By Keith J. Allen
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 5, 1997

Police Beat

University police arrested a man for an outstanding warrant Saturday after his vehicle was stopped because of expired license plate registration at Dirtbag's, 1800 E. Speedway Blvd.

According to police reports, police were on patrol eastbound on Speedway from North Cherry Avenue when they observed a 1988 Chrysler Le Baron following them too closely. Police also saw that the vehicle had expired license plate registration, reports stat ed.

Police stopped the vehicle at Dirtbag's. After talking to the driver, K.C. Combs, 24, of the 500 block of North Norris Avenue, a records check confirmed Combs had a warrant for failure to appear in court on a criminal damage charge, reports stated.

Police arrested Combs on the warrant and transported him to Pima County Jail. He was released by Pretrial services.

Combs was also cited on charges of no proof of insurance and expired registration.

A man reported his car was involved in a hit-and-run accident Monday in the parking area north of the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd.

The man told university police his 1990 Toyota Celica was parked in a loading zone facing west.

The man and a male witness told police a black Toyota or Acura backed up towards the man's car. While the vehicle backed up, it hit the left rear quarter panel of the Celica. The backing car's driver-side bumper corner reportedly caused the damage, police reports stated.

The witness told police the driver of the backing car was a woman about 20 years old, but because of the car's dark tinted windows, he could not see the driver very well.

The witness also told police the backing car was going 20 to 25 mph at the time of impact. Police reports stated, however, that the damage to the man's car was not "consistent" with the witness' account of the car's speed.

A male student reported his Zone 1 parking permit missing Monday from his 1993 Jeep Wrangler in Lot 6091 near Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St.

The student told university police he last saw the parking pass in the Jeep Sunday at 2 p.m. When he returned to his Jeep Monday at 11 a.m., he found the Jeep's rear window of his soft-top Jeep cover unzipped and the permit gone.

The value of the parking permit was unknown.

A male student reported his bicycle and two locks missing Monday from the bike racks outside the Chemistry and Biological Sciences building, 1340 E. University Blvd.

The student told university police he secured his ruby red and silver Balance A1-150 mountain bike at noon to a bike rack on the north side of the building using both a U-lock and cable lock. When he returned at 12:50 p.m., the bike and locks were gone.

The bike was valued at $900, the U-lock at $30 and the cable lock at $25.

A male student reported his wallet and items in it missing Friday from the UA Associated Student Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd.

The student told police he last saw his wallet at 1:45 p.m. in his office in the basement of Herring Hall. He also told police that he looked for his wallet at the bookstore at 2 p.m., but could not find it.

The wallet was of unknown value. Items included in the wallet were an Arizona State credit card, a credit union Visa and debit card, all of unknown value, and $20 cash.

Two male students were each cited on a charge of minor in possession of alcohol Friday after they dropped beer bottles while walking southbound on North Warren Avenue, university police reports stated.

Police saw two men and approached them from behind in a patrol car, police reports stated. When the two men saw the car, they put the beer bottles they were carrying on the ground and walked away.

When police stopped the two men, both said they found the beer, police reports stated. Police smelled a moderate odor of alcohol on their breath as they spoke, according to police reports.

Aaron M. Lebeau, 18, and Brendan M. Britton, 18, both of Babcock Inn Residence Hall, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd., were each cited on a charge of minor in possession of alcohol and released at the scene.

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