On Friday, Nov. 25, at 3:32 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Church of the Apostles at 12111 N. La Cholla Blvd. in response to a burglary. A door to a bathroom on the outside of the church had been opened using a pry bar. Once inside the bathroom, the burglars forced open a door to a utility closet. The subjects stole a new case of Costco brand toilet paper valued at about $30. The estimated damage to the door was $1,500.
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 9:16 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a house where a man said he was driving east on Palisades Road around Labyrinth Drive when an object hit his car, causing damage to his windshield and right front fender. The damage was estimated at $500.
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 7:29 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke with a woman who said she left her purse at the Rubios at 10509 N. Oracle Road. After getting home and realizing she had left it, she called the restaurant on the way back, but the purse was gone. She had $100 in case, an MP3 player and a digital camera.
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 6:18 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to an apartment at 8252 N. Northern Ave. in response to a stolen vehicle. The man said he had parked his 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, left the car running, the driver’s side door open, and went into an apartment for a couple of minutes. When he came back, the car was gone. While talking to the victim, police noticed a strong smell of intoxicants coming from his mouth. He also had an active warrant out of Sabdoval County, in New Mexico, which was not confirmed. The victim also had a suspended driver’s license.
On Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 1:07 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Wal-Mart at 2150 E. Tangerine Road. Police met with a man in front of the store who said he and his wife rode from Catalina State Park to the store on their mountain bikes. They shopped in the store after locking their bikes to a post at 12:30 p.m. When they came back outside a half hour later, the bike lock was cut and his bike and backpack were stolen. He said the bike was valued at about $1,500 and had a cellphone in his backpack. He told police he did not want to press charges. Police checked surveillance footage and could see a man walk up to the bike, cut the lock, and then leave on the bike at 12:40 p.m.
On Monday, Nov. 21, at about 3 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a house on Faith Dawn Court in response to vandalism. The victim said he came home to find the son of a family who lives directly behind him punching holes through their shared wall with a claw hammer. The victim heard the noise and saw the holes, looked over the wall and saw the teen and asked him was he was doing. The teen replied, “I don’t know!” according to police reports. Police contacted the mother of the teen, telling her the neighbor would like to press charges for the vandalism. The mother asked to repair the wall and resolve the issue civilly. Through the officer, the two exchanged phone numbers.
On Sunday, Nov. 20, at about 6:10 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to an apartment at 8851 N. Oracle Road in response to a burglary. The victim told police that sometime between 3:30 and 6 p.m., someone came through his back door and took a laptop, an iPad, a Nintendo Wii, a digital camera, and a gold wedding ring. The total value of the things taken was $6,400.