Oro Valley

On Saturday, Jan. 28, at 12:44 p.m., Oro Valley police met with a woman who had her stolen car found. When she looked through her car, she noticed she was missing her Bible and a GPS unit. While looking through her car, she found a Leatherman tool that was not hers. She did not notice any damage to her car.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 2:57 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walgreen’s at 12965 N. Oracle Road in response to a woman trying to use a counterfeit $100 bill. When the woman attempted to buy a phone card with the bill, store employees said the bill looked washed and were able to see Andrew Jackson’s face and the stripe inside the bill said it was a $20 bill. The employees said the woman got nervous when they mentioned calling the police. The woman took the bill and left the store. Police searched the area but were unable to find the suspect.

On Monday, Jan. 23, at about 2:30 p.m. two students at Canyon Del Oro High School were brought into the office for fighting. Throughout the day, the two students had verbally argued with each other. After sixth period one of the students found the other, dropped his bag and said, “Let’s fight.” The two then fought. Both were arrested for disorderly conduct, were paper referred to the Pima County Juvenile Court and released to their parents.

On Sunday, Jan. 22, at about 5:15 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a shoplifting at the Target located at 10555 N. Oracle Road. The caller told police the people who had stolen some items from the store had loaded their kids into their car and were leaving. Police stopped a vehicle matching the description given by the caller. Inside the car, they found two DVDs, Contagion and Final Destination, and a disc with the TurboTax software on it. One of the kids in the car also had what appeared to be a brand new book. The passenger admitted to taking items from the driver while in the store, opening the packages and then hiding them, and then leaving without paying for them. Both were told they would be charged with trespassing if they returned to the Target. The driver was cited and released for facilitation of shoplifting and the passenger was cited and released for shoplifting.


On Jan. 15 at 4:23 a.m., Marana Police responded to a report that several vehicles had been painted on with temporary vehicle window marker in the area of Colony Park Drive and Weather Hill Drive. The content was profane and graphic, but could be easily removed with water. However, a victim stated she is a Tucson Police detective and the vehicle that was maliciously vandalized in the front of her residence was a department vehicle. At the initial time of contact, the victim stated she knew the paint was washable and there was no real criminal damage. She mainly contacted the Marana Police Department to file a report.

On Jan. 13, at 10:36 a.m., Marana police responded to a call regarding theft from a motor vehicle. The responding officer spoke with the victim, who stated his vehicle had been broken into, and his radio face-plate taken. The officer reported a broken driver side window. Nothing else was reported as missing. No arrests were made at the time. The victim was provided with Victim’s Rights.

On Jan. 13, at 10:59 p.m., Marana police responded to a call regarding a recovered stolen vehicle. The responding officer verified a U-haul truck and trailer as stolen. The officer made contact with the reporting U-haul representative, who picked up the vehicle and trailer. Hotel staff on location said the vehicle had been parked at its location for one week. No suspects were identified.

On Jan. 14, at 2:04 p.m., Marana police responded to an in-progress assault. Upon arrival, police found one individual unconscious outside a bar. Witnesses reported the individual had been involved in a verbal confrontation with four individuals inside the bar. The suspects were seen running from the bar, but an area check returned negative. The victim advised the officer he had been punched by an unknown male, and was unwilling to identify details regarding the suspect. The victim refused prosecution and a police report.

On Jan. 14, at 5:30 p.m., Marana police responded to a call regarding theft from a motor vehicle. The responding officer made contact with the claimant, who reported a machinery health analyzer, valued at $38,996, was taken from the front passenger seat of his vehicle. No suspects were apprehended, and the case has been closed pending further information.

On Jan. 14, at 10:30 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to larceny. The responding officer met with a reporting store clerk, who stated an individual stole eight containers of motor oil and one or two 12 packs of soda. The items were then given to another male pumping gas into a white Pontiac Grand Am. No suspects were detained, and the clerk was issued Victim’s Rights for the business.

On Jan. 15, at 3:56 p.m., Marana police responded to a theft call at a Fry’s grocery store. The responding officer was told by the reporting employee that a male, approximately six feet in height, had stolen two boxes of Huggies diapers, two bags of Beneful, and toiletries. The items were valued at $100. The suspect was seen driving off in a gold Chevy Tahoe. Police made contact with the registered owner of the vehicle, who denied involvement. Police confirmed the owner of the vehicle did make a transaction at the pharmacy at 3:45 p.m. Video surveillance of the theft has been requested by police.

On Jan. 16, at 10:35 a.m., Marana police responded to a call at Paul’s Auto Repair in reference to a vehicle being broken into. The reporting officer met with the business owner, who reported a Ford F150 had been broken into, and a key not belonging to the vehicle left in the ignition. The business owner made contact with the vehicle owner, who reported a windshield wiper, tire iron, tow ball, quart of oil, registration, insurance, receipt paperwork, and a garage door opener had been stolen, for a total of $650. No suspects have been identified at this time.

On Jan. 16, at 10:45 p.m., Marana police responded to a sports park in reference to an attempted stolen vehicle. The responding officer met with the reporting party, who claimed his 2007 Dodge truck had damage to a door handle and steering column. No items were reported missing. No suspects were identified. Victim’s Rights were issued.

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