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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 4:00 am

Oro Valley

Thursday, July 12, just after noon Oro Valley Police made contact with a victim in the lobby at the police department. The victim said that his employer is building a home. The victim is the manager at the job site and observed that morning, that a cluster of electrical wires from one location in the home had been cut, but not removed. Police responded to the job site where it appeared that the wires had been cut with a wire-cutting device, but not removed. The damage was estimated at $2,000.

Sunday, July 8, at 8:46 a.m., Oro Valley Police responded to an address near Oracle Road and El Conquistador Way in reference to a report of vandalism. Police made contact with the reporting party who said at about 7:30 p.m. the previous day when he sat on his porch there was no writing on the wall. When he came out and sat on his porch at 8:40 a.m. on Sunday he noticed that there were words spray-painted on the wall.  The estimated cost to repair the damage is $50.

Marana

Saturday, July 7, at 5:20 a.m., Marana Police responded to an area near Silverbell and Cortaro Roads in reference to a male subject sleeping in a vehicle. A resident of the area reported that the vehicle had been seen in the area late at night and the male sleeping in the vehicle appeared suspicious. Officers observed a firearm on the front seat and knocked on the vehicle’s window. The subject gave consent for officers to remove the weapon from the vehicle. Officers also located a large fixed blade knife and a machete, though the firearm was actually a bb gun. As officers removed the weapon from the vehicle they found a plastic container with marijuana residue and several small metal screens commonly used to make smoking pipes in plain view. Officers completed the search of the vehicle and located a glass jar with two plastic bags of marijuana. The subject was cited and released from the scene for Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Tuesday, July 3, at 3:39 p.m., Marana Police responded to the store located on North Cortaro Road in reference to shoplifting. The female had refused to stop and talk to loss prevention officers and was now walking toward a nearby restaurant. Police found the female leaving the bathroom at the restaurant. She left and the officer told her that he needed to talk to her. The female refused and walked to the parking lot. The officer got her to stop and she agreed to answer his questions. Police asked if she had taken a hair tie from the store without paying for it. The female said that she did take the hair tie but told them she would pay for it. Police told the female that she would be cited for shoplifting. She signed her citation and was free to leave.

Tuesday, July 3, at 2:51 p.m., Marana Police responded to a residence in reference to a report of theft. The victims were “renting to own” the mobile home. The victims have left town and when they returned all the furniture was gone. They understood that they were getting the furniture with the purchase of the home and believed that the previous owners had taken it. Police made a copy of the sales receipt and it did not specify any of the items that were taken. Police contacted the previous owner who said that the furniture was not included in the sale and admitted that he removed all of the items.

Monday, July 2, at 9 p.m., Marana Police made contact with a victim who reported that his Grill Master grill had been stolen from his residence near Hartman and Cortaro Farms Roads. The victim no longer resides at the home and said the last time he had seen the grill was Saturday, June 30. The victim valued the grill at approximately $400. The victim believed his brother may have taken the grill but had no information to validate his belief.

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