On April 22 at 3:30 p.m., Marana Police responded to an emergency call at the Circle K located on Orange Grove and Camino De La Tierra. On scene police spoke to a woman who said a black Jeep Wrangler had attempted to run her off the road. The female victim said she was traveling southbound on Thornydale road in the number two lane, and was approaching the intersection at Horizon Hills. After traveling through the intersection, the victim said a newer black Jeep Wrangler drove past her in the number one lane. She said the Jeep then pulled directly in front of her land and slammed on the brakes, causing her to almost rear end the Jeep. The victim said she then pulled into the third lane, and the Jeep proceeded to do the same thing. She pulled off the road onto the shoulder, and the Jeep did the same thing.
The victim was driving a motorcycle and felt there might be some damage because of how hard she had to apply her brakes. The victim said she felt the driver of the Jeep was trying to get her to wreck on purpose. Police were unable to locate a suspect in the case.
On April 22 at 7:29 p.m., Marana Police responded to a call at the 12000 block of N. Crooked Willow Dr. in reference to an unknown problem, a possible assault in progress, with several people involved. Upon arrival, police found a large group of people standing in front of the listed address. Police asked if an assault had taken place, and a male victim said he was assaulted by someone for no apparent reason. Police noticed the victim had a laceration on his right eye. The victim identified the man who allegedly assaulted him, saying he used to work with him at a golf course. When asked what started the fight, the victim said the suspect had gotten drunk and was looking for trouble as soon as he got to the house party. After taking the statement, police concluded that the victim was assaulted, but refused to prosecute the suspect. The case was filed as an information report only.
On April 23 around 3:54 a.m. while a Marana Police officer was on patrol in the 5600 block of W. Cortaro Farms Rd., he observed a silver Honda Civic back into a parking spot behind Wendy’s. The officer said the vehicle appeared suspicious because it was backed far into bushes behind the parking spot. The vehicle was cold to the touch and the officer said no one was in the immediate area. After the officer ran the vehicle information through Marana communications, it was advised that the vehicle had been reported stolen on April 22. The officer noticed there was severe damage to the ignition and steering column of the vehicle, and that the stereo was missing. After speaking with the car’s owner, officer’s were able to confirm that two Marlboro cigarette butts located on the driver side floorboard and a green Energizer brand headlamp located in the rear seat were not his. The items were submitted into property and evidence and a scientific examination for DNA evidence was requested. The car was returned to the owner.
On April 23 at 2:18 p.m., Marana police were dispatched to the 11000 block of W. Sewa Voo’o in reference to a fight in progress. Upon arrival, a male subject was found bleeding on the porch. As they questioned the bleeding man, two females tried to leave. Upon questioning, police were told the man was one of the
women’s boyfriend. She stated that she had hit
him with the phone. She stated she was arguing with him about going to Mount Lemmon the following day. She said she became angry and threw the cell phone, and it hit him in the head. She said she did not mean to hit him. The victim was transported to Northwest Hospital to be treated for injuries. His girlfriend was arrested for domestic violence/assault. The male victim was sent a victim’s rights form.
On Saturday, April 21, at 9:08 p.m., Oro Valley police were sent to the area of North 1st Ave. and Lambert Lane in response to multiple calls of shots being heard. Police noticed a big wedding in the area, and were told they were setting off fireworks. Police met with the homeowner who said his daughter was having a wedding and they set off ground-controlled fireworks.
On Saturday, April 21, at 2:17 p.m., Oro Valley police pulled a vehicle over for failing to stop while making a right turn. Police stopped the car and, as they approached the car, could smell marijuana coming from the car. Police asked him where his marijuana was at and he told police that he didn’t have any left. He said he had smoked it in his car in front of his house about five hours prior. He told police all that was in his car was the pipe he used to smoke it earlier in the day. The driver, who did not show signs of impairment, was arrested, cited and released for unlawful possession of paraphernalia.
On Thursday, April 19, at about 10:30 a.m., An Oro Valley student resource officer saw three students come into the office, late to school and they smelled of cigarette smoke and baby powder. Police asked one of the students if he had anything on him he was not suppose to have on him. He told police he had marijuana in his backpack. Police found about 12 grams of marijuana, which is more marijuana than what is usually found in two baggies, according to police reports. Once the student’s grandfather arrived, the police asked him what he planned to do with the marijuana. The student told police he planned to sell it. He was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and possession of marijuana in a drug-free school zone.
On Monday, April 16, at about 1:50 p.m., Oro Valley police learned of an assault at Ironwood Ridge High School in a physical education class. While playing basketball, one student kept calling the other a racial slur, when the other person said he wasn’t of that race, the other student punched him in the eye, according to police reports. The student who punched the other was paper referred to his father for assault.
On Monday, April 16, at about 4:45 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call of a stolen motorcycle from the apartments at 8851 N. Oracle Road. The victim said the last time he had seen his Suzuki GSXR600 was about 10 p.m. the night prior. While talking with the victim, another police officer found the bike near by. The ignition was stripped, the wiring and harness was pulled out, the exhaust tip cover was scratched and the front wheel disc lock had been broken off of the front disc. Total damaged was valued at about $1,200. Police processed the bike for clues and fingerprints the victim was issued his rights.