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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
November 19, 1999
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University police arrested three people Wednesday who were racing their cars on East Speedway Boulevard, police reports stated.

A UAPD officer was driving north at about 12:07 a.m. at the intersection of North Campbell Avenue and Speedway when he saw the three cars traveling west on Speedway.

The three cars stopped for a red light on Speedway, and all three cars halted so their tires were smoking.

A black 1992 Chevrolet Beretta, driven by a juvenile male, skidded a quarter of the way through the intersection as it stopped, reports stated.

The UAPD officer followed the boy and pulled him over near Speedway and North Park Avenue.

The officer asked the boy why he was driving so fast, and he said he was "being a stupid kid," reports stated.

The officer asked if the boy had been racing with the other two cars, and he admitted that he had, reports stated.

The other two cars, a 1992 Chevrolet Beretta driven by Michael Saladino, 18, of Oro Valley and a 1999 Chevrolet Camaro driven by Stacey Siegel, 20, of the 800 block of East Silver Road, stopped at the Circle K, 937 E. Speedway Boulevard, reports stated.

A Tucson Police Department officer, who had followed the racing cars on Speedway, notified the UAPD officer, reports stated.

Two other UAPD officers arrived at the Circle K to speak with Siegel and Saladino, reports stated.

All three were cited on suspicion of racing and exhibiting speed and released.

A UA student contacted police Wednesday after realizing his wallet was stolen from a UA building in late October, reports stated.

The student went to the UAPD station, 1200 E. Lowell St., at about 1:20 p.m. to report his wallet was stolen between 1 and 3 p.m. Oct. 27 from the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

He said his wallet was in his backpack in a study cubicle at the library when it was stolen, reports stated.

The wallet contained his Arizona driver license, Social Security card, resident alien card and $75 in cash.

A UA student stopped by the UAPD station Wednesday after a man exposed his buttocks to him, reports stated.

The student and his girlfriend were sitting in his car near Yavapai Residence Hall, 1222 E. South Campus Drive, at about 3:30 a.m. when three males walked in front of his car, reports stated.

One of the men turned around, pulled his pants down below his buttocks and exposed them to the student, reports stated.

The student said his girlfriend didn't see the man, reports stated.

The three men then walked away from the car.

Police are investigating two UA students who used a scanner to record phone conversations of other residents in their residence hall, reports stated.

Two Pinal Hall residents, 1511 E. Sixth St., called police at about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday about the two suspects, reports stated.

One of the reporting students said she had been in the suspects' room and had seen the scanner hooked to a tape recorder.

She also said she had discussed a private matter on the telephone and other people in the residence hall knew about it.

Both reporting students said they had heard the suspects brag about recording people's phone calls.

They also told police that other people in the residence hall had made comments about other people knowing about phone conversations, reports stated.

UAPD detectives are looking into the applicability of laws regarding interception of electronic communication and possession of interception devices, reports stated.

A UA student contacted police Wednesday after someone tried to steal his truck, reports stated.

The man parked his 1992 Ford Ranger at about 10 p.m. on the street at 1330 E. South Campus Drive.

He heard his car alarm at about 10:30 p.m. and went back to his truck to see what happened.

When he arrived at the truck, he found his steering column and ignition were broken. He was unable to start the truck.

There was no further damage to the truck, and the man didn't see anyone in the area when his alarm went off, reports stated.

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