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Posted: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:17 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

On Saturday, July 17, at 6:12 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Circle K near the intersection of Oracle and Magee roads in response to two people in possession of marijuana. The reporting officer, who works for the Community Action Team, noticed two people in a car rolling a joint. When another officer pulled into the parking lot, they noticed the two suspects start to leave in their vehicle. At that point, police conducted a traffic stop. As one officer began to make contact with the driver, the other officer told both suspects to put their hands up as he noticed the passenger start to put his hand down and was possibly concealing or reaching for something. After both suspects were taken from the car, police searched them but did not find any marijuana. Police then searched the vehicle and found loose marijuana on the floorboard between the passenger seat and passenger door. Both suspects were placed under arrest for possession of marijuana and then released. Police then checked the suspects for warrants. The driver's check came back with two misdemeanor warrants, one from the Pima Country Sheriff's Department for failure to appear for a domestic violence/assault charge, and one from Oro Valley Police Department for failure to appear for driving on a suspended license. The driver was transported to Pima County jail.

 

On Tuesday, July 13, at about 5:30 p.m., Oro Valley police make contact with a victim via the phone who said someone had stolen her purse. She said she was at the Fry's Food Store at La Cañada Drive and Lambert Lane for a short time to buy a few items. She said she used the self-checkout lane and remembered taking her credit card out of her wallet, which was in her purse, purchasing the items, and then leaving the store. She told police she bagged her items and then left the store. At home, she noticed she had her bag of groceries, but did not have her purse. She searched her house and car but did not find the bag. Police responded to the store and searched the restrooms and garbage cans in the surrounding area in hopes of finding the purse. Police asked for surveillance video of the self-service checkout line, but the manager said the two checkout lines were not on the monitoring system. The victim said her purse had about $200 and some credit cards in it. No arrests were made.

 

On Tuesday, July 13, shortly after 7 a.m., Oro Valley police were dispatched to the 11200 block of Majestic Ram Place in response to a stolen vehicle. When police arrived, they met with the victim who said his 2006 Dodge Durango was stolen some time between 10 p.m. on July 12 and 7 a.m. the following morning from his driveway. The victim told police that he recently purchased the vehicle from a used car dealership with cash and a boat for trade. He told police that the owner of the dealership had been calling him over the past few days saying he did not like the boat and wanted the SUV back. Even though he said it was possible, the victim did not believe the owner would have come and steal his truck during the night. After the officer had dispatch enter the vehicle as stolen, they noticed Tucson police recovered the vehicle at Country Club and Old Vail roads. The owner was notified and the vehicle was processed for fingerprints. No further information was available.

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