On Tuesday, April 8, at about 4:56 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the parking lot in front of Ross at 10575 N. Oracle Road in response to a report of a fight. A woman said that after shopping, she got to her car to find someone had parked so close to her driver’s side car door that she couldn’t get in. The woman then wrote down the license plate number and had employees at Ross page for the owner of the car. When the woman came up to the register, the other woman became hostile, antagonistic, and pushed the woman in the chest. For pushing the woman, she was arrested for assault, cited and released.
On Sunday, April 6, at 3:17 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a house on the 12700 block of North Piping Rock Road in response to fraud. The victim told police that a man had called him the day prior saying he was with the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and they had a warrant for his arrest and that his driving privileges were about to be suspended for failure to appear in court for a photo radar ticket. Though the victim said he never drives in the area where the supposed photo radar ticket was taken, he stayed on the line for fear of getting arrested. He was told to put $189.22 on a pre-paid credit card for the ticket, as well as $300 for failing to appear in court and then transfer the money over the phone, which he did. After discussing the issue with a family member, he believed he was the victim of a scam.
On Wednesday, April 16 at 3:01 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about a stolen cell phone at Marana High School. The student said that her phone was taken during her fourth period class. The phone was on the floor by the desk. The phone is valued at $200.
On Monday, April 14 at 11:22 a.m., Marana police took a call about a theft at the 5800 block of North Killdeer Drive. The caller said his wife had a wedding ring. It was last seen on Friday, April 11 at about 5 p.m. when his wife put it on their bathroom sink. The next morning she woke up and the ring was missing. The husband think his son’s “now ex-girlfriend” may have taken it.
On Sunday, April 13 at 4:17 p.m., Marana police responded to a theft call. The caller said he saw two men walking out of the store with about $300 worth of groceries without paying for any of it. The officer received video surveillance and got the license plate number of the car the two men left in.
On Sunday, April 13 at 8:47 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about stolen bikes on the 7900 block of North Cortaro Road. The caller said she locked the two bikes by her stairs at about 3:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. she found them both missing. The two stolen bikes totaled to $240.
On Saturday, April 12, Marana police responded to a call about a stolen car at the 7100 block of West Maple Ridge. The caller said that his wife got home at 7 p.m. and parked the car in the driveway. When the caller woke up this morning he saw that the car was gone. His wife said she hadn’t moved the car and that the keys were still in the house.
On Saturday, April 12 at about 4:08 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about burglary at The Sanctuary Cove on the 8000 block of North Scenic Drive. The caller said that he left the chapel at 12:30 p.m. and returned at about 3 p.m. He saw a car in the handicap spot, which was not allowed. He left again to run errands and returned an hour later and the car was still there. He went back into the chapel and noticed that a sign by the trailhead had been broken off and used to pry open the door of the chapel storage room. He didn’t notice anything missing from the room. Some of the boxes were open.
On Saturday, April 12 at about 9:27 p.m., Marana police went to the Circle K on 3700 W. Orange Grove Rd. in regards to shoplifting. The store clerk said that at about 9:10 a.m. two men came into the store together. One man bought a cigarette at the register while the other went to the beer isle. He then walked towards the front door with a 40-ounce beer bottle. He appeared to be hiding something behind his back. When he got to the front door another 40-ounce beer bottle fell from his back and broke. Both men ran and hopped into a car with two other men. The two beers totaled to $8.64.
On Saturday, April 12 at 10:51 p.m., Marana police went to the Circle K on 4540 W. Ina Rd. in regards to shoplifting. While on their way, the officers received a call that a man was leaving the store with a 24-pack of beer without paying for it. The officers were unable to find the man.
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