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Posted: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 4:00 am

Oro Valley

Tuesday, June 5, at 4:32 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a residence near Lambert Lane and La Cañada Drive in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, police spoke with the victim who said that some time between 10 a.m. June 1 and 4 p.m. June 3, someone stole two decorative lion statues from his yard. The victim said that the statues were on top of two pillars at the entrance to his driveway. The victim estimated the value of the statues to be $200. Police told the victim that due to a lack of investigative leads the case would be closed and issued him Victim’s Rights.

Tuesday, June 5, at approximately 7:44 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a grocery store on La Cañada Drive in reference to a theft from a soda machine in front of the store. Upon arrival, police met with the store manager who said that at about 3:30 that morning he saw two males, he described as late teens to early twenties, stopped in front of the machine in a white vehicle. The manager said he believed the subjects were breaking into the machine but that he didn’t know it until later. The manager said that there was no video surveillance of the area. Approximately $100 had been taken from the machine. Victim’s Rights were issued and the case was closed.

Sunday, June 3, at 2:33 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a store on Oracle Road in reference to a theft. Upon arrival, police met with the reporting party who reported damage to the locks on the vending machine in front of the store.  The reporting party pointed out that three locks had been broken. It appeared that all of the soda in the machine was undisturbed, but all of the change had been taken except for a single dollar bill. The exact amount of money taken is unknown. Police contacted the store’s manager and mailed Victim’s Rights.


Wednesday, June 6, at 7:02 a.m., Marana police responded to North Continental Reserve Loop in reference to a report of criminal damage. Upon arrival, police spoke with a landscaping employee who said he had been making his daily rounds when he noticed landscaping lights lying in the middle of the road. The employee said the same thing happened the previous week near Continental Reserve Park when five lights in the median had been pulled out and damaged. The estimated value of the damage is approximately $1,000. Police contacted the Homeowner’s Association that said that they were given a quote of $2,000 for 10 lights the last time. No suspect information could be provided and Victim’s Rights were issued.

Wednesday, June 6, Marana police responded to an address near Ina and Oldfather roads in reference to found property. When officers arrived on scene, the reporting party explained that he located a small amount of marijuana while conducting an inventory on a repossessed vehicle. The marijuana was taken and entered into property and evidence for destruction.

Tuesday, June 5, at 3:05 p.m., Marana Police responded to a park near Silverbell and Twin Peaks roads in reference to vandalism. Police spoke with a Parks and Recreation employee who said someone had pulled the playground slide out from the ground. The employee said that he had checked the park at 5 p.m. the previous day and nothing was damaged at the time. The employee reported that he did not see anyone at the park when he checked the previous day. Police photographed the damage to the slide, placed the digital photos into property evidence and left Victim’s Rights with the employee.

Tuesday, June 5, at approximately 10:52 a.m., Marana police responded to a post office and met with a victim in reference to criminal damage sustained to his pickup truck. Upon arrival, police spoke with the victim who said he was in the post office for about 15 minutes and when he returned to his truck a man approached and told him he had witnessed a second adult male approach the truck and flatten the right rear tire. The witness had already left when police arrived. The victim said then he went back into the post office for help. The victim was an elderly man and didn’t know what to do because he knew he could not fix his tire. Another man from inside the post office helped the victim change his tire. There was a slash on the tire consistent with a sharp edged penetration causing the tire to lose air quickly. The victim said that he has a squabble with a neighbor and they both pick up their mail at the post office. He had seen the neighbor in the post office but the vehicle description from the witness did not match the neighbor’s vehicle. The victim was provided with Victim’s Rights and he went to get his tire replaced.

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