DUI suspect raises stink By Mark Coyle Glendale police detectives arrested a woman last week for allegedly placing a chemical substance at three locations. Patricia Hanson, 57, of Glendale, was taken into custody Dec. 30 after investigators conducted a search of her home. Sgt. Jim Toomey, a police spokesperson, said evidence at the residence was found and seized during the search. Hanson was charged with one count of aggravated criminal damage and two counts of criminal damage. Toomey said the liquid was sent to a private firm for testing and it was determined to be butyric acid anhydride, which has a strong rancid odor. Police officials said the situation began at about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 22, when a strong odor developed outside the Glendale Public Safety Building, 6835 N. 57th Drive. At 4:30 p.m., an odor was reported at Glendale Community College, 6000 W. Olive Ave. The smelly substance was later found inside a classroom on the campus. A third substance was discovered at about 8 p.m. outside the Glendale Justice Court building, 5200 W. Glendale Ave. Police officials said some public services were disrupted for about 36 hours. Toomey said detectives obtained security video of a possible lead in the case. He said Officer Greg Tallant recognized descriptions of the suspect and vehicle from a DUI arrest he made early Dec. 22; Hanson was the subject of that arrest. Police said Hanson's motive is unknown.
Saturday, January 08, 2005
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