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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
March 2, 2000
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University police arrested a man Tuesday after stopping him for running a red light and finding contraband in his possession, police reports stated.

A UAPD officer was turning north onto North Campbell Avenue from East Sixth Street when he saw Virgil Young, 30, of the 700 block of South Sixth Avenue, drive north through the red light.

He pulled Young over and approached the car.

As the officer spoke with Young, he noticed Young and a female passenger were acting nervous, reports stated.

The officer asked Young if he had any drugs or weapons in the 1992 Jeep Wrangler and Young said he had a pistol, reports stated.

Young exited the Jeep upon police request, and the officer took the pistol from his waistband, reports stated.

The officer removed the clip and a round in the chamber from the gun and ran the serial number and Young's identification information through UAPD dispatch.

The gun was reported stolen and Young had two warrants for his arrest from the Tucson Police Department and the Marana Police Department.

The officer handcuffed Young and asked him if he could search the car.

Young agreed, and the officer searched the car while another officer searched the female passenger's purse, reports stated.

The officer found a partially finished bottle of Boone's wine under the driver's seat and he returned to speak to the woman and the other officer, reports stated.

Police found a small vial of white powder in the woman's purse and when they asked if it was cocaine, she began to cry, reports stated.

She told police the vial was Young's, it was probably cocaine and he gave it to her as the officer pulled them over, reports stated.

She was released at the scene.

The officer asked Young if the story was true and he admitted she was telling the truth, reports stated.

Young was cited on suspicion of possessing a stolen firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts of failing to appear in court for shoplifting charges and failure to stop at a red light.

He was taken to Pima County Jail and booked.

A UA employee contacted UAPD Tuesday after someone stole university equipment from a UA building, reports stated.

The man said a microphone used in a lecture hall in the Franklin Building, 1011 E. Fourth St., was taken sometime between 7:45 a.m. Friday and Tuesday.

He told police the Lectrosonics microphone valued at an estimated $785 was last seen in the lecture hall Friday when he set it out for instructor use.

The employee spoke with instructors in the hall to see if they had walked out of the room with the microphone still on, but none had so he called UAPD to report it stolen.

A UA student called police Saturday after discovering his car had been broken into and items were stolen, reports stated.

The man said he parked his car in a lot at 321 N. Highland Ave. at about 9:40 a.m. Friday and when he returned to it Saturday the passenger door's lock was damaged and his stereo was missing.

No fingerprints were found on the car.

Police spoke with a UA student Monday after someone wrote disturbing messages on her car, reports stated.

The woman said she parked her car on the third floor of the Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St., at about 7 p.m. Feb. 22 and sometime between then and Monday someone vandalized her car.

She told police the word "Satan" was drawn on her driver door window and a "Nazi symbol" was drawn on the passenger door window, reports stated.

She also said a pentagram and two more of the symbols were drawn in the dust on her rear window, reports stated.

She erased the messages before police arrived.

No fingerprints were found on the car.

A UA employee called UAPD after someone stole a piece of art from a campus building, reports stated.

The woman said a the 23 inch by 23 inch painting was stolen from a common sitting area at the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd., between midnight Feb. 21 and Sunday evening.

The painting is valued at an estimated $2,100 and the employee said she hadn't contacted the artist yet.

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