On Wednesday, Aug. 19 at 1 p.m., Marana police responded to the Lowes home improvement store at 4075 W. Ina Road, where a store manager reported a suspected on-going theft by an employee. The manager told police that he had conducted an investigation into the actions of an employee and believed she had stolen from a cash register on 14 separate occasions. The manager provided police with a hand-written letter wherein the employee admitted to the thefts, which totaled $428. The manager also provided a series of clips from store surveillance videos that showed the employee putting money next to the cash register or into her pockets. Police spoke with the employee, who said she was going through a difficult time financially. Police arrested her for theft and released her. She was told not to return to the store.

On Thursday, Aug. 20 at 12:30 p.m., Marana police spoke with a man who said items had been taken from his car while he was shopping at Walmart. The man told police that he had been in the store for about half an hour, when he returned to his car he realized someone had taken a cache of prescription medications from his car. The man told police that his car door doesn't lock. About 500 pills were gone, including Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Trazadone and Adderall. The man told police that he did not know who had taken his drugs. No arrests were made.


On Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 10 a.m., Oro Valley police spoke over the telephone with a resident of the 400 block of Cool Drive who reported a burglary. The resident said the screen to her front window had been removed and that items were missing from her apartment. A jewelry box was one of the items taken. The resident told police that a pearl necklace, gold pendant with diamonds, a silver and turquoise ring and a watch were among the items taken. The resident put the value of the items at $2,315. No arrests were made.

On Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 3:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to Play-n-Trade video game on the 10000 block of North Oracle Road, where a store manager reported a case of shoplifting. The manager said that while stocking items onto store shelves, he saw a man acting strange in the store. The man left without buying anything, after which the manager reviewed and in-store surveillance video. The video showed the man had concealed a controller for a Nintendo Wii system under his shirt and leave. The store manager did not recognize the man. No arrests were made.

On Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 3:30 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke over the telephone with a teenaged boy who reported witnessing an indecent exposure. The youth told police that he and a friend were walking through Lambert Lane Park, near Lambert and La Cañada Drive, when they saw a man standing behind a blue two-door Honda Civic with his shorts unzipped. The boy told police that the man was masturbating. The youth said that upon seeing them, the man asked if they wanted him to perform a sex act on them. The boys declined and walked away. They were unable to see the license plate number of the car because the man was standing in front of it. They described him as approximately 60 to 65 years old, white, with balding gray hair and a medium-heavy build. No arrests were made.

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