On Tuesday, Aug. 21, at about 9:30 a.m., Marana police responded to a report of vandalism at the Light of Day Lutheran Church at 8611 N. Silverbell Rd. An employee had noticed water dripping onto the ground from the roof. When he went up to see what the source of the water was, he found that the condensation pipe for the air conditioning unit detached. The bracket and bolt used to hold the pipe was also detached and lying next to the pipe. There were no signs of cut marks on the pipes or missing parts. The damage to fix the pipe was about $60.
On Sunday, Aug. 19, at 4 a.m., Marana police saw a man who appeared to be carrying a backpack as if something heavy was inside. Knowing of burglaries taking place in the area at early hours of the day, police stopped the man. The man said he had about $20 worth of wire in the backpack, which he showed to police. He told police he got the copper wire from a friend. Police did not find any cutting or wire stripping tools in the bag.
On Thursday, Aug. 9, at 7:56 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke with a man over the phone who said while he was on vacation, some of his property was stolen. The man, who was on vacation for the previous six days came back to find 20 to 25 solar globe lights missing from his front yard. They were valued at about $375.
On Wednesday, Aug. 8, at about 1:23 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report that a drunken man stole a bike from the Sun City Recreation Center at 1565 E. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Police met up with the man on the bike at Oracle and Tangerine roads. The man, who appeared to be intoxicated, told police he began drinking last night and drank in the morning. He got a ride to work but was asked to leave, because he was drunk, around 12:30 in the afternoon. Since he didn’t have a ride and didn’t want to wait for the bus, the suspect took a bike. The owner of the $600 bike pressed charges and the suspect was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail.
On Tuesday, Aug. 7, at 10:31 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of criminal damage to a house on the 11000 block of Quicksilver Trail. The victims heard a loud bang and came outside to find her garage door damaged. There was a very large dent in the center of the two-car garage door and damage to the sides from the door being pushed in so far.
On Monday, Aug. 6, at about 12:38 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke with a manager over the phone who said someone damaged the property at the Vistoso Resort Casitas at 655 W. Vistoso Highlands Dr. She told police that at some point two days prior someone turned on the water valve causing the sprinklers to turn on and flood a basin on the property. There wasn’t any damage to the plants or grass, but there was about $500 worth of water used.