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From being saluted by President Obama, and sitting with first Lady Michelle Obama, the Philadelphia cop is now charged with rape.
June 1, 2005 - The Marana Police Department will see 10 new officers added to its lineup and a bump in salaries for the upcoming fiscal year under a preliminary budget presented to council members May 26.
The Oro Valley Police Department announced a new program called “Coffee with a Cop.” The first event will be held at Jerry Bob’s restaurant at 10550 N. La Cañada in Oro Valley on April 7, from 8 to 10 a.m.
Painted Sky Elementary School student Julie Lewelling shops at the Oro Valley Target with Jodi Stevens from the Oro Valley Police Department. Eighteen students were chosen from public and private schools to participate in the annual Shop-With-A-Cop event.
Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp helps 17-year-old, Josh Painter, find a stuffed animal for his niece.
Employee Becky Everett shows the total amount for Wilson K-8 School student Zach Hoeflicker’s items. Students had to try and purchase items that amounted to no more than $200.
Oro Valley Police Officer Kevin Mattocks headed up the Shop-With-A-Cop event. This event has occurred for more than 10 years.
Each of the nine schools within Oro Valley receive $200 from the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #53 and $50 from Target for school supplies. Schools can purchase anything they may need, from sports and art equipment to tissue and batteries.
Lt. Chris Olson, left, Hassan Yassine, a Project Team Leader with Best Buy, and Officer Kevin Mattocks watch for the total to be rung in. The officers wanted to get as close to $200 without going over.
Kiersten Robinson stands with Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp as they ask Target employee Ryan Pugh about a Nintendo 3DS during the annual Shop With a Cop event last week.
Bethany Back, 10, looks through DVDs with her sister Marie Back, 8, at Target last week during the annual Shop With a Cop shopping spree.
Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp, above, places a drawing pad into the basket in Target for Painted Sky Elementary student Taryn Huber Friday morning. The Oro Valley Police Department held a Shop with a Cop day for Amphitheater school students, in partnership with Target. Each participating student was able to spend $250 on anything they chose to get.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to the Explorer, Jonathan Iniguez, 14, of Wilson K-8, right, gives a hug to Oro Valley Police Officer Kevin Mattocks while a Target employee unlocks his new X-box 360 for him.
J.D. Fitzgerald/Special to the Explorer, Oro Valley Police Chief Danny Sharp, above, places a drawing pad into the basket in Target for Painted Sky Elementary student Taryn Huber Friday morning. The Oro Valley Police Department held a Shop with a Cop day for Amphitheater school students, in partnership with Target. Each participating student was able to spend $250 on anything they chose to get.
Oro Valley Police Officer Mike Stevenson burst on the media scene for the first time a dozen years ago in an incident that had nothing to do with his role as a cop.
Police made another visit Friday to the home of star New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, about a mile from where a body of a man was found in an industrial park earlier this week.
Many Oro Valley Target shoppers had a curious look on their faces as they stepped foot into the store on Dec. 14.
A Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled that a former Marana police officer will not serve prison time for a computer tampering conviction.
In an indication that the demand for illegal drugs remains strong in the Northwest, Oro Valley Police have arrested two men carrying 100 grams of heroin.
Patrick McNamara/The Explorer, Oro Valley police last week arrested two men suspected of dealing drugs. Officers confiscated 100 grams of heroin, $7,500 in cash and two pistols from the suspects. To date in 2009, Oro Valley police have taken more than 278 grams of heroin from suspected dealers and users.
The Oro Valley Police Department has had a decent response to its monthly Coffee with a Cop program, where they invite the public to sit down with them over a cup of Joe to talk about issues, concerns, or simply get to know the men and women serving on the police force in their town.
On Dec. 12, students, police, and community members gathered for an annual shopping spree at the Oro Valley Target as part of the Shop-With-A-Cop program. The 18 students selected to Shop-With-A-Cop spent an afternoon stocking up on clothes, toys, and Christmas presents, courtesy of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #53.
Grace Pippins, 6, tries on a pair of boots with her grandmother, Phyllis Geres, left, and Copper Creek Elementary School staff member Cindy Kirin.
Oro Valley Police Sergeant Bruce Thomas shops with Paul Ho, 9, at Target. Ho used essentially all of the money he was given to buy presents for his family.
Mason Taylor, 6, points out a Lego to Oro Valley Police Lieutenant Curt Hicks.