Police and Crime


On Monday, Sept. 2 at about 12:09 p.m., Marana police responded to thefts from two cars. The caller said between midnight and 4:30 a.m. a person stole items from his trucks. Keys were stolen from the first truck.  Keys were also stolen from the second truck along with a CD player, two amplifiers, two subwoofers and cologne. The total amount stolen totaled to $951. The caller said he left the keys in the trucks on purpose and doesn’t usually lock his trucks.


On Monday, Sept. 2 at about 6:04 a.m., Marana police responded to a call about a vehicle break in. The caller said he parked his car in front of his brother’s house the day before. Both were out late at the Casino that night. The next morning at 6 a.m. he saw his car with the trunk and driver’s side door open. His wallet was left in the car. His Citibank debit card, credit card and business card were missing. His .22 rifle, the rifle case, .22 caliber ammo and iPad was missing. The total amount missing was about $2,000. The caller said he locked his car.



On Sunday, Sept. 1, deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a woman slumped over in her car at a Circle K on the 2800 block of West Ina Road. Deputies noticed the car was running and there were what appeared to be drugs on the passenger’s seat. The door to the car was locked and as deputies knocked on the window, the woman woke up, not really acknowledging the deputies and then began to wipe her nose, which was running profusely. The woman then looked around, shut off her car, turned it back on and then shut it off again. Deputies knocked again and as the woman opened her door, they noticed a syringe lying between the driver’s sear and the doorframe of the car. She did tell deputies that she had stopped for gas and had taken some medication and it was kicking in. The woman was unable to perform any field sobriety tests, she couldn’t focus on the deputies or keep her eyes open. Her speech was slurred and her balance was off. She later admitted to having .64 grams of black tar heroin. She was arrested for Driving Under the Influence, two counts of Possession of Narcotics/Drugs, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 


On Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 4:05 p.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department began walking in the desert near Thornydale Road and Linda Vista Blvd., which is an area known for drug activity. As deputies were walking, they noticed three young males sitting. As soon as they saw deputies, they all ran towards a nearby apartment complex. As one deputy chased after, he caught up to one of them and told him if he didn’t stop, he would be tazed. He stopped, and was handcuffed. He admitted that he and the others were smoking marijuana. Other deputies helped surround the area to find the other two. After talking with others, they were able to locate the other two. All three subjects’ parents believed their sons were at their football practice. All three were arrested for possession of marijuana. 

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, at 10:45 a.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of an unwanted person on the 3900 block of West Linda Vista Boulevard. Dispatch was told that the man wanted to pick up his brother from school but he smelled of alcohol and drug narcotics. The school watched as the man attempted to park his car a few times, then walking to and from the school’s office multiple times. Administrators at the school had difficulty understanding why he was there and what he wanted. When he left, he almost hit a couple other cars in the parking lot, and hit a curb as he left the school at a high rate of speed. Deputies were able to find the car and pull him over. The driver was charged with a DUI, being under 21 and driving with spirituous liquor in his body.

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

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