Police and Crime

Oro Valley

On Aug. 16 at 5:59 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a burglary call on North Meadview Way. The responding officer met with the homeowner, who stated that someone had entered the garage and taken two drills and a tool bag. The garage door had been left open and at the time of the burglary, everyone was inside the house. No suspects have been identified. 


On Aug. 13 at 12:19, Oro Valley police responded to a call for vandalism. The responding officer met with the victim, who said someone had broken into his bedroom window. The victim showed the officer the broken window. Next to the shattered glass was a rock assumed to have been used to break the window. The victim was unaware of who would have thrown the rock through his window.


On Aug. 12 at 7:22 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a vehicle break-in. The responding officer met with the victim, who said her car window had been broken out, and damage caused to the steering column and ignition. A GPS and some CDs were taken from inside the vehicle. No suspects or leads have been developed in the case.


On Aug. 12, at 7:26 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the back lot of an apartment complex for a report of vandalism. The responding officer met with the caller, who said her vehicle and several others had been vandalized overnight. The victim’s 2007 Toyota had been spraypainted with the word “Bones.” The damage was estimated at $200. The officer noticed several other vehicles in the area were also vandalized and attempted to make contact with each of the additional 10 victims.


On Aug. 12 at 9:21 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a vehicle break-in. The responding officer met with the victim, whose front passenger door window was broken out and a black iPod taken from the center console. No suspects have been identified.



On Friday, Aug. 23 at about 1:06 p.m. Marana Police responded to a caller who said she had been defrauded by a telephone scam. A male called her on Aug. 20 who said he was “Patrick”, her grandson. He said he was in Mexico and got arrested for having marijuana in his car. He asked for $1,900 to prevent going to jail and asked her to send the money through Money Gram. He asked her not tell his dad. She agreed to send the money. She couldn’t tell if it was her grandson Patrick or not because he was crying so hard. She called Patrick’s dad to tell him what happened. Patrick’s dad said Patrick was not in Mexico and at law school. She couldn’t stop the money from being sent. She was called on Aug. 23 and asked for more money by the male pretending to be Patrick. She said she’d send it but never did. She hasn’t received another call since.  


On Friday, Aug. 23 at 9 p.m. a Marana police officer pulled over a male in a car after he made a wrong right turn on West Twin Peaks Road. The officer asked if he had consumed alcohol, the male said no. After pulling him over, the officer smelled a strong odor of marijuana from the car. The driver agreed to take a horizontal gaze nystagmus test, which came back negative. The officer asked if he had any marijuana in the car - the driver said, “I’m not going to lie sir, yes”. The driver admitted to having the two bags of marijuana illegally and that he received it from his brother. The marijuana weighed 18.9 grams and the driver received a criminal citation for possession of marijuana.


On Wednesday, Aug. 21 at about 12:04 p.m. a Marana Police officer saw a heavy set Caucasian female putting her groceries quickly into her truck by the Fry’s on West Ina Road. Another person was with the female. A Fry’s employee told the officer that the female in the truck had shoplifted from the store and there was a male with her. The employee doesn’t know what items they took, but said they left two-24 packs of Dr. Pepper Cherry and four packages of Oscar Mayer hot dogs in a shopping cart. The store will prosecute theft charges if the subjects are found. 


On Tuesday, Aug. 20 at about 11:10 a.m. about a past fraud at the caller’s business. The day before her daughter was working when a Caucasian man with a lot of tattoos and piercing entered the store and bought shaved ice. The man had her change the bills several times and it was later found that the register was short $40. The daughter had never seen the man and he left and never returned. 


On Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 2:20 p.m. Marana Police responded to a call about fraudulent debit card activity. The caller said at about 11 a.m. Hughes Federal Credit called him asking about charges made to his debit card. Four debit card charges were found coming from Hermosillo, Mexico and totaling $60.06. The caller was not in Mexico and had the card in his possession.


On Friday, Aug. 16 at about 5:31 a.m the Marana Police responded to a vandalism call at North Palm Brook. The caller said he noticed three eggs smashed on his son’s car. The eggs were on the rear driver side door. The son said he didn’t know who would have thrown the eggs. The police officer found two other vehicles damaged by eggs in the neighborhood. 


(Editors Note: For more police reports, go to Explorernews.com and click “Police and Crime” under the Features tab. 

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

(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.