A summary of recent police activity in the area.
On Friday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m., Oro Valley police spoke with a man at police headquarters who said he had a quantity of old black gunpowder he wanted to dispose of. The man told police that he had found the black powder and powder horn in 1964 while digging in the backyard of his former home in New York. Police told the man to take the horn and powder to the Golder Ranch Fire Department, but once there was rebuffed by officials. Oro Valley police later contacted the Pima County Sheriff's Department Explosive, Ordnance and Disposal unit to take the black powder from the man. Along with the Sheriff's and Golder Ranch officials, Oro Valley police went to the Oro Valley Town Site where the horn and its contents were exploded.
On Saturday, May 30 at 1 a.m., Oro Valley police stopped a man driving 60 mph in a 45 mph zone near Tangerine Road and Innovation Park Drive. After reviewing the man's driver's license, police found that his license had been suspended. He was placed under arrest and released, and the car was impounded. Police then saw a briefcase the man took from the car and asked to search it. The man consented. Inside, officers found a container with two bags of crystal methamphetamine and three pipes. The man was again arrested and placed into custody.
On Sunday, May 31 at 8 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to an apartment on the 400 block of West Cool Drive, where neighbors had reported an ongoing fight. Once there, police saw a large rock with blood on it near the apartment door. Some neighbors told police that one man was seen bleeding while a group of others fled in pickup truck. Police found the man in another apartment where he told them that a group of men held him down and beat him with a club and attempted to choke him. Based on the description of the pickup and conversations with the victim, police surmised that they already knew the suspects. They then went to the suspect's house where a pickup matching the one described at the scene was found. Police made contact with the suspect and another man, both denied any involvement. The victim was later brought to the house where he identified the men as the ones who injured him. No motivation for the attack was identified in police reports. The two men were arrested on a charge of aggravated assault and taken to the Pima County Adult Detention Center.