Police and Crime

Marana Police

On Thursday, June 5, at 1:39 p.m., Marana police responded by telephone in reference to vandalism. The victim reported the theft of copper wiring from two homes that his company was building on the 9800 block of North Niobrara. The value of the theft and damage was $2,200.


On Friday, June 6, at 11:41 a.m., Marana police responded to Walmart on the 8200 block of North Cortaro. Walmart Loss Prevention witnessed a woman enter the store with no items in her hands, take items from cosmetics and hygiene and then go to customer service and return the items using a receipt. Loss prevention believe she has done this before and has surveillance and stills of the woman and a possible suspect vehicle. Total cost of items was $4.90.


On Friday, June 6, at 5:15 p.m., Marana police made contact via telephone in response to a report of criminal damage. The victim owns a party bus and on June 4 took a group to the Ritz-Carlton and later to Curves, then back to the Ritz-Carlton. That morning, the owner of the bus discovered several gouges to three of the seats and a golf tee in the back that he believe made the gouges. He had previously rented the bus to the same group without incident and was going to contact them about the damage before trying to get Marana Police to attempt contact.


On Friday, June 6, at 6:18 p.m., a Marana police officer was flagged down by Kohl’s loss prevention on the 5800 block of West Arizona Pavilions Drive, who advised that he had a shoplifter in custody. Loss prevention witnessed the suspect conceal items in her shopping bag. She was read her Miranda rights and the suspect admitted that she had no intention of paying for the items she concealed. She was arrested for shoplifting and trespassed from the premises.


On Saturday, June 7, at 5:14 p.m., Marana police responded to the 12000 block of North Cottonseed Ln in reference to a stolen license plate. The victim advised the officer that shortly before he called 911 that he discovered his license plate had been swapped. The license plate was seized and submitted to evidence and listed as stolen. 


On Sunday, June 8 at 7:30 p.m., Marana police responded to the 11000 block of West Tortolita in reference to a theft of a gun. The victim said that he put the gun on the floorboard of his car when he walked into a store at the 13000 block of North Sandario. Upon returning to his car he noticed the gun was gone, but did not call police until two hours later because he was still looking for the weapon. The victim gave the officer the name of a suspect, a person he saw in the area and with whom he had an altercation with a few weeks prior. 


On Monday, June 9, at 7:11 p.m., Marana police responded to the 5500 block of West Beetle Drive in reference to fraud. The victim reported that he was contacted by Stub Hub asking if he had purchased more than $800 worth of concert tickets on his American Express Card. He denied the purchase and found five other fraudulent charges, including auto parts sent to a separate address. The victim lost the card and his drivers license the night before. 

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