On Saturday, July 24, officers with the Oro Valley Police Department held a prescription medication drop-off program at the Target store near Oracle Road and First Avenue. The event, which ran from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., netted more than 50 pounds of prescription pills and two buckets filled with liquid medication. The event was the latest in a series of prescription medication collection events the police department has organized.
On Thursday, July 22, at 9 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a call at the Walmart Store on Oracle and Tangerine roads, where store employees had detained a man suspected of shoplifting. A store employee told police the man was seen taking items from the shelves and putting them down his pants. Police questioned the man who admitted that he attempted to steal the items. He was cited for shoplifting and released. The items he attempted to steal were an i-Pod earphone set valued at $11 and a can of whipped cream valued at $1.66.
On Monday, July 19 at 5:30 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke over the telephone with a resident who had his "fanny-pack" bag stolen while at the Walmart store at Oracle and Tangerine roads. The man told police that store officials said the incident was recorded on surveillance cameras. The man told police that inside the bag were two pairs of eyeglasses, medication, a calculator, a "Jitterbug" cell phone and a set of keys. He said he had put the bag on a countertop while shopping. Police reviewed the surveillance video, which showed a woman pick up the bag and leave the store with a man. The pair then put the bag into their car and returned to store, where they shopped for additional items. Police continue to work with store employees to identify the suspects.