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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:00 am

Pima County

On Friday, Jan. 4, Pima County deputies responded to a report of a stolen gun from a car on the 8000 block of Pink Pearl Way. The victim had a Glock .26 9mm pistol and holster taken from his 2008 Honda Fit two days prior either at his house or at his work. The gun and holster were valued at $449.99. Deputies processed the car for fingerprints. 

On Saturday, Jan. 3, Pima County deputies responded to a report of a burglary on the 1000 block of W. Ina Rd. The victims came home to find the front door forced open and items were missing from the house. The items that were missing were several pieces of antique mining equipment, a brass scale, a flat screen television, a slot machine and cash. Of the known value of items, about $1,600 worth of items were taken. Deputies processed the house for evidence and fingerprints.


Oro Valley

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at about 8:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of an intoxicated person at the Oro Valley Hospital, 1551 E. Tangerine Rd. The woman who was intoxicated was screaming and being loud, and would kick at any personnel who came near and tried to assist her. At one point the woman threw her purse at a hospital employee. The woman had been told to leave, but did not. Police escorted the woman out of the hospital and put her in the passenger seat of a person’s car who was going to take her home. After taking further reports inside the hospital, the officer came out of the hospital to hear the man who took the woman calling for help. The car was parked in front of the hospital and the woman was trying to get out of the car. The man held on to the woman’s shirt, which eventually came off. She then came over to the driver’s side of the car and was trying to get into the driver’s seat. Police handcuffed the woman, who was yelling insults and obscenities. She was arrested for domestic violence assault and domestic violence disorderly conduct and booked into the Pima County Jail. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at about 10:33 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to Ironwood Ridge High School, 2475 W. Naranja Dr., in response to a report of a fight in a classroom. Two girls, who are both seniors at the school, had gotten in a verbal argument, which escalated to pushing, pulling hair and throwing punches. The fight eventually ended up on the ground. Both were arrested, cited and released to their respective guardians for disorderly conduct fighting and for disturbing an educational institution. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at about 6:42 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, 9500 N. Oracle Rd., in response to a report of damage to its security gates. Police found the gates on the north side of the property looked as though someone attached a chain to the bottom of the gate and then pulled them apart, causing the metal to be torn apart at the weld seams. The south gate had similar damage but was not ripped apart. The cost to repair the damage was estimated at $500. 


On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Marana police responded to numerous reports of cars being broken into in the parking lot of the LA Fitness at 5885 W. Arizona Pavilions Dr. One victim had their door lock punched out and their car had been gone through, but nothing appeared to have been taken. Another victim had their door lock punched out and were missing their purse, which was valued at about $100. She also said she had about $100 in cash in her purse. Another victim did not have damage to his car, but was missing his wallet that had about $100 in cash in it. 

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 3:13 p.m., Marana police spoke with a man over the phone who said while he was staying at the Motel 6 at 4630 W. Ina Rd., his hunting gear and rifles were stolen from his car. The gear was valued at $8,350. 

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 1:34 p.m., Marana police responded to WalMart, 8280 N. Cortaro Rd. in response to a person shoplifting. The suspect, who had already been detained by staff at the store, said he was walking from Picture Rocks to Park Place Mall. He needed new shoes and a hoodie, and decided to take a skateboard as well. The items were valued at $67.24. He was cited and released for shoplifting. 

On Wednesday, Jan. 16 at about 1:50 a.m., Marana police responded to WalMart, 8280 N. Cortaro Rd. in response to a report of a man acting suspiciously. A man had propped open an emergency exit door and then continued walking around the store. After following the man around the store, police talked with him. He told police that he was trying to “mess” with employees because they always follow him around when he is in the store. A background check on the man showed he had a warrant for his arrest out of Oro Valley. Upon searching his car in the parking lot, police found two glass pipes and one metal pipe. He was arrested, cited and booked into the Pima County Jail for possession of drug paraphernalia, for parking in a handicap space and for his warrant. 

On Tuesday, Jan. 15, at about 4:23 p.m., Marana police took a call regarding the theft of a campaign sign near Tangerine Road and Dove Mountain Blvd. The victim said her sign had last been seen the night prior around 6:10 p.m. and noticed it was gone around 8 a.m. The posts and the sign were taken. The materials were valued at about $60.

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