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Police Beat -- Week of Feb. 12

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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 4:00 am

Oro Valley

On Friday, Jan. 31, at about 9:20 p.m., Oro Valley police pulled a car over for going 65 mph in a 45-mph-zone. The driver, who did not have his drivers license on him, was told to get out of the car and stand near the back of his car after he told police he had a gun under his seat. He also told police he had a marijuana pipe and bong in his car. He was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and misconduct involving weapons for being under 21 and concealing a pistol. He was given a warning for speeding and for not having his license in his possession.

 

On Friday, Jan. 31, at 8:33 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of a domestic dispute near Tangerine Road and La Cañada Drive. The caller told police that her ex-boyfriend was trying to get into her house by breaking the door down. Police arrived and arrested the man who broke both the front door and the bathroom door where the woman was hiding. He was arrested for possession of marijuana, knowingly in possession of a fictitious plate, domestic violence/criminal damage, domestic violence/disorderly conduct and domestic violence/trespass 1st degree. He was booked into the Pima County Jail. 

 

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, at about noon, an Oro Valley police officer at Ironwood Ridge High School heard people yelling and saw them gathering near the vending machine area. The officer went over and noticed two students being held back by other students. One had scratches on her face and the other had swelling near her right eye. Both were taken to the office and looked at for their injuries. Both were arrested, cited and released to their parents for disorderly conduct fighting.

 

On Sunday, Jan. 26, at about 2:45 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of a loud party going on the 9900 block of North La Cholla Boulevard. When police arrived, they met with the homeowner who told them the party was ending. She told police that she understood the town’s noise ordinance and the noise would cease. The five people who were at the party were over the age of 21.

 

MARANA

On Tuesday, Jan. 28, at about 11:25 a.m., Marana police responded to a call about graffiti at 4455 W. Ina Road. The officers found graffiti on the east wall of Integrity Automotive. The graffiti was done by black spray paint and read “BSK”.

 

On Monday, Jan. 27, at about 7:55 a.m., Marana police responded to a call about graffiti at 4291 W. Ina Road. The officers found graffiti on the front door of a business, but could not make out what the tag said. The caller said that the graffiti happened sometime between Saturday, Jan. 25 and at about 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26. Additional graffiti was also found on 4195, 4040 and 4140 W. Ina Road. The officers believe the same person(s) did it.

 

On Sunday, Jan. 26, at about 4:43 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about shoplifting at the Walmart on 8280 N. Cortaro Road. The loss prevention associate said he saw a female concealing numerous items from the store and placing them in a shopping cart. He saw her leave the store without paying for anything. The female stole a total of 120 items that totaled to $1,290.88. The female was cited for shoplifting.

 

On Sunday, Jan. 26, at about 12:55 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about criminal damage at the block of 3500 W. Orange Grove Road. The caller said her car was damaged overnight. There was a large scrape from the tail light to the middle of the passenger door, the rear tire on the driver’s side was flat, and the both tires on the passenger side were flat. 

 

On Saturday, Jan. 25, at about 4:29 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about a theft that occurred at the Walmart on 8280 N. Cortaro Road. The caller said she parked her truck by the south entrance of Walmart at about 3:35 p.m. She went into Walmart and bought some items at about 3:51 p.m. When she returned home she realized the tailgate on her truck was missing. The tailgate is valued at about $500. 

 

On Saturday, Jan. 25, at about 11:56 a.m., Marana police responded to a call about a theft on the block of 9900 N. Silverbell Road. The owner said that sometime between Jan. 11 and Jan. 25 someone gone onto his property and stolen a homemade 8x10 shed from his yard. The shed is valued at $1,000. The clothing items in the shed valued at about $500. The home on the property had been vacant for about a year. There were several cut wires and one bathroom faucet missing. It is unknown as to when the items were taken.

 

On Friday, Jan. 24, at about 8:42 a.m., Marana police responded to a report about a theft. The caller said that the classroom iPod Touch was missing. It was last seen at about 3:40 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23 on the northwest corner of the classroom. She accidentally left the iPod overnight and the next morning at about 6:40 a.m. she saw that the iPod was gone. The iPod is valued at $214. 

 

On Friday, Jan. 24, at about 9:50 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about a stolen license plate from a car on the block of 5500 W. Acacia Blossom Place. The driver said he parked his car in the driveway of his residence on Thursday, Jan. 23. At about 6 p.m. he drove his car to go and run errands. When he returned home he started to unload and realized the license plate was missing. There appeared to be no car damage.

 

Pima County

On Sunday, Feb. 2, at about 5:30 p.m., Pima County deputies responded to a house on the 4600 block of West Bluebell Way in response to a stolen checkbook. The victim told deputies that a woman who was selling magazines stopped by her house the previous day. The victim told deputies that after she wrote the woman a check as a donation, she asked if she could come inside and use the restroom. The victim allowed her to do so. She believed the woman stole her checkbook at some point while she was in the house.

 

On Thursday, Jan. 30, at about 8:43 p.m., Pima County deputies responded a call about very loud music and a man singing on the 3100 block of West Desert Dawn Trail. While approaching the area, deputies were able to hear the music and what sounded like a man yelling. Once deputies were able to make conduct with the man at the house, he asked why this was a problem seeing as he does this every night and no one has complained before. Deputies explained that they could hear him from a half a block away. At this point, a man’s voice from inside the house was asking for help. Police and the man went into the back room of the house were they found an elderly man completely naked lying near the door. The man’s forearm and elbow were bloody, as was the wall next to him and the floor where he was lying. The man told deputies he had fallen while trying to go to the bathroom. After medics arrived, the man refused to be transported for his injuries. The man who was singing and playing music was arrested for disorderly conduct/disturbing the peace and taken to the Pima County Adult Detention Center. While en-route, the man made numerous threats to the officer, as well as all police officers’ lives.  He was also cited for disorderly conduct on citation. 

 

(Editors Note: The reports are compiled by Randy Metcalf, he can be reached at rmetcalf@explorernews.com)

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