By John Brown
Arizona Summer Wildcat
July 9, 1997

Police Beat

July 1

An 11-year-old boy reported his silver Balance BMX bicycle stolen from the Education Building, 1430 E. Second.

The boy told university police he secured his bicycle with a blue combination lock at 7 a.m. and when he returned at 5 p.m., it was gone.

The value of the bicycle was unknown.

July 2

A male student reported that his passport was stolen from his backpack last Wednesday at the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd.

The student told university police he had left his pack unattended in the union during the morning hours and no idea when exactly the passport was taken.

Police have no suspects

July 3

A 47-year-old man was cited on criminal speeding charges after university police clocked him on East Sixth Street cruising at more than 70 mph in a 30 mph zone.

When Police stopped the vehicle around 3 p.m. the man said, "Just gimme a ticket, my dog's overheating," police reports stated.

The man was cited and released at the scene.

July 4

A 23-year-old student reported his 1992 GMC Jimmy, valued at $8,000 was stolen from the parking lot west of the Park Union Center, 601 N. Park.

The student told university police he had parked his red Jimmy around 7:30 p.m. and then placed the keys to the vehicle under the front left wheel flare. When he returned at about 9:50 p.m., the truck was gone.

He told police he did not believe that the keys were used in the theft, however police were unable to find any evidence such as broken glass to indicate a forced entry.

The student told police that this was not the first time his vehicle had been stolen.

Police have no suspects.

July 5

University police responded to Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, after receiving a report that a 29-year-old female student was threatening to kill herself.

When police arrived at the student's dorm room at about 10:30 a.m., she had been on the phone for about 30 minutes with a counselor from a local mental health center, police reports stated.

The student told police she was feeling overwhelmed from the cost of tuition and the stress of classes. The student was calm and said she did not wish to cause harm to anyone else but asked one of the officers if he would shoot her with his gun, police re ports stated.

The police told the student that they wanted to help her. Police spoke to the counselor who suggested that they bring her to the center.

The student eventually consented, and police drove her to the mental health center

University police found an unidentified backpack at 7:41 p.m. in a dumpster behind the Student Recreation Center at 1312 E. Seventh St. near North Highland Avenue.

The blue Jordache pack, which contained an off-white long-sleeve shirt, blue denim jeans, and two hats, one black, one white, was held as found property.

July 6

At 11:33 a.m., university police assisted in the recovery of a stolen vehicle.

Police found the 1997 Toyota Camry at 615 N. Park with no sign of forced entry or damage to the car's interior. Police were unable to locate any fingerprints or suspect information. Due to the car's power windows, police could not secure the car, but cont acted the owner, who said he would come pick it up.

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

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