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Police Beat -- Week of April 29

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Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 4:00 am

Oro Valley

On Friday, April 26, at 10:04 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the north end of James Kreigh Park at 23 W. Calle Concordia in response to a reckless driver. The caller told police that the driver of a small silver four-door Sedan was driving on the field and tearing it up. Police stopped the vehicle and found three juveniles in the car and were told a fourth was on the field. Police were told that after a school event they went looking for their friend in the park. They then drove onto the grass in the park while one of the subjects was on the hood of the car. The driver was cited and released to his father for criminal damage. The other subjects were picked up by their parents. It is estimated to cost $500 to repair the grass. 

 

On Wednesday, April 24, at about 6:16 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the area of Monterra Vista and Flat Iron Drive in response to vehicle collision and a man slumped over the steering wheel of his car. When police arrived, they found a car with the hubcap damaged and rub marks on the side of the tires, all of which looked like the car had rubbed along a curb. In the car, police saw two open cans of beer. The man, who they got to respond by opening the car door, had very slow and slurred speech. The man continued to give his birth date for his phone number. He told police that he realized he was in no condition to drive so he pulled over. He told police that he brushed a curb. He was arrested for having an open container of beer in the car and for failing to notify the owner about damage to a fixed object.

 

On Tuesday, April 23 at 8:53 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to an apartment at 9095 N. Oracle Road in response to a domestic dispute. The caller told police that her daughter’s boyfriend bit her daughters lip and punched her in the face about three days prior. The daughter refused to talk to police. Police did not have probable cause to arrest the suspect.

 

Marana

On Thursday, April 25 at about 3:50 p.m., Marana police spoke with a woman over the phone who believed her purse was stolen. She told police while making a delivery with her husband at a store on the 3800 block of West Ina Road, her Luis Vuitton purse went missing from her truck. It was valued at about $1,000 and had a $500 pair of Oliver Peoples sunglasses inside.

 

On Wednesday, April 24, at 1:31 p.m., Marana police spoke with a man who was reporting a damaged mailbox on the 7600 block of West Running Bear. The box was damaged permanently and obstructed the use of the box. The mailbox is valued at about $2,000. 

 

On Wednesday, April 24, at about 11:51 a.m., Marana police responded to the Kohl’s at 5850 W. Arizona Pavilions in response to a shoplifting. Employees had seen a man put several pairs of earrings in his pockets. The man was at the store with his wife and his two kids. When police confronted the man outside the store, his wife began shouting at him and the kids began to cry. He admitted to trying to steal the earrings and was cited and released for shoplifting. He was told he would be cited for trespassing if her returned to the store. The earrings were valued at $110. 

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