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Police Beat - Week of July 16

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Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 4:00 am

Oro Valley Police Department

On Saturday, July 5, at about 2:15 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to Noble Hops at 1335 W. Lambert Lane in response to threats. An employee had recently been fired and he made threats toward employees and left. While leaving, he made a general statement that was not directed at anyone particular, that if they touched him, he would fight with them. The manager did not want police talking to the former employee, but wanted the incident documented. The former employee is not allowed back on the property for 30 days, or he could be charged with criminal trespassing.

On Wednesday, July 2, at 12:16 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to an apartment at 8215 N. Oracle Road in response to threats being made. The caller told police that his ex-boyfriend was sending him threating text messages. The man told police that that he became afraid when his ex-boyfriend send him a message saying he would be seeing him soon. He said the man is in a gang affiliated with the Bloods. While police were at the apartment, the man received a text message that made him feel his ex-boyfriend could hear their conversation. Additional police searched the area, but did not find him. The man was told not to answer his door or respond to any more texts.

Pima County Sheriff’s Department

On Sunday, June 29, at about 5:28 p.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a suspicious person on the 2000 block of West Sumaya Way. The caller told police there was a man yelling at her dogs, saying he was going to kill them. He then jumped over a wall to another property. She told deputies that she heard the man yell, “Shut up! Shut up! I am going to kill you guys.” The man then walked across a wash and broke a fence trying to jump over it. Deputies searched the area, but were unable to find the suspect.

On Wednesday, June 25, at about 11:07 a.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a theft on the 5000 block of West Malachite Place. The man told police that he had bought a house a couple of years back with the intent to refurbish and resell it. The man told deputies that people living in a house next to it had hooked a hose up to his house and were stealing his water. Deputies made contact with the suspects, who said they had already resolved the issue and wouldn’t be hooking a hose up to the house anymore. Deputies warned them that if they did, the could be cited.

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