On Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a home on the 10000 block of North Hacienda Hermosa, where a resident reported an incident of credit card fraud. The man told police that a retailer had contacted him the previous day about suspicious charges made on his card. The man said someone had ordered merchandise from the company but asked that it be sent to an address different from the one on his billing statement. The man told the company to cancel the transaction because he had not made it. He later found several other purchases made with his card without his knowledge. The fraudulent purchases totaled $775.82. Police contacted the man's credit card company who told them they would remove the charges from his account. Police also called the retailer who alerted the man of the suspicious charge. The company provided police the address where the items were to be sent. No arrests were made. The case remains open pending further investigation.
On Friday, Oct. 9 at 2:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Ross department store on the 10000 block of North Oracle Road where store employees reported a shoplifting incident. The employees told police that three men entered the store, walked to the shoe section and took several pairs of shoes without paying. The men then fled in a four-door compact car. Witnesses said the car could have been a Nissan. The value of the shoes was estimated at $167. No arrests were made.
On Friday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m., Oro Valley police stopped a man walking on the shoulder of southbound Oracle Road near Cool Drive. Police told the man he had to walk into traffic if he wanted to walk on the road. He told the officer that he was walking home from the Target store at Oracle and First Avenue. The officer noted in a police report that the man did not seem out of breath or sweaty despite his long walk. The officer noted the man was shirtless and appeared nervous. After questioning the man, he revealed to the officer that he had outstanding warrants for his arrest. He also told police that he was on probation for past violations and had not attended court-mandated meetings. The officer then conducted a search of the man, finding a small plastic containing a white powdery substance. The man told police that the substance was methamphetamine and that he had taken some while at Target. Police arrested the man and took him to a holding cell at the Oro Valley Police Department where his warrants were confirmed and the contents of the bag tested. The test proved the substance was methamphetamine. The man was later taken to Pima County Adult Detention Center.
On Monday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Circle K convenience store on the 8000 block of Oracle Road where a store employee reported a shoplifting incident. The employee told police that a white male entered the store and took an 18-pack of Bud Light beer without paying. The beer was worth $14.99. The employee told police that the man made a leisurely getaway on foot heading northbound on Oracle. Police searched the area but did not locate the suspected shoplifter. No arrests were made.