By John Brown
Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 29, 1997

Police Beat

A thief reportedly scaled the side of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house early Wednesday morning to steal its Greek lettering.

A house resident told university police he was playing video games about 4:15 a.m. when he heard someone moving around on the roof of the house, 1340 E. Second St.

The resident then saw a man climbing down to the second floor patio and attempted to speak to him, university police reports stated.

"What are you doing?" the resident asked the man, according to police reports.

The man did not reply.

A second house resident told police he confronted the man, who had a backpack and a grappling hook.

The resident told police the man muttered something about girlfriend problems before picking up the letters off the ground and running away, according to police reports.

The man then fled south toward the Second Street Garage, 1340 E. Second St., carrying the letters.

The man is described as in his 20s, about 5 feet 10 inches, 160 pounds with short brown hair.

The value of the 5-foot by 3-foot P K A letters was unknown.

A university employee reported Wednesday that he is teed off that someone has been hitting golf balls toward the green houses at Campbell Farm East, 4040 N. Campbell Ave.

The employee told university police someone has been hitting golf balls from the area south of the green houses for the past two weeks, breaking three windows Sept. 12, police reports stated.

The employee told police the culprit has been teeing off from the grassy area just north of the Rancho Montana Apartments and said he believes the person is a resident.

The man told police that farm employees have collected balls behind the green houses several times but often the person retrieves their own shanks.

According to reports, the broken windows will need to be replaced with a special plastic, which costs about $250.

A $700 Mountain bike was reported stolen from Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall, Sept. 22.

The student told university police she locked the bike with a cable lock about 7:30 p.m. inside the dorm's courtyard at 1418 E. Fourth St.

According to reports, the student's roommate noticed the bike was gone at 11 p.m.

A $50 mountain bike was taken between 3 p.m. Tuesday and about 10 a.m. Wednesday near Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1000 N. Park Ave.

The student told university police the forest green bike was secured with a cable lock.

A $1,000 mountain bike was taken from the south side of La Paz Residence Hall between Sept. 19 and Sept. 22.

The student told university police he secured the bicycle with a cable lock outside of the hall, 602 N. Highland Ave.

He told police he discovered the bike and cable lock missing about 9 a.m. that Monday.

A female student who thought she had run over a McDonald's bag with her car, in fact apparently hit a car in the next space.

University police responded to the Cherry Avenue Garage, 1715 E. Enke Drive, Sept. 21 after a male student reported finding his 1995 black Honda Civic dented on the passenger side about 3 p.m., police reports stated.

According to police reports, the officer found black paint transfer on the bumper of the red Mazda in the adjacent space, which was consistent with the damage to the student's car.

Police left a business card on the Mazda.

The female student called university police and told them she did not know she had hit the car. She told police she heard a noise but thought it was the bag and, if she had known, she would have left her information at the scene.

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


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