Dope circles are complicated and dynamic organisms. Tina had more than 15 times the amount of methamphetamine in her system than Michael. There you go and the little drug circle is blown wide open. Of course, the family denied the criminal activity that is well known to take place throughout my neighborhood. So much for that. Two less dope fiends is a good thing. Good Riddance!
As far as stupid criminals go, Jose Ignacio Valenzuela (Case# 150622139) must rank pretty high. He was stupid enough to kill two people, bury them a few feet from his back door and get arrested with the murder weapon, on his person, more than a week later. This peculiar series of events makes the methamphetamine angle all the more believable. Hopefully, he will have a short trial that takes place. long before I get another jury summons. Booking
During his press conference, Sheriff Paul Babeu stated that Valenzuela “borrowed” a backhoe from an “acquaintance.” Why would a mere “acquaintance.” loan someone a piece of equipment worth many thousands of dollars? I don't loan hand tools to friends, for Pete's sake. Polonius: Neither a borrower nor a lender be, For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. Hamlet Act 1, scene 3, 75–77 CBSN
Not long ago, on Father's Day, Jose Valenzuela was “hanging out” (aka getting high?) with Mike and Tina Careccia, at their home. Word around the neighborhood, as well as from some of our Canadian visitors, thought that Valenzuela was a kind and friendly man. It was hard to find anyone speaking ill of him. Then, all of a sudden, the mention of drug use changed everything. Apparently, everything the Careccias did, for the last two years, was a lie. After all, we cannot have a tainted postmortem reputation. KPNX12
Maricopa couple's family denies drug use
Babeu said the victims and suspect knew each other, and Valenzuela told authorities that they had done recreational drugs together. "He had said that he had a two year friendship, a relationship, with Mike and Tina," said Babeu. "He had said they had been involved in drug use with each other. And that drug was methamphetamine." On Friday night, friends denied the couple was involved with drugs. "We spent a lot of time with them, and they would never have drugs around their home and their kids," says friend Sean Whetton. KPHO PCSO KPNX12
During the interview, Sean Whetton also said that the Careccias paid Jose Valenzuela $1500 to do some electrical work, presumably on a home they were building. Yes, they did start building a home, but was set on fire by an alleged serial arsonist, approximately eleven months ago. The burnt structure has remained untouched, since the fire. A thinking person might find it just a little bit strange to be paying an electrician so much money, especially so far in advance of the first wall going up. It would seem more plausible that lots of money was spent on recreational drugs.
Toxicology reports for killed Maricopa couple released
The reports indicate that Michael Careccia and Tina Careccia (listed as Tina Busby in the medical examiner's report) both tested positive for amounts of methamphetamine, amphetamines and alcohol in their system. Tina, who had more than 15 times the amount of methamphetamine in her system than Michael, also tested positive for Temazepam, a potentially habit-forming drug similar to Valium that is used to treat the inability to sleep. KPNX12
We also cannot rule out the possibility that an arsonist might set other fires to help cover up a fire set for the purpose of insurance fraud. Did the Cereccias have insurance or file a claim? Perhaps, a forensic accountant might be able to unravel some of these financial mysteries. Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
The palm trees across the street, from the Careccias partially framed burned out home project, were also set on fire, as were other trees and unoccupied buildings, around my neighborhood. It looked like the Cereccias didn't get too far into building, before it went up in smoke. After several months, it looked like zero effort was put into rebuilding, yet, I kept hearing people say, “They're building a house.” Anyone that took a drive down Mayer Blvd. knew that was male bovine excrement.
I found it extremely difficult to trust and respect any of these family members and friends, beginning on the very first day of search effort. I thought some of them were extremely rude and disrespectful to Johnathan Loew, a reporter for KPHO Channel 5. I was standing in the parking lot, while they shouted profanities at Mr. Loew. There was absolutely no excuse for this conduct. Now, that I know illegal drugs were involved in this circle, I'm certainly not shocked, anymore.
At the time (06/23/2015 at 9:02 pm), I was in the parking lot of the Raceway Bar and Grill, shooting video of the ATV's heading out to search. These people showed absolutely no class. I was disgusted and almost walked away from the search effort, altogether. If Tina and Mike were anything like their friends, maybe people wanted them dead and their house burned to the ground. From that point on, I questioned the integrity of the entire search operation. I thought it was a disorganized cluster foxtrot.
The next time anyone in my neighborhood turns up missing (excluding the sick or elderly), I'm going to have serious reservations about volunteering my time, effort, resources and search dog. Most of us know that my neighborhood is full of dope fiends, just like the Careccias. Perhaps, letting nature taking its' course is the best way to weed them from the gene pool.
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” – George Orwell, 1984
Your feelings don't trump my Constitutional Rights