On Thursday, July 1, at 7 p.m., an Oro Valley police officer, on foot patrol near the 800 block of Desert Fairway Drive, heard the sound of men's voices and the smell of burning marijuana coming from a nearby wash. The officer followed the sounds and smell to the wash where he saw two men in their 20s and one 17-year-old boy standing around a purple and green glass water pipe and a plastic bag filled with marijuana. The officer placed the men under arrest and questioned them about the marijuana. The men told the officer that they had smoked some marijuana moments earlier but the teen said he hadn't. The officer noted in a report that the teen did not show the signs of marijuana intoxication. He was not cited. The officer issued citations to the men who were then released. The teen's mother was contacted and came to pick up the youth.


On Wednesday, June 30, at 11 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walmart store at Tangerine and Oracle roads in reference to an irate person. Once there, police spoke with a man who was told to leave the store when he became argumentative and loud after his debit card was rejected. The man told police that he called his bank, which had verified that he had available funds in his account. A store manager told police that the man had been hanging around the store for several days prior to the incident and was asked to stop loitering. The man told police that he was staying at a hotel in Tucson near Oracle and Miracle Mile, but that he didn't have enough money for a bus fare to return. Police told the man that he was not allowed to return to the Walmart store. Police gave the man a ride to a convenience store near the hotel where he was staying.


On Thursday, June 24, at 3:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call of shoplifting at the Sally Beauty supply store at 10785 N. Oracle Road. Once there, officers spoke with a store employee who said she stopped a woman and a minor boy. The boy had concealed five bottles of hair dye in his pants. The woman told police that she was the aunt of the boy and that her mother was his legal guardian. The boy told police that he took the items at the request of his aunt. Police also checked the identification of the woman, which came up showing multiple warrants for shoplifting and other crimes. The woman denied telling the boy to take the items. Store employees told police that they saw her hand the boy the items that were found in his pants. The woman was placed under arrest for shoplifting, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, providing false information to police and the previous warrants. She was taken to Pima County Adult Detention Center and processed into jail. The boy's grandfather was called and later arrived to take custody of the boy. No charges were filed against the boy.



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