On Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 1:44 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the 10600 block of North Ponticello Court in response to a burglary. Police were shown two construction trailers that had been broken into and a vehicle that had been damaged and pushed over a cliff. The construction manager told police he first noticed tools strewn around the desert. He started to pick them up and then noticed the door to one of trailers had been kicked in. He then called the police. He said nothing appeared to have been stolen. The damaged vehicle had all of the windows smashed out, the front bumper was removed and thrown into the desert, the headliner was ripped, and then it was pushed off a cliff. The damage to the trailers was about $415 and damage to the car was about $2,950.
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 10:34 p.m., Oro Valley police noticed a car driving near the intersection of Moore Road and La Cañada Blvd. driving without any taillights. Police pulled the vehicle over and when the officer came up to talk to the driver, he immediately noticed a smell of intoxicants coming from the car. The under-21 driver initially told officers he didn’t have anything to drink. Police began a sobriety test on the driver, who didn’t show any signs of being under the influence of anything. After a few questions, the driver admitted to having beer in the car, which he bought with a fake id. He then told police he was drinking the beer while driving on the way home. He was arrested and cited for being a minor with alcohol in his system, open container in a motor vehicle, consuming spirituous liquor in a motor vehicle and illegally obtaining liquor underage. He was released to his parents, who picked him up and drove the car home.
On Tuesday, Nov. 8, at about 7:10 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Kohl’s at 7785 N. Oracle Road in response to a shoplifting. The Loss Prevention agent at the store had already detained the juvenile who took a new pair of Converse shoes out of the box, put them on and placed his similar and older pair of shoes back in the box. The suspect then attempted to walk out of the store with the shoes and not pay for them. The shoes were valued at $50 and returned to the store. The suspect was arrested and told he would be cited for trespassing if he returned to any Kohl’s store until the age of 21 unless he was with his parents. He was released to his mother, who was still in the store shopping.