley, and questioned the three suspects: Mark Wallace, 34, and Monique Martin and Tonya Clark, both 20, police reported. Wallace was carrying a flashlight and told police that he was painting the house.

Police found a plastic bindle for methamphetamine in the house, and told the suspects to empty their pockets, according to the report.

Clark held several baggies of methamphetamine in her purse, and Wallace confessed to possessing a torch and the bindle with methamphetamine; police also recovered a meth pipe from Wallace's shirt, the report continued.

Officers arrested Wallace on suspicion of burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of dangerous drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. They arrested Clark and Martin on suspicion of burglary and possession of drugs, the report concluded.