On Friday, Aug. 12, at 8:03 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the area of Hardy Road and Northern Avenue in response to a person who appeared to be intoxicated and walking into traffic. The person was wearing dark-colored shorts, no shirt and a backpack. When police arrived, they found the subject in a nearby church’s common area and noticed him fall down several times. The underage suspect said he had been drinking and gave a Breathalyzer reading of .252. He was arrested, cited and released for a minor consumption. Police then drove him to his nearby apartment.
On Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 1:48 a.m., while working on a federally funded task force known as the Stonegarden Assignment, Oro Valley police pulled a vehicle over for failing to stop at a stop sign at Mile Wide and Sandario roads. The driver identified herself with her Arizona identification card, but did not have a driver’s license. A background check showed the car belonged to a couple in Illinois. The driver could only provide an expired insurance and registration card; she could not reach the owner of the vehicle. In addition, the passenger did not have his driver’s license because it had been revoked. The car was impounded, and the driver was cited for failure to obtain current registration, no valid operator license, no proof of insurance, and expired out-of-state registration. A search by police of the car and the passenger’s bag revealed a pipe with marijuana residue and a bag of marijuana. The passenger was cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
On Monday, Aug. 8, Oro Valley police spoke with a woman over the phone who wanted to report that two of her bicycles had been stolen from the front patio of her apartment on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Her apartment is in the complex at 9901 N. Oracle Road. The victim said her bikes, a Trek road bike and a Jamis mountain bike, were not locked. The bikes were valued at about $1,300.
On Sunday, Aug. 7, at about 10 p.m., students from Ironwood Ridge High School drove a truck onto the campus and drove over a bridge, which led them into the outdoor corridors of the campus. A couple of students got out of the car, turned on some water faucets, took a picture of their vehicle and posted it on Facebook. On Thursday, Aug. 11, Oro Valley police were made aware of the photo and video footage of the incident. Two of the five people involved were arrested for theft of service for wasting water and trespassing. There was an estimated 7,200 gallons of water wasted. Including cleanup, the total cost of damages was $112.81.