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Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 9:15 am

Marana

On April 1 at 7:12 a.m. Marana police were dispatched to the 8600 block of N. Moonfire in reference to criminal damage. Police were advised that the residence had been egged sometime during the night. Upon arrival, police made contact with the homeowner, who said this was the fourth or fifth time it had happened. The homeowner said since it had occurred multiple times, he had put a surveillance camera up facing the driveway. He advised there were three different boys on the video. In the video, police saw a scene where a dark-haired boy with glasses running up the driveway from the house on the corner to Moonfire and Crosswater Loop. The video shows one male running from the backyard gate and run up the driveway, place an egg on the gournd and stomp on it, causing it to splatter on the ground toward the garage. Using the video, police questioned the suspect who said he and his friends had done it several times. The homeowner did not pursue charges, but wants the egging to stop. The three boys in question apologized to the homeowner.

On April 1 at 9:51 a.m. Marana police were dispatched to the 1220 block of W. Tangerine Farms, Gladden Farms Park, in reference to a fire that was intentionally set in the playground area. The damage that was caused was minimal. The only area of damage was the wood chips that were burning. While no one was arrested for the incident, the total cost of the damage is estimated at $10.

On April 2, at 9:13 a.m. Marana police responded to the Tucson Young Nak Church on Thornydale Road in reference to damage and theft of parts from the industrial air conditioning units. Upon arrival, Marana police made contact with the person who called it in. The damage was on the east side of the building where the air conditioning unit was damaged and parts were missing. There were three units and one was reported damaged in November of last year. The damage is estimated at $20,000 to replace each unit. There are no suspects in the case.

On April 2 a resident reported that an unknown person took his wallet and a set of keys out of his vehicle on Saturday, March 31 between the hours of 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. No suspect was provided.

On April 2 at 10:26 a.m. Marana police were contacted by telephone regarding a person saying some unknown persons had taken items out of his car. The value of the wallet is estimated at around $20, and it is $5 for stolen keys. There are no suspects in the case.

On April 2 at 9:23 p.m. Marana police were dispatched to a vehicle fire at the Cantera apartments at the 3500 block of Orange Grove. When police arrived on scene, they located the vehicle, which was completely engulfed in flames. The owner of the vehicle said when he got home he had noticed the rear end of the vehicle was shaking, and the exhaust pipe was bright red. The owner of the car said the car started to ignite and he poured water on it, but it didn’t help. The Northwest Fire District didn’t consider the fire suspicious.

Oro Valley

On Thursday, April 5, at 9:17 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the apartments at 8851 N. Oracle Road in response to a car being broken into overnight. The victim’s Hyundai Elantra had its driver’s side window smashed. The victim said he was missing a $250 iPod and estimated it would cost about $250 to replace the window.

On Thursday, April 5, at 7:02 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the apartments at 8255 N. Oracle Road in response to a car being broken into overnight. The victim’s mother’s car, a Hyundai Tucson, had been broken into. All that appeared to have been taken from the broken back passenger window was a $25 Easter basket. The forensics department checked the car for evidence.

On Thursday, April 5, at 6:56 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the apartments at 8851 N. Oracle Road in response to a car being broken into overnight. The victim’s Chevy Malibu, which was not left locked, had his wallet taken. In the wallet was his driver’s license, two credit cards. He was also missing a $700 laptop and a $300 car wax buffer. The victim had to leave so the forensics department was unable to check the car for evidence.

On Thursday, April 5, at 6:56 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the apartments at 8851 N. Oracle Road in response to a car being broken into overnight. The victims Mazda 3 had been broken into, but nothing was taken.

On Thursday, April 5, at 6:49 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the apartments at 10333 N. Oracle Road in response to a car being broken into overnight. The victim’s Chevrolet Tahoe had the passenger window broken and her purse stolen. In her purse were her wallet, checkbook, debit card, driver’s license, and social security card. The forensics department checked the car for evidence. While at the scene, police noticed a nearby lamppost had been broken, too.

On Thursday, April 5, at 6:34 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to the apartments at 9901 N. Oracle Road in response to a broken window on a car. The victim’s Toyota Camry had its passenger window broken. Though it looked like the glove box had been gone through, the victim did not notice anything missing. She estimated the window would cost $250 to replace. The forensics department checked the car for evidence.

On Tuesday, April 3, at about 1 p.m., an Oro Valley police student resource officer at Ironwood Ridge High School was told there was a fight in the weight room between two students. On student threw a small, black ball that was part of the exercise equipment, at the other student hitting him in the crotch. That student then threw it back at the other kid and hit him near the eye. The two then started pushing and punching each other. After being checked by the school nurse, both were arrested for disorderly conduct and released to the parents.

On Sunday, April 1, at 7:53 p.m., Oro Valley police took a report of a stolen skateboard over the phone. The victim said he was at a community park south of Tangerine Road between La Cañada Dr. and La Cholla Blvd. playing basketball with some friends. He said he was never more than 20 feet from his skateboard but never saw any one take it.

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