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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 5, 2000
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A boy in a motorized wheelchair was asked by UAPD officers Monday to remain off campus at all times, following a series of incidents where the boy asked women to help him use the restroom, reports stated.

UAPD officers were briefed about the string of incidents involving the boy at 3 p.m. meetings Sunday and Monday, and a UAPD officer on foot patrol saw the boy on campus at about 3:44 p.m. Monday.

The officer saw a boy in a wheelchair with a woman walking by his side near the U of A Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., and the officer went into the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd.

When the officer returned outside, he again saw the boy and the woman near the bookstore.

The officer called out the name of the boy he was briefed about, and the boy stopped his wheelchair and said, "someone is calling my name," reports stated.

The officer approached the two and asked the boy if the name the officer called out was actually his, and the boy asked why he wanted to know.

The officer then asked the woman if she knew the boy, and she said she didn't know him and that she had just met him when he asked her if she would help him use the restroom, reports stated.

The officer asked the boy again for identification, and he said his identification card was in a pouch on the side of his wheelchair.

The officer checked his card and found he was the boy UAPD officers had been briefed about.

He didn't bring up any of the prior cases where the boy asked women to help him use the restroom, but he verbally warned the boy that he was no longer allowed on campus for any reason, at any time.

A UA student called university police Monday after her ex-boyfriend violated a protection order by calling her on her cellular telephone, police reports stated.

The woman said she was in the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd., at about 9:30 a.m. when her ex-boyfriend called her.

She showed the officer the court-ordered protection order which outlined that the man was not allowed to contact her either in person or via telephone.

She then played five recorded voice mail messages from her cellular phone that were all from March 18.

The woman told police she had also seen her ex-boyfriend in the student union, where she works, more than a couple times in the past few weeks, violating the 50-yard restraining order, reports stated.

The officer advised her to call 911 if she saw him or if he called her and that he would try to find the man during the afternoon near McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., where she said he had classes.

Police spoke with a UA student Monday after someone broke into his car and stole items from him, reports stated.

The man said he parked his car in a UA parking lot at 1050 E. Ninth St. at about 8:30 a.m. and when he returned to it at about 4 p.m., it had been broken into.

The man said he noticed the driver's side window of his 1989 Pontiac 6000 broken out and his stereo stolen.

He then noticed that whoever broke the window and entered the vehicle gained access to his trunk and stole two speakers.

The officer saw that the rubber molding around the broken window appeared to have been tampered with, and the frame around the window looked as if it had been bent while someone was trying to pry the window out, reports stated.

The man's stereo is valued at an estimated $200, and the two speakers are valued together at an estimated $119.

No fingerprints or evidence were found at the scene.

A UA employee called police Monday after finding damage to a wall in a men's bathroom in a UA building, reports stated.

The man said he was in a men's restroom on the third floor of McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., when he noticed a hole in the wall.

The hole looked to the man as if it had been drilled in the wall but didn't go all the way through the wall to the women's restroom next door, reports stated.

The employee said the hole was probably made between noon Friday and 5 a.m. Monday.

No other damage was found in the restroom.

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

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