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By Kristopher Califano

A freshman student's mother called police Monday morning concerning her son's whereabouts after he was late in returning home from a fraternity trip, reports stated.

The male student told his mother that he would return Sunday night from a Kappa Sigma trip to Las Vegas.

Police went to Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall, 610 N. Highland Ave., to speak with the student's roommate. The roommate did not know the whereabouts of the student. He also told police that he was unsure of when the student would return, however he did tell police the name of the Kappa Sigma member who the student was traveling with.

Officers then went to the Kappa Sigma fraternity house, 1423 E. First St. Members of the fraternity told police that they did not know when the student and fraternity member would return, reports stated.

Police returned to UAPD headquarters and updated the student's mother about the situation. Police told his mother that they intended to check back on her son's whereabouts the next day.

A UA employee reported a hit-and-run accident at a UA parking lot Sunday morning, reports stated.

The female employee parked her vehicle at 501 N. Campbell Ave. She left her vehicle and began walking toward the exit when she saw an older vehicle traveling the wrong way inside the parking lot, reports stated.

The woman heard a loud screech and walked back to her car. She noticed the vehicle had been badly damaged. The woman got back in her car and began searching for the older model car, reports stated.

The employee was unable to locate the other vehicle so she reparked at the northeast corner of East Sixth Street and North Campbell Avenue. Police arrived at the scene to inspect the damaged car. The hood was dented, the radiator grill was damaged, and the front fender had been removed from the car during the impact, reports stated.

Officers photographed the scene and placed the picture into UAPD as evidence, reports stated.

University police responded to a campus parking lot Monday afternoon after a female UA student's car was burglarized.

The student parked her vehicle Friday in a UA parking lot at 1050 N. Mountain Ave. When she returned to the vehicle Monday she noticed that her Kenwood stereo and detachable face were missing. She told police that the vehicle was locked the last time she saw it, however police found no signs of forced entry.

The student did not know the cost of the stolen stereo. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

A homeless U.S. veteran was escorted out of a campus building by police Monday morning, reports stated.

Police saw the Tucson man asleep on third floor of the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

Officers awoke the man and asked him if he needed medical attention. The man denied medical attention, but did inform police that he had no UA affiliation.

Police told him about the library's trespassing policy and escorted him outside of the library. He was verbally warned not to return the library between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m.

Police spoke to a UA student Monday morning after her bike basket, bike bell and bicycle were stolen from a campus residence hall, reports stated.

The female student's bicycle was stolen from Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St. She locked the bike to the bicycle rack Thursday evening. When she returned Monday morning she noticed that her bike tire was U-locked to the rack, but her basket, turtle bell and bicycle were missing.

She told police that her Motobeane single-speed bike was worth $750.

There are no suspects at this time, reports stated.

A UA student found several music accessories Monday afternoon inside a campus building, reports stated.

The student turned in eight compact discs, a set of headphones and a compact disc carrying case to the UAPD headquarters, 1852 E. First St.

She told officers that she found the items inside the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building, 1118 E. Fourth St.

The property was placed into UAPD evidence until someone could prove ownership.

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