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Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, February 19, 2004
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Five students told police their friend was missing Saturday afternoon.

The students said their friend was supposed to meet them to go to Mount Lemmon and never showed up. The student had last been seen leaving her residence hall around 2:30 p.m., reports stated.

Police contacted hospitals and searched the student's room with no luck.

Police then searched the laundry room and all of the bathrooms in the student's residence hall, reports stated.

Police then discovered the student had been at her friend's apartment.

A student was cited with a minor in possession Thursday night after falling on two other students at a men's basketball game at McKale Center, 1721 E. Enke Drive, reports stated.

A woman told police the student seemed drunk. Police asked the student to come outside, and the student mumbled something incoherent, reports stated. When police asked the student to come outside again, the student got up and fell over.

Police had to carry the student outside, reports stated.

Police noticed the student smelled like alcohol and had a blank stare.

The student was cited and released. His basketball ticket was confiscated, reports stated.

A man with two rabbits in his car was arrested Saturday night at a 76 gas station at East Speedway Boulevard and North Tucson Boulevard, for driving on a suspended license and having multiple warrants out for his arrest, reports stated.

Police pulled over the man after they saw he was driving with his brights on. The man, who was driving a white Jeep Cherokee, admitted having a suspended license. Police discovered the man had several warrants out for his arrest from the Tucson Police Department, reportsstated.

The man was handcuffed and booked into Pima County Jail. In his car, police found two rabbits, a wallet and a cell phone. They were all given to a friend of the man, reports stated.

A UA employee's $150 leather backpack was stolen Friday afternoon from the Education building, 1430 E. Second St., reports stated.

The employee told police she had left her office unlocked from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. while she was out. She said she never locked her office when she knew she'd be gone for only a short time, reports stated.

The backpack had a $120 cell phone, $70 pair of glasses, two debit cards and two Visa cards in it.

The employee told police she had already canceled her credit cards and her cell phone service.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

A student found a bike, which had been previously reported stolen, under the Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., Sunday night, reports stated.

The student found the bike around 10 p.m. and turned it into UAPD.

Police found a report from TPD about the stolen bike.

The student said he had not seen anyone suspicious around when he found the bike, reports stated.

Police were unable to contact the owner of the bike. The bike was secured to a rack outside of UAPD, reports stated.

Someone broke the lock on a yellow Corvette sometime between Friday and Saturday while it was parked outside of UAPD headquarters, 1425 E. Sixth St., reports stated.

The owner of the car said she had parked the car around 5 p.m. on Friday. When she returned around 9 a.m. on Saturday, she saw that the lock on her driver-side door was broken.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

A student lost his Motorola flip phone Saturday afternoon while at the men's basketball game at McKale Center, reports stated.

The student said he remembered having the phone at the start of the game around 1 p.m. He didn't notice his phone was gone until the game was over around 3 p.m., reports stated.

The student thought the phone had slipped out of his pocket while he was sitting down, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumÄ can be found at

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