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Police Beat

By Jose Ceja

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Unknown persons discharged a fire extinguisher in a UA dorm Saturday, reports stated.

A resident assistant of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., noticed three males drinking beer on the eighth floor of the building, reports stated.

They then fled the eighth floor and went to the ninth floor of the dorm, where they were seen on a surveillance tape, reports stated.

One of the men, who was dressed in a cowboy hat, baggy jeans and a white tank top, discharged a fire extinguisher, setting off a smoke detector, reports stated.

The group then fled the dorm through the main lobby, reports stated.

The people had left by the time police arrived, but the resident director of the dorm was given a copy of the videotape.

A UA student saw a possible hit-and-run accident from her dorm room Monday, reports stated.

The student was in her room, which faces the parking lot, in Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., and saw a white Nissan truck back into a parked, unoccupied gray Honda, reports stated.

The student said damage occurred to the tail light of the Nissan and to the passenger front signal light of the Honda, reports stated.

The student said the Honda was parked facing south on the curb on the south side of the residence hall, reports stated.

After the accident, the student said the driver of the Nissan got out and yelled some profanities after looking at the damage, reports stated.

The driver of the Nissan, a male who the student said she could recognize, then got back into the truck and left, reports stated.

The student then went downstairs to the parking lot to see if she could speak with the owner of the Honda, but it left before she arrived, reports stated.

The student said she did not get the license plate number of either vehicle, reports stated.

It is not known if the matter will be taken care of in civil court, reports stated.

A UA student's car was broken into Tuesday while parked in a campus parking lot, reports stated.

The student said he parked his car in a parking lot on 1420 E. Fifth St., Tuesday morning and when he returned in the evening, noticed his drivers side window had been destroyed, reports stated.

The student also noticed that his CD player, valued at $600, had been ripped out of the mounting, causing further damage to the vehicle, reports stated.

A black vinyl case, which contained 40 CDs valued at $600, was also missing, reports stated.

An officer tried to retrieve fingerprints from the vehicle but was not successful, reports stated.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

A bicycle belonging to a UA student was reported stolen from outside a campus building Tuesday, reports stated.

The student said she locked her bicycle to bicycle racks on the southwest side of McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen, on March 22, and when she returned Tuesday morning, noticed it was missing, reports stated.

The bicycle, a blue Giant-brand mountain bike, valued at $250, was locked with a U-lock, reports stated.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

Some accessories were stolen from a UA students' bike Monday while it was locked outside of a campus building, reports stated.

The student said she locked her bicycle to a rack outside of Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd., and when she returned, noticed a headlight and speedometer were missing, reports stated.

The student said she usually removes the items, valued at $50, from her bike when she parks it, reports stated.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resume can be found at