A summary of recent police activity in the area.
On Wednesday, April 22, at about 8 a.m., a Marana police officer responded to Marana High School, where an assistant principal reported two students had gotten into a fight during first period. Once there, the officer interviewed the students, two sisters ages 15 and 16, who said the fight started in jest. But the quarrel quickly escalated into a full-fledged brawl, with the girls exchanging closed-first blows with each another. Neither of the girls suffered injuries in the melee and were not charged with a crime. They were, however, suspended from school for seven days.
On Saturday, April 25, at about 2 a.m., Marana police responded to a home on the 7800 block of Quail Park Place, where a homeowner reported a possible burglary. Once there, the resident told police that a window to the home had been broken and that a sliding glass door was left open. The resident also told police that a 64-inch plasma television set, an Xbox gaming system, a Glock .40 caliber handgun, a Suzuki motorcycle and numerous DVDs had been stolen. Police noted that a piece of lumber was left under the broken window, and likely was the object used to gain entry into the home. No arrests were made.
On Sunday, April 26, at about 8 p.m., Marana police responded to a home on the 1300 block of Lon Adams Road, where a resident reported a domestic altercation. Once there, a 23-year-old man said that he and his 14-year-old sister had quarreled over a cell phone charger. The man told police that he caught his sister attempting to take his charger and attempted to stop her. The sister told police that she intended to borrow the charger. The two then started to "wrestle" and later began shouting at each other. The siblings' father then entered the room, in what he told police was an attempt to protect his daughter. He and the son then started to argue. The argument shortly turned physical, at which point the son said his dad threw him into a chair. The young man said his head then hit a window, causing the glass to shatter. A door inside the house was also damaged. Both men were arrested on charges of domestic violence and disorderly conduct.
On Saturday May 1, Pima County Sheriff's deputies responded to the 1000 block of E. Silvertree in reference to an overdue party. The stepmother of 18-year-old Seth George reported that the young man failed to return home from the movies. Oro Valley Police officers on May 2, found George's car near the intersection of Calle Concordia and Oracle Road. Pima County Search and Rescue deputies and Southern Arizona Rescue Association began a search along Pusch Ridge in the Catalina Mountains where George was known to frequent. On Monday, May 3, deputies located George's body in the mountains. Sheriff's officials said George appeared to have suffered a fall that caused his death. Foul play is not suspected.