On Friday, Jan. 6, at 4:46 p.m., Oro Valley police talked with a woman over the phone who had her cell phone stolen. The victim said she left her phone at the self-checkout line at the Fry’s Food Store at 10661 N. Oracle Rd at about 1 p.m. She said about 30 minutes later she got a call at her home from her cell phone number. The man on the phone said he would give her the cellphone back for $50. He told her if she didn’t give him $50, something bad would happen. The victim had already suspended her phone service, so police were unable to follow up to further try and identify the suspect.
On Thursday, Jan. 5, at about 8 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the 100 block of West Suffolk Drive in response to a burglary. The victims came home around 7 p.m. to find the back door wide open, a window was broken and pried open a bit. Cabinets in the hallway had been opened and their contents dropped on the floor. The master bedroom also had been gone through. The victims also told police the back gate, which is hardly ever used, was left open and there were footprints going in and out of the gate. A neighbor had seen the suspects, but at the time didn’t think anything of it. He gave police a description of the suspects. The victims had a personal check and a Social Security Card stolen.
On Wednesday, Jan. 4, at about 11:36 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a theft of a Segway from an apartment at 1500 E. Pusch Wilderness. The victim said sometime between noon the previous day and 9 a.m. someone took the Segway, which wasn’t locked. The 100-pound Segway was plugged into a battery charger, and is valued at $5,000. The victim said it couldn’t be started without a magnetic key, which he still had.
On Jan. 7 at 6:43 p.m. the Marana Police Department responded to a call at Paul’s Auto Repair Shop. Upon arrival, police made contact with the business owner, who stated that he was notified that one of the windows in his shop had been broken. Police cleared the garage, and nothing was reported missing. There were no objects left behind that may have been used to break the window.
Marana police responded to a domestic violence incident on Jan. 8 at 6:58 p.m., involving damage to a vehicle. During the investigation, police noticed damage to a vehicle belonging to the victim, who claimed he witnessed his ex-girlfriend hitting the vehicle with something in hand. The ex-girlfriend was later apprehended after admitting to damaging the vehicle, and transported to Pima County Jail, where she was booked for criminal damage under domestic violence.
Marana Police responded to a larceny call on Jan. 6 at the Mariscos Chihuahua Restaurant. The victim indicated that her purse had been taken from her chair in the restaurant. The purse was taken as the victim stepped outside for a moment. Upon return, the purse, which contained $700 in cash and a Visa credit card. Police took a statement and the victim was provided with victim’s rights, a case number, and contact information.
The Marana Police Department responded to a call in reference to embezzlement at a local business. Police interviews the business owner, who reported that $5,000 was missing from the company’s drop safe. Employees of the company were interviewed, and surveillance footage was reviewed, but no arrests were made. Surveillance footage did not show any evidence as to who took the money. The owner confirmed that she did not lock the safe after she left.
Marana Police responded to a hit and run on private property on Silverbell road. The victim explained that a witness told him his vehicle was struck. The victim explained that nobody had actually seen the collision, but that many people heard it. Damage was done to the vehicle’s right rear tail light and rear quarter panel. Police were later told by the business that an elderly man with a beard was driving a white SUV.