Police Beat

Foreign tongues

Oro Valley Police Department Officers recently responded to a call of strange noises coming from an area neighborhood to find a woman with a checkered past, and an interesting vocal style, howling at the moon in the early morning hours.

Just after 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 10, OVPD officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the Copper Creek area after a neighbor complained about loud chanting, “like from a different country,” for more than 30 minutes.

An officer indicated in a report that they immediately heard the sound of a woman yelling from a house across the street once they arrived on scene. As the officer approached the residence, another neighbor called in to report the strange sounds—though both they and the first caller did not wish to be contacted.

Knocking on the door of the residence and speaking with a man who identified himself as the father of the wailing woman, a responding officer learned that the daughter had been acting up all night, and that the man was struggling to go to bed.

The father offered to introduce the police to his daughter, who was in the backyard smoking a cigarette.

The officer informed the woman of the noise complaints made against her (and the consequences if she continued her tirade), and the suspect asked to finish her cigarette before going inside.

The officer indicated in his report that the woman instead decided to continue yelling despite being told she could go to jail. The yelling was described as “incoherent.” 

Asked if she had taken any illicit substances that previous night, the woman’s response was difficult to decipher, though it did include some mention of methamphetamine. 

Considering the totality of the circumstances, the woman’s father agreed to pressing charges, as he wished to see his daughter taken to jail. She was, and booked for domestic violence—disorderly conduct for serious disruptive behavior.

While at the jail the officer was advised that the woman had prior convictions for domestic violence.

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