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Police Beat - Week of Oct. 16

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Oro Valley

On Saturday, Oct. 5, at about 3:33 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of a burglary on the 8100 block of North Peppersauce Drive. The victim told police that while she was gone and in the process of moving to another house, someone took $350 in cash, a check for $350 and a bottle of prescription pills.

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, at about 1:30 p.m., an Oro Valley School Resource Officer responded to a building at Canyon Del Oro High School, 25 W. Calle Concordia in response to some students suspected of smoking marijuana in a bathroom on their lunch break. Police could smell a strong odor of marijuana but found no marijuana or drug paraphernalia in the bathroom, where a staff member reported the incident. Police spoke with the four students who were seen around the bathroom at the time of the incident. The one student who was seen coming out of the bathroom at the time had blood-shot and watery eyes, and smelled of marijuana. He admitted to smoking and had a pipe and marijuana in his possession. He was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone. The student told police that he got the marijuana from another student, who, when searched, was in possession of drug paraphernalia and admitted to giving the other student the marijuana. He was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana in a drug-free zone.

 

Marana

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, at about 10 a.m., Marana police responded to Springs Apartments on North Cortaro Road where a car had tire damage. The caller said he stayed at his girlfriend’s apartment and parked his car in her assigned parking spot. On Sept. 30 he noticed his passenger rear tire was flat. He took it to a gas station to put air in it. He noticed a cross patterned hole on the sidewall of the tire. When he filled the tire with air it immediately came out. The caller said he just wanted to report what happened. 

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, at about 9:49 a.m., Marana police responded to a vehicle break in at 3720 W. Ina Road. The caller said she parked her car on the east side of the parking lot at about 3 a.m. The caller said her driver’s side window was shattered and that the faceplate to her stereo system was missing and so was her portable DVD player. The items stolen were valued at $330 and the damage to the window would cost about $200 to fix. 

On Sunday, Sept. 29, at about 3:40 p.m., Marana police responded to a call about past shoplifting occurrences at the Target on 3901 W. Ina Road.  The first incident happened on Sept. 20, at 4:20 p.m., when two people entered the store and stole a DVD player valued at $89.85. While in the store, the female entered a dressing room with the DVD player and other clothing items. She exited the dressing room area with none of the clothing items or DVD player. The DVD player was missing but the box and other parts for the DVD player were left in the dressing room. The two people left the store and were seen on video surveillance. Then, on Sept. 23, at 5:30 p.m., a person entered the store and stole a cell phone costing $249.99. The person removed the phone from the locked hook and went to the men’s department. The box was later found in the men’s department. The person was seen on video surveillance. On Sept. 24, at 12:30 p.m., a person entered the store and stole two Nintendo WII controllers costing a total of $79.98. The person removed the controllers from the shelf and put them in his cart. He then went into the seasonal area where the controllers were removed from the packaging. When he left the area the controllers were no longer seen. He was seen on video surveillance. Lastly on Sept. 26, at 3 p.m. a person entered the store and stole a backpack and basketball shoes for a totaled cost of $94.98. The person was seen taking the shoes from the shelf and then going to the luggage section where he hid the shoes in the backpack he took from the shelf. He removed the labeling and left the store with the backpack. He was seen on video surveillance.

(Editors Note: The reports are compiled by Randy Metcalf, he can be reached at rmetcalf@explorernews.com)

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