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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 26, 2000
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A UA student called police Monday after unknown assailants in a minivan pelted him with an egg, reports stated.

The student said he was walking on North Park Avenue near Star Mart, 520 N. Park Ave., at about 1 a.m. when he noticed two men in a red Toyota Previa driving the same way he was walking.

He told police the man in the passenger seat leaned out the window and threw an egg at him, hitting him in the right buttock, reports stated.

The student was not injured.

Police searched the area, but could not find the van or the suspects.

University police arrested a man Monday after an employee from a campus-area convenience store said the man was acting belligerent, police reports stated.

The employee said Roy Taulbee, 57, of a general delivery address, was shouting at customers at Circle K, 977 E. Speedway Blvd., at about 1:24 a.m. and would not leave when he was asked to.

UAPD officers went to the Circle K soon after and spoke with Taulbee.

A records check of Taulbee's identification returned no outstanding warrants, but the officers noticed he was extremely intoxicated and had been drinking from a 40-ounce bottle of Mickey's Malt Liquor, reports stated.

Police read him his Miranda rights, cited him on suspicion of drinking in public and third-degree criminal trespass and transported him to Pima County Jail where he was booked.

A UA employee called UAPD Monday after someone stole his cellular phone from his vehicle while it was parked on campus, reports stated.

The man said he parked his car at the McKale Center, 1721 E. Enke Dr., at about 9 p.m.

He went into his office for about a half hour and when he returned to his car at 9:30 p.m., he noticed someone had stolen his cell phone.

The Audiovox cellular phone is valued at an estimated $120.

The man told police he didn't lock his doors when he entered the building.

No fingerprints or other evidence were found at the scene. Nothing else was stolen from the car.

Police spoke with a UA employee Monday after she called and told police someone stole her notebook computer from her office, reports stated.

The woman said she left her notebook computer in an office in the Life Sciences-South building, 1007 E. Lowell St., at about 5 p.m. Friday.

When she returned to her office Monday at about noon, she noticed the computer was not where she left it.

The woman said she leaves her door unlocked during the day, but she wasn't there over the weekend.

There were no signs of forced entry to her office, no evidence of fingerprints nor did the woman see anyone suspicious during the time the computer was stolen.

The laptop computer is valued at an estimated $3,500.

The employee said she would pass along serial number information to UAPD when she found the documents containing them.

A UA student called UAPD Monday after someone stole items from him while he worked out at the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., reports stated.

The man said he put his wallet and a pair of shorts in a locker in the men's locker room at the recreation center at about 4:15 p.m.

He said he didn't remember the number of the locker he used, but when he returned to the locker to get his items at about 5:30 p.m., he noticed the lock, his wallet and his shorts were all missing.

Along with the wallet, lock and shorts, his debit card, four credit cards and $82 in cash were missing.

The student said he canceled his credit cards, but a total of $737 was spent on one credit card and one debit card during the time between the theft of the wallet and the time he canceled the cards, reports stated.

He said he would pass along further information about the fraudulent activity on his credit and debit cards when he hears more.

The man didn't see anyone suspicious when he locked the lock nor when he returned to the locker.

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

Dylan McKinley can be reached at Dylan.McKinley@wildcat.arizona.edu.


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