Police and Crime

Oro Valley

On Thursday, Nov. 21, at about 7:52 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Chevron gas station at 8080 N. Oracle Road in response to an assault. An employee told police that a man had come into the store. She asked the man to leave because he was not allowed in the store because two weeks prior, he was caught smoking marijuana in the bathroom. The woman then walked outside to throw away some boxes. The man followed her out and kicked the box out of her hands. She was not assaulted but it startled her. The man then ran away. Police we unable to find the man.


On Wednesday, Nov. 20, at about 8:38 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to Ironwood Ridge High School in response to two students fighting. After gathering the two women who were involved in the fight, school officials and police escorted the two to the office. The problem between the two began over social media and escalated with name-calling and water throwing. Both were arrested for disorderly conduct and released to family members.


On Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 9:30 a.m., Oro Valley police spoke to a woman in the lobby of the main police station about fraud. The woman told police that a person called her and said he was her grandson and had been involved in an accident in Trinidad and needed money to pay for the damages. The woman then sent a money gram for $1,700 to what she thought was a place in Trinidad. The location ended up being in Canada. After sending the money, the woman spoke to her grandson who was not out of the country and did not call her. She wanted to document the incident so it didn’t happen to anyone else.



On Sunday, Nov. 24, at about 1:17 p.m., Marana police responded to an attempted car burglary. The caller said he last saw his car on Nov. 23 at about 3 p.m. The next morning at 9 a.m. he found his car alarm activated. He said he didn’t hear his alarm go off and that he has had three vehicle burglaries in the past. He said the person never entered his car and that nothing inside his car was removed or touched. The caller did notice two marks on his car door. 


On Saturday, Nov. 23, at about 11:18 a.m., Marana police responded to a call about a stolen license plate off of a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot on North Cortaro Road. The caller said his license plate was stolen sometime between 10:30 and 11:10 a.m.


On Friday, Nov. 22, at about 8:57 a.m., Marana police responded to a call about a theft of wire at a home under construction. The caller said that sometime between Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 7 a.m. most of the wire was clipped from the electrical outlets and junction boxes in the house. The replacement and labor of putting new wires back in would cost about $500. The officer concluded the case by reporting that the wire was not stolen but that there was intentional vandalism and criminal damage.


On Thursday, Nov. 21, at about 10:50 a.m., Marana police responded to a call about a past theft. The caller said that he had contacted the police department to report a piece of equipment that had been stolen from his company, Solana Landscaping. Now he is missing a BOBCAT front loader, which he last saw in October. The BOBCAT was stored on the business property in a fenced area. The called said that on workdays the property where the BOBCAT is kept is open from 5:30 to 8 a.m. He thinks it could have been stolen during any of these times in October.


On Monday, Nov. 18, at about 11:42 a.m., Marana police received a phone call about a credit card fraud. The caller said that Tucson Federal Credit Union had called her saying her account had unusual charges to her Visa credit card. She has her credit card and the bank has already cancelled the card. There were four charges to her account. Three charges were from a company called IC Solutions and the fourth was from Fandango. Both businesses said the charges were made from an email account, which the caller said isn’t hers.


(The reports are compiled by Randy Metcalf, he can be reached at rmetcalf@explorernews.com)

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