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Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 4:00 am

Oro Valley

On Thursday, April 26, at about 12:13 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of vandalism near Woodburne Avenue and Moore Road. The caller told police that at about 11:30 p.m., he was driving east on Moore Road and saw an older man stomping on a blue Jesse Kelly campaign sign. The caller, who is a volunteer for the Kelly’s campaign, said he went back, picked up the sign, and reposted it properly in the ground. He told police the sign was not damaged but the support posts were bent.

On Sunday, April 22, at about 7:44 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the 9000 block of North Desert Sky Road in response to criminal damage. Sometime during the night someone had damaged his mailbox, which he designed and built to look like an airplane. Police believe the mailbox was damaged with a hard, unknown object, possibly a bat. The victim said it was the second time his mailbox has been damaged this year and would cost about $175 to replace. Police noticed similar damage to a mailbox on Calle Loma Linda, Valoro Drive, Valle Del Oro, and two on Linda Vista Blvd. The value of the other mailboxes were anywhere between $75 and $150.

On Sunday, April 22, at 1:32 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of vandalism along Congressional Way. The reporter told police she did not see anyone but heard the rattles of spray cans. Police searched the area and found the letters “ORAH” on a wall and on a pillar along a bridge.

Marana

On May 2, at 12:30 p.m., an individual who needed to file a theft report contacted a Marana police officer via telephone. The officer contacted the individual, who stated she believed her wallet had been stolen sometime on May 1 after 12:30 p.m. The individual told the officer she left her wallet in her backpack in the employee room. The individual explained to the officer the wallet was most likely stolen, but not necessarily by an employee, as the break room is often left unlocked, and a customer could have stolen it. The individual informed the officer there are operational cameras in the break room, but said her manager was unsure how to operate them. The officer informed the individual to contact the police department if they were able to get the cameras working.

On May 2, at 7:51 a.m., Marana police responded via telephone to theft from a vehicle. The officer spoke with the victim, who stated between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. her purse had been taken out of her car while parked at a gym. The victim’s purse was later found on a sidewalk by an employee from a nearby business. The victim reported $200 was missing from the purse upon return. There was no noticeable damage to the victim’s vehicle, which according to the victim, was locked when she entered the gym. The victim was issued Victim’s Rights via mail.

On April 30, at 4:49 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to a theft from a motor vehicle. The responding officer made contact with the victim via telephone. The victim stated he had gone to Silverbell Mines to go shooting, and upon his return home, he ran out of gas. The victim stated he began walking home to get some gas, and left his rifle and handgun inside the vehicle, but did not lock the vehicle since the lock is broken. Upon returning to his vehicle, the victim noticed his stereo, speakers, and both guns were gone. The victim estimated the equipment was valued at $1364.11. The officer told the victim he would mail Victim’s Rights.  

On April 30, at 2:49 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to a lost/stolen purse. The responding officer made contact with the victim via telephone, and she stated she had left her purse at a grocery store in a shopping cart, and when she returned to retrieve it, it was missing. The victim checked the lost and found, but it was not there. The victim stated there was a social security card, driver’s license, access card, and two dollars in the purse, along with her mother’s driver’s license and social security card.

On April 29, at 6:36 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to theft from a motor vehicle. The officer was informed by Marana communications the party was already at home and wished to be contacted by telephone. The victim stated while at a shopping center, several items had been taken from her vehicle, including clothes, a blow dryer, make up, a flat iron, and two necklaces, the total value worth about $400. The officer informed the victim she would be mailed Victim’s Rights, and was provided with the police report number for insurance purposes.

On April 28, at 11:02 a.m., Marana police responded to a call referencing domestic violence between a married couple. The responding officer made contact with the husband, who told the officer he and his wife had been involved in an argument after spending more than their allotted budget. The two began arguing when they arrived home, and the husband claimed his wife had pushed him four times, and that he hadn’t pushed her back, but did say, “If you don’t stop, I will kick the dog.” At this point, the man said his wife jumped in front of the dog to stop him, and because of his size, she fell to the ground when she bumped into him. The officer then spoke with the wife, who claimed her husband had in fact pushed her, causing her to fall over a chair and hit her knees on the ground, at which point she got up and called the police. The officer re-contacted the husband, informing him he was under arrest, and charged him with Domestic Violence Assault, Domestic Violence Threats and Intimidation, and Domestic Violence Disorderly Conduct, and booked him in the Pima County Jail.

On April 28, at 6:30 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to a shoplifter in custody. The responding officer made contact with the reporting loss prevention employee, who stated a female had concealed items inside her purse and attempted to leave the store without paying. The officer made contact with the suspect, who verified she had placed five items in her purse and attempted to leave the store without paying. The officer told the female she was under arrest for shoplifting and released. Upon a background check, the officer discovered she had been arrested previously from the same clothing store for shoplifting $1,516 worth of items. The loss prevention employee stated the store would like to prosecute the female for trespassing, at which point the officer made contact with her at her residence to inform her of the additional charge.

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