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Wednesday February 7, 2001

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Police Beat

By Jose Ceja

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A student reported his bike stolen from outside a campus residence hall Monday, reports stated.

A UA student called police after he noticed that his Giant Iguana mountain bike was missing from a bicycle rack on the north side of La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave.

The student said he locked the bike with a cable lock through the tire and frame, reports stated.

The student said he last saw the bike, which is valued at $450, on Dec. 16, reports stated.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.


An unidentified man crashed his car into a UA student's car and fled the scene Monday, reports stated.

The student said she was parked in a lot at 1210 N. Mountain Ave. when a red Ford Explorer, driven by an unidentified male, backed up into her car, reports stated.

The man told the student, "I didn't hurt your car," and fled the scene, reports stated.

The crash resulted in a black mark on the back bumper of the student's car, reports stated.

The cost to repair the damage to the vehicle is unknown, reports stated.

The student was unable to get the license plate number of the vehicle, and police patrolled the area looking for a car that matched the description but were not successful, reports stated.

There were no injuries in the accident.


A video projector valued at $4,000 was stolen from a UA building Monday, reports stated.

An employee at the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building, 1130 N. Mountain Ave., told officers that the projector was last seen by a student employee early Monday afternoon, reports stated.

When the employee returned Monday evening, he noticed that the projector was missing and a steel cable used to lock the projector had been cut, reports stated.

The employee said that the classroom which the projector was stolen from was open during the day Monday, reports stated.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.


A UA student lost her wallet about a week and a half ago, reports stated.

The student said she lost her wallet somewhere between 1701 E. Fifth St. and 1423 E. First St. on Jan. 27, reports stated.

Reports also stated that she said it was lost sometime around 11:30 p.m. that night.


A UA student's bike was stolen from outside a campus building Sunday, reports stated.

The student said he locked his bike outside the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building, 1130 N. Mountain Ave., Sunday afternoon before going to work, and when he returned, he noticed it had disappeared, reports stated.

The bike, a Huffy brand, was valued at an estimated $60, reports stated.

The student found a torn cable lock, which he had used to lock his bike, in the area, reports stated.

The cable lock was valued at an estimated $15.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.


Several items were stolen from a UA student's truck Monday, reports stated.

The student said he parked his 1997 Dodge pickup truck near 1510 E. First St. Monday morning, and when he returned that evening, noticed that the passenger door lock was missing, reports stated.

The student also noticed the glove box on the car had been broken, and a duffel bag containing gym clothes, pants, flip-flop sandals and an electric razor was missing, reports stated.

Officers were unable to detect any other signs of damage or fingerprints in the vehicle, reports stated.

Reports stated that although the ignition was broken, the student was able to drive the car home.

Since the ignition had been tampered with, officers concluded that someone had attempted to steal the student's car, reports stated.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

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