Police and Crime

Oro Valley

On Friday, March 21, at 8:26 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the QuikTrip at 11045 N. Oracle Road in response to a theft in progress. The caller, a cab driver, told police that he had picked up a woman earlier in the day, took her to several places she wanted to go to, and then refused to pay the bill of about $90. Police spoke with the woman who accused the driver of being on drugs and wanted to teach him a lesson by not paying for the cab fare. She was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail for theft of services.


On Wednesday, March 19, at 8:17 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a family fight at a house near Moore Road and Eagleview Drive. When police arrived, the father and son were separated. The son told police that he was upset because his basketball team lost and he and his dad got into an argument over the game. He told police that he got upset and threw a glass bottle of vinegar on the ground and broke it. Police decided not to arrest him for criminal damage, but had him leave the house for the night. 

On Monday, March 17, at about 11:52 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call about disturbing the peace at the 8851 N. Oracle Road. The caller told police that there were several younger people in the pool making noise and drinking alcohol. Police found six people in the pool area and alcohol containers in the area they were in. Two of the people were under 21. One refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test and was arrested and later booked into the Pima County Jail for minor with alcohol in system, minor in possession alcohol, and open container in public. The other admitted to taking a few sips of beer and blew a reading of .009. That person was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol and an open container in public. The people who were over the age of 21 were all cited and released for having open containers in public and one was also cited for furnishing alcohol to a minor. The sixth person was not part of the group and had not been drinking.



On Saturday, March 15, at about 12:47 a.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Walmart near Ina Road and La Cholla Blvd. in response to a theft. An employee saw a man take a Bluetooth earpiece out of a package and place it on his ear and then left the store. He was later stopped and cited for shoplifting and told he would be charged with trespassing if he returned to a Walmart. 


On Friday, March 14, at about 11:05 a.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Foothills Mall in response to a woman stealing clothing from inside the Suns store. Deputies were told a woman had stuffed some clothes in her purse and then left the store. After she was stopped and escorted to the security office, she admitted to stealing two shirts and a pair of jeans. She was cited and released for shoplifting and told if she returned to the mall she could be arrested for trespassing. 


On Thursday, March 13, at about 4:34 p.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Pima Canyon Trailhead in response to a theft from a car. At about 3 p.m., a couple went on an hour-long hike and returned to find the rear window of their car had been broken. The wife’s purse was taken, which had a wallet, credit cards, driver’s licenses, and cash, along with a cell phone. Also, they were missing a bag with a laptop, and clothes.


(Editors Note: For more police reports, go to Explorernews.com and click “Police and Crime” under the Features tab. 

The reports are compiled by Randy Metcalf, he can be reached at rmetcalf@explorernews.com)

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