Oro Valley

On Thursday, July 26, at about 4:51 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call of theft at the Circle K at 8035 N. Oracle Rd. The store clerk saw a male and female come into the store and take two frozen burritos, two frozen cheeseburgers, two deli sub sandwiches, one can of Monster Energy drink, one Starbucks energy drink and one quart of Nestle chocolate milk. Both left in a car that was either a Mercedes Benz or BMW without paying.

On Monday, July 23, at 2:38 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call about vandalism on the 400 block of East Honeybee Preserve Way. The manager of a homebuilder company told police someone had knocked over an outhouse and placed another one on top of it. Both appeared to be damaged and would cost about $200 to fix.

On Monday, July 23, at 9:51 a.m., Oro Valley police met with a woman who was the victim of fraud. She had tried to rent a house she found online and had yet to receive the keys. The person who she believed to be the owner told the victim via email she was out of the country, and unable to show the inside house, but asked her to wire her $1,500 to Australia and she would mail her the keys. She never received the keys. Police told her it was an international incident and to contact the proper authorities. Police followed up and found the owners of the house and said they had rented the house out to a person two months prior to someone through a Craigslist.com ad. Police had the man search for his house and came across a false listing for it. He told police he planned to contact the Tucson Police Department.

On Sunday, July 22, at about 9:20 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle on the 400 block of Cambridge Drive. The caller told police the car had been sitting there for more than 10 minutes. Police found the vehicle with a 17-year-old driver and a 19-year-old passenger. Police also could smell burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. Both admitted to smoking marijuana earlier but there wasn’t any more in their car. Police searched the car and found a small glass pipe, a plastic bottle, a grinder, and a bag, all with marijuana residue on them. Police contacted the minor’s parents and the 19-year-old was cited for unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.


On Saturday, Aug. 4, at about 4:10 p.m., Marana police saw a man they recognized from previous contacts walking along Ina Road. After stopping the man, police found he had a warrant for his arrest out of Pima County. The man then dropped a few small plastic bags on the ground and denied they were his. In the bags, police found a small amount of white crystal-like substance and two purple pills. Police also found a vial in his pocket that had a brownish liquid residue in it. He was booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center for his two warrants and possession of drug paraphernalia.

On Wednesday, Aug. 1, at about 5:45 p.m., Marana police responded to call of shoplifting from a CVS on Ina Road. A woman came into the store and took a little more than $400 worth of cosmetic products from the store in her purse, setting off the security sensor. Police were unable to find the woman.

On Tuesday, July 31, at 1:12 a.m., Marana police responded to an apartment at 11921 W. Grier Road in response to an intoxicated person who was yelling and carrying around a machete. The caller told police there was a man in front of his apartment yelling at him to come outside. When police arrived, they saw the man matching the description given. He let police search him and they were unable to find a machete on him. The man then became argumentative and started to go back to his apartment. Police then handcuffed him and put him in a police car. Police then found a machete lying on the ground between his apartment and the one that he was yelling at earlier. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct and booked into the Pima County Jail. The man’s legs needed to be restrained on the way to the jail as he tried to kick out the window of the police car.

On Sunday, July 29, at about 8:15 p.m., Marana police responded to a fight on the 7800 block of Phobos Drive. The victim told police that his wife had choked him while he was lying on his bed. He showed police a video he took with his cell phone that showed the incident play out because he did not help his wife give their daughter a bath. The woman was booked in the Pima County Adult Detention Center for domestic violence assault.

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