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Police Beat

By Audrey DeAnda
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
August 25, 1999

A woman called university police to report damage to her vehicle Monday night after a UA practice field goal post fell on her car.

The owner of the 1992 Ford Taurus, parked at a metered space north of the football practice field, 1845 E. Enke Dr., noticed a goal post had landed on her car, police reports stated.

The goal post had blown over in the storm and landed on the left rear quarter-panel of her vehicle, reports stated.

The car had a large dent on the left side of the trunk and the left tail light cover was damaged, reports stated.

Officers moved the vehicle for the woman and referred her to UA's Risk Management department, reports stated.

Police went to the Memorial Student Union Monday night after a UA employee received threatening phone calls, reports stated.

The employee of Dominos Pizza, 1303 E. University Blvd., said he received a call from a former co-worker's mother. He said the mother identified herself, then told him he was a "bastard" and that he "better watch out when he leaves work," reports stated.

The employee said the mother accused him of making sexual comments to her daughter, a former Dominos employee, reports stated.

Police contacted the mother, who said her daughter had called home saying the employee was making sexual comments to her. The daughter then quit her job at Dominos, reports stated.

The mother said she never made threats to the employee but was upset about the comments he made to her daughter, reports stated.

The employee wanted to press charges but there was not enough evidence, reports stated.

A UA employee called police Monday morning to report a man trespassing in a campus building, reports stated.

The employee said the man was in the Space Sciences building, 1630 E. University Blvd. at about 9 a.m. selling textbooks, reports stated.

The man was outside a classroom trying to sell a book titled "The Physical Science," which is used in some Natural Sciences 102 classes, reports stated.

The employee said he asked the man to leave at about 9 a.m., but the man returned about two hours later and continued to sell textbooks, reports stated.

The man was escorted out by the employee and the employee told police he would press trespassing charges if the man returns to the building, reports stated.

Officers located a stolen vehicle early Monday morning while looking for an assault suspect, reports stated.

Police were at the intersection of North Euclid Avenue and East Sixth Street when they noticed a passenger in a 1994 Nissan pick-up truck who matched the suspect's description, reports stated.

Officer stopped the vehicle after they noticed the truck's registration tags were expired, reports stated.

The vehicle's driver told police he did not have a driver license and he knew the truck's registration was expired, reports stated.

After a background check of the vehicle, police were informed that the truck was reported stolen to the Tucson Police Department and there were reports that a shotgun was in the truck, reports stated.

Officers drew their firearms and ordered the men out of the truck, reports stated.

The men were handcuffed and held until Tucson police came and took over the investigation, reports stated.

A woman called police Monday morning after a truck reportedly side- swiped her car.

A blue Chevrolet Blazer reportedly hit the woman's 1985 Toyota Corolla as she was idling near 1200 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

The woman said the Blazer drove by and "side-swiped" the passenger side of her vehicle and then continued west on East University Boulevard at a rapid speed, reports stated.

The car had several scratches and spots of blue paint transfer along the passenger side of the vehicle, reports stated.

The woman was unable to identify the driver or read the vehicle's license plate number.

A UA employee reported two television sets missing Monday afternoon at a campus residence hall.

The woman said two television sets were placed in the kitchen storage area on August 9 at the Parker House Residence Hall, 1775 E. First St., reports stated.

The employee said the university had the storage area open because of ongoing construction work, reports stated.

The woman said she noticed the television sets were missing on August 14, reports stated.

The electronic equipment is worth about $456.

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

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