A summary of recent police activity in the Northwest.


• About 10:10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, the school resource officer at Marana High School, 12000 W. Emigh Road, arrested a student who allegedly assaulted a teacher. On the way back into the school after a fire drill, the teacher told the student to put away his cell phone, according to a police report. The student resisted and told the teacher, “You can’t tell me what the f— to do, get out of my way or I will kick your a—,” according to the report. The student allegedly shoved the teacher into a fence before heading to the school office of his own accord. After questioning witnesses, the officer arrested the student on charges of aggravated assault and threats and intimidation. He was taken to the Pima County Juvenile Detention Center.

• About 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, police received a report about a shoplifting at the Costco, 3901 W. Costco Drive. A store security guard stopped a man who allegedly stole $211 in DVDs, according to a police report. When questioned by police, the man said “he was trying to get money to help take care of his girlfriend’s kids,” according to an incident report. The man told police that his “girlfriend was currently in jail and that he was going to give the money to her sister,” the report said. Police arrested the man on a charge of shoplifting and later released him from custody.

Oro Valley

• On Nov. 22 at 1:30 p.m., Oro Valley police went to a house on the 8900 Block of Camino Coronado where a resident reported seeing a prowler. The homeowner told police that he saw a man standing on his porch. When the resident approached him, the man said he was looking for a place to sleep. The resident told police that the suspected prowler appeared to be white and wore a blue button-down shirt. Shortly after arriving at the house, a neighbor called police to report a similar incident. The resident reported having similar contact with the suspect who then left on foot through the desert. Later that day, the officers met with Pima County Sheriff’s deputies near Morning View Drive and Hardy Road who had in custody a man fitting the description residents gave of the suspected prowler. Oro Valley shared their information with the deputies. Whether the Sheriff’s deputies arrested the man was not clear because Pima County police reports were not available. 

• On Nov. 22 at 1:30 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Wal-Mart store at Oracle and Tangerine roads where store management reported a theft. According to police reports, a store employee had bought merchandise at that and another Wal-Mart with a store gift card that a customer had lost. The report explained that the employee took the card from a cash register and that the company does not allow employees to use misplaced gift cards. The employee was cited for theft and released.

• On Nov. 21 at 2:15 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Village Bakehouse bakery near Oracle and Magee roads where an employee reported a burglary. Police searched the bakery and found a door lock had been damaged, a cash register had been forced open and its drawer thrown on the floor and the store office had been ransacked. A window to the office appeared to have been smashed with a fire extinguisher. The thief made off with a small amount of cash left in a deposit bag and stack of employee paychecks. The bakery owner told police the checks would be cancelled. No arrests were made.

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