A summary of recent police activity in the area.


On Thursday, May 14, at 10:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a theft call on the 8700 block of North Newport Place. Once there, police learned a victim was reporting a canopy, and its attached metal frame, were missing. The caller said the canopy was used to cover his ATVs, none of which were disturbed. The caller and police searched the surrounding area to see if it blew away. After the search turned up nothing, the man said he is going through a custody battle with his ex-girlfriend.

On Sunday, May 17, at 1:40 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a woman in the police station's lobby at 11000 N La Cañada reporting a road rage incident. The woman reported after she left her gym, she turned northbound onto Ranch Vistoso Boulevard when the driver of a gray Toyota Scion quickly passed her, honking his horn and yelling at her. The driver of the Scion then cut in front of her vehicle, slammed on the breaks and threw a large fountain drink at her car. The victim then followed the vehicle to "talk to his parents, finding the behavior unacceptable." After telling the driver she wanted to talk to his parents, the driver said "You want to talk to my f***ing parents?" The driver of the Scion then got back in his vehicle and the victim followed him into a nearby neighborhood. The driver of the Scion then got out of his car and said he was going to shoot her and beat up her daughter, who was also in her car. The man then picked up a large rock and threw it onto the roof of her vehicle. With the license plate written down, the victim left the scene and went to the Oro Valley police station. After running a check of the plate number, the police responded to the correlating address where they found the driver of the Scion. He was arrested and booked in the Pima County Jail for criminal damage.


On Friday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m., Marana police responded to the Springs Apartments regarding an assault. The victim said that on Wednesday of that week she dropped her daughter off at school, then went jogging at the linear park behind the school. While she was running, a bicyclist came up from behind her and passed her while flipping her off. On Friday, she went jogging in the same location after dropping her daughter off at school. Again, the same bicyclist passed her, flipping her off. She then shouted at the bicyclist asking him what was his problem. The suspect told her it was against the law to run in the middle of the bike path. After a short conversation, the suspect on the bicycle turned around and faced her and stated next time he would "just run you're a-- over." As she jogged passed the suspect, he rammed the front wheel of his bike into her leg and punched her in the shoulder. The victim said she was not injured but wanted the incident documented.

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