Oro Valley

On Saturday, Aug. 18, at 12:31 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the area of Suffolk and Cambridge drives after they had a report of a car that had been driving by with loud music every 20 minutes for the last two hours. When police arrived, they saw several people, who looked to be under the age of 21, walking toward their cars. When they saw police, they started running to their cars. Police were able to talk with suspect in front of a house, who said he lived there. He said he had a party, but people were leaving. Police could smell alcohol on his breath, but he did not agree to do a Breathalyzer test. He did allow the officer to look at his eyes. Police then told the man he was under arrest for being a minor in consumption of alcohol. At that point, the suspect ran away, and police lost sight of him after a short chase. Police returned to the house where two people answered the door, saying no one else was inside, and gave a Breathalyzer reading. One blew a .013 and was placed under arrest, while the other blew a .000. Both did not allow officers to go into the house. Police then got a search warrant and at 1:54 a.m. entered the house. Police found four people, all under age, in the house along with alcohol and drug paraphernalia. Police also caught two other suspects who ran from police earlier. All were placed under arrest for being under the age of 21 with alcohol in their systems, and one was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. They were then released to their parents. Police were unable to find the first suspect who ran from police and resisted arrest.

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 6:43 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to an apartment at 7555 N. Oracle Rd. in response to a stolen car. The victim told police the last time he saw his 2002 Honda was the day prior. He told police it was valued at about $12,000 with tires and rims worth $1,200 and a $300 MP3 player inside. On Saturday, Aug. 18, Marana police found the car abandoned in a wash near Orange Grove and the Frontage Road. The wheels had been removed, the windows were smashed and the car was not drivable.

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, at about 4:29 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke with a woman over the phone who said her green Waste Management trashcan, which she placed by the curb earlier in the day, was missing. She called the company who told her it might have gone into the hopper on the truck and they would give her a new one. The woman told police this was the second time her trashcan had been taken and thought it was more that a coincidence.

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, at about 11 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walmart at 2150 E. Tangerine Road in response to a person not able to pay cab fare. The cab driver told police the woman, who was picked up in Catalina, tried to pay with a debit card that was declined. The woman then tried to go into the store to return some items to get some money to pay the $15.70 fare. She came back a few minutes later and said she had no other way to pay him and asked if “there was anything else she could do,” according to police reports. When police checked on the suspect, they found she had a warrant for her arrest, which was connected to an original charge of DUI with a bond of $999. The cab driver prosecuted the suspect for the fare, which was $29.50. The woman was cited and released for that, but was transferred to the Pima County Jail and booked for her  outstanding warrant.

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, at about 8:45 a.m., an Oro Valley police on campus at Ironwood Ridge High School was told two junior students were found near the baseball field and one dropped a lighter as security approached them. Both told police they were simply talking about girls. One of the student’s bags did not have anything illegal in it, while the other’s backpack had a glass smoking pipe and a marijuana grinder in it. Police did not find any marijuana in the backpack. The one student was cited and released for his mother for possession of drug paraphernalia.

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