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Police Beat -- Week of August 4

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Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:00 am

MARANA

On Sunday, July 21, at about 5:25 p.m., Marana police responded to a business referencing a report of a stolen purse. The complainant said two females wanted their nails done. The business was closed so the complainant went to the back to get approval from the manager. About 30 seconds later, the complainant had returned and the two females were gone. The complainant said her purse was missing and had been near the cash register prior to walking to the back of the store. The complainant walked outside and observed one of the females. The female said she didn’t have the purse and the complainant did not find it in her possession. The female denied knowing the other female who fled the scene.

 

On Monday, July 22, at about 10:23 a.m., Marana police responded to a domestic disturbance at a house. The reporting party said he was arguing with his father. He said father was going to kick him out of the house. The son said him and his father did not physically fight. The father said no physical fight happened and that the argument started because the son was smoking marijuana in the backyard. The father hid the paraphernalia in the house from the son. There were two metal pipes and an orange medicine bottle that smelled like marijuana. The son said the pipes and bottle was his and that he was smoking. The police officer arrested him at around 10:50 a.m. for being in possession of narcotic paraphernalia.

 

On Monday, July 22 Marana police took a phone report referencing vandalism. The victim said the rear windshield of her vehicle was smashed with a rock. At around 1 a.m. she heard a loud bang and heard tires peel out. At around 5 a.m. that morning her husband discovered the damage. The vehicle was in the driveway at the time of the incident. The damage to vehicle is an estimated $600. The victim is willing to prosecute.

 

On Thursday, July 25, at around 4:12 a.m. Marana police responded to an alarm at Radio Shack where there was glass broken. The front window of the store was broken on the lower right side. Two big rocks were inside the store. No persons were found in or surrounding the area. There was damage to the shelf, cables and a laptop was missing. Other items were disorganized and rearranged in the store. The owner arrived around 4:58 a.m. and said the only thing missing was the laptop. The store manager will make a full inventory check.

 

On Thursday, July 25, at about 9:30 a.m. a Marana police officer discovered smashed windshield on a white Kia Sedona. One rock was on the windshield the other on the sidewalk. The police contacted the residents and the owner said his wife discovered the damages that morning. His daughter arrived home with the car around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24. The owner got home around 3 a.m. but saw no damages. No one reported hearing any suspicious noises during the night.

 

On Friday, July 26, at about 7:40 a.m. a Marana police officer observed a vehicle parked with no license plate and a missing tailgate just south of Postvale/Adonis. No one was in the vehicle. The vehicle was found to be stolen from out of Phoenix. Damage was found at the driver’s side door where the keyhole was punched out. Several other items were missing in the vehicle. Eddie’s Towing took possession of the vehicle and the owner was contacted.

On Friday, July 26, at about 10:32 p.m. Marana police responded to a house on 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd. in reference to a report of criminal damage. The caller told police the rear window to his vehicle was broken. The damage occurred between 5 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. There were no additional damages to the vehicle.

 

On Saturday, July 27, around 9:15 a.m. the caller told Marana police that an unknown suspect stole her purse while at work. The female was scheduled to work at Fry’s food and Drug at 3770 W. Ina Road from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. She got to work and realized she forgot her lock at home so she put her purse on top of her locker. She took her scheduled break at 4:30 p.m. and found her purse missing. Review of security videos revealed no suspect(s). She desires prosecutions.

 

ORO VALLEY

On Saturday, July 20, at about 2:20 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a person who appeared to be drunk and was cussing at employees from his car within the drive-thru of the McDonalds at 292 W. Magee Road. When police pulled the car over, the driver told police it was not his car. While speaking with him, police noticed his speech was mumbled and slow. The driver showed signs of impairment with three field sobriety tests and with a breath test that gave a reading of .179. After he was place under arrest, police asked if he would submit to a blood test. He initially said, “I do not submit,” after speaking about legal requirements. When police asked him for his decision, he said “no” while nodding his head yes. He then told police “yes” and added “I will require you to submit me to a blood test.” He then said he would not submit to the blood test and said, “No sir, I do not require you, because I believe that I have passed your present two tests that you have given me, so I do not require you to take blood from me.” About 40 minutes later, the man signed the waiver allowing a blood draw. He was cited and arrested for DUI impaired to the slightest degree and DUI with a BAC of .08 or higher. 

 

On Thursday, July 18, at about 11:28 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of vandalism on the 500 block of East Eron Drive. The homeowner told police that he believed someone knocked his gate down, which would cost him about $400 to repair.

PIMA COUNTY

On Friday, July 12, at about 10:56 a.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a burglary in progress. The caller told deputies that someone was trying to break down her front door. Deputies found no broken windows or doors and did not find anyone in the residence. The caller, a 14-year-old girl said she saw a shadowy figure around the front door and heard voices talking and then the front handle was jiggled and the door was pounded on. Deputies searched the area, but did not find anyone or anything of suspicion. 

 

On Tuesday, July 9, at 6:28 p.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report that someone had fired a gun through his sliding glass window. No one was injured and the caller did not believe the projectile had gone all the way through the glass. Deputies looked for a BB or pellet and also for a dent or hole in a wall within the house, but did not find either. Deputies searched the area but did not find anyone or clues as to what specifically cause a the window to break.

 

On Monday, July 8, at 9:19 a.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a theft from a vehicle. The victim’s car, a Hyundai Accent, had been parked along the street since about 10 p.m. the previous night. She noticed her laptop bag, which had her laptop and mouse in it, and an auxiliary audio cable was missing from the car. The items were valued at about $500.

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