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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
March 24, 2000
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Two UA students called university police Wednesday and reported their cars had been broken into during the same time period while the cars were parked in the same lot, police reports stated.

The first man called UAPD and said he parked his 1988 Chevrolet Blazer in a lot behind the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., at about 9 p.m.

When he returned to his vehicle at about 10:40 p.m., he noticed one of his windows was smashed, reports stated.

After looking around his car, the man found someone stole his Pioneer compact disc player. The stereo is valued at an estimated $300.

The console between the seats in the front of the Blazer was also damaged in the break-in.

The second man called UAPD and said he parked his 1988 Honda in the lot behind the recreation center at about 7:40 p.m. and noticed it had been broken into at 10:40 p.m., reports stated.

The man said he thought whoever broke into his car used a screwdriver to pry the driver's door window down.

The car is equipped with an alarm, but whoever broke into the car disconnected the battery from the car, reports stated.

The student said he thinks the screwdriver was then used to remove his Pioneer compact disc/stereo from the dash console, reports stated. The stereo is valued at an estimated $300.

Along with the stereo, custom Honda hood ornaments valued at an estimated $45, and a custom gear shifter ball valued at an estimated $65 were stolen, reports stated.

The student thinks the boot on the shifter was torn when the ball was removed.

The car's tail lights were damaged during the incident and a dent was made in the hood of the car near the passenger door, reports stated.

No fingerprints were found on either man's car.

A UA employee contacted police Wednesday after someone spray-painted graffiti at the Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., and stole items from a custodial room, reports stated.

The employee called police after he noticed spray paint along the interior of the south side of the stadium. The employee said the incident occurred before 4:17 p.m. Wednesday.

Along with the vandalism, a custodial room was broken into and an AM/FM radio, FM two-way radio and Nextel cellular phone were stolen, reports stated.

Orange spray paint was also found in the room, connecting the graffiti and the thefts, reports stated.

The AM/FM radio is valued at an estimated $180.

Another incident occurred during the same time the vandalism and thefts did in a first aid station on the top level of the stadium, where the door was forced open and items in the room were tossed around, reports stated.

UA had state insurance agents take pictures of all the damage for later use, reports stated.

No fingerprints were found in the stadium.

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Police spoke with a UA student Wednesday after someone stole his UA CatCard from a campus library, reports stated.

The man said he was using a photocopier at the Medical Library, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., at about 8 a.m. Tuesday and left his CatCard near the copiers, reports stated.

When he realized he left it there at about 8:20 a.m., he returned to get it and it was missing.

He checked with library staff to see if anyone had turned it in, but no one had.

No evidence was left near the copiers and the student didn't see anyone suspicious in the area, reports stated.

University police responded to the Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., Wednesday after someone damaged concession stands on the third level of the structure, reports stated.

A UA employee said sometime between 10 a.m. Monday and 10 a.m. Wednesday, someone tore all the fire extinguishers from the walls of the third floor and damaged four concession stands, a souvenir stand and a popcorn stand with them, reports stated.

Police saw that the extinguishers had been forcibly removed and discharged at various places on the third level.

Police reports stated the incident may be connected to the theft and vandalism incident reported above because the time period may be the same, but no spray paint was found in the area so the reports have yet to be connected.

No fingerprints were found for evidence, reports stated.

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

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