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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 11:00 pm | Updated: 8:04 am, Thu Mar 24, 2011.

MARANA

• About 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, police responded to a reported shoplifting at the Sportsman’s Warehouse, 3945 W. Costco Drive. A store worker had stopped a man in the parking lot after he allegedly stole a leather belt and a flashlight worth a combined $104. When questioned by police, the man admitted to taking the items, according to an incident report. He was cited for shoplifting (less than $250) and released.

• About 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, officials at Marana High School, 12000 W. Emigh Road, gave police a backpack containing drug paraphernalia found on a school bus. Inside the bag, the officer saw a “makeshift, black in color, wooden bowl with the strong odor of marijuana residue,” according to a police report. School officials had found the female student who owned the bag and had called her parents to the campus. The student told an officer that she had smoked the pipe, according to the police report, but claimed she had gotten the marijuana from another student. She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, and released to her father’s custody.

ORO VALLEY

• About 2:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, an officer went the Kohl’s department store, 7785 N. Oracle Road, to investigate a shoplifting. Store workers had stopped a woman they said stuffed several items into her purse and tried to leave without paying for them. When asked by the officer why she stole the items, the woman replied: “Because I was bored.” She admitted to taking items valued at $86. The officer arrested her on a charge of shoplifting and took her to the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

• About 11:45 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, police received a report of suspicious activity at a park off West Sage Canyon Drive. Officers found three teens sitting in a red Honda Civic. After searching the car, police found a bag of marijuana under the driver’s seat and a backpack containing “two water bongs” under a bridge nearby, according to a police report. All three were arrested on charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. One of the teens was sent home with his father; the other two were booked at the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center.

• About 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, police received a call about a dog bite on the 8200 block of North Rancho Catalina Avenue. A woman there told police that she had tried to break up a fight between her two dogs — both Jack Russell terriers — when one “bit off her finger below the first nuckle[sic],” according to a police report. The woman was taken to a nearby hospital and Pima County Animal Control officers said that, pending a follow-up investigation of the incident, they might impound the dog that bit the woman.

• About 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, security guards at the El Conquistador Country Club, 10550 N. La Cañada Drive, reported finding graffiti on the overpass at Naranja Drive, west of Master’s Circle. With blue spray paint, someone wrote “[Expletive] the police” and “[Expletive] OVPD,” among other missives, according to a police report. The damage to the structure was estimated at $200, according to police.

• About 9:50 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, an officer responded to a report of suspicious activity at a Circle K, 8035 N. Oracle Road. A man had been sitting in a 2004 Pontiac Sunfire in the store’s lot for 15 minutes, police were told. The driver told the officer that his car wouldn’t start and needed a jump, according to a police report. The driver “repeatedly kept placing his left hand into his pants pocket and was sweating and acting nervous,” the report noted. The officer found out that Tucson Police wanted the man on a charge of marijuana possession. After cuffing the Pontiac’s driver, the Oro Valley officer searched him and his car, finding small bags of marijuana and cocaine and a glass pipe. The officer arrested him for the outstanding warrant and on new charges of possession of marijuana, a narcotic drug and drug paraphernalia. The man was booked at the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

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