On Thursday, Dec. 10 at 11:30 a.m., Oro Valley police were dispatched to Ironwood Ridge High School in response to fireworks being set off in a men's restroom.
After arriving, police learned teachers in nearby classrooms stepped out of their classrooms after hearing the noise. According to teachers and students, a heavy set male student with shoulder length blond hair ran out of the bathroom shortly after the noise was heard.
Campus security was able to locate the student who people saw leaving the bathroom. He was taken to the administration office.
The student said he and his father found some fireworks in their garage the night before, but his dad threw them away. The student admitted to setting off the fireworks with a lighter and throwing the lighter away as he ran out of the bathroom.
The student was arrested for disturbing an education institution and left the campus with his parents that day.
On Thursday, Dec. 10 at 5:30 p.m., Oro Valley police were dispatched to Ironwood Ridge High School in response to a fire on the northeast side of the campus.
The fire was found in a garbage can in the lower level stairwell of one of the buildings. Though Golder Ranch Fire District responded, the officer was able to put the fire out using a fire extinguisher.
The walls of the stairwell were blackened with smoke damage. The plastic garbage can that sat inside the metal container was melted. There was no structural damage to the building.
No arrests were made.
On Wednesday, Dec. 16 at about 1:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Fry's Food Store near Oracle Road and First Avenue, in reference to a man yelling at employees inside the store near the deli.
When police arrived, they talked with a man matching the description of a man given to police officers.
The store manager said the man came into the store and yelled at employees because they no longer had hot ribs in the deli to sell. The manager said he tried to talk to the man but he continued to yell and curse.
The man appeared upset when police wanted to speak with him and explained he was upset that Fry's no longer sold hot ribs.
Police told the man he was no longer allowed to shop at that Fry's location at the manager's request, and would be arrested for trespassing if he did return.
No arrests were made.
On Monday, Dec. 21 shortly after 9 a.m., Oro Valley police received a phone call with a question regarding a "home-made noise device."
The caller said her son wanted to make a "noise device consisting of flash powder, index cards, liquid nails, duct tape and a fuse," according to police reports.
She said that there would be nothing inside the device, and wondered if it would be all right to take the bomb out to a large three-acre plot of private property to set it off.
The officer said that all of those actions were illegal and she would be held responsible for her 17-year-old's actions because he is a minor.
The caller said that she understood and would not allow her son to make the bomb.