Deputies seeking man in child molestations
The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is seeking to question a man in connection with multiple allegations of child molestation, the department said Wednesday.
Sergio Rodriguez Calderon, 43, is known to use multiple aliases, including Sergio Capuchino and Sergio Capuhino.
He has a landscaping business with many customers in the Tucson area.
Calderon is about 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. Anyone who has information should call 911 or 88-CRIME.
Ex-border officer sentenced to 12 years
A former Customs and Border Protection officer convicted on charges that he let marijuana be smuggled from Mexico into Southeastern Arizona was sentenced Monday in federal court in Tucson to 12 years in prison.
Authorities say Luis Carlos Vasquez allowed marijuana loads inside vehicles to be smuggled through a lane that he monitored in June 2011 at the port of entry in Douglas.
Woman, 92, exploited, Sheriff’s Dept. charges
A Tucson couple is booked into jail, accused of financially exploiting a 92-year-old woman who was in their care.
Joseph Wingate and his wife, Rebecca Wingate, face charges of theft from a vulnerable adult and fraudulent schemes and artifices, said Deputy Tracy Suitt, a Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokesman. Suitt gave the following account:
The Wingates own Wingate Adult Care Home, 6725 N. Amahl Drive, east of North La Cholla Boulevard and south of West Ina Road.
The victim’s family noticed movement of money in her account, changes to her trust, and were told that $150,000 had been “gifted” to Joseph Wingate.
Detectives allege that the Wingates exploited the woman between July 2012 and February 2013, and that Joseph Wingate got power of attorney over her finances. Wingate put his name on her accounts, and changed her will, making the Wingate family the heirs, Suitt said. The Wingates used the woman’s money for a trip to Disneyland, bought a van, and began building a garage, he said.
The victim is now living in another adult care home.
State care-home licensing regulators will also investigate.