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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 7, 1999
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University police arrested two Tucson juveniles Monday on suspicion of attempted theft and trespassing after they allegedly were seen trying to steal a UA golf cart and wandering around a university building, police reports stated.

A Parking and Transportation Services employee called police at 4:52 p.m. after she saw the two boys pushing the $3,000 cart out of the Main Gate Garage, reports stated.

The employee told police she spotted the boys and asked them what they were doing. They reportedly told her they were taking the cart to "Mark" to be fixed, reports stated.

The employee called the Parking and Transportation office and discovered there was no employee by the name of "Mark," reports stated.

The employee confronted the boys again and said there was a video camera in the garage, 815 E. Second St. The youths reportedly yelled at her and left the area.

An employee of the Marriott University Park, 880 E. Second St., told police he also saw the boys attempt to steal the cart. He said he saw the same two juveniles try to steal a cart March 31, reports stated.

UAPD received a call at 5:26 p.m. about two boys wandering around the Maroney Theatre, 1025 N. Olive Road, police reports stated.

The description of the two boys in the theatre matched that of the two juveniles seen trying to steal the cart.

When police arrived at the theatre, the two boys spotted the officers and ran, reports stated.

One of the boys was detained by the officers. The other one got away, reports stated.

The apprehended youth, 17, was taken to Pima County Juvenile Detention Center. Police went to the other boy's house at 9:47 p.m. and spoke with his brother.

Officers asked him if the boy was home. He told them 'no' and refused to let police search the house, reports stated.

As police were leaving the residence, the juvenile's mother pulled up in the driveway, reports stated.

The officers informed the woman of the situation. She went into the house and brought the boy outside, reports stated.

The juvenile, 16, told police he and the other boy did attempt to steal the cart by putting it in neutral gear and pushing, reports stated.

He also told police they went to the theater to "look around," and left after an employee told them to leave.

The youth was released to his mother after police arrested him on suspicion of attempted theft and trespassing, reports stated.

Police arrested a student on suspicion of shoplifting Thursday afternoon after he was seen switching price tags on a pair of sunglasses at the UA Associated Students Bookstore, police reports stated.

Two employees of the bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., spotted Patrick B. Farrell, 23, walking into the store at 1:26 p.m.

Farrell reportedly took a $16 price tag off a pair of sunglasses and replace it with a $9 tag, reports stated.

Farrell, of the 2200 block of East Waverly Street, went up to the register, paid for the glasses and was then stopped by employees.

In Farrell's statement, he wrote, "I switched the tags on the sunglasses. I am sorry I did this," reports stated.

University police assisted a Tucson Police Department Officer investigating a DUI Saturday morning.

A UAPD officer went to the area of East First Street and North Glenn Avenue at 1:10 a.m. to help Tucson police.

Mark Anthony Senior, 29, of the 700 block of South Tucson Boulevard, was involved in a previous UAPD case, reports stated.

Senior reportedly attempted to "run several people" off the road, reports stated.

Reports did not detail Senior's charges, but the TPD officer told the UAPD officer Senior had consumed two drinks, reports stated.

A student called police Monday afternoon to report his bicycle stolen.

The student told an officer he locked up his $125 Murray mountain bike at a rack on the south side of Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall, 610 N. Highland Ave., at 3 p.m.

When he returned at 5 p.m., his cable lock and bike were gone.

The student told police he searched the area for his bike but found nothing, police reports stated.

A student called police Monday night after her bicycle was stolen, police reports stated.

The student told police she locked her bike up with a cable lock and put a U-Lock through the front tire at 7:30 p.m. near the College of Pharmacy, 1703 E. Mabel St., reports stated.

The student said she returned at 9:30 p.m. to find her maroon men's Trek mountain bike gone but the front wheel and U-Lock remained, reports stated.

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