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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 4:00 am


On Jan. 27, at 10:30 a.m., Marana police responded to Wal-Mart in reference to a shoplifter in custody. The responding officer made contact with an Asset Protection employee, who stated he observed the female subject placing several items in a re-usable bag. When the bag was full, the subject proceeded to the register, and paid for the items in her cart, but not the items in the bag. The subject was cited and released. All stolen items were returned to Wal-Mart.

On Jan. 27, at 3:35 p.m., Marana police responded to a call regarding criminal damage. The responding officer spoke with the reporting person, who explained she had found damage to a bedroom window. The officer examined the scene, but did not find the object that caused the damage. There are no suspects at this time.

On Jan. 28, at 2:24 p.m., Marana police responded to a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle. The responding officer made contact with the victim’s wife, who stated her husband had been hit by a blue van while walking through a grocery store parking lot. The victim’s injuries consisted of a laceration to the back of his head and a broken wrist. The owner of the blue van explained he had not seen any cars or people walking when he made his turn. The officer reviewed video surveillance, and provided the victim’s wife with case information.


On Jan. 29, at 1:58 p.m., Marana police responded to a shoplifting call at a north side Circle K. The responding officer spoke with a store employee, who stated she observed a white adult male enter the store, grab a 30-pack of Coors Light, and exit the store without paying. The officer conducted an area search with negative results.

On Jan. 31, at 4:12 p.m., Marana police responded to a call regarding damage to a vehicle at a business location. The responding officer made contact with the owner of the damaged vehicle, who stated video surveillance showed a white truck hit her vehicle. The owner of the truck then got out of his vehicle and checked for damage before leaving the scene. The victim told police the suspect recently used a credit card, and she is trying to locate a name for the card. Police issued Victim’s Rights, and the victim stated she would like to press charges. Photos were placed in evidence.

Oro Valley

On Friday, Feb. 3, at 3:28 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Vantage West Credit Union at 550 W. Magee Rd. in response to a report of an irate person. When police arrived, they learned that a woman was at the drive-up teller lane completing her paper work when a vehicle behind her started yelling at her using expletives telling her she should have had her paper work ready, that she was taking a long time, and that they had stuff to do. The woman then yelled back, using expletives, telling them to go around. The men in the vehicle then drove into the lane next to the woman and continued to yell at the woman.  The woman then rolled up her window and waited for police to arrive. She told police she was afraid for her safety and that of her kids who were also in the car. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for disorderly conduct and threats and intimidation. 

On Thursday, Feb. 2, at 9:02 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a vandalism call on the 200 block of West Meadowbrook Drive. The victim told police he got home from work and found his mailbox door open. When he tried to close it, it wouldn’t because the latch at the top had been bent up and back, causing the door to open and close freely. He did not suspect anything had been taken and suspected that it was some “kids.”

On Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 12:35 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a car theft at the apartment complex at 8215 N. Oracle Rd. The victim told police her 1998 Honda Accord was stolen sometime within the last 12 hours. There were no signs of broken glass or debris from a vehicle break in. The victim said she did not loan her car to anyone and was sure she locked it.

On Sunday, Jan. 29, at 6:17 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Giant gas station at 10505 N. Oracle Rd. in response to a large fuel spill. The victim was filling his truck up with gas when he smelled gas and heard something leaking onto the ground. The man stopped pumping gas and looked under his truck to find fuel leaking from a hole in his gas tank. The man also saw a swirled shaving hanging from the hole, which appeared to have been caused by a drill. Golder Ranch Fire District responded to the gas station to clean up the fuel hazard. After plugging the hole, police followed the man to his home to look for any evidence. In the man’s driveway, police noticed a small trail of fuel leading out of the driveway but the victim said he didn’t have much gas in the tank.

On Sunday, Jan. 29, at 4:05 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a car break in at the apartments located at 10333 N. Oracle Rd. The victim had parked his car at about 6 p.m. the previous day and came out to his car to find the driver’s window had been shattered. After police arrived, the searched the vehicle and found numerous things of value still in the car. The victim did not have any idea who would do that to his car.

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