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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 4, 1999
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by Liz Dailey

Police arrested a Tucson man Tuesday morning on suspicion of burglary after an employee saw the man attempt to break into a locker, police reports stated.

The employee called police at 9:46 a.m. saying he saw Rodney Dale Lindsey, 29, inside the Bear Down Gym men's locker room, 1428 E. University Blvd.

The employee said he saw Lindsey try to pry a locker open with a tool that resembled a screwdriver. Upon noticing the employee, Lindsey stood up and left the building, reports stated.

The employee and the officer tried to find the locker but were unable to identify it.

The officer stopped Lindsey a few minutes later on the north side of the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

The man told the officer he had not been in the gym and was "just trying to use the library," reports stated.

The officer searched Lindsey's bag and found several tools, which he said were used for "protection," reports stated.

After the employee identified Lindsey as the man he had seen in the gym, police took him to UAPD headquarters. Lindsey refused to answer officer's questions, reports stated.

Lindsey was taken to Pima County Jail and booked on suspicion of third degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and a warrant for parole violation.

Police referred a student to the Dean of Student's Diversion program Tuesday afternoon after a stolen parking permit was found in her possession, police reports stated.

Police met with the student and a Parking and Transportation Services employee at 3:30 p.m. to question her about the stolen permit.

The student told police she got the pass from a man she did not know well. She provided officers with the man's name and address, reports stated.

The student told police the man had said he never used the permit when he gave it to her.

The permit was taken from the student.

A student called police Tuesday afternoon after his wallet was allegedly stolen from his pants pocket.

The student told police he was walking with friends at 3:50 p.m. on the sidewalk between the John W. Harshbarger building, 1133 E. North Campus Drive and Yuma Hall, 1107 E. North Campus Drive.

The student was in a large crowd of people when two men bumped him, but he did not notice anything unusual, police reports stated.

The student told police he checked the left pocket of his pants five minutes later and noticed his wallet was gone, reports stated.

The student's navy blue Tommy Hilfiger wallet contained identification, credit cards, $15 and a phone card.

The student told police he would cancel his credit cards that day, reports stated.

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