On Sunday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Walmart store on Oracle and Tangerine roads after store employees reported an incident of shoplifting. Employees saw a man take a laptop computer charger into the store restroom and later attempt to leave the store with the item concealed in his bag. The man appeared to have wrapped the laptop charger in aluminum foil before stuffing it into his bag. The item was valued at $80. Police arrested the man for shoplifting and an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. He was taken to Pima County Adult Detention Center.
On Saturday, March 26 at 8:30 a.m., Oro Valley police responded to a home on east Tabular Place in reference to a theft. Once there, a resident informed officers that an automatic swimming pool cleaning system was stolen from her backyard. She said she contacted her neighbors who did not notice any suspicious activity on the previous night. She told police that the pool cleaner was valued at roughly $400. No arrests were made.
On Wednesday, March 24 at 5 p.m., Oro Valley police spoke with the owner's of Reflections at the Buttes, a reception and wedding facility on North Oracle Road, in reference to a possible theft. The owner of the facility told police that more than 200 white plastic chairs had been stolen from the property. He told police that the chairs were stacked in a storage room the last time he saw them. He estimated that the value of the chairs was about $30 each or $6,000. No arrests were made.
On Monday, March 22 at 1:30 p.m., Oro Valley police responded to the Kohl's department store on Oracle and Magee roads in response to an incident of shoplifting. Once there, police spoke with a store employee who said a man was seen and recorded on surveillance video taking about 10 T-shirts from a shelving display. The man then left the store without paying for the items. He then got into an awaiting gray Volvo driven by another man and fled the scene. Police reviewed the surveillance video but were unable to get a clear description of the man because a hat obscured his face. No arrests were made.
Note: Many readers have inquired about The Explorer's choice of police reports to publish. The reports are not intended to be a complete representation of all crime reported in Oro Valley. We do not receive every report the police generate because many cases are still under investigation. The reports The Explorer does publish are chosen for numerous reasons, which may include the nature of the incident or the legibility of the report, as many are handwritten.