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Posted: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 12:00 am

On Saturday, Feb. 20, at about 7:15 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to Ironwood Ridge High School in reference to two district vans being vandalized. When officers arrived, they met with a teacher who said sometime between 7 p.m., the night prior, and 7 a.m., someone shattered the windshields with large rocks. In addition to the smashed windshields, one van's passenger door window was also shattered. The rocks that were used were on the ground in front of the vehicles. No arrests were made.


On Wednesday, Feb. 17, at about 8:45 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the 10400 block of La Cañada Drive in reference to a man smashing the windshield of a vehicle. When police arrived, they met with the man, who said he was the owner of the vehicle and had locked his keys in the car. The man had used a rock to crack the windshield and was using a wire to try to unlock the door. When officers were looking the wire and the cracked windshield, they noticed a silver metal smoking pipe sitting on the passenger's seat. When asked about the pipe, the man said, "That's why I didn't want to call you guys to unlock the car," according to police reports. The man also told police there were other illegal items in the car. After using a slim jim to open the car, the officer got the keys and noticed the smell of marijuana. While in the car, the officer grabbed the pipe and found a bag and a plastic container, both containing marijuana. The man was cited for unlawful possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was also told not to drive his car with the damage to the windshield because he could be stopped for that.


On Tuesday, Feb. 16, at about 6:45 p.m., Oro Valley police arrived at the Rancho Vistoso Medical Clinic in reference to a firearm accident. When police arrived, they spoke with a boy and his father. The boy said that he and his friends were playing in the road with friends near his house when one of his friends shot him in the back with a BB gun. The projectile went through the boy's shirt and penetrated his skin on the lower left side of his back near his spine. The son said he did not want his friend to get in trouble and did not want to press charges. When officers spoke with the boy who shot the gun, he said he didn't know the gun was loaded and was very apologetic. He said it would never happen again. No arrests were made.


On Monday, Feb. 15, at about 10 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the 8000 block of North Overlook Drive in reference to two pit-bull dogs fighting. Police and Rural Metro arrived and paramedics attended to the owner of the dogs, who had been bitten while trying to separate them. When police arrived, the dogs were no longer fighting, had been separated and were tied up. The dog owner was transported to Oro Valley Hospital where she received stitches. The victim's husband drove the dogs to a veterinary clinic. The incident was the forwarded to Pima County Animal Control.

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