Police and Crime

Oro Valley

On Friday, July 26, at about 11:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a domestic violence issue at an apartment at 10700 N. La Reserve Drive. The man told police that he and the girl he lived with got in an argument after drinking at Toby Keith’s Bar. When the woman attempted to leave with her dog, the man took the dog. That is when the woman began hitting him in the head and grabbed him around the throat. The man then bit the woman’s hand. The man and the woman, who appeared to be intoxicated, were both arrested for domestic violence assault and booked into the Pima County Jail.


On Friday, July 26, at about 8:52 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of vandalism that happened on the 2000 block of West Scarlet Rose Place. The victim told police that sometime between 11:15 p.m. the night prior and 8:24 a.m., someone shot metal BBs at his house and car. Police noticed about a dozen small holes in the passenger side of the car in the driveway. There were also a couple of holes in one of the windows on the victim’s house. Police did find a few BBs on the ground. The damage to the car was estimated to be $1,500 and the damage to the house was estimated to be $1,000.



On Monday, July 29, at about 7:49 a.m., Marana police responded to a call referencing intentional vandalism on West Sapphire Moon Way. Upon arrival, the caller told police he found two of his vehicles egged. An empty 18-count egg carton was found by the caller’s house. He last saw vehicles at about 9 p.m. on July 28 and said he heard loud music and unusual noises. He requested the incident be documented. Seven other vehicles in the area were struck with eggs the same night.


On Monday, July 29, Marana police responded to North Maple Ridge Place in reference to a burglary. The caller said the tenants vacated the property around July 3. After inspecting the property, all the items not belonging to the tenants were present. On July 18, the caller checked the property again and items were missing. There was no forced entry. The tenants denied taking any items. The locks had been changed after the most recent tenants had left. There was no suspect information at the time of the investigation.


On Tuesday, July 30, at about 7:13 p.m., Marana police were approached by a man who wanted to talk to the police about a past shoplifting that happened at Kohl’s. The man worked the digital surveillance that day around 2 p.m. at Kohl’s when he saw a Caucasian woman exit the south exit with a full grey purse. She turned around and walked back into the store. She walked to the fitting room where the man saw that merchandise was hanging out of her purse. She grabbed a shirt off a rack and around 50 seconds later she left the fitting room with her purse half full. She got into her silver Volks Wagon, drove around for five minutes, parked her car and went back inside Kohl’s. She went back in to Kohl’s, selected a pair of shorts and then left the store shortly after. The total loss of stolen property is estimated at $396. She did not make any attempt to pay for the items. The police officer took down the license number and got in contact with the woman. She stated she never shoplifted and didn’t want to answer questions. She promised to appear for her court date and stated she did not have any questions.


On Wednesday, July 31, at about 8 p.m., Marana police responded to two in custody for shoplifting at 3945 W. Costco Drive. The woman in custody was seen walking into the store and put a t-shirt over her purse. The man with her was seen taking belts and putting them in her purse. The woman said she’d answer questions from the police officer and the man said he wouldn’t. The woman said “My husband asked me to get it for him, don’t know, very sorry.”  The two were cited and released for shoplifting and given their court dates.


On Thursday, Aug. 1, at about 12:01 p.m., Marana police responded to a caller at Cantera Apartments who said an unknown suspect stole his pickup truck tailgate. The alleged victim said he arrived home from the gym around 1:30 a.m. and parked his car south of the building. The tailgate was closed but not locked. At around noon on Thursday, he was leaving for work when he saw his truck tailgate missing. No damage was done to the truck. The alleged victim desires prosecution.


On Thursday, Aug. 1, Marana police responded to a vandalism call regarding graffiti on the southeast wall by Kohl’s. It was reported by Kohl’s Loss Prevention but was found out that the graffiti was not on Kohl’s property. The graffiti was blue with a “B V O” and approximately one foot by four feet. There are no suspects, witnesses or evidence available. 


On Friday, Aug. 2, at about 9:06 a.m., Marana police responded to a burglary on North Silverbell Road. The caller said there was graffiti on a property north of Cosmos. The property has been abandoned for quite a while. She said the graffiti was fresh and concerned kids were going to get hurt. No recent criminal damage or burglary reports were reported for the house. A man was contacted who said he was one of the owners and would try to paint over some of the graffiti to appease the homeowners in the area.



On Monday, July 22, at about 6 p.m., Pima County Sheriff’s responded to the Safeway at Ina and Oracle in response to a report of a shoplifting. When deputies arrived, they found the suspect walking away from the store near the road. Deputies found two knives on him. He also had warrants out of the Tucson Police Department and the Nogalas Police Department. In his backpack, deputies found a 10-piece Craftsman drive set, needles, pairs of pliers, a dog bone wrench, and a mirror. He was booked into the Pima County Jail for shoplifting and the warrants.

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