On Wednesday, July 28, at about 7 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a house in reference to a suspicious activity. The victim said she had been receiving text messages and phone calls from an unknown man. She received the first text message from the man on Friday, July 23. She said she texted the man back, asking him who he was and telling him that he had the wrong number. On July 28, the victim said she received a message from the man calling her by her name. She decided to call the number from her work cell phone, to which the man answered and asked the victim why she was calling him from another phone. He did not provide his name, but called the victim by her first and middle name and knew she was on her way home from work. Police called the number and left a message indicating that a police report had been filed and that he needs to stop making phone calls and sending text messages to the victim. The victim was asked to report any further calls or texts from the suspect's phone number.
On Tuesday, July 27, at about 5:15 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the 12600 block of North Granville Canyon in response to thefts from two vehicles. The victim said sometime between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m., both his and his daughter's vehicles had been broken into. The victim said a pair of binoculars, a cell phone, an iPod, Oakley sunglasses, a pre-paid debit card, a necklace, and a folder containing about 100 CDs were missing from the vehicles. The total value of the items was assessed at $3,275. There were no signs of damage to the vehicles, which suggested the cars were left unlocked, according to police reports. No arrests were made.
On Tuesday, July 27, around 12 p.m., Pima County sheriffs responded to a collision south of the entrance to the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort on Shannon Road between Cortaro Farms Road and Club Drive. When police arrived, they found a tow-truck had collided with a Chevy S-10 pickup truck. The driver of the pickup truck, Brian Bliss, 27, was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses told police the pickup truck, which was traveling northbound on Shannon Road, crossed over into the southbound lane. The tow-truck collided with the pickup truck on the passenger side of the vehicle. The driver of the tow-truck was not cited or injured as a result of the accident. Though the accident is still under investigation, drugs, alcohol or speed do not seem to be factors, police said. Officials are awaiting the results of an autopsy to determine if they were a factor.
On Friday, July 23, at 2 p.m., a male suspect entered the US Bank located at 4752 E. Sunrise Drive. He demanded money from the teller and fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. Pima County Sheriff's deputies describe the man as Caucasian, 45 to 55 years old, between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall. Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the identity of the suspect is asked to contact Detective Burns with the Pima County Sheriff's Department at 351-4592, 247-4050 or 88-CRIME.