Police and Crime

Oro Valley

On Saturday, July 13, at about 9:17 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to Riverfront Park at 551 E. Lambert Lane in response to a man masturbating. Police met with a woman who told police she noticed a man on a softball field with his dogs when she parked her car. He was described at white, about 16 or 17 years of age, and about 5’10”. After walking around the park, she noticed the man had his shirt off and was touching his genital area with his hand outside of his shorts. When she got back to her car, the man was on the pitcher’s mound on the field, facing her. He then pulled out his penis and started twirling and playing with it. Police were unable to find a person matching the description given. The woman did not wish to be a victim but simply wanted police to be aware of the incident. 


On Saturday, July 13, at about 6:54 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Kohl’s at 7785 N. Oracle Road in response to a shoplifting in progress after an employee saw a man conceal a pair of shorts in his pants. When police arrived, they met with the man as he left the store through an emergency exit. Police learned the man had a warrant out of Sahuarita. He was handcuffed and during a search, police found the shorts along with numerous necklaces, pendants, and bracelets, which were valued all at $490. He was arrested and cited for shoplifting and for his warrant and taken to the Pima County Adult Detention Center. He was also told he would be charged with trespassing if he returned to the store.


On Tuesday, July 9, at about 6:15 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walmart at 7951 N. Oracle Road in response to a man attempting to buy alcohol using a fake identification card. The driver’s license showed his correct name, but had the birthdate in 1992. Police immediately recognized the license as being fake. The man told police he was born in 1995. He was cited for being a person under 21 attempting to purchase alcohol with a false identification. 


On Sunday, July 7, at about 8:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a house on the 200 block of West Matterhorn Street in response to a domestic disturbance. The caller told police that her grandmother keeps grabbing at her and also pulled a knife on her. After speaking with both of the women, police learned the two had been arguing all day. Between the two, there wasn’t a consistent story about the knife. Police decided it would be best if the two were separated for the night. During the incident, police found a marijuana pipe that the caller admitted to owning. She was cited and released for possession of possession of drug paraphernalia and was told she would be charged with trespassing if she returned to her grandmother’s house.



On July 14, at 1:44 p.m., Marana police responded to Costco referencing an assault. An officer met with a customer who reported being hit by another customer while in the store. The victim stated another female subject approached her and told her to move up in line, then hit her in the arm with her purse. The suspect then hit her a second time with the purse, at which point the victim told the subject to back off and leave her alone. The victim described the suspect to the officer, but the suspect was not found. The victim stated she would like to prosecute.


On July 14, at 3:31 p.m., Marana police responded to a call referencing in-progress shoplifting. The officer responded to the location, Sportsman’s Warehouse, where he met with the store’s loss prevention employee. The employee stated he observed a male, who was still in the store, conceal gun oil and gun cleaning brushes in his pant pockets. The officer then waited outside until the suspect attempted to leave all point of payment. When that occurred, the officer and loss prevention employee detained the suspect, who denied any wrongdoing. The officer reviewed the video footage which clearly showed the suspect place the items in his pocket. The suspect was cited and released, and trespassed from the store. 


On July 15, at 9:58 a.m., Marana police responded to a call referencing larceny from a motor vehicle. The victim told the officer her father’s truck was parked in front of her residence earlier that day. She later noticed that some items, to include a JVC stereo deck, Swiss army knife, and five CDs, had been taken from the vehicle. No suspect information could be provided.


On July 15, at 9:56 p.m., Marana police responded to a call referencing a disturbance of peace. The reporting party explained that she honked at the driver of another vehicle to pull forward at a gas pump. The driver of that vehicle then exited his car, flipped off the victim, and began shouting profanities at her. The driver’s friend, another female, approached the male and told him not to curse in front of the children who were in the car. The male then grabbed her arm as she approached him and pushed it away, at which point the woman called the police. The vehicle was seen leaving westbound. The women stated they did not want to press charges. 


On July 16, at 11:10 a.m., Marana police responded to a call referencing criminal damage. The responding officer met with the reporting party, who stated he was sitting in his home when he heard a large cracking sound. He walked to the south end of his home where he found his window shattered. The victim stated he saw a tan truck driving back and forth, and the driver yelling something repeatedly, though he could not determine what was being said. The victim said he did not know of anyone who would want to damage his home. The victim was provided victim’s rights and a case number. Officers later stopped a vehicle matching the description. The driver stated he had been yelling for his lost dog. No other leads were available at the time. 


On July 16, at 3:40 p.m., Marana police responded to a call referencing theft from a home. The victim told the officer a refrigerator had been stolen from her home. The home was not currently being lived in, and was awaiting to be rented. No signs of forced entry were recognizable. The officer learned that the victim’s rental company had been giving keys to potential renters so they could tour the house themselves. It is speculated this is how the refrigerator was taken from the home. The refrigerator was valued at $1,000. No suspects were identified.

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