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Police Beat

By Rachel Schick

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Several cars parked in a UA campus parking lot Wednesday night had either passenger- or driver-side windows broken.

A UAPD officer was flagged down by two car owners in the parking lot behind the Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. Second St., reports stated.

The car owners said they parked their vehicles in the lot at around 6 p.m. and went to a function on campus, reports stated.

When the owners returned to their vehicles at around 9 p.m. they found windows to their cars broken, reports stated.

The officer was not able to lift latent prints from the cars because the owners had gone into their vehicles before the officer arrived, reports stated.

One car, a 1991 Volkswagen Jetta, had its driver side door window broken. The other car, a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, had its passenger side door window broken, reports stated.

Both owners said nothing was stolen from their cars, reports stated.

In the same lot the officer noticed one additional vehicle, a 1997 Nissan pickup, with its driver side door window broken, reports stated.

In the Bank One parking lot the officer found another car, a 1982 Toyota Starlet, with its driver side door window broken, reports stated.

The officer said all four vehicles with broken windows had matching marks on them from a certain tool. The officer said a small flat-head screwdriver was placed between the door window glass and door frame, reports stated.

The officer was not able to contact the owners of the additional two vehicles with broken windows. He left notes on the vehicles and instructed the owners to contact UAPD, reports stated.

A UA student reported yesterday that property was stolen from her backpack while studying at a campus library.

The student was studying on the third floor of the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., Sunday, reports stated.

The student left her backpack on a table while she used a restroom on the third floor of the library, reports stated.

When the student returned she noticed the front cover of her backpack was open and her CatCard was missing from inside the front part of the backpack, reports stated.

The student said she did not see anyone suspicious around her backpack before or after using the restroom, reports stated.

She told the reporting officer her CatCard had $210 in All-Aboard meal plan money and $30 on the digital "chip," reports stated.

The student said she had successfully transferred the $210 from her old CatCard account to her new CatCard, reports stated.

A UA student's bicycle was stolen yesterday from a campus bike rack where it was locked.

The student called UAPD when he was unable to locate his bicycle or his bike lock, reports stated.

The student locked his bike to the bicycle racks on the southeast side of the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building, 1130 N. Mountain Ave, on his way to class, reports stated.

When the student returned 50 minutes later he could not find either his bicycle or cable lock, reports stated.

The blue Raleigh mountain bike was valued at $200 and the combination-type cable lock was valued at $40, reports stated.

Two UA students saw a car being damaged yesterday by three unidentified males near campus.

The reporting officer made contact with the two students at 9 p.m. in reference to the car that was damaged at 1443 E. First St., reports stated.

The two students were walking to where their car was parked in a campus parking lot north of the damage scene. They said they heard voices and saw movement near the damaged car, reports stated.

The students said they had approached the damaged car and saw three Hispanic males in their late teens to early 20s getting into a vehicle, reports stated.

The vehicle was described as a late '90s four-door red car, possibly a Mercury. The vehicle left going westbound from the damage scene, reports stated.

The two students said they could not describe what the three Hispanic males looked like or what they were wearing, and they would not be able to recognize them, reports stated.

UAPD will attempt to locate the vehicle and the three occupants, reports stated.

The reporting officer made contact with the owner of the damaged vehicle. She said nothing had been stolen, reports stated.

The damaged white 1989 Honda Civic had a shattered front driver side window. In addition, there was a fist size hole in the window near the door lock, reports stated.

The officer attempted to lift latent prints from the car, but was not successful. No evidence was found near the damaged vehicle, reports stated.