A summary of recent police activity in the area.


On Sunday, April 5, at 10 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a home on the 11000 block of Olympic Place, where a resident suffered an accidental knife wound. Firefighters were already on the scene when police arrived to find the resident bleeding from the abdomen. The resident told officers that she had been cutting a piece of cheese when the accident happened earlier that day. The resident was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The wound was not life threatening.

On Sunday, April 5, at 8 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke on the telephone with a resident who said she thought a male neighbor had acted "inappropriately" with a 13-year-old girl who also lives in the neighborhood. The resident told police that the male neighbor was seen rubbing the shoulders of the girl. When the resident later spoke with the girl about the man, she reportedly said: "I don't like it when he does that." The resident also told police that other children in the neighborhood reported the man's inappropriate behavior. The resident said some of the neighborhood parents were also aware of the man's conduct and have told their children to stay away from him. No arrests were made.

On Monday, April 6, at 10 p.m. an Oro Valley police officer reported to Safeway supermarket on the 12000 block of North Rancho Vistoso Boulevard where a man had reported suicidal threats made by his wife. Once there, the man showed text messages he had received from his wife indicating that she wanted to and possibly had attempted to take her own life. The man was able to contact his wife by phone when the police were there and convinced her to meet him at the store. When the woman arrived, police spoke with her about her suicidal threats and convinced her to go to the hospital for psychiatric evaluations. No arrests were made.


On Monday, April 6, at about 6:30 p.m., a man phoned Marana police to report a stolen handgun. The man told police that his 9 mm pistol had been stolen from his car the week before. He told police that nothing else from his car appeared to be missing. He gave police the gun's serial number, which was entered in to a national database. No arrests were made.

On Thursday, April 9, at 2 p.m., Marana police pulled over the driver of a red Ford Mustang. The man did not have identification. His passenger provided police an Arizona identification card. The officer noted in the report that the car was seen earlier that day at a Motel 6 near Interstate 10 and Ina Road, a location "frequently patronized by drug dealers an users and has a high volume of narcotic activity," according to the police report. The driver consented to a search of the car where the officer found a small bag with heroin residue and a section of a pen casing also with residue from the drug on it. The drive told police that the pen was his heroin "tooter," according to the report. The driver was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and released. No other arrests were made.

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