Police and Crime


On May 29, at 2:34 a.m., Marana police stopped a vehicle after its occupants were seen taking items from behind a Good Will store on Ina Road.  The officer contacted the store owner, who expressed a desire to prosecute. 

On May 28, at 4:15 p.m., Marana police responded to a report of vandalism. The reporting party told the officer that a gold sports’ utility vehicle occupied by three individuals threw smoke bombs at her. One smoke bomb narrowly missed her. The second bomb hit the garage and caused damage to paint. The victim has decided to press charges should a suspect be obtained. 

On Tuesday, May 27, at 7:19 a.m., Marana police responded to a theft call at the 1100 block of West Copper Field Street. Sometime between May 23 at 3 p.m. and May 26 at 12 p.m. copper wire was stolen from two houses under- going construction. The stolen items costs around $6,000 and it’d cost about $3,000 to reinstall the wiring.

On Monday, May 26, at about 1:07 p.m., Marana police responded to a shoplifting call at the Circle K on the 4500 block on West Ina Road. While driving to the Circle K, the officer was told the man had left the store and was headed towards the freeway. The officer arrived at the store. The caller said that the man took two, 30-packs of beer that costs $23.99 each and left the store without paying. 

On Sunday, May 25, at about 6:59 p.m., Marana police responded to a fight over truck keys between a man and a woman in a parking lot at the 4900 block on West Ina Road. The caller said she saw the man and woman yelling at each other and honking the truck’s horn. The man was holding the keys and the woman was trying to take them from him. Neither the man or woman hit each other but the caller describes the argument as getting “violent”. The man threw the keys at the side of the truck. The woman grabbed the keys and got into the driver’s seat. The two drove off. 

On Friday, May 23, at 8:57 a.m., Marana police responded to a call about vandalism on the 3400 block on West Orange Grove Road at Hendricks Elementary School. Between 6 p.m. on May 22 and 6 a.m. on May 23 copper tubing was stolen from an air conditioning unit. The stolen tubing costs about $1,500.

On Friday, May 23, at about 10:12 a.m., Marana police responded to a theft call at the 8200 block on North Cortaro Road. The caller said his license plate had been stolen. The caller thinks it was stolen while his car was parked in the Walmart parking lot. 

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On Tuesday, May 6, at about 9:30 a.m., Oro Valley police noticed a car traveling south on Oracle Road that had expired registration tags. After a warrants and background check on the driver, who appeared nervous and was shaking, police learned that his driver’s license and all registrations were suspended for financial responsibility. He also had a misdemeanor warrant out of Mesa, which was non-extraditable. When police approached the car to tell him his car would be impounded, they noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the car. The man told police that he had a pipe and a device used to grind up marijuana in the back seat of his car. He was placed under arrest and his car was searched. Police found a jar with marijuana in it, three glass pipes, two packages of rolling papers, two glass sticks, a bottle opener, a metal tool, and two plastic cups all which had marijuana residue on them. He was cited and released for expired registration, driving on a suspended license, unlawful possession of paraphernalia, and unlawful possession of marijuana. 

On Monday, May 5, at 4:16 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the area of La Cañada Drive and Moore Road after receiving a call about a man throwing a beer can at a child walking home from his bus stop. Police spoke with the child’s mother. They searched the area for a car matching the description. The mother told police she had left a message with a neighbor who has a camera on the front of their house. Police did not search the can for fingerprints, seeing as the child touched the can and placed it in a garbage can.

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