Police Beat

Police Beat

Michele Bradford
Arizona Daily Wildcat
June 5, 1996

Arizona Summer Wildcat

A student reported the theft of his brown, leather wallet, an Arizona driver's license and a Bank One bank card valued at $80. The theft occurred sometime between 4 and 6 p.m. on May 15.

University police responded to the theft, which occurred at a residence hall in the 600 block of North Highland Avenue, at 2:30 p.m., May 28.

The student said he remembers laying his wallet down on his desk prior to leaving for a computer lab. When he returned at 6 p.m., his wallet was gone. He said he could not remember if his door was locked, and there were no signs of forced entry.

A UA employee called police at 3:34 p.m., May 28, after she discovered her black and purple, 10-speed Huffy mountain bike had been stolen.

The victim told police she locked her bike to a block on the north side of the Harshberger Building at 8 a.m., went to work, and upon returning at 3:30 p.m. discovered the bike, chain and lock missing.

The value of the property was unknown.

An employee at the Main Gate building reported the theft of a black leather planner May 28.

The planner, valued at $80, contained a Visa credit card, a computer diskette and a Sprint calling card. The victim told police she realized the planner was missing on May 23, but thought she had misplaced it. She said she sometimes leaves her office for meetings, with her door unlocked.

A student's blue and silver mongoose "IBOC COMP" bicycle, valued at $550, was reported stolen sometime between 9 a.m. and noon May 26.

The student said she locked her bike to a stanchion using a cable and combination lock at 9 a.m. She returned at noon to find the bike and lock missing.

The student told police she did not notice suspicious persons in the area.

A UA Equipment Services employee reported Thursday the theft of a "Colt" movie walker VCR valued at $220.

The employee told police the robbery took place sometime between the end of April and May 29 at 11 a.m. He said the cable securing the VCR to a television and a television stand had been cut.

The employee said the door is always locked and the only way inside the room is with the key. The door did not appear to be tampered with or damaged, police reports stated. The only people with keys to the room are the janitors and Equipment Services personnel, the employee told police.

Four computer hard drives, two floppy disks and a video drive valued at $1,000 were reported stolen from the Modern Languages Building between May 24 and May 28.

The theft resulted in minor damage of another computer and missing screws in four IBM ICT 486 computers.

A UA employee discovered the property missing when he returned to work the morning of May 28. Another employee said she left the room unsecured May 24 at 5:30 p.m., so a custodian could finish cleaning it. She told police the custodian had been very attentive to locking areas when he finished cleaning.

A Tucson man was arrested Friday at 1:49 p.m. after police stopped him because his vehicle matched the description of a car involved in an armed robbery/homicide case.

Perry Fimbres, 20, of the 800 block of East Graybill, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license. According to police reports, Fimbres had a smoking pipe that contained suspected marijuana residue and a container containing a green, leafy substance in his possession.

Fimbres was cited and released at the scene.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.

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