Oro Valley

On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 9:11 p.m., Oro Valley police received a call of a car weaving all over the road and that was speeding up and slowing down. When police found the vehicle driving north bound on Oracle Road, north of Tangerine Road, they noticed the car unable to maintain its lane four times. When police tried to pull the car over, the driver did not stop. After about 10 to 15 seconds and after using the siren a couple of times, the car pulled over. The driver, who appeared intoxicated, failed the eye test, walk and turn test, and the one leg stand test. While trying to give a Breathalyzer test, she began coughing. After declining treatment, she was arrested and cited for DUI, DUI BAC, and failure to maintain a lane. 


On Thursday, Oct. 18, one student at Canyon Del Oro High School told police that his iPhone 4 had been stolen during her fourth period class while she was outside working with preschool students. She had left the phone on her desk. The following day, another student told police that someone had taken her iPod Touch during her sixth period class the previous day from her backpack. 


On Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7:57 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the 1900 block of West Carnoustie Place, in response to a call about vandalism. The victim told police that he last saw his vehicle undamaged at about 6 p.m., the previous day. At 7:50 a.m., he came outside to find his 2006 Jeep Commander with the back window shattered. The car was locked and nothing appeared to have been taken from the car. There was one large rock on the ground behind the car, one by the garage door, which appeared to have hit the rear passenger window, leaving chip marks on the paint and the glass. On the inside, there was on large rock wedged between the backside of the driver’s seat and the headrest. 


On Saturday, Oct. 15, at 3:53 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of criminal damage at Naranja Dr. and Masters Circle. Police found four broken spotlights at the entrance to the neighborhood, which appeared to have been broken with rocks. The light bulbs were smashed and the base units were bent and rocks were next to each broken light. It is estimated to cost $180 to fix and replace the lights. 


On Saturday, Oct. 15, at 3:02 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to house where a woman believed she had been the victim of fraud. The woman told police that around 10:30 a.m., she   thorught  she got a call from a person whom she believed to be her grandson. The person said he was in Mexico and had been arrested and needed $2,000 to get bailed out of jail. The woman then spoke with someone who said they worked with the American Embassy in Mexico City who gave her the name and number of a supposed bail-bondsman and she needed to send the money via money order. She then went to a Walmart, sent a $2,000 money order to the person, which included a $40 processing fee. When she returned home, she had three additional calls from the American Embassy employee saying they needed an additional $1,900 to secure the release of her grandson. She became suspicious at the point, called her daughter to confirm her grandson was not in Mexico. 



On Tuesday, Oct. 16, at about 9:09 p.m., Marana police responded to a report of a theft at the Fry’s Grocery Store at 3770 W. Ina Rd. The victim told police that she left her purse inside the office behind the Starbucks at the beginning of her shift. At the end of her shift, she could not find her purse. In her purse, she had an iPod, a Sony e-reader, and two credit cards. The value of the iPod and e-reader was valued at about $600. One of her credit cards had already been used for $50 at a gas station and for $1 at another convenience store. 


On Monday, Oct. 15, at 1:52 p.m., Marana police spoke with a woman over the phone who told police that while at the Walmart off of Cortaro Road she used the restroom. She believed that her cell phone, which was in her back pocket, fell out. She later noticed it was missing, then talked to someone at the store to see if anyone had returned it. No one had. She called her cell phone and no one answered, but her voicemail message had been changed. The phone is valued at $200.


On Monday, Oct. 15, at about 9 a.m., a man, who lived in an apartment on the 3500 block of West Orange Grove Road, said his tires had been slashed. The driver’s side tires were slashed along with two other cars parked near his. The man estimated the damage would cost about $400 to fix. The owner of the other car, who’s tires were also slashed, told police it would cost about $400 for her to repair the tires. 


On Sunday, Oct. 14, at 10:47 a.m., Marana police responded to the racetrack at 9977 N. Casa Grande Highway in response to a theft. When police arrived, they noticed three men confronting two other men. There was a white steel beam across the top of a truck nearby. One man told police that he was riding along the river earlier in the day when he saw the steel beam laying on the ground next to the fence. He then took the beam closer to the frontage road, when home, got some help and a truck, and returned. While trying to load the beam onto the truck, he was approached by the other men. The other group of men, who are in charge of the track told police that a few days prior they had noticed a chain link fence had been cut and there was a beam laying on the inside of the fence. On the previous day the man said the beam was outside the fence. Then, this morning, the beam was gone. He followed the tracks, which lead to where the truck was. The man with the beam on his truck was cited for theft by control. 

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