Police and Crime


On Wednesday, June 5, at about 2:04 p.m., Marana police met with a man at the Legacy Apartment Complex on the 12000 block of West Mountain Center Drive. The man told police that two of his cars were broken into the night prior. One car, a 2000 Mazda had a canopy taken, which was valued at $100 and a pair of shoes valued at $90. From his 2002 Dodge truck, he was missing various electric and non-electric tools, drill bits, subwoofers, and a drill bit case. All the items taken from the truck were valued at $2,849. Numerous other vehicles were broken into during the night and a 2005 Ford F-150 was stolen. Items stolen from other cars included and iPod, an audio cable, a radio, dashboard covers, floor mats, and a license plate 


On Tuesday, June 4, at about 2:22 p.m., Marana police spoke to a person over the phone, who lived on the 4500 block of West Horizon Ridge Drive, about a stolen fireplace. The victim said he had a portable fireplace, which was still in the package, taken from a storage room. The room did not have a door and the house was being built. The fireplace was worth about $1,200. The theft happened between April 17 and April 18, but did not report it as he thought the builder was going to report it.


On Sunday, June 2, at 5:29 p.m., Marana police responded to the Costco at 3901 W. Costco Drive in response to a shoplifting. The employee police spoke with said she had seen the suspect for the last few months come into the store and suspected her of shoplifting small items such as socks or a can of nuts. The woman was seen placing a package of chipped beef in her purse. She then checked out and bought about $100 worth of items and then attempted to leave the store without paying for the chipped beef. The woman was arrested and given a citation for shoplifting. 


On Sunday, June 2, at 8:36 a.m., Marana police responded to the Valley of the Sun RV Park on the 13000 block of North Sandario Road in response to criminal damage. The victim told police that sometime after 4 p.m. the day prior, someone damaged the front passenger side door of their car. She told police that she had driven the car to various places throughout the day but didn’t notice the multiple straight and curved scratches on the door. Police believed the marks were created intentionally with a sharp object. 


Oro Valley

On Friday, June 7, at 11:50 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Famous Sam’s at 8058 N. Oracle Road in response to an assault. The victim told police that she when she went into the bathroom, two females approached her and told her to stay away from her ex-boyfriend, who was at the bar and who she hadn’t had contact with for about a year. The girls chest-bumped her, which pushed her backwards into a wall. The woman did not want to press charges. 


On Friday, June 7, at 4:21 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke with a man in the lobby of the main police station about a theft. The man told police he had last seen his pool automated vacuum in his pool the day prior. The house is on the 100 block of West Greenock Drive. The pool vacuum is valued at $578.31. 


On Monday, June 3, at about 3:21 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke to a person over the phone about a theft. The caller told police he had a U.S. flag and its pole taken from his house earlier in the day. The house is on the 1400 block of West Fairway Wood Court. The flag and pole was valued at $45. 


Pima County

On Sunday, May 26, at 9:43 p.m., Pima County deputies responded to a report of vandalism on the 3800 block of West Carina Street. The victim told deputies that as he was pulling into the neighborhood, multiple rocks hit his car. When he got out of his car, he saw one of the male suspects who had hit his car. The man chased the suspect until he jumped over a wall. When deputies came into the neighborhood, they were told the suspects were behind him running towards the wash. Deputies saw them and began a foot pursuit. Deputies caught up to two individuals. One continued to say, “What dog? What?” To which deputies told him he was not his dog and they were being detained for possibly being involved with a report of criminal damage. After speaking with the victim and the kids, one was charged with criminal damage.


On Tuesday, May 21, at 11:45 a.m., Pima County deputies responded to a report of a fight in progress near Ina and Oracle roads. Deputies learned that a man in Cocos placed his iPad and cellphone on the counter of the bathroom while he went into a bathroom stall. When the man came out of the stall, he saw a man leaving from the place where he had his iPad and phone. He tried to confront the man, to which he said and explicative and continued to walk away. Another verbal altercation happened at the entrance to the restaurant. The suspect then ran to the southwest corner of the intersection where he was confronted and tackled by three people. The iPad and phone were hidden in the man’s waistband. He was arrested and charged with theft and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center. 


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

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