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Posted: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 11:00 pm


On Friday, June 5 at 9:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Wal-Mart Supercenter at Tangerine and Oracle roads, where store employees had reported a case of shoplifting. Employees said a woman had been detained for taking items without paying, and that a man and a 5-year-old child accompanied her. The man and child left before police arrived. Once there police asked the woman if she had taken the items, to which she confirmed that she did. Police then asked if they could search the woman's purse and she consented. Inside the bag, officers found a small sunglasses case with a glass pipe, rolling papers, lighter, cotton swabs, a small quantity of marijuana and a small amount of methamphetamine. The woman denied the items belonged to her. Police also found that the woman had an outstanding warrant for driving on a suspended license. She was arrested on charges of shoplifting, possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. She was released and ordered to appear in court.

On Saturday, June 6 at 9 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to an apartment complex on the 8800 block of North Oracle Road where a resident reported finding an unattended child. Once there, police found a 1- to 2-year-old child with a dog and no parents. A resident had stayed with the child until police arrived. When police arrived, a man also showed up claiming that the child belonged to him. Police questioned the man who said the child had climbed over a patio wall when he wasn't looking. Police accompanied the man and child to the apartment where there appeared to be a bedroom for the child. The toddler told police that she had climbed the three-foot wall because she wanted to take a walk. The child was later returned to her father. No arrests were made.


On Wednesday, June 3 at about 8:30 p.m., Marana police responded to a domestic violence call on the 4700 block of Camino de Mañana. Once there police spoke with a woman, accompanied by two children, who said her husband had assaulted her and threatened her with a knife. The woman said her husband was still in the house, so police had her and the children wait in the officer's car while they attempted to make contact with the husband. The man turned out to not be at the house, but police were able to speak to him on his cell phone. The man said his wife had exaggerated, but he refused to return to the house for fear of being arrested. About that time, police received word that the residence was actually in the jurisdiction of the Pima County Sheriff's Department and that deputies were on their way. When the sheriff's deputies arrived, the Marana officers left the scene.

On Saturday, June 6 at 6 a.m., Marana police responded to a reported theft on the 5000 block of West Desert Poppy Lane. Once there, a resident told police that someone had stolen the flagpole from his front yard. The man told police that when he came outside early that morning to raise his flag, he found the pole missing. He told police that the flagpole was standing tall in his front yard the previous evening. He did not know who might have taken the flagpole.

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