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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has urged Tesla Motors to build its new 6,500-job battery factory in Southern Arizona, citing the research expertise of the University of Arizona, the area’s transportation facilities and quality of life and a workforce that is diverse and well-educated.
On Dec. 23, 2013, around 2:00 p.m., a vehicle was broken into in the 7300 block of West El Camino Del Cerro.
On Nov. 16, 2013, the Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) was contacted by a female victim whose passenger window of her vehicle was broken and her purse stolen. The victim was at LA Fitness (8850 N. Oracle Road) for less than 30 minutes when the break-in occurred. She reported the incident immediately to OVPD, and upon returning home, discovered several of her credit cards had been used.
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Marana – On Saturday, Aug. 10, at about 4:31 p.m., Marana Police responded to a caller who said a male could not pay his taxi fare. The caller said she drove the man from the Marriot Hotel in Sierra Vista to a building at West Orange Grove Road. When they arrived the male said he couldn’t pay the fare. The caller said they only accept cash, which the man did not have. He had a debit card but had a negative balance of about $139. The man could not contact his wife and had no one who could give him money. The man was arrested for theft of services.
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Jim Click has long been known as one of Tucson’s leading businessmen. It’s rare to drive through Tucson without encountering one of his numerous car dealerships, which are not only well renowned by the Better Business Bureau, but also highly spoken of by employees and car buyers as a place to work or shop.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) today released Hot Wheels − its list of the 10 most-stolen vehicles in the United States. The report examines vehicle theft data submitted by law enforcement to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and determines the vehicle make, model and model year most reported stolen in 2011.
As gas prices sustain some of the highest marks in U.S. history, the demand for alternative energy methods is increasing. The Pima Association of Governments’ Tucson Clean Cities program, in partnership with ECOtality, Inc. is working to provide a solution by continuing to install electric-vehicle Blink charging stations across the region in project “Ready America”.
Seven months ago, Jim Click handed out 40,000 raffle tickets to 210 Southern Arizona charities to sell. Each charity was allowed to keep the profit from their ticket sales, and one lucky ticket buyer was chosen on April 27 as the winner of a brand new all-electric Nissan Leaf.
On Monday, Sept. 5, at 8:17 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a vandalism call in the 200 block of West Klinger Canyon Drive. Upon arrival, the owner of a 1983 GMC Bronco said his vehicle had been vandalized. According to the report, several dozen tampons were taped all around the vehicle. On the back windshield, spelled in tampons, were the letters “FU.” The vehicle owner said his daughter, who attends a nearby high school, is the primary driver, but she had no idea who was responsible for the vandalism. No other cars in the area were vandalized. Police took pictures of the vehicle, and the owner said he will prosecute.
Last week, the Town of Oro Valley unveiled its newly installed electric vehicle charging stations at Town Hall.
Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath, right, talks with Matt Zoll, one of the first Tucson residents to own a Nissan Leaf. The vehicle is completely electric and so can drive right past gas stations.
After Bijou, my 10-week-old Bichon, had to be put down in September 2008, I was devastated, but consoled myself that at least it would be a long time before I would have to experience another significant loss.
The truly electric car is here — at least it was in Tucson for a short time, before heading up the road to Glendale.
Photo courtesy of www.NissanUSA.com, The electric, zero-emission Nissan LEAF was unveiled in Tucson last week. The company plans to market the vehicle in Southern Arizona during late 2010, with charging stations to be developed and with home charging stations distributed.
The Marana Foundation for Educational Excellence is recognizing contributors to education in the community during its 10th annual Heroes Recognition Dinner/Dance, to be held this Saturday at the Stardance Center at Lazy K Bar Ranch, 8401 N. Scenic Drive.
Northwest police reports for May 22 - May 31
April 26, 2006 - Wherever Tiger Woods plays, crowds are sure to follow.