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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 10, 2000
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A UA employee called university police Thursday after someone vandalized two UA-owned vehicles, police reports stated.

The man said two 1998 Chevrolet pickup trucks belonging to the UA were damaged between 5:45 p.m. Wednesday and 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The first truck had its right rear tire slashed and the second truck had its front driver's side tire slashed.

The employee said he hadn't seen anyone suspicious near the trucks during the time the tires were slashed.

A UA student contacted police Thursday after finding that someone had used his checking account to fund a Web site, reports stated.

The man said he noticed on his most recent bank statement that someone started the Web site on Oct. 4, 1999, reports stated.

He told police he didn't notice the $24.95 monthly charge on his account at Wells Fargo bank earlier because he was working and making good money, reports stated.

He said he is no longer working and is on a tight budget, so he checked his statement more carefully, reports stated.

The service provider for the Web site, Web Transaction Services, gave him the password and user name to access the files for the site and he shut the Web site down, reports stated.

Company officials said they would refund him money from the last 90 days only because of a length-of-time policy, reports stated.

The man also learned the IP address for the computer the site was generated from is on campus and he gave the information to police, reports stated.

He said because of the user name and password for the site, he thinks the man who built the Web site with his funds was making a personal attack.

Police spoke with a woman Thursday after someone stole her truck, reports stated.

The woman said she parked her 1988 GMC pickup in a lot at 435 N. Fremont Ave. at about 10:30 a.m. and when she returned to it at 11 a.m., it was missing.

She noticed some broken glass where the truck was parked and she said the vehicle also had an alarm on it.

The truck is valued at an estimated $10,000, with stereo equipment valued at $1,250.

There were no witnesses to the incident and the woman didn't see anyone suspicious in the area.

A UA student called UAPD Thursday after someone broke into his car and stole his car stereo, reports stated.

The man said he parked his 1990 Volkswagen in a lot at 1641 E. Enke Drive at about 10:45 a.m. and when he returned to it at about 12:29 p.m., he noticed items missing from the car.

His compact disc player, amplifier, two subwoofer speakers and assorted compact discs were stolen.

The man could not find any signs of forced entry to his vehicle, but he left both the passenger and driver's side window cracked about two inches and the sun roof was also open.

No fingerprints or evidence were found.

UAPD officers spoke with a UA student Thursday after someone broke into her car and stole items, reports stated.

The woman said she parked her car at the Cherry Garage, 1641 E. Enke Drive, at about 7:45 a.m. and when she returned to it at about 12:30 p.m., she noticed her passenger side window was shattered.

The woman then discovered her car stereo had been removed.

The dash console was also damaged when the $200 stereo was stolen.

Police were able to lift fingerprints from the car, but no other evidence was found at the scene.

A UA student called police Thursday after someone broke into his 1993 Ford Probe and stole items, reports stated.

The man said his car was parked behind the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., in a lot at 1420 E. Seventh St. between noon and 3 p.m. when his car was broken into.

The man's JVC compact disc player valued at an estimated $300 was also stolen.

There were no signs of forced entry, no fingerprints and no evidence found at the scene.

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

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