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Posted: Wednesday, December 21, 2011 4:00 am

Oro Valley

On Saturday, Dec. 10, at 9:14 a.m. Oro Valley police spoke with a person on the phone who said about $45 worth of gas was siphoned from his truck sometime between 9 p.m. the day prior and 8 a.m. The victim’s Ford F150 had about a half a tank of gas and the Distance Till Empty gauge read about 290 miles. In the morning the tank was on empty and the DTE gauge was four miles.

On Friday, Dec. 9, at 4:40 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a house near Calle Concordia and Calle Buena Vista in response to a house recently being egged. The victims said they heard “pops” on the windows of the house, went outside and saw three juveniles. One of the suspects was throwing eggs and the other two were simply watching. Once the suspects saw a person come out of the house, they left on BMX bikes. The victims identified one of the suspects and told police where they live. The house where the suspect lived had recently been egged. Three boys were at the residence of the suspect, but all denied throwing eggs. The parents did not want to press charges or be a victim.

On Friday, Dec. 9, at 1:37 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the 900 block of W. Turnstone Place in response to criminal damage. The victim said that some time between 7 p.m. the day prior and noon someone dented her garage door. She estimated the damage to be about $1,200.

On Monday, Dec. 5, at 11:55 p.m., Oro Valley police met with a woman at the Oro Valley Police Departments Magee Road substation who wanted to report her tires being slashed earlier in the day. The victim said she had gotten home around 12:30 a.m. and then went back out to her vehicle around 7 a.m. and noticed both the rear tires were damaged. The passenger side rear tire’s side wall was punctured and deflated, while the other rear tire had a mark on the side wall as well, but the cut did not go all the way through. She told police she had already replaced the tires for $200.

On Sunday, Dec. 4, at 1:30 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke with a person who said his iPod was stolen while his car was being washed at Del Rio Car Wash. The victim said on Wednesday, Nov. 23, he took his car to get washed and then went home. A few days later he went back to his car to look for his iPod and could not find it, but said he remembered having it when he went to get his car washed. The victim said he spoke with the manager who said he would talk to his employees and check the surveillance tapes. The police then talked to the manager who said he talked with his employees and checked the surveillance tapes. He also said he was the one that vacuumed the car and did not recall seeing an iPod. The manager said he had no proof that anyone took the iPod and takes stealing very seriously.


On Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 12:46 p.m. Marana Police responded to 40 block of West Ina Road in regards to an unwanted person who had been screaming and cursing Car Spa.

On scene, officers made contact with an African American male who had been walking east in the parking lot of Car Spa, yelling and cursing. The officer advised the subject to calm down and have a seat, to which he replied with cursing. The suspect, later identified as Michael Ezekiel Hodge, continued to yell and curse as the manager of Car Spa, ignoring officer commands to clam down and told the manager, “I will come back with my Eagle and kill you,” while forming a gun sign with his hands. After another police warning to sit down, Hodge complied. He was transported to Pima County Jail and book on assault charges, disorderly conduct and threats and intimidation.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 1:10 p.m., Marana police responded to a house on West Silversand Drive in response to credit card fraud. The victim said her bank notified her that her card had been used at a QT Convenience Store in Mesa.  There were two transactions, one for $118.23 and a second for $145. There was a third attempt, for $378.92, at another QT Convenience Store in Phoenix, but the card was declined. The bank did not have any suspect information.

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 1 p.m., Marana police responded to a house on North Antler Ridge Drive in response to credit card fraud. The victim said his bank called him telling a debit charge to his checking account was making the account overdrawn. The charge was for $226.11 to Tucson Electric Power. Looking at past bank statements, the victim also noticed a $107.72 charge to T-Mobile.

On Sunday, Dec. 11 at 1:11 p.m. Marana Police responded to a fraud call at the 120 block of Ocotillo Bluff in reference to fraud. It was later concluded that the victim lost $1,054.70 during a wire transfer to a person he thought was a friend. However, the victim later discovered the incident was a scam. The victim did not want to seek prosecution, but asked that the incident be documented for informational purposes.

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