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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 9:50 am

Marana

On March 29, at 2:54 a.m., Marana police stopped at a disabled vehicle along I-10 Frontage Road and Sunset Road. The officer noticed a strong scent of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, which the driver said had broken down while traveling. The officer helped move the individual’s vehicle to the side of the road, and then asked him to step out of the car. At that point, the officer asked the individual if there was marijuana in the vehicle, to which the individual confirmed. The individual revealed a bag of marijuana from his backpack, and was then cited for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The individual was given a court date and signed an agreement to appear on the scheduled date.

On March 28, at 6:00 a.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to theft from a residence. The reporting person stated two televisions and a vacuum cleaner had been stolen from his home. The subject told the officer his ex-girlfriend had taken the items while he was at work. The subject told the officer there was no forced entry to his home. The officer attempted telephonic contact with the ex-girlfriend, but was not successful. The reporting individual said he would like to prosecute if the items were not returned, but was unaware of his ex-girlfriend’s whereabouts.

On March 28, at 9:29 a.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to burglary at a residence. The responding officer met with the reporting person, who stated the tenants living in the house had recently moved out. On the day the reporting person arrived to clean the house, she noticed opened cabinets in the garage, with a toolbox and four boxes of antique glassware missing. She then made her way into the home, where she noticed a Hoover Wind Tunnel vacuum, bronze floor lamp, sofa, love seat, and toaster oven were also missing. The reporting person stated she did not notice any sign of forced entry, but noted the sliding glass door was unlocked and the chain that opens and closes the horizontal blinds covering the sliding glass door was broken. The reporting person stated she did not suspect the former renters as being involved in the burglary. Victim’s Rights were issued at the scene.

On March 27, at 12:58 p.m., Marana police met with an individual at the Marana Police Substation, who stated she was involved in a collision earlier that week. According to the subject, she was traveling through a parking lot when she was hit by another vehicle on her driver’s side door. She and the driver of the other vehicle exited their vehicles to discuss the collision, at which point the other driver advised the subject to get a repair estimate for which she offered to pay out of pocket to avoid insurance companies. The subject received an estimate for $1,822.41, and called the other party involved to inform her of the cost, but was in turn told the accident was her own fault. The officer informed the reporting subject the case was a civil matter, and advised the subject he would document the incident.

On March 26, at 12:44 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to criminal damage. The responding officer made contact with the reporting person, who stated he had discovered graffiti on utility boxes and the roadside curb along Sandy Desert Trail. The last known time the graffiti was not present was on March 9 at 8:30 a.m. Five utility boxes and one curb were spray painted, causing approximately $375 in damage. The graffiti included the words “Thor,” “War,” “Bricks,” and “Btak.” Victim’s Rights were issued and the digital photos taken were placed in evidence.

Oro Valley

On Friday, March 30, at 10:55 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the gated entrance to The Ridge at La Reserve in response to a call of lots of voices and cars by the entrance gate. The caller also said they heard sounds as if someone was trying to ram the gate. When police arrived, there were three cars, full of teenagers, which appeared to be waiting for someone to open the gate. They all said they didn’t know a gate code, what house they were going to, or who lived there. While police were talking to the original cars, numerous other cars came and quickly turned around. Other vehicles left the community and sped off as police tried to talk to them. Police were able to stop one car. The driver appeared to be under 21 and police could smell alcohol coming from inside his car. Four other cars tried to leave, and police checked them all for front-end damage in case they were the ones who tried to hit the gate. The people in the following vehicle said they did not want to be part of the problem and were allowed to leave. The driver of the car blew a Breathalyzer reading of .036 and admitted to drinking some shots of vodka. Another occupant said he had a shot and blew a reading of .020. A third occupant refused to talk to police or blow into the Breathalyzer. He told police his lawyer and father were both on their way. Police asked him to stand up and asked him his age. They could smell alcohol coming from his breath, he had red, watery eyes and a flushed face. Police asked him if he would do an eye test. He agreed and then interrupted, said he didn’t understand. He told police they were lying to him and didn’t have a reason to check his eyes. Later, the father of the person who blew a reading of .020 arrived and was released to him with a paper referral. The other one who blew a reading of .036 was cited and released for being a minor with alcohol in his system. Police then returned to the one who wouldn’t take any tests. He told police to hold on because he was making calls to find a ride. He refused to sign any paper work. He was then handcuffed and transported to Pima County Jail and booked as a minor with alcohol in his system.

On Thursday, March 29, at 4:08 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Road, in reference to a threats call. The hospital’s attorney received a letter from a frequent patient. In the letter, it said he would “lay siege to the facility and rape and pillage its inhabitants” and the attorney. The attorney said the man also said, “The Greeks will rise once again and overthrow the city and wanted (the attorney) to be the new Helen of Troy.” The man is currently suing the hospital for a second time and also told the attorney that he didn’t want to be contacted by the hospital any more and if they did, he would call the police for harassment. The hospital simply wanted to report the incident for documentation purposes.

On Tuesday, March 27, at 6:46 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to an attempted theft call from a person at the apartments located at 8851 N. Oracle Road. The victim said sometime within the last two days someone tried to steal his moped. The handlebars were broken and the ignition was punched and would cost about $1,000 to fix it.

On Tuesday, March 27, at 6:36 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a theft call from a person at the apartments located at 8851 N. Oracle Road. The victim said the wheel and tire had been taken from his ATV, which was in an uncovered parking space. He had last seen his ATV around 6 a.m. When he saw it next, it was in a covered parking space and the apartment complex put a note on it saying it was parked in another resident’s parking space. The ATV had its seat removed, the ignition punched out and it appeared as through someone tried to hotwire it. The victim said it would cost about $130 to replace the wheel and tire.

On Tuesday, March 27, at about 1:31 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call reporting a fight near the intersection of Oracle Road and Linda Vista Blvd. Police met with one man who said he was driving north on Oracle Road and was cut off by another car. Then, while stopped at Oracle Road and El Conquistador Way, he threw a cup through the window of the car that cut him off and flipped them off. He told police the passenger in the other car then threw a water bottle at him, all while the two verbally argued. Both cars then pulled over near the intersection of Oracle Road and Linda Vista Blvd. The man said he got out of his car and he and the passenger of the other car started pushing each other. The driver separated the two. The driver of car who said he was cut off was arrested and cited for disorderly conduct and released at the scene.

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