Friday, February 1, 2013

Bits and Pieces


It is never a good thing when an Oro Valley police officer is charged with a crime. In this case, the officers name is Mario Molina. Ofc. Mulino is charged with shoplifting from Walmart. The matter is being pursued by the Pima County Sheriff. Ofc. Molina has been relieved of active-duty. (Source: Oro Valley Press Release, Arizona Daily Star)

“On Friday, March 15, 5 – 10 p.m., the Town of Oro Valley will host a Community Pool Party in honor of the Aquatic Center Grand Opening.” The event is free and is open to the public. The press release for this activity also lists eight pending aquatic events that will be conducted at the facility. Seven of these will be conducted by October. (Source: Oro Valley Press Release)
The Oro Valley Police Department published its 90 day evaluation of the 15 HiVE officer deployments: • There were a total of 528 traffic stops: ◦ 349 stops for moving violations ◦ 179 stops for non-moving violations • 162 drivers received citations for moving and/or non-moving violations • 365 drivers received warnings for moving and/or non-moving violations • 3 collisions occurred during deployments

“A three-month comparison using 2011 and 2012 data illustrated a decline in collisions at the Oracle and Magee intersection. Oracle and Suffolk saw an increase of collisions, with the most common collision (90%) being a "rear-end" collision. All of the collisions at Oracle and Suffolk were non-injury collisions.” (Source: The Oro Valley Police Department Press Release)

Is it possible that the increase in the number of collisions at the Oracle in Suffolk intersection were caused by people slamming on their car’s brakes to avoid being detected by the HiVE deployment?

Oro Valley plans to continue these deployments indefinitely.
The town's new director of Parks and Recreation is Kristy Diaz-Trahan. She is from New Mexico. We plan to interview Kristy in late February after she gets settled.
The second annual Move Across 2 Ranges event is March 9 in the Tortolitas and Santa Catalinas. Courses range from 5 to 21.5 miles. Registration, which includes a shirt and an invitation to the post-challenge "Managed the Move" party at The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, 12005 N. Oracle(Source: Arizona Daily Star)
Youths!  Looking for summer employment?  Pima County is taking applications for summer jobs.  Last year, the County accepted 1,560 applicants. Click here to read more.
Oro Valley crime statistics for 2012  are available.  Some highlights of interest;

  • 14,465 Volunteer police hours, up from 2011 (13,867, but down from 2010 (16.967)
  • 1,681 arrests, down from 2011 and 2010 levels
  • 4,439 traffic citations
  • 6,310 warnings
  • Thefts represent the largest number of crimes at 663.
  • 2 Homicides

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