Police and Crime

Marana – On Saturday, Aug. 10, at about 4:31 p.m., Marana Police responded to a caller who said a male could not pay his taxi fare. The caller said she drove the man from the Marriot Hotel in Sierra Vista to a building at West Orange Grove Road. When they arrived the male said he couldn’t pay the fare. The caller said they only accept cash, which the man did not have. He had a debit card but had a negative balance of about $139. The man could not contact his wife and had no one who could give him money. The man was arrested for theft of services.


On Friday, Aug. 9, at about 2:05 p.m., Marana Police responded to a call about a stolen purse. The caller said on July 26 she noticed three different medications missing from her purse. Sometime in between July 21 and July 26 the caller said her purse was stolen from her car while at the Circle K store on 13961 N. Sandario Rd. She said she usually takes her wallet inside but leaves her purse in the car – often times with the windows down. The caller was advised to file a police report in order to receive refills on her missing medications.


On Thursday, Aug. 8, at about 11:33 p.m., Marana Police responded to a hit and run collision at the Safeway on 9100 N. Silverbell Rd. The caller said his vehicle was hit while he was shopping at Safeway. At about 11:49 p.m., the policeman went to the caller’s house. Both sides of the vehicles bumper were popped out. There are no known witnesses or suspects.


On Wednesday, Aug. 7, Marana Police responded to a call about a stolen vehicle. The caller arrived at the listed address on Aug. 6 at about 2 p.m. He said that on Aug. 7 at about 3 a.m. he went outside to smoke a cigarette and he saw that his vehicle was missing. The caller is unsure as to whether his vehicle was locked. There were no signs of forced entry and the vehicle was listed as stolen.


On Tuesday, Aug. 6, at about 8 p.m., Marana Police responded to a call about two stolen 5s I-Phones. The caller said he saw the suspect cut two 5s I-Phones from the display case and exit the store with them. The caller chased after the suspect, caught him and then called the police. The police called the Verizon Wireless store where the phone was stolen. An employee from the store verified that the caller’s information was correct. The employee said he wishes to press charges. Each of the I-Phones was priced at $649.99. 


On Tuesday, Aug. 6, Marana Police responded to a call reporting a stolen .357 Lady Smith and Wesson gun on West Dove of Peace Drive. The caller said he last saw the gun in his gun safe three months ago. There are no known suspects but the caller will prosecute if suspect is ever found out.


On Sunday, Aug. 4, Marana Police responded to a call about a damaged vehicle on 5100 W. Ina Rd. There was a dark mark on the vehicles rear view window and two scratches and a gash on the bumper. The caller said that she went to Costco, CVS, Kohl’s and Walmart on the day that her vehicle was damaged. Walmart was her last stop and that was when she noticed the damage. Surveillance tape from Kohl’s showed no indication of damage being done and the caller is still waiting to see the surveillance tape from CVS.


Oro Valley  On Saturday, Aug. 3, at about 3:24 a.m. Oro Valley police responded to the McDonalds at 292 W. Magee Road in response to a call that a woman was drinking a beer while in the drive thru. The driver had also asked if the McDonalds sold beer. As the car left the drive thru, police attempted to pull the car over. The car turned north on Oracle Road and then a short distance later, pulled over. The driver showed numerous signs of impairment during the DUI tests. She told police she was not willing to blow into the Preliminary Breath Test device, as she already had been arrested for DUI within the last year. She was arrested for DUI impaired to the slightest degree and DUI with a blood alcohol content of .08.


On Thursday, Aug. 1, at 8:53 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Circle K at 8780 N. Oracle Road in response to a theft. The manager told police at 8:30 p.m. the night before two men, who were possibly underage to buy alcohol, came in and took two 30-packs of beer without paying for them. The beer was valued at $103.03, as the store charges per-can rates on thefts. The clerk on duty did not notice the theft as the store was busy and only learned of it by a customer who was waiting in line.


On Tuesday, July 30, at about 9:21 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to an apartment at 8851 N. Oracle Road in response to car being stolen. The owner of the car and his daughter, who used that car, told police the car was last seen the night before around 9 p.m., locked and properly parked. The 1994 Nissan Sentra, valued at about $1,000 was entered into the police system as stolen. At 1:15 p.m., the car was found in front of a house about a quarter mile east of the apartment complex. The steering column was damaged and an iPhone charger was taken from the car. 

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