The Mission of the Gates Pass Area Neighborhood Association is to act in the interests of the members on issues such as limiting commercial development, reducing litter and crime, and retaining environmental quality.
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Reckless shooters arrested in our area
Reports of shooting were reported to the Sheriff's Department during the wee hours of May 9, 2022. Our president Denise Garland followed up for more info by contacting her contact at the Sheriff's Office, Jakob Nixon. Here is his response:
I did some looking and saw that we did respond to that area for a shots heard call. We were able to make contact with a vehicle in the area and arrested all five occupants for Reckless Discharge of a Firearm. They were shooting a .22 caliber rifle, ages were 19 to 25 years of age and all admitted to shooting the rifle into the hillside. From the call data it looks like two different homeowners called 911 to report the shots. You can tell the members to call 911 anytime they see something suspicious or out of place. We can’t catch anyone if we don’t know about it and the sooner they report something the greater the chance the suspects are still in the area. The reportees for this call gave a good location, a basic description of possible suspects and that it looked like they were in a vehicle. We were able to get the department airplane enroute to the area within three minutes of the call being reported. The airplane camera observed and recorded the suspects actually shooting the gun and then trying to leave the area when they heard the sirens of the deputies responding.
The important takeaway is that if you hear gunshots, immediately call 911. Like he says, they can't catch anyone if they don't know about it. And the sooner they know about it the better chance they have of catching the suspects.
Why join GPANA?
A robust membership helps GPANA when it comes to dealing with the county on issues that affect our Gates Pass Area neighborhood. Numbers matter!
Membership dues are $20 per household (maximum of 2 people) per calendar year. November is our Membership Month for the coming year though you are welcome to join at any time. Benefits include alerts on issues that concern our Gates Pass area, informative membership meetings twice a year, opportunities to help keep our area clean and beautiful and more. Click here to go to our JOIN page.
Did you know?
Our Gates Pass Area Neighborhood Association is a voluntary affiliation. We are NOT a homeowners' association. Our GEOGRAPHICAL AREA OF INTEREST is all areas of the Tucson Mountains, and other preserves and park lands. Our primary focus is the area bordered by the Gates Pass Road summit on the west, Ironwood Hills Drive on the north, David Yetman Trail on the south, and Painted Hills Road on the east.