Oro Valley

On Thursday, March 15, at about 7:09 a.m., Oro Valley police resonded to a criminal damage domestic violence call at a house near La Cañada Blvd. and Tangerine Road. The man said while his 17-year-old grandson and his mother were arguing then went out into the garage. The mother took the car keys away from her son and then he threw a Hot Pocket at her, which did not hit her. The son then punched the front passenger side fender of his mother’s car leaving a large dent. He then left and went out into the desert near their house. Police found the son in the desert. He was arrested for criminal damage and also agreed to take a Breathalyzer test, which gave a .023 reading.

On Wednesday, March 14, at about 3:50 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Golf Villas at 10950 N. La Cañada Blvd. in response to a call that a maid appeared to have been drinking and was getting into her car. When police arrived, they saw the woman coming down a set of stair who seemed very unsteady on her feet and almost fell down the stairs two times. Once she got to her car, she fell into her car while appearing to look for her keys. The officer then talked to the woman who appeared under the influence. The office also noticed the keys were in the ignition of her car. She denied drinking anything and told police she felt embarrassed. She then had various mood swings and at times became belligerent. Police then called a coworker to pick her up, but when the coworker arrived, the woman said she didn’t want her to drive her home. Police then called the woman’s son who came and picked her up.

On Tuesday, March 13, at about 5:25 p.m., an Oro Valley police officer was on a routine patrol and entered into the roundabout at Hardy and Northern roads. While approaching one of the entrances to the roundabout the officer noticed a car that appeared to be traveling about 5 mph over the speed limit and didn’t yield to the officer in the roundabout. The officer had to brake to avoid hitting the other car. After exiting the roundabout, the officer pulled the vehicle over. Inside the car, there were four people in the car, all between the ages of 16 and 17 whom all attended Canyon Del Oro High School. After writing up a written warning for a failure to yield, the officer approached the car and could smell a strong odor of burning marijuana. The officer then had the juveniles exit the car. The driver told police she had not smoked any today and that all of what was in the car was hers. Police found slightly more that 5.5 grams of marijuana along with pipes, baggies and tin foil in the car. The others were told to walk home, which was nearby, and the driver was cited for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and released to her mother.

On Sunday, March 11, at 10:36 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment at 8215 N. Oracle Rd. The caller told police his girlfriend would not allow him to leave and was cutting up his stuff with scissors. The woman lent her boyfriend her debit card to spend $10 on breakfast but later noticed there was a $40 charge. After an argument, the man told the woman they were breaking up. At that point the man tried to leave, but the woman let him and started cutting up the man’s driver’s license and phone charging cable. The man then called the police and then the woman tried to leave. At that point the man put the woman in a headlock, wrapping his arm around her throat. He then let her go, and grabbed her keys with the intention of keeping her around until the police came. Both were arrested for criminal damage and disorderly conduct while within a domestic dispute. Both were then transported to Pima County Jail.

On Sunday, March 11, at about 2:12 p.m., Oro Valley police noticed a large spray painted picture on a wall behind the Kohls at 7785 N. Oracle Rd. The picture was of a person walking on stilts with his tongue sticking out and his hat falling off. In block letters, the painting also had, “Prog-Ram” written within it. Police attempted to contact the property manager but were unable to make contact with them.


On March 21, at 6:18 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to a bag of marijuana found in the trunk of a repossessed vehicle. The responding officer met with the reporting person, who stated he repossessed a silver Chevrolet Malibu, and upon employees processing and tagging the personal items in the car, they found a plastic bag filled with marijuana in the trunk. A K-9 unit was brought to the scene, but no further contraband was discovered in the vehicle. The marijuana was entered into property and evidence for destruction.

On March 21, at 4:59 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to the theft of gasoline from a vehicle. The responding officer made contact with the reporting person, who told the officer he believed the occurrence had happened more than once. The victim told the officer she had parked her vehicle in her driveway on March 20 at 5:00 p.m. with the tank half full, and when she returned to her vehicle at 5:00 a.m., the tank was empty. The value of the gas was estimated at $25. None of the victim’s neighbors reported similar activity. No leaks were seen coming from the vehicle.

On March 21, at 1:36 p.m., Marana police responded to Sportman’s Warehouse in reference to shoplifting. The responding officer made contact with the reporting loss prevention manager, who stated a juvenile male had been apprehended for attempting to steal an LED Magic Marker, Fusion Jungle knife, and Oso Sweet knife. The subject concealed the items in his clothing and exited. Store employees gave chase, and eventually, the juvenile threw the items into a wash near the store and continued to flee. The items were recovered, but the suspect was never captured or identified.

On March 19, at 5:52 p.m., Marana police responded to Kohl’s Department Store in reference to shoplifting. The responding officer made contact with the reporting employee who told the officer he had detained a juvenile female for attempting to steal a bracelet, bras, wallet, and earrings, the value totaling $145. The employee confronted the juvenile at the front of the store, and detained her in a security office while awaiting police arrival. The juvenile was placed under arrest after acknowledging her intent to leave the store without paying. The officer called the juvenile’s mother to pick her up, and informed the mother her daughter would be contacted within 15 days by a probation officer.

On March 18, at 5:05 p.m., Marana police responded to a Circle K in reference to stolen beer. The responding officer met with the reporting clerk, who told the officer a white male subject walked into the store, grabbed two thirty 30 packs of Budweiser, and walked out the front door without paying. The suspect then entered a black and gray four-door sedan, of which the clerk was unable to get the license plate. The suspect was identified as a 5’11” and wearing a gray sweatshirt and black shorts. The clerk informed the officer she could not identify the suspect if she saw him again. Victim’s Rights were left with the clerk.

On March 18, at 10:40 a.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to theft from a property. The responding officer met with the reporting person, who stated his three-tier birdbath had been stolen. The victim told the officer the birdbath is quite heavy, and likely required two or more people to move. The birdbath is gray in color and features three round bowl-like baths. No suspects have been identified. The victim was issued Victim’s Rights.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.