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By Ty Young
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
December 7, 1999
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A UA student was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol after he called university police to report his car stolen, police reports stated.

Andrew Stryker, 20, of 1525 E. Drachman St., went into Ramada Inn, 1601 N. Oracle Road, on Saturday night. When he returned to his car, it was not there.

After calling a friend to pick him up from the hotel bar, he returned to the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and called 911 to report his car stolen.

According to reports, Stryker smelled of alcohol, slurred his speech and had red, watery eyes when police arrived.

Stryker told police he was underage and should not be drinking. He told police he was pretty drunk and didn't know if he took his keys or left them in the car, reports stated.

According to reports, the car was found at 11:30 p.m. Saturday after being hit by a train.

The train conductor told police he saw a male retreating from the car, but was not able to stop the train in time, reports stated.

A student called police Sunday to report that his car was stolen while it was parked at his friend's house during the weekend.

According to reports, the student said he let a friend borrow his white 1992 Chevrolet Blazer the day before.

The friend had parked the car Friday afternoon at his house, 1641 E. Enke Drive at 4:30 p.m.

According to reports, the friend called the student Sunday afternoon after he noticed that the car was gone.

The student said he had not picked up the car, and immediately called UAPD.

While waiting for police, the student called his cell phone, which was in the car.

According to reports, somebody answered the phone, but would not give a name.

Police questioned a man near a UA building Saturday after he was seen carrying a bike that was reported stolen earlier that day.

A student reported to police that a man took a white bicycle from a bike rack near the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St.

When police went to the area they noticed a man riding a black bike while carrying a white bike that matched the description of the one reported stolen, reports stated.

The man told police he had bought the white bike at a garage sale a week ago, and had left it at East Ninth Street and North Martin Avenue because of a flat tire, reports stated.

The man said he was using the black bike to transport the white bike.

According to reports, police detained the man for 20 minutes while they tried to contact the student who reported the incident.

The man was released after police failed to contact the student.

Later that night, the same student called police to report his black bike stolen from the recreation center area, reports stated.

A man was arrested Saturday night for an outstanding warrant after police found him in an abandoned house that had been reported on fire, reports stated.

David Neal, 37, of a general delivery address, was found cooking in a house at the corner of North Park Avenue and East Linden Street.

An officer recognized Neal and knew that he slept in the abandoned house.

According to reports, the officer had unsuccessfully attempted to contact a real estate company that had a sign in front of the house to ask if Neal had permission to be there.

Neal said the smoke was coming from his grill and that he was just cooking.

Police investigated the origin of the smoke and discovered it was coming from Neal's grill, reports stated.

While Tucson Fire Department put out the grill's fire, police did a background check on Neal.

Police discover Neal had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court on a trespassing charge.

Police served the warrant and Neal was booked into Pima County Jail.

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