Police: Man accused of trying to enter home, meth found


A man faces drug charges after he was arrested by police for trying to break into a Desert Passage home on Christmas Eve, according to police. 

Eric Olivo, 36, was charged with possession of dangerous drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, disorderly conduct (domestic violence) and third-degree criminal trespass (domestic violence). 

At about 4 p.m. Saturday, Maricopa officers were called to a home on a report of a man with a screwdriver trying to gain entry into a home.  

Police made contact with Olivo in the vehicle, which was parked directly in front of the house. Olivo was told to exit the vehicle and detained, police said. 

According to a probable cause statement, Olivo was found in possession of a screwdriver. The reporting party told officers the tool was used by Olivo in an effort to pry open a window.  

The reporting party told officers that Olivo had moved out of the home two months ago. 

Olivo told officers he heard the voices of hostages inside the house and admitted to trying to get into the home. The man told officers that he knew his son was in the home, and that he planned to take his son and run, police said. 

According to the probable cause statement, Olivo admitted to smoking methamphetamine earlier in the day. The man told officers that the meth allows him to hear things telepathically. 

A search of the vehicle turned up a bulbous glass pipe with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine and a vessel that contained a white powdery substance, police said. Olivo allegedly admitted the glass pipe was used to smoke meth, which he stated was legal. 

Olivo was subsequently booked into Pinal County Detention Center on the drug charges. 

A hearing is scheduled for Jan. 3 in Pinal County Superior Court, according to online jail records.