University police requested a UA student be placed in the Dean of Students Office Diversion Program Wednesday after stopping him when he was walking in the middle of a road, police reports stated.
The officer was on bike patrol on East Fifth Street and North Tyndall Avenue at about 1:33 a.m. when he saw Elkaim Arik, 18, of the 1800 block of North Park Avenue, walking in the middle of the road.
As the officer approached Arik, he noticed the smell of alcohol coming from him and his eyes appeared bloodshot and red, reports stated.
The officer asked Arik if he had been drinking and he said he had a couple of beers at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reports stated.
Arik was given notice he will be placed in the diversion program, and if he doesn't complete it, he will be cited on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol.
He was released at the scene.
A UA student called UAPD Wednesday after someone broke into his car and stole items from it, reports stated.
The man said he parked his 1997 Pontiac in a lot at 2603 E. First St. at about 2 p.m.
When he returned to his car at about 4:10 p.m., he found someone had broken the right rear window in the car and stolen some belongings.
His Kenwood compact disc player valued at an estimated $330, a compact disc valued at an estimated $20, a Starter Oakland Raiders jacket valued at an estimated $130, a gold ring valued at an estimated $130, a gold ring with diamonds valued at an estimated $400 and a Phantom radar detector valued at an estimated $400 were stolen, reports stated.
The center console on his dashboard was also damaged and a six-inch scratch was found on the right rear door.
He told police he didn't see anyone suspicious in the area.
Police arrested a man Wednesday after finding him asleep in a UA building early in the morning, reports stated.
An officer was performing a building check of Bear Down Gymnasium, 1425 E. University Blvd., at about 4:50 a.m. when he found John Thomas, 46, of a general delivery address, sleeping in a sleeping bag in a walkway in the southeast corner of the building.
The officer woke him up and he said he decided to take a nap earlier while watching a pick-up game of basketball, reports stated.
Thomas said when he woke up he didn't think he could leave because the doors were locked, so he went back to sleep, reports stated.
The officer told him the doors lock from the outside and all he had to do was open them from the inside and walk out, reports stated.
A record check on Thomas revealed he had been warned twice for criminal trespass in the past two months, and the officer cited him on suspicion of second degree criminal trespass because of the warnings and the fact that Thomas was sleeping in a sleeping bag.
Thomas was released at the scene.
A UA employee called police Wednesday after someone stole asbestos abatement equipment from a UA building, reports stated.
Police went to the Arizona Health Sciences Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., and spoke with the employee.
He told police the items were on a loading dock at about 6:45 a.m. and were taken sometime in following hour, reports stated.
Two canvas bags valued at an estimated $80, two respirators with face masks valued at an estimated $1,400, a half face mask valued at an estimated $40, a full face mask valued at an estimated $300, three mask filters valued at an estimated $60, five star cutting devices valued at an estimated $25, five utility knives valued at an estimated $50, four tie-back coveralls valued at an estimated $8 and three power pack batteries valued at an estimated $50 were stolen, reports stated.
Another employee's wallet was also stolen during the hour.
The first employee said he didn't see anyone suspicious in the area.
Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.