Police Reports

Oro Valley

On Saturday, April 14, at about 6:57 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Target at 10555 N. Oracle Road in response to a man who seemed “out of it” and was showing people a wound on his hand. When police found the man in the automotive department, they noticed him stumbling and staggering while smelling of marijuana. He told police he was looking for some bandages and just bought some new headphones. While talking to him, police checked and found that the man had two outstanding warrants. While searching his bag, police found a bag with marijuana and a scale. In his pocket, they found a bandana that was wrapped around four syringes and substance that police believed to be heroin. Both of his bonds were for failing to appear, one bond was set at $1,017 and the other at $500. He was then transported to the Pima County Adult jail for the warrants, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia.

On Friday, April 13, at about 2:40 p.m., the Oro Valley police officer who is the student resource officer at Ironwood Ridge High School learned of a fight between two freshmen. One student called a girl by a name, so the other student confronted him. One student put his hand on the other’s shoulder, the other grabbed the other’s arms, so the first one started punching trying to get his arms freed. The two exchanged a few punchs before being broken apart. Both students were arrested for disorderly conduct for fighting and for disturbing an educational institution. One was released to his mother, the other to his uncle.

On Thursday, April 12, at about 12:29 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walgreens at 12965 N. Oracle Road in response to a theft. The store manager told police that a woman, who was in the store was believed to have stolen some acne medicine the day prior and was also in the process of trying to steal other items from the store. Police found the woman and took her outside of the store. The woman became very emotional with extreme mood swings from laughing to crying. The woman admitted to stealing multiple bottles of acne medicine because she was unable to pay for them and she told police her skin was bad. The woman gave police the stolen medicine. She was cited and released for shoplifting and was told she would be charged with trespassing if she returned to the store.

On Tuesday, April 10, at about 1:24 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of identity theft at a house near Oracle Road and First Ave. The couple said when trying to file their income tax return they had to call the IRS. When doing so, they were told someone already filed taxes using their social security number. The case was reported in Oro Valley for documentation purposes only.


On April 18, at 7:43 a.m., Marana police were dispatched to the Marana Regional Airport in reference to an assault. The responding officer was informed the suspect, who was identified by name, had left the scene and was driving a two-tone Ford Explorer. The officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle and asked the driver if he was involved in the incident, to which the driver confirmed he had assaulted a coworker after an argument. The officer requested another officer’s presence at the airport to confer with the victim. The victim’s story matched that of the suspect, and the victim stated he wished to press charges. The suspect was informed he was under arrest for assault, and the officer cited and released him. The victim refused further medical attention and finished his day at work.

On April 17, at 10:45 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to domestic violence. The female complainant told the officer she had separated herself from her husband, who had since left the residence in a black Subaru. Upon arrival to the neighborhood, the officer recognized a black Subaru exiting the neighborhood, and began to follow it. The subject pulled his car over to the side of the road before the officer activated his patrol lights, and the officer instructed the individual to step out of the vehicle. The officer then questioned the suspect, who stated he and his wife had been involved in an argument, in which he damaged a remote control, door, and drywall. The suspect was placed under arrest for Domestic Violence/Criminal Damage and Domestic Violence/Disorderly Conduct. The suspect was booked in the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

On April 17, at 3:30 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to criminal damage/graffiti. The responding officer spoke with the reporting party, who explained the east wall of the property had been tagged. The reporting person was unable to identify any suspects, but said she believed the tagging was taking place late in the afternoon. The individual was issued Victim’s Rights.

On April 17, at 6:40 p.m., Marana police were conducting a security check near Regency Plaza in relation to the above case regarding criminal damage via graffiti. The officer noticed a maroon Honda Accord in the area where the graffiti took place, and conducted a search of the vehicle, where he found one female subject inside the car. The officer asked what she was doing there, and she responded she was waiting for her boyfriend to use the restroom. The officer then made visual contact with the girls’ boyfriend, who was seen tagging the same wall the officer had originally been called in regards to. The officer called for backup, and when a responding officer arrived, the suspect fled from the scene. The officer gave chase, but was unable to locate the suspect. Because the suspect had been identified by name, police were able to relocate to his last known address, where the suspect’s mother delivered the suspect to police. The subject was arrested for criminal damage.  

On April 16, at 6:35 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to an individual desiring information about a situation she was in. The responding officer spoke to the individual, who explained she was having problems in relation to her husband’s brother. According to the subject, her husband’s father had been giving her and her husband information regarding her husband’s brother, and she was concerned her husband’s family was attempting to get them in trouble. The officer suggested putting up surveillance cameras outside, or recording the conversations. The officer then made contact with the other parties involved, and determined the issue to be a family matter, and not a police matter.

On April 15, at 10:23 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to a suicidal female. The responding officer was informed that the female was attempting to kill herself with a knife and was fighting with three other subjects inside the residence. The officer made contact with two of the subjects outside, and a third, the female’s fiancé, after entering the residence. The officer placed the female subject into handcuffs. The subject told the officer she and her fiancé had been arguing throughout the day, and she felt one of her friends had taken her fiancé’s side, leading her to draw a knife and threaten to cut herself. Medical personnel arrived to treat the female for an abrasion to the forehead, which allegedly occurred after one of the friends punched the subject in an effort to relieve her of the knife. The female subject was transported to Northwest Hospital, where she was held until being deemed legally sober.

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