Saturday, May 19 at 1:17 p.m. Police made telephone contact with a woman in reference to a theft from a residence near Tangerine and Oracle roads. The woman said that she had gone to the mailbox and found that 3 letters had been opened. One was a graduation card and the other 2 were birthday cards for her children. One of the cards still had a check inside. After calling the family who had sent the card she found that the other card was missing $10. The woman suspected that a boy in the neighborhood may have been responsible. She said she did not want to press charges, but impress upon the children the importance of not going through other peoples’ mail. Police contacted the boy who denied involvement. Police were unable to speak with his parents and left a telephone message.
Friday, May 18 at approximately 6:17 a.m. Oro Valley Police responded to a telephone report about a theft from a vehicle that had occurred at a home near La Canada Drive and Tangerine Road. The reporting party said she was watching a relative’s vehicle and just before 6 a.m. that morning her husband noticed the vehicle had been broken into. There were no signs of forced entry and it is unknown how access was gained to the vehicle. The contents of the glove box were emptied into the passenger seat and a pair of glasses were broken. The only thing taken from the vehicle was a garage door opener. Police sent Victim’s Rights by mail.
Thursday, May 17 at 4:16 p.m. Oro Valley Police responded to a store on North Oracle Road in reference to a reported bicycle theft. The victim called and said someone had stolen his bike while he was shopping inside the store. Upon arrival, police met the victim in front of the store. The victim said he locked his bike to the bike rack at the south end of the store with a cable lock and went into the store at about 3:40 p.m. When he came out at 4:10 p.m., the bike was gone. The victim said he went back into the store to ask if there was a video surveillance camera covering that area and was told that there was no camera. The victim described the bike as being only a few weeks old and very shiny. The color was black and blue and there was a digital odometer on the handlebars and an LED light bar behind the seat. The victim said he paid $580 for the bicycle and he was issued Victim’s Rights.
Wednesday, May 16 at 3:42 p.m. Oro Valley Police took a telephone report in reference to suspicious activity at an address in Rancho Vistoso. The reporting party called and said a solicitor had called and tried to get her bank account information. She said at about 1:30 p.m. she had received a call from a male with a thick accent. The male had told her there was a change to the Medicare Plan and he needed to get updated information from the reporting party so the new Medicare cards could be mailed to her. The reporting party said she knew it was a scam so she hung up on the man. He had not given his name or anything identifying from where he was calling.
Wednesday, May 16 at approximately 7:52 a.m. Oro Valley Police received a telephone report in reference to theft from a vehicle. Police contacted the victim who said that someone entered his vehicle sometime between midnight and 7:00 a.m. on May 16. The vehicle was parked on his driveway and left unlocked. The suspect had searched through the vehicle and threw items from the glove box and console onto the seat and floor. The victim said that nothing was stolen that he knew of at the time, though he still needed to determine if anything was stolen from inside the trunk. He said that the vehicle was not damaged. Police mailed Victim’s Rights to the victim’s home address.
Tuesday, May 15 at about 8:10 a.m. Oro Valley Police spoke with the manager of a property via telephone in reference criminal damage at a property near Oracle Road and West Linda Vista Blvd. The property manager said that the residence is currently vacant and listed for rent. He said that sometime between Thursday, May 10 and Saturday, May 12 an unknown person shot two different windows at the residence with a bb gun. The property management company had already replaced one of the windows. Police responded to the residence and saw a hole in a window consistent with a bb. The cost of repair was estimated at $300. Attempts to reach the owners of the property were not successful and police mailed Victim’s Rights to their current address.
Tuesday, May 15 at 4:34 a.m. Oro Valley Police were dispatched to a store on East Tangerine Road in reference to a theft in progress. An employee had reported that a male subject had walked out of the store without paying for the merchandise. The subject was seen running west toward a different store. Upon arrival, Police made contact with employees who pointed in the direction the subject was last seen. Police drove behind the store and saw the subject carrying a grey tote box. Police caught up with the subject in the desert behind the store. The subject said that he was feeling sick and believed he was having some heart condition due to the running. The subject was transported to the Oro Valley Hospital where the subject said that he was on meth. The subject said that he did not like stealing but had to do it to pay for his addiction. The subject had taken $833.99 in merchandise. Victim’s Rights was issued to the store and police cited and released the subject for Shoplifting.