Police and Crime

Oro Valley Police dept.

On Friday, Aug. 8, at about 9:37 p.m., Oro Valley police stopped a car for having a broken taillight that caused white light to shine through. While conducting a traffic stop, police immediately noticed that the driver was naked and had his pants in his lap. The man, who smelled of alcohol and slurred his speech, told police that he and his girlfriend were having a little fun. The female passenger was wearing her clothes. The man told police that he had an unloaded shotgun in the back of the car. After asking the man to get dressed, police performed a field sobriety test on the man. After the field tests, the man blew a .105 BAC on a Breathalyzer test. He was arrested for DUI and cited for the broken taillight. The passenger, who was under the age of 21, admitted to drinking. She gave a Breathalyzer reading of .181. She was cited and released for minor consumption. 


On Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 10:22 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to an assault at El Charro Café, 7725 N. Oracle Road. A fight had taken place between a server and a cook who both worked at the restaurant. When police arrived, they saw the server with his shirt off and he was bleeding from his nose. Police were told that the server, who was off the clock, was in the kitchen talking to a fellow employee when the cook told him to leave. After the server didn’t leave and told the cook to make him leave, the cook punched him in the nose, causing him to fall to the ground. The cook got on top of and continued to punch the server. The manager told the cook to leave, which he did. Police were unable to get a contact or address for the cook but asked the manager to call police if he returned.


Pima County Sheriff’s dept.

On Saturday, Aug. 9, at 3:01 p.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of an unwanted person in front of the Circle K at Rice  Road and La Cholla Boulevard. Deputies were told the man had been pulling his pants down and exposing himself. When deputies found the suspect, he appeared to be extremely intoxicated. The man ignored deputies and refused to cooperate with orders. He was arrested and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center for drinking in public and for criminal trespassing, because he had been told at least three times to leave the store’s property. 


marana Police  dept.

On Friday, Aug. 8, at 2:36 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about a theft at the Sportspark at 6901 N. Casa Grande Highway. The caller said that her purse, along with $40 in cash and three different credit cards, were stolen from her car. Her friend’s $400 tablet was stolen as well. The passenger window was smashed. Replacing the window would cost about $500.


On Monday, Aug. 4, at 5:46 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about a past theft at the LA Fitness on Business Park Drive. The caller said he received a call from his bank asking if he had bought two Greyhound tickets for a total of $469. The caller said he didn’t and realized he left his wallet in the car while at the gym. He returned to his car and found the wallet missing from his gym bag. Nothing else was taken from the gym bag. His driver’s license, debit/credit cards, school ID and insurance cards were in the wallet. 


On Saturday, Aug. 2, at 8:44 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about a broken window at the 3500 block of West Orange Grove Road. The officer saw a large hole in the sliding glass door and glass shattered around the area. The woman who lived at the apartment she said her son and daughter-in-law were watching TV when they heard the glass shatter. No one was hurt. The officer found a rock by the sliding glass door. 


On Friday, Aug. 1, at 8:39 p.m., Marana police responded to the Walmart at 8280 N. Cortaro Road in response to a shoplifter. The caller said he saw two men that were acting suspiciously. He saw them put spray paint cans into their shopping cart. The two passed the registers without purchasing the spray paint. The caller said he stopped them and one of the men took off while the other stayed. The man who took off eventually came back to the store after hearing that the officer had his license plate number. Both were cited with shoplifting and then released. The men were about to shoplift 24 spray paint cans that totaled at $90.48.


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