Police and Crime

Pima County

On Saturday, March 30, at about 5:21 p.m. deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 2300 block of Ina Road in response to a fight brewing. Deputies learned that a man was standing outside of his apartment and a woman was yelling and cursing at him while throwing items like a lamp and dog dishes out from the second story window of an apartment. The woman left the scene before police arrived. On April 9, deputies met with woman at the Pima County Adult Detention Center after asking her to turn her self in to authorities. She was arrested for domestic violence criminal damage and domestic violence disorderly conduct. 


On Wednesday, March 27, at about 9:02 a.m., deputies with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department responded to Quail Run Elementary School in response to a man threatening to punch the school’s principal. Deputies learned that the man, who had already left before deputies arrived, was upset because his daughter was late and didn’t want her to get a tardy slip. The man began to yell at employees behind the desk. It was then that the principal noticed the man’s daughter began to cry. When the principal began to comfort the daughter, the man told the principal if she continued to talk to his daughter, he would punch her. At the end of the school day, the man returned and apologized for his actions and behavior. The people at the school decided not to press charges against the man.


Oro Valley

On Thursday, April 11, at about 11:19 p.m., Oro Valley police were on patrol driving north on Oracle Road north of Linda Vista when they noticed a vehicle pull into a lot of a business that was vacant and had been unoccupied for some time. The car parked and turned off its lights. Police spoke with the man, who was the only person in the car. He did couldn’t tell police why he stopped there but was on his way to a store nearby. After asking the man if he had any guns, knifes or weapons, police asked the man to step out of the car. Police then asked him again about the weapons, each time telling the office that he did not have anything. While searching the man, police found a .22 caliber revolver in the front of his waistband. The man was arrested for misconduct involving weapons and booked into the Puma County Adult Detention Center.  


On Wednesday, April 10, at about 11:04 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a house on the 12000 block of North Forest Lake Way in response to a report of vandalism. The victim told police that sometime during the night someone tied a rope around the base of a saguaro in her front yard. The woman believed they then tied the other end of the rope to a car and tried to pull on the cactus. The rope was broken and the saguaro had been sliced through 80 percent. The saguaro was damaged at a value of $2,000. 


On Tuesday, April 9, at about 8:18 a.m., Oro Valley police spoke to a woman over the phone who lives on the 700 block of West Landoran Lane about criminal damage. The woman said her neighbor has been throwing rocks on to her property and has damaged some of her cacti on the front yard with the rocks. A neighbor also told police she had seen the man do this. Police came to the property and noticed numerous cacti damaged with rocks, which were valued at $350. The neighbor admitted to throwing rocks and was cited for criminal damage. 



On Wednesday, April 10, at about 4:19 p.m., Marana police, who were in the parking lot of Hooters and Bedrocks on the 4300 block of West Ina Road, noticed two males sitting in a car. When police came up to the car, he saw the passenger take a shot from a shot glass. Police later learned the man was under the age of 21 and could smell burnt marijuana. The driver, who was old enough to drink, did not allow police to search his vehicle after they smelled burnt marijuana. Due to probable cause, police searched the car and found marijuana and a pipe in the car. One was arrested for under aged consumption of alcohol, the other was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were released at the scene. 


On Monday, April 8, at about 2:50 p.m., Marana police spoke with a man over the phone who wanted to report some stolen property. The man said after going to a wedding and reception on Friday. April 5, at his uncle’s house on the 8800 block of North Acacia Grove Place, he could not find his backpack. He told police it was in his car during the wedding and reception. The backpack was valued at $80. Inside, he had a $3,000 laptop computer and a $150 camera. 


On Sunday, April 7, at about 10 a.m., Marana police responded to the 4100 block of West Ina Road in response to a theft. The victim told police that she had parked in front of the store, left her window down and her wallet on the driver’s seat of the car while she walked over and talked to her mother in a nearby car. When she returned to her car, her Ed Hardy wallet valued at $50 was missing. 


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

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