A summary of recent police activity in the area.
On Friday, May 1, at 11:30 p.m., Marana police responded to a domestic violence call on the 11000 block of west Aplomado Drive. Once there, police questioned a man who said that he and his girlfriend were partying with his brother and his brother's wife. At some point in the evening, the man said his brother and girlfriend left to get more alcohol, but stayed away for a conspicuously long time. The man then drove to his brother's house to see if they were there. Once there, he saw his girlfriend and brother run down the stairs "as if they were doing something wrong." The man then returned home, accompanied by his brother and girlfriend. The brothers then started to argue, at which point the dispute escalated. The man said his brother struck but said he never hit back. The man's brother also struck his own wife during the altercation. Police confirmed his story with his girlfriend who then told police that she had left with her boyfriend's brother so that the two could smoke marijuana. Police arrested the man's brother on assault charges and transported him to Pima County Adult Detention Center.
On Saturday, May 2, at 12 p.m., Marana police responded to a gas station on Sandario Road where a woman was bleeding. The woman told police that she had an argument with her husband, who had hit her with something. The police officer noted that the woman appeared to have suffered a severe facial wound, possibly cut to the bone, and called for medical assistance. She was later taken to the hospital, where the police report noted that doctors said they had not seen such a severe facial wound in a long time. Police later went to the woman's home, where her husband remained. Officers had to use a TASER gun on the man to restrain him. Once he was restrained he was taken to police headquarters for questioning. He told police that he had recently suffered a head injury and needed surgery to remove blood from his head. Police noted a large scar on the man's head. He told police the injury had caused him to become ill and had requested assistance from his wife. He told police that she didn't help him, and the two argued. He then threw an object, striking his wife in the face. He was arrested on a charge of domestic abuse and taken to Pima County Adult Detention Center.
On April 27, at 5:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to an apartment fire on the 8000 block of North Northern Avenue. Once there, police saw smoke pouring from some of the apartment units. Police helped evacuate some of the buildings while firefighters with Rural/Metro put out the blaze. Police then spoke with a resident who took responsibility for the blaze. The man told police that he started his charcoal grill and later was nearby filling a lantern with kerosene fuel. He accidentally dropped the lantern and kerosene at which point his porch caught fire. Some neighbors attempted to put out the fire without success. The man told police that he tried to call 911, but could not figure out how to operate his Blackberry phone. No one was injured in the blaze and no arrests were made.