Police Beat

Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.
Arizona Daily Wildcat

Three computers were stolen from three offices in the Harvill building, 1103 E. Second St., sometime Wednesday night.

Between 5:15 p.m. Wednesday and 8:20 a.m. Thursday, someone pried open windows to the three offices to get inside. Two other office windows showed evidence that someone had tried to pry them open, but with unsuccessful results, police reports stated.

The three computers are a Sun Microsystems Sparkstation 5 and two Insight Pentium systems. The Pentiums are valued at $4,013.25. The value of the Sparkstation was not known.

A UA student was arrested for driving under the influence early Thursday morning. Police say he ran a red light, causing two vehicles to lock their brakes.

An officer observed a blue Ford Bronco traveling northbound on North Cherry Avenue. When the vehicle approached East Speedway Boulevard, it turned right without stopping for the red light, police reports stated.

The officer stopped the vehicle and noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from it. The driver, Jeffrey S. Raben, 23, of the 2900 block of East Greenlee Road, told police heÍd had "two beers."

After administering several field sobriety tests, police arrested Raben and took him to the university police station for an intoxylizer test. Raben's blood-alcohol content tested at .101 and .097 in two tests. The legal limit in Arizona is .10.

Raben was charged with failure to stop for a red light, driving under the influence, and driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content above .10. He was released after signing a promise to appear in court.

A resident of Corleone Apartments, 1330 N. Park Ave., reported her former roommate had forged at least one check from the resident's checking account.

On Wednesday, the resident called police after she got her cancelled checks back over the holiday break and found that one of them had been cashed by her former roommate. The check was for $60.

The resident told police she had recently received more cancelled checks at her out-of-state home, and those may include more forged checks. University detectives are investigating.

An employee at the College of Medicine, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., reported her wallet stolen from under her desk sometime Wednesday.

The employee told police she had locked her office to attend a meeting at 1:15 p.m., and left the wallet under her desk. She returned, but did not notice the wallet missing until she left at 5:45 p.m. The total value of the wallet and its contents is esti mated at $260.

A student's backpack was reported stolen from the Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd., Thursday.

The student put the backpack in a locker near Louie's Lower Level at 8:30 p.m. When the student returned at 9:30 p.m., the backpack was gone. The locker was left unlocked.

The backpack contained a pocketbook, notebooks, credit cards, cash and a sweater. The backpack and contents are valued at $159.

A UA employee picking up trash near East Seventh Street and North Cherry Avenue reported finding a small zip-lock bag containing rock cocaine.

At 8:47 a.m. Thursday, the employee found the baggie on the east side of a vacant house where he said he has found syringes and other drug paraphernalia before.

Police took the baggie and its contents into evidence. Reports indicate the baggie contained .3 grams of a possible narcotic.

Police were called to the Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd., Thursday after a person was reported sick.

At 12:19 p.m., police discovered a woman complaining of abdominal pain and dizziness. Tucson Fire Department responded and transported the woman to University Medical Center for treatment.

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