Oro Valley

On Friday, Oct. 26, at 11:52 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to an audible alarm at the Fruit Shack, 10785 N. Oracle Rd. Police arrived to find a rock had been thrown through the glass beside the door. The glass was about four feet by three and a half feet. The rock made a hole in the window about a foot wide, which police did not believe a person could fit through. The damage was estimated at about $350.

On Thursday, Oct. 25, at about 2:58 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke with a man over the phone who told police that around 2 p.m. he noticed that a plant had been pulled up from his front yard and taken. He had looked around his yard and surrounding area and could not find his plant. He said the plant, which was a “Break Light Plant” with bright red flowers was valued at about $15. He told police he did not see anyone hanging around his yard and does not know who took his plant.

On Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 10:22 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke with a man over the phone who wanted to make sure police weren’t looking for him. He told police that about an hour and a half earlier he got into an argument with his ex-girlfriend and slapped her in the face. Police asked to meet the man in person at the police station to explain the incident more clearly. Police spoke with the alleged victim who told police that her ex-boyfriend would not leave her alone after they had broken up a few weeks ago. She told police that he had slapped her as she was trying to get him to leave. Police then met with the man, who again told police that he slapped her. He was arrested for domestic violence assault and booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center.  

On Sunday, Oct. 21, at 12:37 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the 2000 block of East Amaranth Street in response to a neighbor problem. The woman who called the police told them she left her house for a walk around 9 in the morning. As she was leaving, she noticed her shrubs shaking in the backyard along her fence. She then walked over to water a plant on the side of her house in the backyard. That is when she saw her neighbor walking in her backyard. After returning from her walk, she noticed several of her trees and shrubs had been cut, and the clippings were thrown into her yard under the plants. She told police she has an Order of Protection against her neighbor for doing similar things in the past. The woman did not want her neighbor talked to saying she had already been talked to in the past and it didn’t do any good. She told police she would get another Order of Protection from the court the following day.


On Saturday, Nov. 3, at 1:08 p.m., Marana police responded to a report of theft from the Wal-Mart at 8280 N. Cortaro Rd. The suspect had taken a 42-inch television and went past the registers and started to leave the store. The Loss Prevention person at the store stopped the man and returned him to the store. The man told police that he was out of work and in need of money. He planned to sell the television for cash and denied ever shoplifting from Wal-Mart in the past. Police found the man had a warrant out of the Tucson Police Department. He was arrested for shoplifting as well as the warrant and taken to the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

On Friday, Nov. 2 at 12 p.m., Marana police responded to the 5800 block of Arizona Pavilions Drive in response to a theft of copper wire. A member of the Tucson Electric Power Metal Theft Task Force told police that about 65 feet of copper wire was cut and stolen from a pull box, which is a hole in the ground covered with a manhole cover. The street value of the wire is about $300 and will cost TEP about $2,000 to replace the wire.

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 8:14 p.m., while patrolling the area of the 8000 block of North Sayante Way, a Marana police officer’s Advanced License Plate Reader returned a car as being stolen out of Phoenix. Police watched the car for a little more than an hour to see if any suspects would approach the car. After a towing company arrived and unlocked the car, police attempted to process the car for prints, but found the car had been wiped down and no prints were found.

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 10:51 a.m., Marana police took a report of a theft from a car, which occurred on the 7000 block of West Amarante Drive. The victim’s car was left unlocked. Sometime between 9 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. someone went into her car, took her wallet from her purse and looked through the center console and glove box. When trying to cancel her cards, she found someone had used her card at a Redbox location.

On Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 8:55 a.m., Marana police responded to a theft from a car on the 7000 block of North Siskiyou Drive. The victim told police that sometime during the night someone stole the stereo from his car. Though he believed he locked the car, there were no signs of forced entry. The stereo was valued at $150.

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