On Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 a.m., Marana police responded to the Circle K convenience store at 3700 W. Orange Grove Road, where store employees reported a theft. Once there, the store manager told the officer that a man had taken three cartons of Marlboro cigarettes from a display case, then fled. The manager told police that employees did not witness the theft, but realized the cigarettes were missing after conducting an inventory of tobacco products. The suspected thief was seen running away from the store. The value of the cigarettes was $205. No arrests were made.
On Thursday, Aug. 13 at 1:30 p.m., Marana police responded the Marana Career and Technical High School located at 11279 W. Grier Road, where the school director reported that a student had smoked marijuana on a school bus. The school director showed police two packets of rolling papers and a small quantity of marijuana in the student's pockets. The student told police that the items belonged to him and acknowledged that he smokes marijuana, but he denied that he smoked on the bus. School officials said a video recording from an on-board camera would be reviewed to determine if other students were involved in the incident. The student was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and released. He also was suspended from school and told that if he returned before his suspension ended he would be arrested for trespassing.
On Saturday, Aug. 15 at 10:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a home on the 12000 block of Jarren Canyon, where a resident reported witnessing an attempted burglary. The resident told police that earlier that night he heard noises coming from his backyard so he went outside to check with his flashlight. He realized the sounds were coming from a neighbor's yard, the home of an elderly woman. The resident shined the flashlight into the neighbor's backyard where he saw a white man walking toward the patio door. The man yelled at the intruder, who appeared startled and ran away. Police then spoke with the homeowner whose backyard the suspected burglar was in. She said she did not realize someone had been in her yard. No damage was discovered, nor any signs that the burglar had entered her house. No arrests were made.
On Sunday, Aug. 16 at 11:30 a.m., Oro Valley police spoke over the telephone with a woman who thought she might be the victim of a fraud scheme. The woman told police that she recently had received letters from Capital One credit card company about her attempts to open an account. The woman told police that she had not inquired about a new credit card and worried her identification had been stolen. She told police that Capital One told her they would not open the new account because the address used did not match her home address. She also contacted the major credit agencies to report the possible I.D. theft. No arrests were made.