On Saturday, Aug. 24, at about 7:18 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of vandalism on the 11000 block of North Divot Drive. The victim showed police a small hole that was about three inches by 6 inches, which had been cut in the screen of a window in his back yard. The victim also told police that he had a small statue valued at about $40 in his back yard on a small pedestal by his neighbor’s wall. He found the statue broken on Thursday evening and threw it away. The man told police that he believed someone had jumped the wall, broke the statue, and then attempted to break into his house. Police believed the cut in the screen was old, as the ends were sun-bleached and frayed, and the statue had fallen during a significant storm on Thursday. Police also thought a person would more likely jump the wall where it was four feet tall, rather than the six foot tall wall where the statue was.
On Wednesday, Aug. 28 at about 8:12 a.m. Marana Police responded to a caller saying someone drove a backhoe through the desert area behind her house. She noticed it that day and saw a lot of vegetation and cacti destroyed. The tracks ran for about a mile and she said she saw areas where the suspect dropped the bucket. It looks like the incident happened several days ago.
On Tuesday, Aug. 27 at about 8:40 a.m. Marana Police responded to a car break-in. The caller said she was up until 1:30 a.m. and thinks it happened after she fell asleep. She believes she locked the car. There was no damage to the car. Item stolen was more than $1,000.
On Tuesday, Aug. 27 at about 6:32 a.m. Marana Police responded to a car break-in. The caller parked his car at 5:30 p.m. and believes someone broke into his car the night before. The car wasn’t broken in so the caller thinks he left it unlocked. More than $220 worth of items was stolen.
On Tuesday, Aug. 27 at 5:35 a.m. Marana Police responded to a call about a theft. The caller said items were stolen from his car. He parked his car at 6 p.m. and at noticed the items were gone the next morning at 5 a.m. He’s not sure if he locked the car. There was no damage to the car. Items stolen totaled to $500.
On Monday, Aug. 26 at about 1:53 p.m. Marana Police responded to a shoplifting incident at the Walmart on 8280 N. Cortaro Road. The caller, a Walmart employee, said he caught two females shoplifting. The first female was seen gathering items in the store and putting them in the shopping cart. She left the full cart by the exit next to the McDonald’s inside and left the store. A second female entered Walmart and took the shopping cart towards the first female who was waiting outside. The cost of items totaled to $187.60. Both females had shoplifted at other Walmart’s before. One of the females was charged with shoplifting and trespassing. The other had a warrant for her arrest and was charged with shoplifting, trespassing, and false reporting.