Police and Crime

Oro Valley

On Thursday, April 4, at 4:33 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Linda Vista Trail Head, 700 E. Linda Vista Blvd., in response to a man walking around naked. Police were approached by a group of teenage girls who were running in the area and said they came across a man would was in the desert between CDO Baptist Church and Pusch Ridge Christian Academy. Police later learned that more students had seen the man in the desert, who was wearing nothing by a blue cowboy hat and sunglasses. None of the students saw the man from the front. Police found the man in one of the baseball field dugouts at the school. Victim rights were given to a 12-year-old, a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old. The man was booked into the Pima County Jail for indecent exposure. The felony charge was dropped to a misdemeanor by the Pima County Attorney’s Office. He was later cited for a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure. 


On Wednesday, April 3 at about 1 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to Copper Creek Elementary School in response to a student hitting a teacher. Police learned a third-grade student was being disruptive in his class. For about an hour and 15 minutes, the student did not do his work, tapped his pencil loudly, moved his desk and chair around the room, and then began crawling under his desk and began to yell. That is when the teacher came next to him and told him to get out from under the desk. The student then struck the teacher in her shin twice with his elbow. The student was arrested and referred to his guardians for aggravated assault. The teacher did not want to be a victim and did not want to prosecute. It was decided that the school would handle disciplinary actions administratively.  



On Wednesday, April 3, at 3:25 p.m., Marana police responded to the 99 Cent store at 4160 W. Ina Road in response to a report of a shoplifting. An employee saw a woman walk through the store and was seen taking four packages of Farmer Johns ham, a Milky Way candy bar, a bar of soap and a pair of pants. She then went into the dressing room, came out with the pants on and tried to leave the store without paying for any of the items, which were valued at $10.45. She was cited and released for shoplifting. 


On Wednesday, April 3, at about 10:13 a.m., Marana police responded to Marana Middle School on the 11000 block of West Grier Road in response to a theft. The victim told police that he had left his 2002 Chevy Avalanche parked at the school overnight on March 28. In the morning, he found the storage boxes missing, along with tools, a floor jack, a torch wrench and a socket set. The handle to his tailgate was also damaged. The damage and stolen items were valued at about $1,500. 


On Monday, April 1, at about 4:13 a.m., Marana police responded to the Gallery Golf Club, 14000 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., in response to a noise complaint. The caller told police that someone was mowing the lawn on the course and she was told it was illegal from a previous call to the Town of Marana. The officer did not have a device used for measuring noise levels and the town’s code is defined by certain decibel levels at certain hours of the day. The report was passed on to the town’s code enforcement department.


Pima County

On Saturday, March 23, at about 10:20 a.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Starbucks on the 7100 block of North Oracle Road in response to a fight brewing. A man had been making rude comments to a group of people sitting on the patio. A woman sitting near by asked the man to calm down and to change tables. The man yelled at her then said he wanted to kill himself and ran out into traffic. Once on the other side of the street, the man sat on a bench and drank a beer until police arrived. He was arrested for drinking in public and disorderly conduct and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center


On Thursday, March 21, at about 10:40 a.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of illegal dumping on the 8100 block of North Bayou Drive. The victim told deputies that his estranged wife sent him a picture of trash in her yard a few days prior. He then came home around 10 a.m. to find the trash that was in the picture in his carport. The man said he did not want to pursue criminal charges, but wanted similar actions not to happen in the future. Deputies called the woman and told her to stop her actions or she could be arrested.


On Monday, March 18, at about 2:34 p.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department spoke with a man over the phone in response to a theft that happened at the Northwest Hospital, located on the 6200 block of North La Cholla Blvd. A man told police that some time since March 13 a dolly with a welder had gone missing. The dolly is valued at $60 and the welder is valued at $1,000.


(Editors Note: The reports are compiled by Randy Metcalf, he can be reached at rmetcalf@explorernews.com)

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