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Friday October 27, 2000

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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano

Twenty UA automobiles and one golf cart were vandalized at a campus parking lot Wednesday night, reports stated.

When a Parking and Transportation officer arrived at the Zone 1 parking lot on North Cherry Avenue and East Sixth Street Wednesday night, he noticed that the UA vehicles in the lot had flat tires. Upon further inspection, the employee noticed that the tires were slashed.

The employee told police the break-in occurred between 9:45 a.m. and 10 p.m. Gates to the parking lot were secured, but portions of the barbed wire had been cut on the southwest corner of the fence, reports stated. Police do not suspect the Parking and Transportation officer of the crime.

Including the golf cart, 42 tires had been slashed. If apprehended, the suspect will face felony burglary and trespassing charges, reports stated.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

University police were called Wednesday after a vehicle was stolen from a campus parking lot, reports stated.

The female student last saw her 1989 Jeep Cherokee parked in the UA lot at 1224 N. Martin Ave. She told police that she left the vehicle at 6:30 p.m. and when she returned at 9:56 p.m. it was gone.

Police arrived at the parking lot to investigate the scene. There was no glass on the ground that could signify that the Jeep had been broken into. The female student told police that she also had a baby seat and a golf jacket in the vehicle, reports stated.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

A new bicycle was stolen from a campus building Friday afternoon, reports stated.

The female UA student told police that she secured her mountain bike at 4 p.m. to the rack near the Gould-Simpson building, 1040 E. Fourth St. She said she secured the bike through the frame but when she returned at 5 p.m. the bike was gone.

The student told police that she does not know how the bike could have been stolen without damaging the lock or the bike. She said that she purchased the bike earlier in the month, reports stated.

There are no suspects and no witnesses at this time.

A UA student's customized vehicle was broken into Wednesday night near campus, reports stated.

The student last saw his 1990 Eagle Talon intact at 7:15 p.m. at 1423 E. University Blvd. When he returned to the lot later that evening, his window was smashed, his speaker box, speakers, amplifier, turbo timer, turbo pressure gauge, air fuel gauge, turbo gauge holder, Zone 1 parking pass, and stereo remote had been stolen, reports stated.

Police arrived at the scene and fingerprinted the vehicle. Officers also noticed that the hatch that operates that trunk is no longer functional and the heater console had been damaged.

There are no suspects and no witnesses at this time. The student was instructed to call police if he noticed any more items had been stolen.

A UA employee called police when he was informed that a VCR and a overhead projector had been stolen Wednesday afternoon from a campus building, reports stated.

The employee told police that the equipment was normally stored in a third floor room at the Center for Latin American Studies, 1127 E. North Campus Dr. He told officers that the door is normally unlocked. Police investigated the room and found no sign of a forced entry, reports stated.

The employee was not sure when the property was taken, but he believes it occurred sometime between Oct. 11 and Wednesday. There are no suspects and no witnesses.

A UA student's book was stolen Wednesday afternoon while he was in a UA bathroom, reports stated.

The male student spoke with officers at the UAPD headquarters after his Economics book was stolen from the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd. He told officers that he placed the book on a table when he left to use the restroom. When he returned, the book was gone.

He told police that he noticed that there was suspicious-looking man in the area when he left. When he returned to the table, the man and book were gone.

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