On Friday, Oct. 28, at about 1:30 p.m., the Oro Valley student resource police officer was informed that a student was doing suspicious things on the school campus. The officer found the student in question, who was with a peer in a greenhouse near the garden area where students grow plants. One student had an apple with residue that looked and smelled like burnt marijuana. A search of both students revealed that one had marijuana in his backpack as well as several lighters in his backpack and pockets. The other student did not possess anything suspicious. Both were arrested for possession of marijuana in a drug-free school zone and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were both cited and released.
On Thursday, Oct. 27, at about 9:30 p.m., Oro Valley police officers went to the house of a woman who said she was driving west on Hardy Road, just west of Northern Avenue. She told police that about 20 minutes before her phone call, someone threw something at her car and hit the windshield on the passenger side. She did not stop because she was scared. She did not know how much the windshield would cost to repair.
On Thursday, Oct. 27, at about 4 p.m., Oro Valley police officers responded to Canyon Del Oro High School, 25 W. Calle Concordia, in response to a car being vandalized. The woman said her son had driven the car to school on Oct. 25 and parked the 2003 BMW in the east parking lot. Both sides and the front of the vehicle appeared to have been keyed, and the front and rear bumpers were loose, as if someone had kicked them. The woman said the damage was estimated at $4,000. There were no suspects, leads or witnesses.
On Monday, Oct. 24, at 8 p.m., Oro Valley police officers responded to the Fry’s Food Store parking lot near the M&I Bank, at 10661 N. Oracle Road, in response to a theft from a car. The victim told the officers he was leaving the grocery store when he saw three teenagers running from his car, which he had left unlocked. He said he was missing a camera, briefcase, calculator, reading glasses, sunglasses, cigarettes and about $10 in change, for a total value of $456. There were no other witnesses. Due to the position of the car, there was no surveillance footage.
On Monday, Oct. 24, at about 3:10 p.m., Oro Valley police officers spoke with a woman by phone who lives in the 12000 block of North Copper Queen Way. She said sometime between 9 a.m. and noon, someone stole 15 wooden Halloween decorations, each standing 8-inches tall, from her yard. Each decoration was made by her daughter and was valued at $5 each. The victim said she has never had a problem in the past with her decorations.
On Monday, Oct. 24, at about 10 a.m., Oro Valley police officers responded to Ironwood Ridge High School in response to a theft. Police were told that a physical education teacher saw one student arrive late to class. At the end of the class, another student complained that her shirt was missing. The teacher confronted the late-arriving student and found the other student’s missing shirt in her bag. When police questioned the late student, she said she saw the shirt sitting on a bench in the locker room and decided to put the shirt in her bag because she didn’t know to whom it belonged. The girl got her shirt back; her family did not want to press charges. The school disciplined the student who took the shirt.