Saturday, May 26 at 11:13 a.m. an Oro Valley Police spoke with a victim saying that someone was trying to scam him through Craigslist. The victim said that he had posted some pieces of furniture for sale on Craigslist for $215 and a female subject who wanted to purchase the items had contacted him via email. The victim provided police with copies of the emails exchanged with the female subject. The female subject used three different email addresses while in contact with the victim. In the emails the female subject was requesting that the victim delete the posting on Craigslist to ensure she would not sell the items to anyone else. The female subject sent a check for $3,500. The check had two Texas business names on it and it was signed and printed with a name different from the female subject. The female subject asked that the victim deposit the check into his bank account and keep the $215 owed for the Craigslist items and an extra $50 for the hassle. The female subject also wanted the victim to send a money gram to a given address and that the remaining money would cover shipping. The victim found this suspicious and said that he was not out any money and only wanted to report the incident.
Wednesday, May 23 at 11:08 p.m. Oro Valley Police responded to a residence near La Cañada Drive and Lambert Lane. Upon arrival police spoke with the victim who said that sometime between 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. someone had stolen a portable basketball hoop from the street area in front of his house. The victim valued that hoop at $86 and said that no one was at the residence when the theft occurred. He said that he had checked with his neighbors already and that they had not seen anything suspicious. Police issued Victim’s Rights and the case was closed.
Tuesday, May 22 at approximately 8:51 a.m. Oro Valley Police responded to an address near Oracle Road and Pusch View Lane regarding a theft of pool cleaning supplies. Upon arrival police spoke with the maintenance supervisor for the complex who said that between Monday, May 21 at 3:30 p.m. and May 22 at 8:30 someone entered the pool maintenance area and took a bucket of chlorine tablets valued at $80, a pool water chemical tester valued at $65 and the lock for the area value at $12. The maintenance supervisor said that one employee said they locked the maintenance area and another who said that everything was left unsecured. The supervisor said that they would prosecute for theft and Victim’s Rights were issued.
Monday, May 21 at 11:46 a.m. Oro Valley Police responded to a residence near Tangerine Road and La Cañada Drive in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival police made contact with the vehicle owner who said that Sunday at about 7 p.m. he parked his vehicle in his driveway. At approximately 11:40 a.m. Monday morning he saw that his vehicle was missing. The victim said that he did not see anything suspicious and had no suspect information. He said that the vehicle was locked and the keys were inside his residence. The victim valued the vehicle at $6,000 and said he was willing to prosecute. He completed at stolen vehicle affidavit and was issued Victim’s Rights. On Wednesday, May 23 police responded to a stolen vehicle recovery that occurred in Douglas, AZ. The victim’s vehicle had been stopped at the US Port of Entry as it tried to enter Mexico. Police attempted to contact the owner of the vehicle via telephone and left a voice mail message with the victim regarding his vehicle.
Saturday, June 2 at approximately 4:14 p.m. Marana Police made contact with a victim via telephone in reference to a theft from her vehicle. The victim said that Friday, June 1 at 2 p.m. she went to a store on North Silverbell Road. When the victim exited the store a half hour later, she found that her red drive walker was missing from the bed of her pickup truck. The victim said that she attempted to get another walker from her insurance company but was told she needed to make a police report. Police gave the victim the report number.
Thursday, May 31 at 10:20 a.m. Marana Police responded via telephone to a report of a past-occurred theft from a vehicle at Arizona Pavilions. Police spoke with a victim who said that on Sunday, May 13 between 10 a.m. and noon she believes that someone broke into her vehicle and stole items. The victim said that entry was made into her vehicle by drilling out the driver side door lock. At the time she did not realize that anything had been taken so she did not report the incident. Later, the victim realized that her camera and iPhone were missing and she last remembered them having been in the vehicle on May 13. She said that she was calling just to have the incident documented.
Wednesday, May 30 at about 11:06 p.m. Marana Police were northbound on Thornydale Road toward Ina Road. Police saw a vehicle bearing a license plate associated to an outstanding stolen vehicle. Police conducted a high-risk stop on I-10 Frontage Road. The vehicles driver was detained without incident. The stolen vehicle and the stopped vehicle did not match. The stopped vehicle was found to be registered to the driver. The driver was released from handcuffs and said that he had owned the vehicle for two years. He did not know that the license plate from a stolen vehicle had been affixed to his vehicle and his proper license plate stolen. There was no indication that the driver was involved in criminal activity. The driver’s stolen license plate was documented and he was released without charges.
Wednesday, May 30 at approximately 5:45 p.m. Marana Police received a call reporting a man taking metal shelving from the rear of a shopping center on Cortaro Road. The subject loaded the shelving into the rear of his pick-up truck and left the scene heading south on Frontage Road. The suspect vehicle got onto 1-10 at Ina Road eastbound. Police conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle. While at the passenger side of the vehicle, where the window was rolled down, police observed a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from the vehicle. The stolen metal shelving was in the bed of the truck. Police made contact with the subject who told police that he thought it was okay to take the metal shelving since is was located outside. When questioned, the subject said he was going to sell the shelving at a scrap yard. Police asked the subject if there was any marijuana in the vehicle. The subject said that he had a pipe in his vehicle that he had used to smoke marijuana with earlier in the day. Police asked if there was anything else in the vehicle and he said he might have marijuana in a cellophane wrapper next to the pipe in the center console. The subject was cited for Theft and Possession of drug paraphernalia and was released from the scene.