On Monday, Sept. 7 at 1 a.m., a Marana police officer driving westbound on Ina Road near Camino de la Tierra saw a pair of teenaged girls walking along the roadside. One of the girls shouted at a passing vehicle. The officer stopped to question the girls and noticed that they appeared intoxicated. The officer asked if the girls, one a student at Flowing Wells High School and the other a student at Canyon Del Oro, if they had been drinking. They told the officer that they had been at a party where they had drunk beer and Southern Comfort. The girls were arrested for alcohol and curfew violations. Their parents were called and came to pick up the girls.
On Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m., Marana police responded to a house on west Sunset Vista Place where a woman reported that her teenaged son had threatened her with a knife. The woman told police that her son, who she said has ADHD and suffers from depression, was angered that she would not let him use the computer. She said he was not allowed to use it because he did not go to school that day. Her son became angry and got a knife from the kitchen and held it while they argued. The woman told police that she felt threatened and reared for her life. Police then spoke with the boy who confirmed that he and his mother had argued. Police arrested the boy on a charge of domestic violence and took him to Pima County Juvenile Detention Center.
On Sunday, Sept. 13 at 6:20 p.m., Marana police responded to a Circle-K convenience store on the 4000 block of West Ina Road where a store employee reported a theft. The employee told police that a man came into the store and asked for a carton of cigarettes. The store clerk gave the man the cigarettes and asked for his identification at which time the man ran off with the merchandise. No arrests were made.
On Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 12:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call referencing vandalism near La Reserve and Oracle Road. Police spoke with the neighborhood association manager who said over the past two weeks several of the floodlights that light the medians in the community had been broken. The manager speculated that the culprits were likely the children who wait for school buses in the morning. The lights appeared to have been smashed with rocks. The manager told police that an electrician had to be called to remove the broken bulbs from the fixtures. To date, the neighborhood association has spent $1,500 on electricians and replaced 14 bulbs, according to a police report. No arrests were made.
On Friday, Sept. 18 at 12:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Burger King restaurant on the 10000 block of North Oracle Road where the restaurant manager reported an unruly customer. Once there, police spoke with the customer who said he just wanted a vanilla milk shake. The Burger King manager told police that the man had been told in the past not to come back to the restaurant because of past incidents. The manager also told police that the man slammed his fist down on the counter. Police arrested the man on a charge of third-degree trespassing. While transporting the man to jail, the officer discovered that he had also been told not to return to another Burger King in Catalina. The officer questioned the man, who said that now he didn't know where he could get a vanilla milk shake.