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Police body cameras also include versions that officers can wear on their chests.
Scottsdale-based Taser International has seen about a 35 percent increase in its stock price since the Ferguson, Mo., riots boosted interest in police wearing body cameras, one of the company’s products.
ARRIAGA, Chiapas, Mexico – As night falls, Samuel Carcamo, in a gray button-up shirt and cuffed jeans, stands on the tracks with dozens of other migrants waiting to climb on top of the northbound freight known as “The Train of Death.”
Sources say an externally contracted loss prevention employee will not be rewarded benefits, including workman's compensation, after he was tasered while attempting to prevent a burglary on Sept. 21.
In a new program introduced by Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema, officers are being recognized for acts of valor and dedication in the line of duty. The first of the award recipients have already been selected.
A Tucson man is in custody, charged with a list of felony offenses after leading Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a pursuit that ended after the suspect rammed a patrol vehicle.
On 3/10/12 at approximately 2252 hours I responded to the area of 12*** Yellow Bird Rd in reference to a loud party. Communications advised that there had been a loud party for several hours. Upon arrival I exited my patrol and could hear loud talking and laughing coming from several voices in the back yard of N Yellow Bird. I was able to make Contact at the residence at that time with the homeowner, **** *****.
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on Nov. 6, officers from the Tucson Police Department’s Operations Division in Midtown acted in response to a report of a suspicious vehicle.
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On Sunday, Sept. 5, at about 3:30 a.m., an Oro Valley officer inside the police substation at Oracle and Magee roads heard a female calling out for help outside. When the officer went outside, he saw a Circle K employee yelling. The officer jumped over the wall and was told by the employee that there was a male suspect in the store behind the cash register. The officer looked inside and saw a man placing multiple cartons of cigarettes inside a trash can. After notifying communications, the officer went inside the store with a Taser in hand and told the suspect to put the trash can down. The suspect said, "OK, you got me. I am not going to run or fight," according to police reports. The suspect was handcuffed and the officer did a wants and warrants check. Communications told the officer the suspect had an extraditable national marshal's warrant. The suspect was arrested for shoplifting. In the trashcan, police found 31 cartons of cigarettes valued at $2,197.90.
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On Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m., members of the Oro Valley Police Community Action Team pulled over a car near Magee and Oracle roads after noticing some suspicious activity. C.A.T. squad members saw four people going in and out of business and then returning to their vehicles. After the men left the area, police stopped the vehicle. During the stop, one of the passengers said he didn't have any identification. When he was asked to step out of the vehicle, the man attempted to run away after police noticed a wallet on his car seat. The subject tried to run across Oracle Road but was hit by a vehicle, after which he started to run toward officers. The officers then shot the man with a Taser. The man said he ran because he knew he was going back to prison. A search of the car turned up a pistol under the seat where the subject was sitting, a mask, gloves and a meth pipe. The man was taken to University Medical Center and found to have a felony warrant from the Department of Corrections. Two of the other subjects had non-extraditable warrants and all three were released. The man who ran was booked on the felony warrant along with a weapons violation. An Oro Valley officer received minor injuries to the face during the incident.
A University of Arizona student has filed a lawsuit against the Oro Valley Police Department for an unspecified sum claiming that an officer recklessly detained and assaulted him.
Most parents would not be pleased to learn their children spent a few days down at the police station.
A University of Arizona student has threatened to sue the Town of Oro Valley and the police department.
Students ages 13-17 are encouraged to participate in the Oro Valley Police Department Teen Academy, slated for June 22-24.
A summary of recent police activity in the area.
A light shone one recent Wednesday evening in a conference room at the Marana Municipal Complex.
Marana police officers recently used a Taser against a man running around the Dove Mountain shopping center claiming people were after him.
Sue Darling’s prep hoops records teeter on extinction. Only the 20.9 points-per-game mark set in 1978 still hangs in the Canyon Del Oro gym.
Just how badly five busy criminals can ruin the quality of life in a small rural community was made clear at the Feb. 24 meeting of the Greater Catalina/Golder Ranch Council.