Police and Crime



On Monday, Feb. 25, at 11:08 p.m., Marana police made contact with a man while conducting a traffic stop. The man was extremely incoherent and unable to perform any sobriety tests. Police later had the man get out of the car and after taking three steps the man fell on the ground. When searching the man’s pockets, police found a bag of marijuana. The man was arrested for possession of marijuana and police took the man to his home.


On Monday, Feb. 25, at about 7:55 a.m., Marana police responded to a report of theft on the 12000 block of West Distant Wash Drive. Police were told building supplies were stolen over the weekend. The job site was missing five bundles of foam, two bundles of lattice and 15 rolls of black paper. The total value of the items stolen was $2,350. 


On Sunday, Feb. 24, at 12:51 p.m., Marana police responded to the Kohl’s on the 5800 block of Arizona Pavilions Drive after receiving a report of a shoplifting. A man came into the store, exchanged a pair of shoes, and then went and picked out six shirts and three packages of dress socks. When the man came out of the dressing room, he had left behind four dress shirts and then was seen putting items into his shopping bag. The man then left the store with the shirts, which were valued at $107. Due to information the man gave while exchanging his shoes, they were able locate him at his house and arrest him for shoplifting.

Oro Valley

On Saturday, March 2, at 1:01 a.m., Oro Valley police conducted a traffic stop on a car near La Cañada Blvd. and Lambert Lane. During the stop, police could smell a strong odor of alcoholic beverages coming from inside the car. The driver, who was over the age of 21, admitted to having a beer earlier. The two passengers, who were not over the age of 21, also admitted to drinking. One gave a Breathalyzer reading of .110 and the other gave a reading of .053. Both passengers were cited for minor with alcohol in their system. The driver, who was not impaired, was not cited. All were released at the scene. 


On Friday, March 1, at 11:37 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of theft from the construction site for the LA Fitness at 8850 N. Oracle Rd. The foreman for the contracted company said two 100-foot rolls of one-inch copper tubing, one 60-foot roll of two-inch copper tubing, and a 20-foot stick of two-inch copper tubing were stolen from the jobsite over night. The estimated value of the copper was $2,400. 


On Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7:45 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of a prowler near the backdoor to a house on the 400 block of North Spring Valley Court. The person who made the call said someone had shaken the backdoor. While there, police learned the sound was from a sonic boom. While searching the property for a prowler, police checked an unlocked laundry room. In the room, police found two small bags of marijuana and a glass pipe. The woman who made the call was arrested, cited and released for unlawful possession of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. 


On Wednesday, Feb. 27, at about 4:20 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a theft on the 10000 block of North Poinsettia Drive. While the residents were gone for the day, someone broke a large, sliding bedroom window, came into the house and stole some costume jewelry and some award pins. The items were valued between $50 and $200, and the cost to replace the window was valued at $400. The department’s forensics unit processed the scene for footprints, fingerprints and evidence. 

Pima County

On Saturday, Feb. 16, at about 10:25 a.m., deputies from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to an apartment on the 3900 block of West Linda Vista Boulevard after receiving a call about an incorrigible juvenile. The 15-year-old was told to do his homework, but instead began calling his father obscenities, breaking his bed, worsening a hole in the wall, and throwing items around in the kitchen. The son was arrested for domestic violence disorderly conduct and criminal damage. He was then transported to the Domestic Violence Alternative Center where he was booked.


On Monday, Feb. 11, at about 9:45 p.m., a deputy from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department was working off-duty at the Foothills Mall when he received report of an intoxicated man causing problems in a movie theater bathroom. The deputy was directed to and found the man in the bathroom. A man, who was making threats and disturbing statements, refused to leave and then resisted being placed in handcuffs. The man yelled obscenities as he was directed to the security office. Police found marijuana in the man’s pocket. He was arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of marijuana and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

(Editors Note: For more police reports, go to Explorernews.com and click “Police and Crime” under the Features tab. 

The reports are compiled by Randy Metcalf, he can be reached at rmetcalf@explorernews.com.)

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