Wednesday, September 11, 2013 2:35 pm
The Southern Arizona DUI Task Force deployed from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., in the Tucson-Pima County area to detect, investigate, and remove those drivers found to be impaired to the slightest degree from the use of alcohol and/or drugs on the public highways and streets of the community. The Task Force consisted of officers from the Tucson Police Department, Marana Police Department, University of Arizona Police Department, Tucson Airport Authority Police Department, the Pima County Sheriff's Department, the National Park Service, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety. During the deployment there were no fatal collisions.
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 4:00 am
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 4:00 am
Marana – On Saturday, Aug. 10, at about 4:31 p.m., Marana Police responded to a caller who said a male could not pay his taxi fare. The caller said she drove the man from the Marriot Hotel in Sierra Vista to a building at West Orange Grove Road. When they arrived the male said he couldn’t pay the fare. The caller said they only accept cash, which the man did not have. He had a debit card but had a negative balance of about $139. The man could not contact his wife and had no one who could give him money. The man was arrested for theft of services.
Monday, August 12, 2013 10:40 am
Drunk driving continues to be a major public safety hazard nationwide. And when inexperienced teen drivers are behind the wheel, the problem is magnified.
Sunday, August 11, 2013 10:00 pm
(StatePoint) Drunk driving continues to be a major public safety hazard nationwide. And when inexperienced teen drivers are behind the wheel, the problem is magnified.
New technologies are helping businesses verify the authenticty of IDs.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:00 am
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:00 am
Books for the young adult audience have always had their own charm and adult fans, but recently it seems that many have taken off and found mainstream success that goes far beyond a teen audience. The next one to do that may just be “Flicker” by Melanie Hooyenga.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:00 am
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:00 am
On Sunday, an unusual day for a court to be held in Ohio, a judge found two high school football players guilty of rape. In what became a short trial that divided the football-crazed Rust Belt town of Steubenville, Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were found guilty of raping a drunk 16-year-old girl.
Thursday, November 29, 2012 2:10 pm
On Dec. 4 between 7:00am and 3:00pm the Marana Police Department will be conducting an Impaired Driving Education and Awareness Demonstration at Marana High School.
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 3:00 am
On Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 1:44 p.m., Oro Valley police responded
to the 10600 block of North Ponticello Court in response to a
burglary. Police were shown two construction trailers that had been
broken into and a vehicle that had been damaged and pushed over a
cliff. The construction manager told police he first noticed tools
strewn around the desert. He started to pick them up and then
noticed the door to one of trailers had been kicked in. He then
called the police. He said nothing appeared to have been stolen.
The damaged vehicle had all of the windows smashed out, the front
bumper was removed and thrown into the desert, the headliner was
ripped, and then it was pushed off a cliff. The damage to the
trailers was about $415 and damage to the car was about
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:08 am
On Wed., Nov. 2, at 7:49 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to
the 1300 block of West Rose Quartz Place in response to a burglary.
The victim said she noticed three bicycles missing from her garage,
which was left halfway open through the night. The victim was
missing two BMX-style bikes, each valued at $300 and one road-style
bicycle valued at $3,000.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:00 am
On Friday, Aug. 12, at 8:03 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to
the area of Hardy Road and Northern Avenue in response to a person
who appeared to be intoxicated and walking into traffic. The person
was wearing dark-colored shorts, no shirt and a backpack. When
police arrived, they found the subject in a nearby church’s common
area and noticed him fall down several times. The underage suspect
said he had been drinking and gave a Breathalyzer reading of .252.
He was arrested, cited and released for a minor consumption. Police
then drove him to his nearby apartment.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:00 am
One beer, two beers, three beers – what’s the harm in one
Energy drinks mixed with alcohol are becoming a popular choice
for underage drinkers. With a high alcohol content mixed with
caffeine, the drinks are considered to be more dangerous than
alcohol alone. Due to the effects, the Food and Drug Administration
has cracked down on drink manufacturers, requiring them to remove
the high caffeine content. Companies such as Phusion Projects, the
maker of the popular drink Four Loko, seen above, was one of those
warned by the FDA. Even with the changes being made, energy drinks
remain popular among teen drinkers.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 3:00 am
April brings about excitement for teens as they make plans for
prom and graduation. This time of year is a high-risk time for
underage drinking. As parents and guardians, being informed
and prepared can keep our children safe.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 12:00 am
OV hosts 1st virtual Council on Your Corner
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 12:00 am
From the University of Wisconsin
Wednesday, December 2, 2009 12:00 am
Over holiday, task force made 57 DUI arrests
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 12:00 am
An effort to combat underage drinking in Marana resumed Tuesday,
when law enforcement, community members and representatives of the
Marana Northwest Community Partnership Coalition shared information
on preventive programs.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009 11:00 pm
DUI task force makes 55 arrests over the
Wednesday, January 7, 2009 12:00 am
Officers from police departments within the Southern Arizona DUI
Task Force — among them, Marana, Oro Valley, the Pima County
Sheriff’s Department, Pima College and the Arizona Department of
Public Safety — made 34 arrests of possibly impaired drivers on
Dec. 31, a release said.
Sunday, December 21, 2008 12:00 am
A business in Marana is giving $5,000 to help deter underage
drinking in the community.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 11:00 pm
An effort to deter sales of alcohol to underage and intoxicated
people is being launched Wednesday afternoon in Marana.