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Posted: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:00 am

Oro Valley 

On Thursday, March 21, at 3:21 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walgreens at 11951 N. First Ave. in response to an irate person. By the time police arrived, the man had left. Police learned that the man was trying to fulfill a prescription for pain medication. The pharmacy decided not to fulfill the prescription due to a coding issue. When the man learned his prescription was not going to be filled, he became upset, and yelled, “No, you will fill my prescription.” He then jumped over the counter and acted like he was going to hit one of the personnel working in the pharmacy. After another employee asked the man to leave, he did. Police were able to contact the woman the man was with. At this point, Oro Valley police had enough probable cause to arrest the man with two counts of disorderly conduct and for trespassing.  


On Tuesday, March 19, at about 6:18 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the area around Copper Creek Dr. and Foxfire St. in response to a woman chasing a man down the street. The report included the fact that there was screaming and a gunshot. Police found the two inside a house with the help of witnesses. Police learned the man, who was the woman’s boyfriend, left the house and began to walk down the street. The girlfriend didn’t want him to leave, so she chased after him. The man then punched a street sign and the couple returned to the house. No firearms were found in the home. The man was arrested on two counts of disorderly conduct and booked into the Pima County Jail. 


On Sunday, March 17, at 1:06 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Urgent Care at 13101 N. Oracle Road in response to a report of a woman who had been hit in the head with a door by her husband. The woman had a minor abrasion and contusion on the left side of her forehead that was about four inches in circumference. Earlier in the day, the woman was in a verbal argument with her husband, which led to her going upstairs and closing the door to the bedroom. The husband then hit the door, which broke it and then struck the wife in the head. Police then went to the house, and spoke with the husband. He admitted to what had happened, though told police he did not intend to break the door or injure his wife. He was arrested and cited for domestic violence for assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct and was released at the scene. 




On Saturday, March 23, at 4:29 a.m., Marana police responded to the area of Tangerine and Powerline roads in response to a report of vandalism. Comcast employees told police they received a service repair call around midnight because there was a large area of Dove Mountain that had lost its cable service. When the Comcast employees arrived, they saw a barbed wire fence had been cut and removed. They also noticed a concrete lid that covers the box filled with optical fibers had been removed, along with the bundles of cable. The cost of the wires was about $500 and the entire incident is valued at about $10,000 in expenditures for personnel and repairs. 


On Monday, March 18, at about 2:56 p.m., Marana police responded to 8280 N. Cortaro Road in response to a person who shoplifted from the nearby Walmart. A man and his girlfriend were found in the laundry room of the Days Inn Hotel. The man, who’s background check showed he had four warrants for his arrest out of the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, admitted to stealing DVDs that he intended to sell for heroin. The woman stole a shirt and two insulin syringes were found on her, which had been used for heroin. The value of the DVDs was $483.84 and the shirt was valued at $10.78. The woman was cited and released for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia and the man was arrested for shoplifting and his warrants and booked into the Pima County Jail. 


On Monday, March 18, at 8:04 a.m., Marana police responded to the 12000 block of North Mountain Center in response to a theft from a work trailer. The victim told police that his 16-foot enclosed trailer, which had been padlocked, had been broken into overnight. The victim was missing four body harnesses and a bag of miscellaneous tools, all valued at about $2,000.


Pima County


On Thursday, March 7 at about 8:40 p.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies responded to the 7400 block of N La Cañada Dr. in response to a report of an assault. Deputies learned that earlier, around 6:30 p.m., an 18-year-old answered the door to his parents’ house. The man at the door asked him if he could use his phone. The 18-year-old told the man that he could not use his phone or come into his house. The man then told him that he was going to use his phone then grabbed the 18-year-old’s neck and pushed him up against the wall. The young man retaliated by punching the man in the head and face until he let go and then took off running. Due to the time span, deputies were not able to find the man, but told the victim to call if he sees the man again. 


On Tuesday, March 5, at about 2:11 p.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies spoke to the manager of the La Cañada Care Center, on the 7900 block of North La Cañada Dr., over the phone. The manager told deputies that a resident’s jar of quarters had been stolen, with an estimate $15-$20 inside. Though the victim’s daughter was not concerned with the loss, it was protocol for the business to report it. 


On Monday, March 4, at about 3:11 p.m., Pima County Sheriff deputies spoke to a woman over the phone concerning fraud at the Nanini Public Library. The woman told deputies that when attempting to get a library card for her 6-year-old daughter, she was told that she had already been issued a card and there was a $400 charge for missing materials. After looking into the application for the card, the library learned a former girlfriend of the 6-year-old’s father made the card.

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