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Police Beat -- October - Week 2

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Posted: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 4:00 am

Oro Valley

On Saturday, Sept. 28 at about 8:58 p.m., Oro Valley responded to a domestic dispute. The caller said she had been catching her husband lying lately and kicked him out of the house. He was staying at his mothers. The husband stopped and picked up some propane for the grill and went to the apartment. He asked his wife if he was allowed back home and she said no. He then pointed at his tank and told his wife she may want to call the fire department and watch out for her car. He then left. Nothing has happened to the wife’s car.

 

On Tuesday, Sept. 24 at about 7:03 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a harassment call. The caller said his 17-year-old daughter has had problems with a teenager in the neighborhood. The daughter said she parked her car at about 6:45 p.m. and entered the keypad for her garage. The male teenager sounded an air horn in her face and ran off. The daughter recognizes the teenager and described where he lived. The daughter says that the teenager has claimed she was driving impaired and speeding. She denied both. The caller said when he went to the teenager’s house, but the teenager hid behind boxes in the garage. The caller said he told the mother, who was out front, that he needed to speak to her son. The teenager admitted to sounding the air horn and being on the caller’s property. The caller told him to stay away from his house and daughter. The mother yelled, “speeding” repeatedly as the caller walked away. The caller wanted the incident documented. The mother of the teenager was contacted.  She apologized for her son’s actions, said she’d tell her son to not trespass and expressed her concern over the speeding by the caller’s daughter. The mother said no profanity or threats were exchanged between her and the caller.

 

On Sunday, Sept. 22, at about 10:19 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call about suspicious activity at the Oro Valley Country Club. An employee said some male teenagers might have taken two golf carts. Around the same time a member said his wallet was taken from around the same area on the golf course. Before the officer arrived, it was said that the teenagers had returned the golf cart. A Golf Pro employee clarified that only one golf cart had been taken, but was returned and not damaged. He said that the staff had told him some teenagers tried to take a golf cart the night before. The teenagers were found leaving the country club this morning. The teenagers said that yesterday they wanted to race each other in golf carts. One of them owned a golf cart but they still needed another one. They decided to borrow one from the club. According to the teenagers an employee gave them permission to take the golf cart, but later said his supervisor needed it back. The teenagers returned the golf cart. This morning they still wanted to use a cart so they returned to the club and got it. One of the teenager’s fathers saw them with it and told them to return it. The club will not pursue charges. The member who was missing his wallet had it returned to him by an employee who said it was “near a road in the parking lot.” Forty dollars was missing and the member thought maybe one of the teenagers took it. The teenagers denied knowing anything about it. 

 

MARANA

On Tuesday, Sept. 24 at about 5:14 a.m., Marana police responded to an alarm going off at Ferguson Plumbing. The officer saw that the window, east of the front door, had been smashed. Police searched the business and found the woman’s bathroom to be locked shut. Once they received a key from the stock room manager they cleared the room. The stock room manager said she would report any stolen or damaged items once she went through the inventory and looked at the surveillance tape. She is not sure if the cameras were working when the incident happened. The officer talked to a maintenance worker at the Marana Mercado shopping center who said he saw two males riding away on bicycles about ten minutes before police arrived. The male riding the bicycle with a motor was seen carrying a cardboard box with a handle. The other male was riding a pedal bicycle. The maintenance worker said he found a cardboard box for a copper tubing cutter kit in front of the CubeSmart Self Storage and Logistics. The stock room manager was shown the box, which she said was an item that was sold at the store. She realized power tools were missing and said the value of the kit was about $262.

 

On Monday, Sept. 23 at about 7:42 a.m., Marana police responded to a call about damaged windows at Hendricks Elementary School. The principal said sometime between Sept. 21 at about 7 p.m. and Sept. 23 at about 7:30 a.m. someone through a large rock and damaged several windows. Four windows were damaged and in one of the classrooms a rock, six inches in diameter was found. The principal prosecuted on behalf of the school.

 

On Saturday, Sept. 21 at about 10:31 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about a stolen car at Ina Road Collision. The caller went into Hooters after parking his car at about 8 p.m. When he returned the car was gone. He has one friend who has a key but said his friend didn’t take it. The car was locked and no keys were left inside. The value of the car was $2,000. The caller said there was about $3,000 in tools in the car. The officer found out that the caller had an outstanding warrant for $2,334 out of Marana. The caller was arrested and booked without incident.

 

On Friday, Sept. 20 at about 6:12 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about stolen items from a car. The caller said the items had been stolen between Sept. 15 at about 10:30 p.m. and Sept. 16 at about 5:15 a.m. The stolen items were a faceplate from her car stereo, $26 and smoked cigarettes from the ashtray. The caller said the vehicle was left unlocked and that she was in the process of buying the car from her friend. The caller also said that on Sept. 20 at about 1 a.m. her daughter woke up from a loud noise, went outside at 5 a.m and saw a large dent in the garage door by what she thought was from a car. The damage to the garage door was $200.

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