On Monday, Aug. 24 at 8 a.m., Marana police responded to Marana High School in reference to an assault. Once there, police met with the school's principal who had both girls in her office. The victim of the assault told police that another girl had attacked her, punching her in the face numerous times. She told police the girl had accused her of writing profanities with a black marker on her house and later trying to get a group of kids to attack her. The victim denied doing so. But the other girl's stepfather told police that the victim had earlier tried to lure his stepdaughter to a "remote location" where a group of male and female students were awaiting her arrival. The stepfather went to the meeting instead of his stepdaughter and said when the kids saw him they scattered. He made a police report of the incident with the Pima County Sheriff's Department. Marana police arrested the stepdaughter on a charge of assault based on eyewitness accounts of the incident. She was cited and released.
On Monday, Aug. 24 at 10:30 a.m., Marana police responded to the 12000 block of West Morgan Road in reference to an assault. Once there, a man told police that his cousin had punched him on the left side of his head. He told police that two other men accompanied his cousin but did not participate in the assault. The man said his cousin was angry with him for not hanging out any longer. The man told police that he has a family and obligations and no longer has time to spend with his cousin. The man then told police that his cousin was an illegal immigrant from Mexico. He said that his cousin had been deported in the past and usually brings marijuana with him when returns to the United States. No arrests were made.
On Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 4 p.m., Marana police spoke with a woman who said her son's violin had been stolen from Marana Middle School. The woman said her son had left the instrument in the school band room earlier in the day. When he returned at the end of the school day, the violin was gone. The mother told police that the instrument was valued at $460. No arrests were made.
On Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to Ironwood Ridge High School in reference to a pair of truant students. A teacher reported that she saw two boys loitering in the hallways. When she confronted them, they ran away into a desert adjacent to the school. The two left behind their backpacks in a bathroom. Police searched the bags and found one filled with books and a small knife and the other bag had a tin of smokeless tobacco pouches, a pill later identified as Vicodin and a glass vile filled with an unidentified white powder, which police suspected could be methamphetamine. The mother of one of the boys later came to the school with both boys. The stepfather of the second boy was also called. The first boy told police that he ran because he was fearful of getting in trouble. He said a fellow student had taken his bag as a joke and later told him that he had hidden some drugs in the bag. The boy said he was going to retrieve the bag when the teacher confronted him. Police located the boy whom the first boy said had put the drugs in his bag. He denied having done so. His parents were notified of the incident. The first boy was arrested for possession of drugs and later released.