On Saturday, Oct. 6 at about 12:33 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of illegal shooting. The caller told police people in a car shot a “For Lease” sign with what sounded like a .22 or .38 caliber handgun. The description of the vehicle matched one given to police about a report of illegal shooting about an hour earlier. Police found the vehicle and performed a “high risk” traffic stop with guns drawn and having the suspects in the car exit one by one. After having the three people in the car exit the car, police searched it and found a box of 12-gauge shotgun shells, with two un-fired shells remaining. They also found a single .22 caliber bullet on the floorboard. Police also found a bong/ pipe in the glove compartment with burnt marijuana residue on it and a bag with particles inside believed to be marijuana. The driver refused to answer any questions. One of the passengers told police he did not know where the guns were, who was shooting them, or where they came from. He said people had been shooting out in the desert earlier in the day, but didn’t know who was and didn’t know who was shooting signs in the neighborhood. He told police it was possible that he was in the car when they were driving around shooting signs, but he was in the back of the car listening to music and not paying attention. The other passenger didn’t know anything either. The driver was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and booked in the Pima County Jail.
On Thursday, Oct. 4, Oro Valley police took two calls from separate people who lived along East Futurity Place. Both reported that Halloween decorations from their yards had been taken during the night. One victim had a two-foot tall wooden jack-0-lantern taken, valued at about $8. The other had two lit pumpkin decorations taken, valued at about $20.
On Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7:20 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Radio Shack at 10565 N. Oracle Rd. in response to an armed robbery. Police were told a man with a knife in a holster on his belt came in and took a TV and a couple of other items, put them in his car and drove away. Police later learned that the man never took the knife out at any time nor made any threats with it, so it was classified as shoplifting. The man took a 24-inch LED-LCD TV valued at $179, a 16GB SD card valued at $29.99, and a lap top charger valued at $99.
On Monday, Oct. 1, at 6:44 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Oro Valley Country Club, at 305 W. Oro Valley Dr,. in response to a report of criminal damage. Police were told that sometime between 5 p.m. and 6 a.m. someone appeared to have poured a liquid, possibly gasoline, on the grass on the fairway and green on the seventh hole. The entire area was about four to five long and eight to ten inches high. The grass would cost about $100 to repair.
On Sunday, Sept. 30, at about 1:20 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the In-N-Out Burger, at 11545 N. Oracle Rd., in response to call about unwanted people on its property. The manager told police that three older teens had come in and started throwing water on each other and making a mess. She also could smell alcohol on them. Police found the suspects outside on the patio eating. All showed signs of being intoxicated. All suspects told police they had not been drinking and would take a Breathalyzer test. When another officer arrived, all three refused to submit a Breathalyzer test. They were handcuffed and arrested for adult minor with alcohol in their body. Two of the three became more uncooperative and were transported to and booked into Pima County Jail. The other one was cited and released.