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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 15, 1999
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A female student was arrested Thursday afternoon on suspicion of theft after she admitted to using someone else's Zone One parking permit, police reports stated.

An officer went to the UA Parking and Transportation Services office, 888 N. Euclid Ave., at 1:04 p.m., after an employee discovered Kari Jeanne Allan, 18, had a suspicious permit in her car, reports stated.

Parking and Transportation employees booted Allan's black Volvo and gave police a statement that the student wrote to the parking office.

In the statement, Allan said she found the permit on the ground in the Main Gate Garage and knew she should return it, reports stated.

Allan also stated it was easier for her to park in the Zone One lot by her residence, Graham-Greenlee dorm, 610 N. Highland Ave.

When police spoke with her, Allan said she found the permit two weeks prior, and that day was the first time she had used it. Allan also said she "felt awful" about using the permit.

The officer cited Allan and released her.

Police referred two students to the Dean of Students Diversion Program Thursday night after an officer saw them hide behind a car with several cases of beer, police reports stated.

The officer was on bicycle patrol at the corner of North Park Avenue and East Lowell Street at 9:27 p.m., when he saw a man standing by a dumpster west of the Texaco Starmart, 501 N. Park Ave., police reports stated.

The officer then saw another man, holding four six-packs of beer, exit the convenience store and walk to the dumpster.

Police watched the two men who "appeared excited" walk over to a Zone One parking lot west of the Starmart and crouch behind a car, reports stated.

The officer approached the two men and asked them if they were over age 21 or if they were carrying false identification. Both men told police they were students and under 21, reports stated.

One of the students gave the officer a false Arizona identification card and told police the Texaco cashier had not carded him for the alcohol, reports stated.

The officer told the students they could participate in the UA diversion program. He then went to the Texaco and spoke with the cashier.

The cashier told police that during the last few minutes, he had not checked anyone's identification. The employee added that he carded the student during a previous alcohol purchase, reports stated.

But when the officer called the student, he said he had never purchased alcohol at the store before, reports stated.

Detectives are following up on the case to decided whether the Texaco should be held responsible for the sale.

A student called police Thursday morning after a man riding a bicycle kicked his car and attempted to start a fight, police reports stated.

The student told police he was about to make at right turn on North Mountain Avenue from East Speedway Boulevard when a man on a bike started "yelling" at him and kicked his car.

The student said the man wanted to start a fight and told him to stop his car, reports stated.

The student told police he parked his car on East Second Street and Mountain, but the man on the bike left, reports stated.

An employee called police Thursday morning to report $770 missing from his checking account, police reports stated.

The employee told officers he last saw his checkbook Feb. 5. at 9 a.m. When the employee called his bank the next day to inquire about the checking account's balance, three checks he did not write had been cashed, reports stated.

The employee told police nine checks were missing and that he would cancel the rest of the active checks, reports stated.

Police checked on the welfare of a Tucson man Thursday afternoon after they saw him flailing his arms while sitting at a bus stop, police reports stated.

An officer saw the man on the northwest side of East Speedway Boulevard and North Campbell Avenue at 11:57 a.m.

The man was reportedly waving his arms and "saying nothing."

The officer checked the man's information and discovered he was classified as a missing person. The officer also learned the man had a court order to be taken to a mental health facility if found, reports stated.

The officer followed the instructions and transported the man to the facility.

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