Police and Crime

Oro Valley

On Oct. 9, at 9:08 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to Kentucky Fried Chicken regarding a fight between two employees. The responding officer spoke with the manager, who said her employee had been acting belligerent, throwing items, and threatening other employees. The officer then spoke to the suspect and could smell alcohol on his breath. When speaking, the suspect was slurring his words and had difficulty balancing. The suspect denied throwing any items, threatening anyone, or assaulting anyone, despite the claims of his fellow employees. When the officer informed him he was under arrest, the suspect began to curse at him and threatened to sue the police department. He was then transported to jail, where he was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and criminal damage.


On Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 12:39 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call about a family fight. The caller said her boyfriend was breaking into her apartment. The officer arrived and saw a broken window to the right of the apartment door. The caller opened the door and the officer saw a male sitting on the sofa. He asked the male to come outside. The male stated that he went to Fry’s, got home and the door was locked so he knocked on the window which he hit too hard and broke. He said he wasn’t fighting with his girlfriend. The officer smelled a strong odor of intoxicants coming from the male’s mouth. The male said he had a shot or two at his house, knocked on the window and then once he was in the apartment he hid the bottle of alcohol. The woman said her boyfriend was drinking throughout the day and they argued about it and then he agreed to leave for the night. He later came back and she thought someone was breaking in. When she saw it was him, she let him in. She doesn’t know why he broke the window. The male was cited and released for domestic violence/criminal damage.

On Sunday, Oct. 6, at about 3:40 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call about a reckless driver. A resident in a neighborhood said she was setting up Halloween decorations when a car sped around the cul de sac. She asked him to slow down in which he stopped the car and cursed at the woman. Six children witnessed the incident. Another resident in the neighborhood said he heard the driver cursing at the woman and told the driver, “Hey, that’s not nice to talk to her that way”. The driver proceeded to get out of his truck, curse at the neighbor and flipped both him and the female off. Having the driver’s license plate number, police went to the driver’s home. The driver opened the door and yelled “I am filing harassment charges on you” and proceeded to ask for the officers badge number. The officer gave it to him. The man did not want to talk and said he had his lawyer on the phone. The officer said he just wanted his name and date of birth. After two attempts the driver gave his name and birth date. The driver repeatedly said he would sue the officer for harassment and yelled more obscene remarks. After being asked, the man admitted to driving in the neighborhood and said he was driving 12 mph. There are no speed limit signs in the neighborhood. When asked if he was involved in a verbal argument with two people, he said he just yelled at one person. The officer requested back up. The man then yelled at the one of the newly arrived officers and said he would sue him and press charges for harassment. He proceeded to yell that he knew the officer, cursed and yelled that he killed his dogs. The officer said he did not kill his dogs. When the man continued to curse, officers told him to go back into his house. As the officers were leaving, a neighbor asked if everything was OK. As the officers were talking to the neighbor the man came outside again demanding their badge numbers and names. After taking the officers vehicles numbers he went back into the house. The officers went back to talk to the male neighbor from the neighborhood the incident occurred who said he would press charges. At about 7:10 p.m. communications said the man had called and said he would sue the town of Oro Valley. At about 7:43 p.m. the officers placed the man under arrest for disorderly conduct for disturbing the peace.

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

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