Oro Valley

On Friday, Aug. 3, at 2:41 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of shoplifting at the Walmart at 2150 E. Tangerine Rd. Security at the store watched her, after recognizing her from a previous shoplifting incident, and saw her and her daughter put items in her cart. They then went to the automotive department and placed the items in Walmart shopping bags. The two then left the store through the garden department. She told police after shopping, and paying, for her daughter’s school supplies, she said she needed other things for her daughter who has three kids. The woman took a total of 44 items valued at $313.05. She was cited for shoplifting and told she would be charged with trespassing if she returned.

On Tuesday, July 31, at 7:21 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of criminal damage on the 13000 block of North Tanner Robert Drive. The victim told police he and others were in the back yard and heard a noise in front of the house. They saw two girls near the truck and then leave to a nearby house. After a closer look, they noticed eggs had been thrown at the car. Police met with the parents of one of the girls at the house where the boys had seen them go. The parents had the girls return, and in the mean time, washed the truck. The victim did not press charges.

On Tuesday, July 31, at 11:12 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a burglary on the 200 block of Suffolk Drive. The victim had been gone from his home for about two months. Shortly after returning, the victim noticed his fire safe missing. Inside were coins valued at $1,000 and an 1881 pistol valued at more than $500. Police talked with the man who watched the house who told police he had found the front security door and front door unlocked after checking on the house a week after the home owner left, but didn’t notice anything missing.

On Sunday, July 29, at 12:20 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to Mountain Laurel Place and Mountain Laurel Drive in response to criminal damage. The person who called police returned to his car after being arrested at 4 a.m., for fighting, and found his windshield shattered. He estimated the damage to be about $1,000. Police contacted people involved with the fight earlier in the morning, but did not get any new evidence.


On Saturday, Aug. 11, at about 8:43 p.m., Marana police responded to a parking lot near the El Molinito Restaurant at 3675 W. Ina Rd., in response to a theft from a car. The victims returned to their car after dinner to find the passenger door of their 2007 Chevy Silverado open. The center console had been gone through. The victim’s iPhone, backpack and .45 caliber pistol we taken from the car. There were no signs of forced entry and the victims believe they may have mistakenly left the car unlocked. The items were valued at about $900.

On Saturday, Aug. 11, at 1:06 a.m., Marana police responded to the Arco ampm, at 3825 W. Orange Grove Rd., in response to a hit and run collision. The victim said after filling his car with gas, he went inside for a soda. When he came back, he found the front end of his car was damaged. No one witnessed the collision and the security cameras did not cover the area where the incident occurred.

On Friday, Aug. 10, at about 4:16 p.m., Marana police responded to the 11000 block of West Slate Rock Street in response to a car being broken into and items stolen. The victim said his 2000 Jeep Wrangler had been parked in his driveway the previous night. In the morning he found the faceplate from his stereo to be missing along with the remote. He also could not find his cellphone charger. The items are valued at $142.

On Friday, Aug. 10, at 9:33 a.m., Marana police talked with a man on the phone who wanted to report a theft from his car. The victim said while he was at the Circle K located at 13961 N. Sandario Rd., a couple of days prior someone took a chainsaw from the bed of his truck. The chainsaw is valued at $600.

On Sunday, Aug. 5, at 11:59 a.m., Marana police responded to the Sportsman’s Warehouse at 3945 W. Costco Dr., in response to a theft. Security at the store watched a man take two holsters and two boxes of ammo and place them in his cart. The man then went to an area of the store where no other customers were and put the ammo in the back pockets of his pants. He then took the holsters out of the packaging and put them in the front of his pants. He then left the store without paying for them. He then got into a car waiting for him out front.

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