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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
March 1, 1999
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A Tucson man called university police early Thursday morning after he spotted two transients on his property, police reports stated.

The man told police he ordered the two individuals to leave at 4:50 a.m., but they refused. He called police at 5:01 a.m.

When police arrived at the property, 704 E. University Blvd., the men were gone.

A jacket and a bag were found in the bushes. The Tucson man asked police to take the items away, reports stated.

The man told police transients are frequently found on the vacant property. He added that the unoccupied rental space was burglarized in the past.

He asked police to patrol the area as much as possible.

Police arrested a Tucson man Thursday morning after officers discovered the man had warrants for his arrest.

An officer saw Robert Bruce Campbell, 39, of a general delivery address, standing outside the Circle K convenience store, 1000 E. Speedway Blvd. at 1:25 a.m.

The officer recognized Campbell from previous incidents. After speaking with Campbell, police confirmed two warrants for his arrest.

The warrants were executed by the Pima County Sheriff's Department for failing to appear in court on misdemeanor charges, police reports stated.

Campbell was booked into Pima County Jail. His bond was set at $112.

Police found a damaged vehicle Wednesday night while on patrol just south of Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St.

An officer spotted a damaged green Chevrolet Celebrity, parked in a lot near the dormitory.

The Celebrity's had a broken right front window, and the dashboard "appeared to be missing a stereo," police reports stated.

The officer attempted to contact the car's owner at 10:45 p.m., but was unsuccessful.

An employee called police Thursday night after he found a broken window in McKale Center, police reports stated.

A security officer was conducting a building check when he found the smashed glass at 10:49 p.m.

The window was part of a door on the southwest second level of McKale, 1721 E. Enke Drive. It appeared to be broken from the outside, making a 6-inch by 4-inch hole, reports stated.

A student called police Thursday night after he found his car damaged, police reports stated.

The student told police he parked his car in a lot east of Sigma Chi fraternity, 1616 E. First St., Wednesday at 10 p.m.. When he returned to his black Dodge at 7 a.m., he found the passenger side's rear window smashed, reports stated.

He told police nothing was taken from his car. Police were unable to obtain fingerprints because the car was dusty.

An employee called police Thursday afternoon when he discovered his office telephone missing, police reports stated.

The staff member told officers he locked his office door in the Forbes building, 1140 E. South Campus Drive. The employee told officers he believed the phone and answering machine were taken sometime between 10 p.m. Wednesday and 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The employee said there was no indication of forced entry. He added and custodial employees, along with laboratory assistants, were in his office while he was gone, reports stated.

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