One of our readers sent us an email reporting the sighting of a drone a bit north of Oro Valley.
"This afternoon, about 4:20 p.m., we were sitting on the bench that overlooks our fish pond. We heard the sound of a small motor, then looked up to see what at first appeared to be a small aircraft flying slowly at perhaps 40 mph, maybe 150 feet up, directly over us on a wnw heading. We stood up, went over to a more open area, looked at it and said “it’s a drone!!”
They described it: "...estimated wingspan of at least 8 to 10 feet. The drone was yellow and white, with an antenna on top, behind the canopy."
They continued: "Someone was controlling it, but why and for what purpose?"
Did anyone else see this?
Council Agrees To Delay Decision On Olsen Property
Wednesday, the Oro Valley Town Council agreed to reconsider a prior council passed motion approving development of the Olsen property.
During consideration of the original motion, Council Member Zinkin had suggested a 2 week delay in approval to make sure that everything was ironed out regarding the property. His motion was rejected. Now, two weeks later, Council goes: "Opps, You wus right, Mike."
So, rather than a 2 week delay, there is now a 5 week delay.
Two Oro Valley Residents Running For State Offices
Mark Finchem "...is a retired police officer and a Realtor with Long Realty. He lives in Oro Valley. He previously ran for a seat on the Oro Valley Town Council. His priority is education reform. He supports sending more National Guard troops to the border. Finchem supports expanding the school voucher program. He is pro-life." (Source)
"Oro Valley Police Department arrested Monica Garibay for theft on residents of Brookdale Senior Care Living facility on Monday, Oct. 12. The residents of this facility are vulnerable due to diminished memory capacity." (Source)
"With the cooperation of Brookdale's management, the investigation identified a new employee, as a possible suspect. The Criminal Investigations Unit was able to locate one of the stolen items at a local pawn shop and connected it to Garibay." (Source: Oro Valley Police Department Press Release)
Tonight Is Oro Valley's National Night Out