On March 4, at 1:34 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to a burglary. The responding officer made contact with the reporting resident, who stated she was gone from her apartment over the weekend, and when she returned, someone had stolen cash and medication from her apartment. The subject stated $900 in cash was missing along with 20 prescription pills. The subject showed the officer an open window where it appeared the subjects had entered. The subject was issued Victim’s Rights.

On March 5, at 9:45 p.m., Marana police responded to a call referencing a vehicle break in. The responding officer spoke to the victim, who stated she had been playing softball, and when she returned to her vehicle, she noticed the driver’s side front and rear window were broken out, and her wallet and purse were missing. The wallet contained $20, and the total value of the purse and wallet were estimated at $40. No suspects have been identified.

On March 6, at 7:41 a.m., Marana police were flagged down by an employee of an auto repair shop, who told the officer one of the vehicles left overnight had been broken in to. The vehicle had its front passenger side window broken out. The owner of the vehicle was contacted, but unable to arrive on scene, since it was her only vehicle. The victim stated she did not have any valuables in the vehicle, but after being given an inventory by the officer, stated her registration and mail keys might be missing.

On March 6, at 3:27 a.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to a vehicle break in. The responding officer made contact with the victim, who stated several items were missing from her vehicle, including a Cobra radar detector, valued at $100, a bottle of prescription pills, and a pack of Marlboro cigarettes. No suspects could be identified at the time. Victim’s Rights were issued.

On March 8, at 9:28 a.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to vandalism. The responding officer met with the reporting person, who stated while spraying unwanted plants with chemicals, he noticed some graffiti on a bridge wall, which had not been there three days prior. The officer relocated to the bridge, where he noticed the word “Praze” in black paint, and the words “Reps Oner” in black paint with a red stripe. The last set of writing again read “Praze” in blue lettering. The reporting individual stated the Town of Marana would like to prosecute, and was given the officer’s business card.

Oro Valley

On Saturday, March 10, at 10:52 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call of a loud party on the 12000 block of North Yellow Bird Road. When police arrived, they spoke with the homeowner, who appeared drunk, about the noise complaints they had received. He told police he would keep the noise down. A little more than a half hour later, police received a second call reporting another noise issue at the same house. When police arrived the second time, the house was quiet. The person who made the first two calls told police loud music would come from the house a few minutes at a time, as if they played a few songs and then turned the music off. Police remained in the area and about 20 minutes later, a woman came out into the front courtyard of the home, with two large dogs and with extremely loud music playing. Police told the woman to turn down the music, to which she said she couldn’t hear them, and then walked inside her home. A short time later, the husband, wife and dogs came outside. Police told the man that because he didn’t turn down his music, he was being cited for unreasonable noise. The couple refused to sign the citation at the advisement of their lawyer, whom they called. The couple and dogs then went inside their house and closed the door. At 2:30 a.m., at least 10 calls were made complaining about the noise. Police obtained a search warrant for the house and knocked loudly on the door until the woman answered the door, with the dogs between her and the police. Police told her she was under arrest for disorderly conduct and for creating an unreasonable noise. The woman refused to leave the house and police grabbed her and pulled her from her home and arrested her. A short time later, the man answered the door with the dogs in front of him. Police handed him the search warrant and then saw the man pass a semi-automatic pistol from his right hand to his left hand. Police drew their guns and aimed them at the man. Police told the man to put the gun down, which he did and then came out of the house and was placed under arrest.  See the full reporter at

On Monday, March 5, at about 11:40 a.m. Oro Valley police responded to 12941 N. Pusch Mountain View Lane in response to a burglary at an Oro Valley Town facility. The Oro Valley Water employee told police when he drove into the desert area outside the secure gate, he noticed one of the back doors of a trailer parked in the area was open. Lying on the ground, he found two dollies, two blue bags, a red gas can, three brass meters and a saw. With the exception to the bags, the items belonged to the Town. Police processed the scene for fingerprints and evidence and talked to surrounding business owners about looking at their surveillance footage from the past weekend. Though nothing appeared to have been taken, police value the items that were stolen and recovered to be about $16,525.

On Sunday, March 4, at 10:21 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment at 8851 N. Oracle Rd. The caller told police they had heard the couple fighting, yelling and banging for about an hour. When police arrived, a man answered the door and police were able to smell burnt marijuana. The man said he was alone, but there were two females in the apartment. They said the man was someone they knew but was drunk and had kept knocking items over. The reason they were yelling at him was to get him to stop moving, falling down and running into things. They told police they were not fighting. Both admitted to smoking marijuana and having paraphernalia, which they pointed out to police. The man was told not to return to the apartment and the women were both cited and released for drug paraphernalia.

On Sunday, March 4 at 8:35 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a mattress on fire inside a dumpster at the apartments at 8851 N. Oracle Rd. The person who reported the fire told police his girlfriend’s daughter told him the dumpster was on fire. After also seeing the fire, the man grabbed a fire extinguisher and put out the fire.

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