On Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m., members of the Oro Valley Police Community Action Team pulled over a car near Magee and Oracle roads after noticing some suspicious activity. C.A.T. squad members saw four people going in and out of business and then returning to their vehicles. After the men left the area, police stopped the vehicle. During the stop, one of the passengers said he didn't have any identification. When he was asked to step out of the vehicle, the man attempted to run away after police noticed a wallet on his car seat. The subject tried to run across Oracle Road but was hit by a vehicle, after which he started to run toward officers. The officers then shot the man with a Taser. The man said he ran because he knew he was going back to prison. A search of the car turned up a pistol under the seat where the subject was sitting, a mask, gloves and a meth pipe. The man was taken to University Medical Center and found to have a felony warrant from the Department of Corrections. Two of the other subjects had non-extraditable warrants and all three were released. The man who ran was booked on the felony warrant along with a weapons violation. An Oro Valley officer received minor injuries to the face during the incident.


On Jan. 16 at about 9 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a brush fire. Upon arrival, a Golder Ranch fire captain directed the officer to a home, saying they had been to the house several times for the same type of call over the past year. At that time, a shirtless man came out of the house and said that he had talked with an engineer from the town and was told non-recreational burning was illegal in Oro Valley. He said he thought he could "slip this under" because his neighbor who usually reports his illegal burning was out of town. After the Golder Ranch fire marshal assessed the fire, he verbally warned the suspect, saying he would be cited with a class 1 misdemeanor for illegal burning if it happened again. The marshal said he considered the burning to be reckless because no one was around and nothing was immediately ready to put the fire out. The man said he went inside to take a shower and, according to police reports, tried to minimize the offense and make excuses. No arrests were made.


On Jan. 15 at about 5:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a telephone report from a person who said her house and car had been vandalized. Police learned the victim's 2008 car and house were egged for the third time the previous night. She said she would have to spend $130 on cleaning the car and $150 on the house. The front door was damaged and would cost about $150 to replace. No arrests were made.


On Jan. 13 at about 10:15 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Carrabbas restaurant on Oracle Road in reference to vandalism to a car. The victim said that some time between 8:45 p.m. and 10:10 p.m. her passenger window was broken, which was estimated to cost $200 to replace. She said nothing was missing from her vehicle and no additional damage was done to the car. The car was parked directly in front of the restaurant, which has no video surveillance. No arrests were made.




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