On Sunday, April 11 at 9 a.m., a car crashed into an aboveground gas line near Rancho Vistoso Boulevard and Arrowsmith Drive. Authorities evacuated residents from about 70 houses in the area while the line was repaired. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries.
On Monday, April 5 at 5 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke with a woman who said she saw a man acting suspiciously near the school bus stop where her children catch the bus. The woman said she saw the man riding a bicycle around the bus stop in the area near Congressional Way and Pitching Wedge Lane. The man appeared to be talking on a cell phone at times and circling his bicycle near school children. He later was seen following a group of children on their way home from the bus stop. The woman said she did not think the man made contact with any of the children. The woman told police that the man appeared to be Hispanic, about five-feet seven-inches tall, 180 pounds and about 35 years old. Police patrol units were notified of the man and told to be on the lookout. No arrests were made.
On Wednesday, March 31 at 9:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to King Air Drive and Aero Star Way in La Cholla Air Park where a resident had complained of a suspicious vehicle. Once there, police contacted the driver who told police that he was parked there because his car had overheated. Officers checked the car and asked the man why the dashboard gauges did not show that the car was overheated nor did the car smell of overheating. The man then told police that he was there to pick up a friend. The man told police the car belonged to the girlfriend of the friend he was waiting to meet. About this time, police noticed a handgun in the car. They removed the man from the car and took the gun, which proved to be unloaded. The man said the gun did not belong to him. Police later contacted the owner of the car, who said her daughter was the only person allowed to drive the car. She contacted her daughter who said her boyfriend was driving the car. The boyfriend, however, was not with car. The woman told police she would come to get the car. Meanwhile, police arrested the driver of the vehicle for criminal trespassing and for carrying a concealed weapon in a car without a permit. He was taken to Pima County Adult Detention Center and booked into jail.