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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 19, 1999
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Tucson Fire Department medics took a man to the hospital Tuesday after he was injured in a bicycle accident, police reports stated.

The Tucson man told a university officer he was riding east on East Ring Road near North Warren Avenue at 5:10 p.m., when he tried to switch gears on his bike, reports stated.

The man told police the chain on his bike locked up, sending him flying off the bike and onto the road, reports stated.

The man sustained injuries to his face and left hand from the fall. He was taken to University Medical Center, reports stated.

A three-car collision occurred Tuesday afternoon involving a UA employee and a Tucson man and a woman, police reports stated.

Jamie R. Florez, 27, driving a green Isuzu, was westbound on East Ring Road at 2:15 p.m.

A green Dodge and a red Nissan were stopped directly ahead of him at a stop sign at the intersection of Ring and North Warren Avenue.

Florez told police "something flashed in his eyes," causing him to rear-end the Dodge. The Dodge then struck the Nissan, reports stated.

No injuries were reported.

Reports did not state the extent of the vehicles' damage.

Florez was cited on suspicion of failure to control speed, reports stated.

A student called police Tuesday afternoon after she discovered an obscene word scratched on her car, police reports stated.

The student told officers she parked near the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, 1509 E. Second St., Saturday at 12:55 a.m.

She returned to her car five minutes later and found the work "fuck" scratched into the paint of her green Toyota 4-Runner, police reports stated.

An employee called police Wednesday night after he found graffiti spray-painted to the wall of a university building.

The UA security guard told an officer the letters "VDS" were painted on the south-side wall of the Arizona Prevention Center, 2223 E. Speedway Blvd., police reports stated.

The employee said the graffiti was in "tagger style" and the wall was last seen undamaged on Feb. 9 at 10:30 p.m.

Police have no suspects.

A student called police Wednesday afternoon after her wallet was stolen from a desk in the Architecture building, 1040 N. Olive Road.

The student told police she left her black leather wallet at a lab in the building at 11:45 a.m.

She said she noticed the wallet, containing her Social Security card, CatCard and $15, gone at 1 p.m., police reports stated.

The student told police she saw no one suspicious in the area, reports stated.

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