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Marana Police Beat - Week of Aug. 6

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Posted: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 4:00 am

On July 19 at 8:45 a.m., Marana police responded to a playground regarding suspicious activity. The caller told officers that earlier in the day he noticed some graffiti on a playground table in the shape of a gun. The officer photographed the photos and submitted them as evidence. The case was forwarded to Marana Parks and Recreation for cleanup.

On July 19 at 8:36 p.m., Marana police responded to a caller whose purse had been stolen. The victim told the officer she was attending a swim event when her purse went missing. An announcement was made at the facility but the purse was not found.

On July 21 at 6:43 a.m., Marana police responded to a call regarding stolen copper wire from a residence. The officer met with the construction manager, who said the wire was stolen between 1 p.m. on July 19 and the morning of July 21. The cost of the wire and reinstallation was estimated at $7,000.

On July 21 at 8 a.m., Marana police responded to a call about bullet holes in a fence. The caller told police that the damage to the fence came as a result of people using the area, which is State Trust Land, for target practice. The victim said the damage was valued at approximately $1,000. A couple hours after the call, police returned when it was reported two individuals were using the area for target practice. The men told officers they assumed it was okay to shoot in the area because it looked like it was intended for such due to the several bullet holes in the area. The officer asked them to leave and issued a warning.

On July 21 at 8:20 p.m., Marana police responded to a call of criminal damage to a vehicle. The victim told officers he had arrived at a park at 6:30 p.m., and when leaving at 8:20 p.m., he noticed the handle on his driver’s side door was damaged. No suspects were identified. The officer took photos for evidence.

On July 22 at 11:32 a.m., Marana police responded to a call of fraud. The victim told officers someone had used her name to open a Pay Pal account. The victim said her credit report showed that someone had used $971 of the $3,000 credit limit. The victim was unaware who might have opened the account.

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