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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
February 23, 2000
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University police arrested a man Monday after an employee at a UA-area convenience store asked him to leave the property four times, police reports stated.

An employee at Star Mart, 501 N. Park Ave., called police at about 7:18 p.m. when Bruce Gamble, 48, of a general delivery address, ignored commands to stop loitering on Star Mart property, reports stated.

The employee told police Gamble was asked to leave three times, and when he came back a fourth time, the employee called UAPD.

When police arrived, Gamble was walking across East Sixth Street toward U of A Liquors, 1002 E. Sixth St.

An officer observed Gamble approach the drive-through window at U of A Liquors and ask the clerk if he would sell him some beer, reports stated.

The clerk refused and the officer went to speak with Gamble.

The officer noticed that Gamble smelled heavily of alcohol, was staggering and was very disheveled in appearance, reports stated.

Gamble was verbally uncooperative with police and denied having drank any alcohol, reports stated.

The clerk at Star Mart told police he wanted to press charges for trespass, so the officer handcuffed and detained Gamble.

Gamble was cited on suspicion of third-degree criminal trespass and taken to Pima County Jail where he was booked.

The clerk at U of A Liquors said he did not want to press charges against Gamble, but he had warned Gamble twice not to return to the store that night.

A UA student called police Monday after finding his bicycle had been stolen, reports stated.

The man said he parked his bike on the east side of Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., at about 4 p.m. Thursday, and when he returned to it Monday at 10 a.m., it was gone.

The metal U-lock he used to secure his bike was also missing.

He said he didn't see anyone suspicious near the bike rack area during the time his bike was stolen.

Police responded to a UA student's phone call Monday that her bike had been stolen.

The woman said she parked her Jammin bike valued at an estimated $300 at Pinal Residence Hall, 1511 E. Sixth St., at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and when she returned to it at about 8:20 a.m. Monday, it was missing.

The woman said the lock she used had been cut and was left at the scene.

She didn't have any idea who might have taken the bike.

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

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