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Posted: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 4:00 am

Oro Valley

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 3:52 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a house in reference to a possible burglary. The woman at the home said she arrived home from the store, came into her home through the front door, because the garage door is broken, and heard the garage door close. She then went into the garage and found it filled with marijuana smoke, a few bongs and chairs arranged in a circle. The woman said no one should have been in there and someone must have broken into her house. Police searched the house and did not find any one or anything missing. The woman told police she has a child who lives with her, but he was at a friend’s house, and couldn’t have done this. Police had the woman contact the child and had him come to the house. The child admitted to smoking marijuana with friends in the garage. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, and was released to the woman.

On Tuesday, Dec. 13, at about 8:50 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to an office building at 10371 North Oracle Road in response to an assault complaint. The victim told police that his company has reserved parking spaces and confronted a person who was parked in them, told them they were private parking spaces and asked to man to park his car elsewhere. The man in the car told the victim that he would only be a minute as he dropped off his kid at the Pusch Ridge Preschool nearby. The victim told the man the car would be towed to which the man said, “Go ahead [expletive], I’ll be back before that,” according to police reports, and walked into the school with his son. When the victim returned to the car with a notebook to write down the license plate, the owner of the vehicle ran back to the car, snatched the notebook out of the victim’s hand and threw it on the ground into a puddle of water. The man then called the victim an expletive and pushed him. As the man left he said, “Merry Christmas, [expletive],” according to police reports. Police contacted the driver of the vehicle who admitted to parking in the parking space but denied touching the man, swearing, or throwing the notepad on the ground. The man was informed that alleged incident was assault, criminal damage and trespassing. The victim did not want to press charges. The school said it would notify parents not to park in the reserved parking spaces.

On Sunday, Dec. 11, at about 4 p.m. Oro Valley police responded to an apartment at 9095 North Oracle Road in response to a call about marijuana. When the people inside the apartment opened the door after police knocked, the police smelled the scent of burning marijuana coming from the apartment. Both denied having any marijuana and did not give police permission to search their apartment. Police sat them down outside and told them what they smelled gave them reason to search the apartment. The residents told police they were smoking a “blunt” and it was in an ashtray. The residents said that was all that was in the apartment, police believed there was more. After getting a search warrant, the police found two small glass pipes with marijuana residue on them, two plastic containers with marijuana residue in them, a grinder with marijuana residue on it and a bag with 3.8 grams of marijuana. Both were cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia

Marana

On Monday, Dec. 5, Marana police responded to the 3800 block of Orange Grove in reference to a reported counterfeit bill. On scene, police spoke to staff, and were advised that the victim had tried to pay for gas with the counterfeit bill. The victim told police she received the bill from Wal-Mart after cashing her check the third week of November. She told police she set the money aside in her wallet to buy gas. She could not recall any other details about the money, and was not positive which Wal-Mart she had got it from.

After questioning, Marana police seized the counterfeit money, and advised the victim of her rights. There are no suspects in the case.

On Monday, Dec. 5, Marana police responded to a call concerning possible fraudulent activity at the 4500 block of West Desert Zinnia Drive. Police called the victim by telephone, who said he suspected fraudulent activity on his Visa card. He told the police that during the week of Nov. 28, he had been in California. On that morning he received a call from his bank, Hughes Federal Credit Union, inquiring about 13 different transactions that occurred in Valencia and Sherman Oaks that had totaled $900. He stated he did not make the transactions. Marana police took the information, and advised the victim to contact the police in California where the crime occurred.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 9:40 a.m., Marana police responded to a call on Cortaro Crossing Drive in reference to an unwanted subject at the residence. The subject in question left prior to the police arrival. The reporting party wanted to report a domestic incident days before. During the course of the investigation, police found that the suspect had been arrested for domestic violence assault, but at the time, was cited and released. Due to the former complaint, the police issued the suspect with a criminal citation, charging him with domestic violence assault. The mother of the suspect and victim later called the investigating officer, stating it has been an ongoing issue between siblings. She said she witnessed the Dec. 4 incident. She said her son is an aggressor, and had in fact, assaulted her daughter, preventing her from calling the police.

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