University police arrested a man Friday after a woman reported her car stolen and police found it in his possession, police reports stated.
The woman told police via telephone that her ex-boyfriend, Gary Warrior, 29, 700 Baffin Drive, took her car. The woman said a friend of hers saw Warrior with the 1992 Honda Accord at his workplace, the Hard Rock Company, which is managing construction at East University Boulevard and North Cherry Avenue.
Officers went to the work site and spoke to an employee who contacted Warrior.
As Warrior approached, he pulled the keys for the vehicle from his pocket and said he didn't steal the vehicle and that he borrowed the keys from the woman's mother to use the car, reports stated.
While the officer ran Warrior's identification through dispatch, the officer found that Pima County Sheriff's Office wanted to press charges against Warrior for misdemeanor assault and domestic violence against the woman whose car he possessed.
An officer cited Warrior on suspicion of theft of a means of transportation and for the misdemeanor assault charge and transported him to Pima County Jail where he was booked.
The car was returned to the woman.
A UA employee called police Friday after he found that someone stole a cordless microphone from a classroom in a UA building, reports stated.
The equipment supervisor at the Franklin building, 1011 E. Fifth St., said an employee at the building was using the Lectronics cordless microphone valued at an estimated $785 at about 7:50 a.m. Wednesday, and when the employee returned to get the microphone at about 1 p.m., it was missing, reports stated.
The supervisor told police he waited until Friday to call because he wanted to check with other faculty and staff to make sure the equipment wasn't misplaced.
Police arrested a man Friday after contacting him about an argument and finding that he possessed drug paraphernalia, had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and assaulted another man, reports stated.
An officer contacted Mark Rosenblat, 44, of the 3000 block of N. Geronimo Ave., at the corner of East Fifth Street and North Tyndall Avenue at about 3:40 p.m. and asked him about an argument he was involved in.
Rosenblat had no identification but gave police his name, date of birth and social security number.
The officer asked him if he was at Star Mart, 501 N. Park Ave., Wednesday because he fit the description of a person who was involved in a possible assault case, reports stated.
Rosenblat said he wasn't in the UA area for the past few days.
The officer then told him another UAPD officer recognized him near Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., on Thursday.
Rosenblat said once more that he hadn't been in the UA area for the past couple of days.
The officer told him he would cite him for giving false information to a police officer and assault if he found Rosenblat was lying, then found through UA dispatch that Rosenblat had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for third degree criminal trespass on UA property, reports stated.
He handcuffed him, searched him and found a hypodermic needle that looked used and had a residue on it, reports stated.
Rosenblat told the officer he got the needle from a doctor because he was given a compound by a doctor to clean methadone, a heroin-recovery drug, from his system and needed to inject heroin later in the day so his system would not go into shock, reports stated.
The officer cited him on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and cited him for the warrant and transported him to Pima County Jail where he was booked.
The officer called University Medical Center's emergency room and asked about policies regarding methadone and heroin. A doctor told police that Rosenblat had been admitted to the hospital for an overdose and it is against policy to ever give a patient a hypodermic needle.
Another officer spoke with both a Star Mart employee and the man who said Rosenblat assaulted him. Both men positively identified Rosenblat and said he was involved in the fight on Wednesday near Star Mart, reports stated. The man said he wished to press charges for assault.
A UAPD officer went to Pima County Jail and further cited Rosenblat on suspicion of false information to a police officer and assault.
Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.