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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
February 24, 2000
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University police arrested a man Wednesday after stopping him for driving 54 mph in a 35 mph zone, police reports stated.

The officer was on his motorcycle southbound on North Campbell Avenue at about 6:31 p.m. when he pulled over the 1999 Ford Contour on East Seventh Street west of Campbell.

When he approached the vehicle, the driver, Raul Flores, 28, of the 1200 block of North Richey Boulevard, gave him his Arizona driver license and the officer checked his identification.

UAPD dispatch's check of Flores showed he had prior drug-related records, so the officer asked him if he had any drugs, alcohol or weapons in his car, reports stated.

Flores told the officer he didn't and said it was OK to search him and his car, reports stated.

The officer searched the car and found a plastic baggie containing 20.8 grams of a green leafy substance, reports stated.

He told Flores he was under arrest and called for a backup police officer.

The other officer searched Flores and found a pack of Zig-Zag cigarette rolling papers in his pocket, reports stated.

Flores was cited on suspicion of driving over 50 mph in a 35 mph zone, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was released at the scene.

A UA student called UAPD after someone broke into his car, stole items and damaged parts of the vehicle, reports stated.

The student told police he parked his vehicle in a lot at 1151 N. Vine Ave. at about 9:30 p.m. Monday and when he returned to it at about 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, he noticed the window in the driver door had been broken out.

Whoever broke into the car appeared to have used the trunk release button to access the trunk and steal two guns, a gun case, some ammunition and a subwoofer speaker.

The SKS rifle is valued at an estimated $325; the Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun is valued at an estimated $250, the subwoofer is valued at an estimated $235, the shotgun case is valued at an estimated $20 and the ammunition is valued at an estimated $10.

The officer asked him if he knew he wasn't supposed to have guns on campus and the man said he just returned from a hunting trip and was going to take the weapons to a friend's house, reports stated.

No fingerprints were found on the car.

A UAPD officer responded to a UA parking lot Tuesday after a two UA students called and said their cars had been broken into, reports stated.

The first student told police he parked his 1988 Honda Accord at the lot at 321 N. Highland Ave. at about 11 a.m. and when he returned at 2 p.m. he noticed his car stereo was missing.

After noticing the missing stereo, he saw that the lock in his passenger door had been removed.

The officer looked at the car and found the damage to the door, damage to the housing around the stereo and the heating/cooling controls, the stereo missing and a screwdriver and miniature disco ball on the driver's seat, reports stated.

About an hour later, the officer spoke with the second student who parked his 1991 Plymouth at the lot at about 10:30 a.m.

The student said his compact disc player valued at an estimated $200 had been stolen, along with his miniature disco ball that was hanging from his rearview mirror.

He said he locked the doors to the car, but left a window cracked for ventilation.

The first student said he didn't know anything about the disco ball and the officer took it and the screwdriver to check for prints and hold for evidence.

The officer found no prints on either car.

Police went to a UA parking lot Tuesday after a UA student called and said her 1990 Honda had been broken into, reports stated.

She told the officer that she parked the car in a lot at 1420 E. Seventh St. at about 8 a.m. and when she returned at about 6:09 p.m., she found her car stereo missing.

The lock on the passenger door appeared to have had an object stuck into it which bent the mechanism, reports stated.

The officer found a print just above the lock and placed it into evidence.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Departmentreports.

Dylan McKinley can be reached at city@wildcat.arizona.edu.

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