A summary of recent area policy activity.
• About 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, police responded to a reported shoplifting at the Costco, 3901 W. Costco Drive. A man allegedly had stuffed a CD and various parts of an electric power washer down his pants and tried to leave the store, according to employees. The items were valued at $170.98, according to a police report. When questioned by police, the man admitted to shoving the CD down “the back portion of his pants” and placing the power washer’s wand “down the front portion of his pants,” according to the report. “It was a stupid thing,” the man told police. “I don’t know why I’m stupid.” He was arrested on a charge of shoplifting and later released from custody.
• About 9:40 a.m. Friday, Nov. 14, the school resource officer at Marana High School, 12000 W. Emigh Road, received a report from teacher about an alleged assault of a student. The teacher told the officer that a student “was walking down the hall and was smacked on the butt,” according to an incident report. The female student recognized the boy she said had assaulted her. Questioned about the incident later, the boy “apologized (and) … explained that he thought she was someone else,” according to the report. The following week, the girls parents decided to press charges against the boy, who, on advice from his father, refused to answer a police officer’s questions “without a lawyer present,” according to the report. The boy was arrested on a charge of assault and later released to his father’s custody.
• About 2:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, police received a report of an assault that allegedly occurred on a school bus in the area of Fallen Fence Lane and Coy Farms Way. A woman told police that her 7-year-old daughter was assaulted at the bus stop. The girl had tried to get a boy’s attention by “kicking his foot,” according to a police report. However, the girl “accidently kicked him in the groin.” The boy then pushed her to the ground, according to the report. The girl “sustained a bruise to her hip and abrasions to her thigh.” The girl’s mother wanted the incident documented because “this isn’t the first incident between the kids,” according to the report. After contacting the boy and his parents, the officer told them to “keep the kids away from each other,” according to the report. No arrests were made.
• On Saturday, Nov. 29 at about 9 a.m. Oro Valley police responded to the Wingate Hotel, on the 11000 block of North Oracle Road, where construction crews reported a possible theft. The hotel is currently under construction. The building contractor reported that a trailer filled with 111 television sets for hotel rooms was delivered earlier in the week. When workers later inspected the trailer they found just 103 television sets. The contractor was not sure at that time if the items were stolen or had not been delivered. Police found no suspects and no arrests were made.
• On Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. Oro Valley police responded to a neighborhood near First Avenue and Palisades Road to a report of a theft. Once there, a man told police that a pistol had been stolen from his car. The man said he was unsure when the gun was stolen because he works as a landscaper in the area and could not say for certain when the gun went missing. Police entered the gun’s serial number into their system and listed it as stolen.