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One couple’s in-home spat led to personal property damage

Just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, July 2, a member of the Oro Valley Police Department responded to a local residence for a potential domestic violence call. Once he made contact with the married couple and their nine-month-old child, the officer separated the husband and wife after both said they had not been injured.

The woman told the officer she had come home around 5 p.m. to find her husband “passed out” after drinking, and that their child was crying. After a short argument, the woman told the officer her husband locked himself in his room. The woman said she then decided to cut up her husband’s credit cards “because he wasn’t talking to me.”

After destroying the cards and telling her husband via text, he returned the favor by cutting her cards and throwing baby formula on the ground.

The husband told the officer he decided to call the police after his wife asked if they had a warranty on their television set, because she “might have broken it” after throwing the remote.

Both husband and wife were cited for criminal damage – domestic violence. The man was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center, while his wife was cited and released to take care of their child.


Fourth of July failure

One driver decided to drive after a night of partying, though his actions would land him in trouble with the law.

An OVPD officer working as part of the DUI Task Force responded to a call at North La Cholla Boulevard and West Lambert Lane on Tuesday, July 4, in reference to a single vehicle collision.

Arriving on scene, officers were told by witnesses that a white Mitsubishi had been traveling northbound on La Cholla at high speeds and was weaving across the road. Eventually, the vehicle left the roadway and careened into a nearby patch of thick vegetation.

Upon making contact with the driver, police quickly noted signs of possible intoxication, including slurred, delayed speech and unsteady balance. After conducting several roadside tests, the officer was supplied with enough information to make an arrest for driving under the influence.

The driver told authorities he was taking a collection of medication that would affect his ability to drive, and was partying in Tucson earlier in the night. 

The driver picked up charges for DUI to the slightest degree, failure to control speed to avoid a collision, no current registration and no proof of insurance.

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