Glendale PD: Man found providing beer and marijuana to young teens

Posted at 1:37 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 23:07:28-04

GLENDALE, AZ — Police have arrested a man who was allegedly providing beer and marijuana to young teenage girls in a vacant Glendale apartment.

Glendale police report that on March 11 at about 1:30 a.m., they responded to a call of gunshots in the area of 43rd and Glendale avenues.

Once on scene, a witness said she heard someone breaking into a nearby apartment. Police found Luis Felix Rubalcava, 18, just outside the apartment and two girls exiting the apartment.

Rubalcava and the girls, ages 13 and 14, were told to sit down. The girls complied but Rubalcava ran and was chased by an officer until he stopped after being threatened with a stun gun.

Police say he put something under a car as he was running away. Police allegedly found a .40-caliber handgun under the car.

Inside the vacant apartment, police say, they found a case of cold Corona beer and marijuana in Rubalcava's backpack.

The girls reportedly told authorities that they went with him to drink and smoke marijuana. They also allegedly told police that Rubalcava fired several shots while on the street.

Rubalcava allegedly admitted to his actions, saying he was "young and dumb."

He has been charged with marijuana possession, criminal trespassing, unlawful discharge of a firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.