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Police Beat -- Week of March 18

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Oro Valley 

On Saturday, March 9, at about 12 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a house on the 13000 block of North Regulation Drive in response to criminal damage. The power to the house had been cut and the garage door had been pushed in about three to four inches. There was a shoe print on the door as well. It is estimated that it will cost $1,500 to replace the garage door. 

 

On Friday, March 8, at 5:55 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Big 5 store, 10390 N. La Cañada Dr., in response to an assault that had just happened. A short time later, police pulled a car over that matched the description given by employees near La Cañada Dr. and Hardy. Employees said two men came into the store and immediately confronted them. The two were verbally and physically aggressive by talking loudly and crowding the area where the employees were. The men used swear words and racial terms and did not leave when asked. The two men were arrested, cited and released for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct. 

 

On Tuesday, March 5, at about 1:40 p.m., Oro Valley police were told that administrators at Canyon Del Oro High School were looking for a student who used inappropriate language and then left the classroom. The student, who has had pervious issues with using inappropriate language towards teachers, staff, other students and disrupting class, was found and arrested for disorderly conduct. He was transported to the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center for his sixth arrest.

 

Marana 

On March 7, at 11:45 a.m., Marana police responded to a call referencing fraud. The responding officer made contact with the complainant, who stated she discovered fraudulent activity on her account. The charge was in the amount of $95.05 at a Home Depot in Maryland. The subject said she and her husband are the only authorized users of the account and had not been to Maryland, nor purchased anything from Home Depot. The officer provided the subject with a case number. 

 

On March 4, at 7:50 p.m., Marana police responded to a Walmart in reference to shoplifting. The responding officer met the reporting loss prevention employee, who pointed out a female subject walking through the parking lot that had just walked out of the store with a cart full of items without paying. The officer stopped the woman, who admitted to stealing. She was cited and released, and trespassed from Walmart. 

 

On March 4, at 7:11 a.m., Marana police responded to the area of Painted Sky Drive in reference to criminal damage. The reporting party told the officer someone had thrown a rock through the rear window of his Dodge van. The victim said he did not hear any glass shatter while the van was parked in his driveway overnight. The window was valued at $500. No suspect information could be provided.

 

On March 3, at 11:03 a.m., Marana police responded to a call referencing theft. The responding officer met with the reporting party, who stated items had been stolen from her garage. Three weeks prior, the individual said she had been having trouble opening her garage with the automatic garage door opener, and had requested to the apartment management that the equipment be repaired, and turned in the garage door opener, after which the items went missing. Items taken included three bags of household items and toys valued at $200. 

 

On March 3, at 11:44 a.m., Marana police were dispatched to a call referencing criminal damage at a business. The responding officer met with the complainant, who stated a group of landscapers from an adjacent business had been cutting down trees that hung over the wall where his truck is parked. One of the tree branches had fallen onto the front passenger side of his truck causing several scratches near the passenger door. The complainant stated he would handle the damage civilly with his auto insurance and the landscaping company. 

 

 

Pima County 

On Thursday, Feb. 21, at about 10:45 a.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies responded to the 3500 block of West Eastham Lane in response to a domestic dispute. The caller said her boyfriend was slapping and hitting her. She told deputies that he had been drinking for the past two days and was naked on the kitchen floor. When deputies arrived, they found the man on the floor wearing only what appeared to be an adult diaper. The woman told deputies that the man had fallen to the ground and into the television. When the woman tried to comfort him and help him up, the man slapped her three times. Deputies arrested the man for domestic violence assault and booked in the Pima County Adult Detention Center. 

 

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, at about 12:12 p.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies spoke to a man on the phone who lived on the 400 block of West Braemore Street in regard to a theft from a car. The man had a tablet and a .22 caliber handgun taken from his 2005 Dodge pickup. There were no signs of forced entry.

 

On Wednesday, Feb. 20, at about 8:26 a.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies responded to the 4600 block of West Bayberry Street in response to a burglary. The house, which belongs to a Pima County deputy, only had a broken window. It was originally believed that the deputy’s uniform was taken, but all of the tags, badges, uniforms and weapons were not taken. The house was processed for evidence.

 

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, at about 6:05 a.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies spoke to a man on the phone who lived on the 8700 block of North Holly Brook Avenue with regard to a theft from a car. The man came out to find his car unlocked and a .380 handgun missing from his car. There were no signs of forced entry.

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