On Monday, June 15 at 1 p.m., Marana Police responded to the Costco store, where store employees had detained a woman suspected of shoplifting. An employee of the store told police that the woman was seen trying to open an electric toothbrush box with a pair of garden shears she took from her purse. The employee then followed the woman around the store, and saw her removing price tags from clothing and putting the items into her purse. She then attempted to leave the store without paying. The woman told police that she was sorry and would not steal again. She was cited for shoplifting and released.
On Friday, June 19 at 2:30 a.m., Marana Police responded to a call from the area of Ina and Silverbell roads, where a man was reportedly injured. Once there, a man told police that he and a passenger in his car had stopped on the roadside to urinate when an unknown object struck him, knocking him to the ground. When he got up, he saw at least two unknown men on top of his friend beating him with their fists. He told police he was able to pull one of the men off of his friend, at which time they fled to the north. The officer noted the one man did have "severe face trauma consistent with a fist striking his face repeatedly." No arrests were made.
On Tuesday, June 23 at 9:30 a.m., Pima County Sheriff's homicide detectives discovered burned human remains buried at a house on the 3700 block of North Trico Road on the far west side of Tucson. Police had been searching the property after earlier arresting a man on unrelated murder charges. Detectives discovered the man had been staying with a couple that lived at the house when they were reported missing earlier in June. Investigators believe the man they arrested might have killed the missing couple and disposed of their remains on the property. Medical examiners will attempt to determine the identities of the remains found at the property.
On Wednesday, June 24 at 8 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a home on the 1100 block of North Sluice Drive where a resident reported a case of vandalism. Once there police saw pictures of breasts and penises on the driveway. The images were drawn with sidewalk chalk and glitter. The officer told the resident that the damage was not permanent and could easily be washed away. The woman acknowledged this but told the officer that similar things had happened recently, although she had not idea who the culprit might be. The officer suggested the resident have motion-sensing lights installed to help prevent future incidents. No arrests were made.