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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
October 15, 1999

A boy ran from university police yesterday when an officer attempted to arrest him for breaking into cars in a University of Arizona-area parking lot, police reports stated.

Police responded at about 1:30 p.m. to a report of a youth looking in car windows at a parking lot near Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

An officer in an unmarked car drove around the area looking for a person matching the description of the young man.

The officer noticed a boy sitting at a bus stop at East Sixth Street and North Euclid Avenue and stopped to talk to him.

The officer asked the boy what he was doing and he said "nothing," reports stated.

The officer asked the boy to stand up and lift up his shirt. After noticing bulges in the boy's pockets, the officer asked to search him, reports stated.

The boy consented, and police found wire cutters, a homemade knife, a screwdriver and a cassette tape attachment for a car stereo, reports stated.

The young man said he was 15 years old and just moved to Tucson with his family, reports stated.

The officer then noticed a plastic bag near the young man and went to look inside, reports stated.

Inside the plastic bag were two compact disc carrying cases and a compact disc. A black case was concealed under the bag.

While the officer looked in the bag, the boy began to run, reports stated.

The officer chased the boy towards East Seventh Street and North Tyndall Avenue, where the boy hopped a fence, reports stated.

Officers asked the owner of a house in the area to search his backyard, and the owner consented.

The young man was not found, but police retained the evidence from the young man's pockets and the plastic bag.

After returning the items to the UAPD, a man called and said some of the items might have been from his car, a 1995 Ford, that was parked in the Arizona-Sonora lot and had been broken into at about 12:40 p.m. yesterday.

Police gathered nine fingerprints from the man's car and will continue to look for the boy.

Police arrested a man yesterday for loitering at a convenience store on campus, reports stated.

Larry Dorton, 51, of a general delivery address, was reportedly sleeping by a picnic bench at about 8:45 a.m. at Star Mart, 501 N. Park Ave., when a store manager woke him and asked him to leave, reports stated.

Dorton refused to leave, and the manager contacted UAPD.

When police arrived, the manager said he wanted to press charges against Dorton because it was an ongoing activity.

According to reports, police talked to Dorton at the bus stop south of Star Mart and informed him about the situation.

Dorton told police he understood what he had done, reports stated.

Police cited Dorton on suspicion of loitering and released him at the scene.

A UA student had $300 taken from her bank account yesterday after someone stole her purse with an ATM card inside.

A UA student was eating lunch at about 12:55 p.m. at the Fiddlee Fig, 1303 E. University Blvd., when she noticed that someone grabbed her purse from the chair she was sitting on, reports stated.

The purse was recovered later in the Memorial Student Union, but her wallet, $4 in cash, a credit card and a debit card with the PIN number were missing, reports stated.

She called her bank to cancel her debit card, but a Bank of America employee told the student someone had already withdrawn $300 from her account, reports stated.

Police asked the student to get copies of the transactions from the bank, so they could match time of transaction with ATM security cameras.

The student thought the person who stole her purse used a campus-area ATM because of the short amount of time that passed between the theft and the transaction, reports stated.

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