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Posted: Wednesday, February 29, 2012 4:00 am

Marana

On Feb. 18, at 10:21 a.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to a phone line being stolen off a telephone pole. Upon arrival, the officer made contact with the reporting person, who stated 15 feet of 50-pair phone cable was cut off the telephone pole. The cable was valued at $100, but costs approximately $1,900 in free cable service given to customers as a result of the cable being out for a prolonged period of time. Victim’s rights were issued.

On Feb. 17, at 12:56 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to money stolen from a vehicle. Upon arrival, the responding officer made contact with the reporting person, who stated he had collected money from Walgreen’s money machine before servicing it. As he replaced the filters and vacuumed the machine, someone took the money he had placed in his vehicle. The amount stolen amounted to more than $300. The officer reviewed surveillance footage, but camera views were insufficient to capture suspicious activity.

On Feb. 14, at 4:27 p.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to a stolen vehicle being found. The vehicle owner was contacted after an officer found the vehicle in the Canada Del Oro Wash at the end of Camino Martin Road. Several windows had been broken out. The vehicle was moved to a local towing company location for safekeeping until the owner picks it up.

On Feb. 13, at 2:32, Marana police responded to a call in reference to stolen property. The responding officer made contact with the reporting person, who stated $1,500 worth of crystals and spheres purchased from the Gem and Mineral Show had been stolen from his hotel room. There was no recognizable forced entry to the room. The officer told the victim he would notify the hotel and review surveillance. The victim was mailed Victim’s Rights.

On Feb. 13, at 6:40 a.m., Marana police responded to a call in reference to theft from a vehicle. The reporting person told the responding officer that a 10” subwoofer and amp set, set of Wilson golf clubs, $40 worth of change, a set of Zebra pens, and Usher cologne had been stolen from his vehicle. The vehicle sustained a broken window and broken trunk latch, estimated at $250 to repair. There are no suspects at this time. Victim’s Rights were issued.

On Feb. 17, at 11:14 a.m., Marana police responded to a residence in reference to a stolen vehicle. The responding officer made contact with the reporting person, who stated a vehicle, registered in his name, had been stolen from his son’s residence. The son explained to the officer he had been at home when he heard dogs barking. When he looked outside, his vehicle was gone.  The vehicle, a black 1992 Nissan Sentra, was last seen at the residence on Feb. 16 at 10 p.m. There was no sign of suspicious activity. The subject was issued Victim’s Rights and stated he desires prosecution.

On Feb. 13, Marana police responded to a call in reference to a hit and run near Ina Road. The responding officer made contact with the reporting person, who identified the vehicle responsible as a white Mazda truck with a Texas license plate. A license plate number was provided, but the vehicle was unable to be located. The reporting person stated the owner of the truck had come to a stop in front of her, put the vehicle in reverse, and crashed into her Kia sports utility vehicle. The driver, identified as a white male, 5’7” in height with black hair, then drove off, leaving the scene. The owner of the Mazda was mailed an incident letter. No other witnesses were reported on the scene.

Oro Valley

On Friday, Feb. 17, at 12:43 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a theft from a vehicle in the parking lot at 10450 N. La Cañada Dr. The victim said he went to work at about 7 a.m. and returned to his 2002 Pontiac at about 12:15 p.m. He said he had locked his car but found it unlocked when he returned to it. The victim was missing his GPS device, a carton of cigarettes, a cigarette snuffer, a tool pouch with tools, and his Dave Matthews Band lunch box cooler, all valued at about $320. There were no signs of forced entry and there were no video cameras in the area that were aimed where his car was parked.

On Tuesday, Feb. 14, at about noon, Oro Valley police responded to 10701 N. La Reserve in reference to a vehicle that had been vandalized. The owner of the vehicle said his 2006 Lexus was fine at 11:30 a.m., but was told by a fellow employee that his car had been damaged. The car had a pink paint-like substance on the back and right side of the car. There was also a dent and a long scrape from the back right side of the vehicle to the passenger door. The dent and scrape appeared to have been done intentionally. Damage was estimated at $500. The victim did not have any idea who damaged his car.

On Monday, Feb. 13, at 10:30 p.m., Oro Valley police took a theft report from a man on the 600 block of East Bridal Veil Falls Road. The man told police he had seen two teenagers looking through the windows of a nearby business complex and banging on ATM machines. He told police they were the same teenagers who had stolen bird feeders, potteries and solar lights from his yard. He told police that the suspects take items from people’s yards at night and put them in their forts in the desert. He said he has recovered $140 worth of his property in the past from the forts. Police searched the forts for the suspects but did not find them.

On Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2:39 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a report of vandalism on the 1200 block of West Sandtrap Way. The victim told police she saw to young men throw a rock at her living room window and it left a small chip on the outer pane. She said she would recognize the boys if she saw them again. The woman did not want to press charges, but told police the kids regularly walk down a nearby street throwing rocks at signs.

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