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Friday November 17, 2000

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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A piece of furniture was stolen from a sorority house Tuesday afternoon, police reports stated.

A member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house, 1443 E. First St., called police after she was informed that a sofa chair was stolen. The cleaning crew informed the house member that the $1,200, cream-colored leather chair was missing. There are many other identical chairs in the sorority house. Members do not know why the chair was stolen while other identical pieces of furniture remained undisturbed.

The Alpha Delta Pi member told officers that the chair was probably removed from the front door because there was no sign of forced entry. The house cleaning crew had no additional information to report to police.

Members of the sorority told officers that they would report the theft to the Residence Life House Association, reports stated. There are no suspects and no witnesses at this time.

An unsecured bike and bike lock were stolen from a campus building Wednesday night, reports stated.

The student left his $200 mountain bike on a rack on the east side of the Landscape and Architecture building, 1501 E. Speedway Blvd., at 6 p.m. When he returned to the bike rack at 10:30 p.m., it was gone.

The student told officers that his bike was not locked to the rack, but his U-lock, which was attached to the bike, was also stolen, reports stated.

There are no suspects or evidence at this time.

A backpack was stolen from a campus building Wednesday afternoon, reports stated.

Knowing the store policy, the student placed his bag in a cubby inside the UofA Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd, at 5:50 p.m.

When the student returned a few minutes later, his bag was missing. Officers plan on going to the bookstore to watch the surveillance tape and are hoping to find witnesses to identify the suspect, reports stated.

There are no suspects or evidence at this time.

A student called police Tuesday night after his Volvo's fender was badly damaged while parked in a UA lot, reports stated.

The student parked his car at in the Arizona Stadium parking lot, 540 N. Vine Ave. When he returned, his front fender was badly damaged. The student told officers that the bumper was worth approximately $575. The student did not notice any suspicious vehicles when he left his car or when he returned to the parking lot. There were also scratches on the wheels, but it did not affect the vehicle's steering, reports stated. Photographs were taken of the damages and placed into UAPD as evidence.

A student lost his backpack Nov.9 inside a UA building, reports stated.

The student last saw his backpack inside the Chemistry and Biosciences Building, 1340 E. University Blvd.

The student called police when his backpack didn't turn up after a few days. There were textbooks and a UA Bursar's Office pamphlet in the bag. Officers told the student to call if he had any further information.

A research paper was stolen from inside a UA building early Wednesday morning, reports stated.

The student left his backpack on a third floor table in the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., at 1 a.m.

When the student returned to the table a few minutes later, his bag was gone. Inside the bag, there was a research paper, books, and a wallet. The bag and its contents were worth approximately $118, reports stated.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

A car was involved in a hit-and-run while parked in a UA lot Wednesday afternoon, reports stated.

A UA student left his mother's Nissan Altima in the Cherry Avenue Garage, 1641 E. Enke Dr. When he returned to the vehicle the next day, there were large scratch marks on the driver's-side door. The student told police that he believes that another car hit his mother's vehicle and then drove away. There are no suspects at this time, reports stated.

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