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It’s a trend forming around the country. Young children toying around with Airsoft guns, BB guns and toy look-a-like guns on the streets. Many of them paint or remove the orange tips on the guns that help distinguish that it is not a real firearm, something that is proving to be dangerous for not only law enforcement, but anyone that comes in contact with the person holding them.
On November 25, Pima County Sheriff’s Department deputies received a call around 1:40 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery that took place in the 6400 block of North Oracle Road (near the intersection of North Oracle Road and West Orange Grove Road).
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On July 9, 2014, at approximately 6:27 p.m., Foothills District deputies responded to the 13,500 block of N. Thornydale Road reference a burglary in progress.
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When San Manuel resident David Mota shot and killed Joshua Switalski during a traffic altercation last February in Oro Valley, he was working as a behavioral health counselor for youth.
After confiscating a .45 caliber pistol from murder suspect David Mota’s Chevy Silverado on the night of Feb. 28, 2013, Oro Valley Detective Sergeant Dean Nesbitt, at the request of the prosecution, revealed the handgun in court today to the 14-person jury.
In a 911 recording played during day one of the trial of David Arnold Mota – the man charged with shooting and killing 22-year-old Joshua Switalski in a road rage case in Oro Valley – Switalski’s girlfriend, April Taylor, can be heard frantically yelling, “Oh my God, he’s been shot… Josh, stay with me.”
On Monday, March 17, at 8:20 p.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call from a homeowner in the 2600 block of West Canyon Street, Apache Junction. The caller reported numerous male suspects attempted to kick in the back door to his residence and shots had been fired. Several deputies responded with the emergency lights and sirens. Our Dispatch received additional 9-1-1 calls from other residents in the neighborhood who reported hearing shots fired and one of the callers advised of a male subject who had been shot and was laying in a yard.
On Monday, March 10, at 12:45 p.m., the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office - Narcotic Task Force with the assistance of the Coolidge Police Department served a search warrant on a residence in the 2900 block of East Picacho Drive, Casa Grande.
On Sat., March 1st, 2014 at 3:09 a.m. the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a nurse at the “Oro Valley Hospital” regarding a 31-year-old female who was the victim of a domestic violence assault. The hospital reported they were treating the victim for injuries she sustained during a fight with her boyfriend.
On Friday, Jan. 31, at 5:40 p.m., the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office received a 9-1-1 call regarding a shoplifting in progress at the Wal-Mart located at 1725 West Hunt Highway in San Tan Valley. The employee reported three known suspects who have been trespassed in the past from Wal-Mart were back in the store and this time they were filling a plastic bin with merchandise. The employee felt the suspects were going to steal the items. The caller then reported the suspects were running out of the store toward their vehicle, which was parked outside.
On Jan. 7 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Rincon District deputies responded to the report of a suicidal male on Reddington Pass Road.
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The Tucson Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects involved in an Aggravated Assault. On Oct. 25, at approximately 10:45 p.m., a suspect entered the Circle K located at 5680 South Campbell Avenue. The suspect then took items displayed for sale and left the store without paying. Security guards confronted the suspect outside and a physical altercation ensued. An unknown female was outside sitting in a vehicle. The female pulled out a handgun and threatened to shoot the security guards if they did not let the male suspect go. The female then pointed the gun at the security guard and pulled the trigger twice, however the gun did not fire. The male suspect then got into the vehicle with the female and another male subject and left the scene.
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