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Police Beat -- Week of February 11

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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 4:00 am | Updated: 11:36 am, Wed Feb 27, 2013.

Pima County

On Saturday, Jan. 19, at 4:29 a.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of an alarm at a dental business along Oracle Rd. When deputies arrived, they found the front door damaged and the glass shattered. When deputies went inside, the drawers to the front reception desk had been gone through. Owners checked the medicine and the safe, which seemed to have been untouched. Police did find blood on the broken glass and processed the scene for evidence.

 

On Friday, Jan. 18, at 6:01 p.m. Pima County Sheriff deputies spoke with a woman over the phone who had her car keys and her cell phone stolen the previous night. The victim told police that after leaving a restaurant from the Foothills Mall area in a cab, she got home and found her car keys and phone missing from her purse. The restaurant and cab company did not have the items, and the victim was able to track her cell phone. At the time of the report, deputies did not have a chance to respond to the locations of where the phone was tracking.

 

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 1:27 p.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of assault at La Cima Middle School. A student had been hitting other male students in the crotch area. He also danced behind a teacher inappropriately by dancing sexually in a humping motion. The student told deputies that the crotch hitting was a game. He was cited for assault/ touching with the intent to provoke and released to his grandmother. 

 

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 4:36 p.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies met with a man about embezzlement. The man said his son had taken his car and refused to bring it back. The man did not want the car entered into the system as stolen nor did he was to press charges. He simply wanted his car back. Police spoke with the son who did not believe he was speaking with a deputy. The son said he was in Phoenix and would return the vehicle soon. Deputies also found that there was a warrant for the arrest of the son. Deputies followed up on Jan. 22 and the car had been returned and did not want to press charges. 

 

On Monday, Jan. 14, at 9:38 p.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies responded to the World Sports Grille at Foothills Mall after receiving a report of an intoxicated person pushing the manager. The man had become upset after losing money in a video game. He then went into the woman’s bathroom to use the restroom. When a manager told him to the women’s bathroom, he became argumentative and pushed the manager. Then, when leaving, the man picked up a handful of rocks and threw them into the patio fire pit area. A patron then jumped over the wall and punched the guy in the head. That person left the scene before deputies arrived. The man was arrested for two counts of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.

 

Oro Valley

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 2:23 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the parking lot in front of Trader Joe’s at 7912 N. Oracle Rd. in response to a fight. The victim told police that as he was driving through the parking lot, he came face to face with another car in the same lane. The man in the other vehicle started waving his hands around and yelling racial obscenities at him. The victim then parked his car and started to go towards the store. The other man parked his car and began walking towards him, still yelling. The two began yelling back and fourth. The man then charged at the victim, who grabbed his phone to call police. At that time, the man kicked the victim’s rear door to his car. The victim yelled at the man, who then shoved him to the ground, causing an abrasion to his right elbow and knee. At first, the man wished to prosecute, but later told police that he did not wish to be a victim. 

 

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, at about 3:26 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to Canyon Del Oro High School, 25 W. Calle Concordia, in response to an incorrigible student. A teacher at the school called the administration because two students were licking the teacher’s window and making inappropriate gestures. The student’s hat was confiscated as it violated the school’s dress code. At that point, the student began using foul language and began to yell at school staff and was confrontational. He was arrested for assault and disorderly conduct and released to his father. 

 

On Monday, Jan. 28, at 2:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to Canyon Del Oro High School, 25 W. Calle Concordia, in response to a fight. School security had already stopped the fight between two female students, which occurred by the daycare. One student was already being taken to the office, while the other student was unconscious. When police arrived the girl was sitting on the ground. Earlier in the day, the two had been in a verbal disagreement. Later, one girl approached the other, yelled at her and started punching her. The other girl did not fight back, but simply tried to defend herself.  The girl who started the fight was arrested for assault and released to her father. 

 

Marana

On Monday, Jan. 28, at 12:13 p.m., Marana police responded to the Walmart at 8280 N. Cortaro Rd. in response to a theft. While in the store, a man took clothes and placed them in his cart, he then went to another location in the store and removed the tags from the clothes. He then put the clothes into shopping bags. He then attempted to leave the store with the clothes and without paying for the items. The items were valued at $685.55. He was cited for shoplifting and would be cited for trespassing if he returned to the Walmart.

 

On Monday, Jan. 28, at 9:53 a.m., Marana police responded to a house on the 9000 block of North Flora Vista Way after receiving a report of theft. The victim told police that sometime during the night someone had taken a large decorative rock from her front yard. While police there, she also reported credit card fraud, as someone was using her debit card in Newport News, Virginia. 

 

On Monday, Jan. 28, at 9:25 a.m., Marana police responded to the Motel 6 at 4630 W. Ina Rd. in response to a theft from the parking lot. The victims had a large plastic bin taken from the front passenger floorboard of their Polaris ATV. Inside was a cordless drill and battery charger, valued at $70, about 20 pairs of jeans valued at $24 a pair, and about 10 long-sleeved shirts. 

 

On Sunday, Jan. 27, at about 6:07 p.m., Marana police responded to the La Fitness parking area at 5885 W. Arizona Pavilions. The victim’s 2010 Chevy Silverado had the locking mechanism and door handle had been tampered with on the passenger side door. The victim was missing his wallet, which had $30, a few bankcards and his social security card. A bag belonging to the victim’s girlfriend had items taken as well. 

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