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Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2009 11:00 pm | Updated: 1:34 pm, Mon Apr 18, 2011.

MARANA

On Monday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m., Marana police responded to Continental Ranch Community Park on Coachline Boulevard, where a woman reported someone had set off a string of fireworks on the trunk of her car. The woman told police that shortly before she heard the explosion, she had spoken to a man she briefly dated. Police reports say the two "exchanged words." Shortly after, the woman saw the man standing at the rear of her car, and then heard the firecrackers. While police were interviewing the woman, the man she suspected of lighting the fireworks called to apologize, admitting to the act. The woman told police that she would like to press charges against the man. No arrests were made.

On Tuesday, July 14, at 5 p.m., Marana police responded to a suspected shoplifting at the Walmart on Cortaro Road. Once there, police spoke with store employees who had detained a man they saw putting items in his pants. The items the man attempted to take were identified as a bottle of hair conditioner and a box of fish sticks. The value of the items totaled $4.53. The man told police that he had tried to take the items. He was cited for shoplifting and released.

On Friday, July 17 at 3 p.m., Marana police responded to the Kohl's department store on Arizona Pavilions Drive, where store employees had detained two minor girls caught shoplifting. Employees told police that the girls were seen entering the store carrying large shoulder bags that appeared empty. The pair then selected several items of clothing and went into the changing room. When they exited the changing rooms, employees noticed that they had fewer items than when they entered and that their bags appeared full. Employees checked the rooms, where they found several clothing tags on the floor. The girls were then seen walking past cash registers and attempting to leave the store. Employees detained the girls and found three shirts and two pairs of shorts in their bags. The girls were cited for shoplifting and released to their parents. They also were told that if they return to Kohl's they would be charged with trespassing.

ORO VALLEY

On Friday, July 17 at 4 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to a home on the 8000 block of Rancho Catalina Avenue, where residents reported a burglary. Once there, police noticed the frame around the front door had been broken and a battering tool apparently used to force entry into the house. The residents said the house had been ransacked and that a 58-inch plasma television and more than 30 DVDs were missing. Police spoke with neighbors, who said they didn't see or hear anything unusual that that day. No arrests were made.

On Monday, July 20 at 10 p.m., Oro Valley police stopped a pickup truck on the 11000 block of North Copper Spring Trail that the officer noted seemed "suspicious." According to police, the truck had six occupants and a "light odor of marijuana." Police asked the driver if he had any drugs, to which he replied that his brother often drives the car and smokes marijuana. A police K-9 unit was called to detect any drugs that might be present. One of the truck's passengers then told police that she did have a small amount of marijuana, which she then handed over to the officer. The woman was cited for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and released.

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