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By Kristopher Califano

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A UA student called police Wednesday evening after the occupants of a car she was driving behind got out of their car and yelled obscenties at her, reports stated.

The female student was driving behind an older-model Toyota hatchback at about 6 p.m. Wednesday near North Cherry Avenue and East Mabel Street. The student told police she was following the other vehicle while traveling south on Cherry Avenue between Mabel and East Helen streets.

After both vehicles came to a stop, the male driver and female passenger of the Toyota exited their vehicle and began yelling at the UA student.

The female student told officers that the the two were yelling at her because they though she was following them too closely, reports stated.

Both the driver and passenger got back into their car and left the scene.

Police have not identified the two people in the Toyota. The student told police she felt threatened but did not want to press charges, although she wanted to file a report.

A UA student was struck by a bicyclist Wednesday morning while trying to cross a street near a sorority house on the north side of campus, reports stated.

The student told officers she was crossing East Second Street at North Vine Avenue near the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority house, 1436 E. Second St.

Before entering the street, the student looked only to her right. She did not check to her left because Second Street is a one-way street, reports stated.

She told officers that when she stepped into the road, she was struck by a female bicyclist heading west on Second Street.

After the collision, the bicyclist got back on her bike and continued on in the same direction, reports stated.

The student told police that she suffered minor scrapes to her chin and right arm. The bicyclist left the scene with out identifying herself or asking the student if she was all right, reports stated.

The student was not treated for her injuries.

A Tucson man was arrested Tuesday morning at a UA building on charges related to a previous arrest warrant, reports stated.

An officer on foot patrol saw James Embree, of the 7200 block of East Calle Los Aborles Street, sleeping on a couch at the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

The officer recognized Embree, 54, from a previous loitering incident.

Police woke Embree and asked him if he needed medical attention. Embree declined medical attention and told officers that he was just resting.

Officers reminded Embree that he had been previously warned about violating the library's loitering policy, which is explained on several signs inside the library. The policy states that only UA students and employees are allowed to use the library between 1 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

A background check for Embree showed he had a previous warrant for his arrest for suspicion of failing to appear in court for a previous marijuana arrest, reports stated. Embree was booked into Pima County Jail.

Embree's belongings, with the exception of his cigarettes and other perishable goods, were placed into UA property for safekeeping, reports stated.

A UA student reported his front bicycle tire stolen Tuesday afternoon near a campus residence hall, police reports stated.

University police arrived at La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., to speak with a resident after he reported that his $100 bicycle tire was missing.

The resident told police he locked the bicycle to a bike rack on the north side of La Paz last Thursday. When the resident returned to the bike rack Monday morning, he noticed his front tire was missing, reports stated.

Police have no suspects at this time.

Police filled out a report Tuesday afternoon concerning a UA student's cellular phone that was turned into police, reports stated.

An officer filed the report and spoke with the owner of the phone. The student told police that he lost cell phone but never reported it.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.