Oro Valley

On Saturday, Nov. 3, at 6:36 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the area of 292 W. Magee Rd, in response to an assault with a deadly weapon. First, police spoke with a man who was picking up a box of light bulbs from the crosswalk of the intersection at Oracle and Magee roads that had fallen out of his Jeep when the red hatch door opened while he was driving. A man turning came close to the man in the crosswalk as he was bending down to pick up the light bulbs. He then hit the car with his hand. The man in car pulled over to check on the man. That man told police he thought the man might be drunk or sick because all he saw was him kneeling in the middle of the road. The man who was picking up the light bulbs approached the other man, words were exchanged. The man with the light bulbs pushed the other man in the chest. That man, who is a retired Tucson Police Officer, pulled a small .22 caliber handgun from his pocket and kept it at his leg and told the other man he just assaulted him. The man started to argue with him some more, so the other man told him to look down. That is when he saw the gun and returned to his car. Neither party wished to be a victim of any crime.


On Thursday, Nov. 1. At 6:45 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the 11000 block of Eagle Peak in response to a stolen bike. Police were told that a 10-year-old was riding his bike when he was approached by a male teenager who started asking him questions about his bike. The boy then left and parked his bike at his friend’s house. A short time later, he got on his bike and rode it home and noticed the teenager following him. He then parked his bike in his garage and then went inside. About five minutes later, he went outside and noticed his bike was missing. The boy then told his dad who searched the area for the teenager. The following day, police were called around 4:53 p.m. by the father saying he and his son found the teenager riding the stolen bike. As police arrived at the Oro Valley Market Place, the suspect parked his bike by Dick’s Sporting Goods and started to walk north. Police asked him where his bike was and where he was going. The suspect pointed at a bike rack and told police he was going to a movie. When asked why he didn’t ride his bike the entire way to the theater, the suspect didn’t have an answer. The suspect admitted to stealing the bike and was arrested. The owners of the bike told police they wanted to prosecute for the theft of the bike. The suspect was then taken and booked into the Pima County Jail. 


On Thursday, Nov. 1, at 3:15 p.m. Oro Valley police responded to a report of kitchen appliances being taken out of a vacant house for sale on the 8900 block of North Calle Buena Vista. The stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator have all been taken out of the house. The items were last seen the previous day around 5:45 p.m. Police did notice that the back door was unlocked and a motion light near the front door had been disconnected. In total, the items were valued at $1,900.


On Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8:44 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of vandalism on the 700 block of West Sonatina Lane. A woman told police that some time during the night someone spray-painted her For Sale signpost in her front yard. The first letters of the graffiti read, “die.” The realtor and owner of the signpost did not wish to be a victim and did not give a dollar amount for the signpost.

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