On Friday, Oct. 14, at 3:32 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call in the 12300 block of North Echo Valley Drive in response to a hit and run. The victim told the police officers sometime between 9:30 and 10 p.m. the night before, someone had pulled into his driveway. He then heard a loud noise and saw the car drive away. The victim later noticed his garage door was dented in a few places. He said the garage door still opens, but gets stuck occasionally. He did not know how much it would cost to repair the door.
On Wednesday, Oct. 12, at about 3:40 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call in the 9800 block of North Hacienda Hermosa Drive regarding a vehicle fire. When police officers arrived, they saw a 1999 Oldsmobile partially in flames. They did not see anyone in the car. The officers then went to the house to tell the residents about the fire and to make sure they were all right. The car was extinguished by Golder Ranch firefighters, and a fire inspector was called to scene. The fire was determined to have been caused by a lit incense stick that had been left burning in the car. While firefighters were cleaning out the vehicle, police noticed a book titled, “How to Cultivate Marijuana.” The officer spoke with the owner of the car and told her what he saw; he asked if there was anything illegal in the car. She told police there was a pipe and marijuana in the car. She was arrested and cited for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
On Sunday, Oct. 9, at 9:54 a.m., Oro Valley police noticed newly painted graffiti on the side of the building of a real estate company located at 10785 N. Oracle Road. The graffiti, comprised of letters and arrows, was on the outside of the northwest wall. The estimated value of the damage is $500.
On Sunday, Oct. 9, at 9:42 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call in the 8900 block of North Riviera Drive regarding a theft from a vehicle. The victim said he believed the items were taken sometime between 9 p.m. on Oct. 7 and 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 8. The dash had been taken apart and a navigation system along with a satellite receiver were taken from the car. The value of the items was estimated at $1,395.