A summary of recent police activity in the Northwest.


• About 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 19, an officer responded to a report of shoplifting at the Alltell Wireless store on the 8200 block of North Cortaro Road. The store manager told the officer that a customer tried to steal a $50 piece of equipment. The customer told police that he mistakenly grabbed the item thinking it was the box for his mobile phone. The item was returned to the store and the manager did not want to press charges.

• About 8:50 a.m. on Monday, June 23, police responded to a reported burglary in progress on the 6600 block of West Wilhoit Way. After checking the residence and its surroundings, officers talked with the two boys who had called in the report. Both “appeared visibly shaken and scared.” The boys said they saw two black males lurking around the property, trying to get into the house. One of the boys called their father, who told him to activate the home’s burglar alarm and to wait for police. Officers called the boys’ mother to the house. The suspected burglars were not found.


• About 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 22, police arrested a man for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. An officer had pulled over the man for speeding and a busted tail light on northbound Oracle Road. A search of the man and his vehicle turned up rolling papers and remnants of marijuana cigarettes. The officer also found two packages of marijuana weighing 9.28 grams and 17.73 grams, respectively. The man was cited for possession and the traffic violations before being released.

• Police arrested a 17-year-old girl for shoplifting and possession of alcohol at the Safeway store, 12122 N. Ranch Vistoso Blvd. Store employees spotted the girl putting a bottle of booze into her jacket before leaving, according to police. A search turned up the missing bottle, and officers placed the teen under arrest and took her to the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

• Police on Monday, June 23, arrested a man for trying to steal groceries from the Safeway store, 12122 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. Officers had stopped the man about 5:40 p.m. near the intersection of Labyrinth and Cassiopeia drives. Shortly afterwards, the man admitted to trying to steal the groceries, according to police. Though cited and released for the shoplifting charge, the man had other outstanding warrants for his arrest. Police took him to the Pima County Adult Detention Center.

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