Police and Crime

Oro Valley

On Thursday, May 30, at 10 a.m., Oro Valley police met with a man at the main police station about criminal damage. The man told police that someone had been intentionally leaving nails in the road in front of his house. He said it has been happening since March and he has collected the nails and kept them in bags and labeled them with the date. The man told police he has already had to replace two tires and repair a third because of damage caused by the nails. 


On Thursday, May 30, at 6:25 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Oro Valley Country Club, 300 W. Greenock, in response to a report of a window being broken by someone hitting golf balls during the night. When employees arrived at the club, they found golf balls in the parking lot and around the building. It appeared someone had come to the driving range during the night and hit balls towards the building. One window was broken, which was valued at about $350.


On Tuesday, May 28, at about 10:17 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Little Caesar’s Pizza at 7980 N. Oracle Road in response to a report of vandalism. Police learned that a rock had been thrown at the windshield of a woman’s car. The victim showed police the smashed windshield, which had a crack running the length of the windshield as well. There was also a dent and scratch on the hood from where the rock had bounced off the windshield. 


On Tuesday, May 28, at 1:28 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the apartment complex at 8851 N. Oracle Road in response to a loud party. As police approached the apartment where the party noise was coming from, they noticed two males on the third-floor balcony. One guy then began to urinate. Once the men could tell there was a police officer below, they ran back into the apartment. Police spoke with the tenant of the apartment and told him about the noise complaint and that the party was over. The officer asked the people to leave the party. Before police left, two separate tenants told them that the partying was an ongoing problem and occurred two to three times a week. 



On Thursday, May 30, at about 1:40 p.m., Marana police responded to a house on the 10000 block of North Blue Crossing Way in response to an air compressor that had been stolen from a garage. The air compressor was valued at $130. 


On Wednesday, May 29, at about 3:14 p.m., Marana police responded to a house on the 7900 block of North Panamint Drive in response to the theft of a tree. The victim told police she had seen her plum tree intact and in her front yard around 5:30 a.m. When she came home around 1 p.m., she noticed the whole tree had been up-rooted and was missing. The victim’s neighbors said they didn’t see anything or anyone on the property. The tree was valued at about $30. 


On Tuesday, May 28, at about 8:32 a.m., Marana police responded to the Chevron at 13960 N. Sandario Road in response to a counterfeit $20. The bill was believed to have been taken the day before in the afternoon. The bill did not have a security strip and the ink appeared to be blurry. The bill was placed into evidence and the report was forwarded to the U.S. Treasury Department. 


On Monday, May 27, at about 7:30 a.m., Marana police responded to the Civic Center, 11555 W. Civic Center Drive, in response to a theft. The victim told police that on the way to the gym in the morning, she noticed he wallet was missing from her car. The last time she had seen it was the day prior around 9:30 p.m. She said the wallet had about $1,000 in it. She believed it was in her truck and it had been left unlocked during the night as it was parked in the driveway. 


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

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