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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 4:00 am

Oro Valley

On Saturday, Dec. 1, at 12:46 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the parking lot outside of Saffron restaurant, 7607 N. Oracle Rd., in response to a domestic dispute. A witness told police that she heard a man and a woman arguing. She then looked and saw the man hitting and pushing the woman. She then saw the woman fly through the air and land on the ground. The woman then got up and the two began to walk towards the restaurant, all the while with the man hitting her. The man was arrested and booked in the Pima County Adult Detention Center for domestic violence assault. 

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:47 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of an assault at Painted Sky Elementary School, 12620 N. Woodburne Ave. One man had dropped his granddaughter off at the school. While leaving, a couple walking on the sidewalk had to stop their walk while the car pulled out. The man walking hit the side of the car as it left. The driver then stopped in the middle of the road and told the man not to hit his car. The man walking then said to the other man he would “rip the hat off his head” if he kept talking. The man got out of his truck and approached the man who was walking, to which he took the hat off the other guy’s head and threw it on the ground. Then one man pulled the other guy’s sweatshirt hood over his head, knocking his glasses off and breaking them. The two then punched and wrestled. Both men were cited and released for disorderly conduct/ fighting. 

On Monday, Nov. 25, at 4:13 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke with a student from Canyon Del Oro High School over the phone about an assault that happened earlier in the day. The student told police that while he was in a class between 11 and noon he had his feet resting on a basket under the chair of the seat in front of him. The student in the seat told him, “I’m going to stab you.” The student then took a pen and stabbed him the shin of his right leg. He did not want to press charges but his father wanted the incident documented.

On Sunday, Nov. 25, at 1:47 a.m., an Oro Valley officer who was working on DUI Task Force noticed a car speeding east on Ina Road near the intersection of Thornydale. The officer was eventually able to catch up to and pull over the vehicle at Mona Lisa. The driver did not have the car’s registration and the tags on the back of the car expired earlier in the year. The man denied drinking and told the officer he was the designated driver for a few friends he recently just dropped off. After failing field sobriety tests, the man refused to give a Breathalyzer reading and then resisted arrest. After getting a blood sample, the man was booked in the Pima County Jail for DUI and other violations.

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