On Friday, Aug. 26, at about 3:15 p.m., Oro Valley police talked by phone with a woman who reported that her car had been vandalized. At about 6:45 a.m., she noticed paperwork that appeared to be from her homeowners association stapled together and taped to the hood of her car, which she had parked in the driveway of a vacant home. The staple scratched her hood, and some paint came off her car when she tried to remove the paperwork. The woman contacted the HOA, and was told it didn’t know anything about the paperwork. The woman later learned that a man in the neighborhood had complained to the HOA about people parking their cars in the driveways of vacant houses. Police contacted that man. He told police that the woman was the reason he had contacted the HOA, but denied placing any paperwork on her car.
On Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 3:20 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a house in the 1900 block of West Canada Hills Drive in response to vandalism. Police found the window of the back door broken, but it appeared no one had entered the home. The victim said he didn’t notice anything missing. All that was broken was the window and a clay rabbit, which appeared to have been used to break the window.
On Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 8:59 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a house in the 300 block of West Windowmaker Road in response to criminal damage. Police found the front window to the house was broken and the door was unlocked. Nothing was missing from the house, and no other damage was done.
On Monday, Aug. 22, at about 5 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to suspicious activity at an apartment complex at 450 W. Cool Drive. The 86-year-old victim told police that a few hours earlier, two teenage girls came to her door twice and asked if they could get her mail for her. The first time she told the girls no, but thinking they were trying to earn tips, the woman gave the girls a key ring with the keys to her apartment and mailbox. The girls never returned and never brought her mail or keys. Maintenance crews changed the locks on her apartment and mailbox. Police informed her about identity theft and fraud precautions.
On Monday, Aug. 22, at 12:48 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the apartments at 8851 N. Oracle Road in response to an irate person. Police met with the victim, who told them the apartment number where the suspect might be. Police went there and met with a man who said he was the suspect’s father. At that point the suspect came out of a room in the apartment. He was very sweaty and nervous and began to cry when police sat down to talk with him. The suspect told police that he was upset about his girlfriend breaking up with him and decided to take it out on the victim. The suspect told police he went over to the victim’s apartment because the victim owed him $10. The victim then attempted to make a phone call. The suspect hit the phone out of his hand, breaking the phone. The victim closed the door, and the suspect started pounding on the door and yelling. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage. He was cited and released, and agreed not to return to the victim’s apartment.