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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano

Wednesday October 3, 2001

A Tucson man was arrested Sunday after a convenience store clerk thought she saw him steal a snack bar, police reports stated.

An employee at the Circle K, 1610 E. Sixth St., told police the man entered the store and she saw him walk out with a $0.69 cream cheese snack bar. Officers caught up with a man matching the same description on North Cherry Avenue and East Fourth Street.

Officers approached the man and asked him to identify himself. Franklin Redmond, 32, of the 200 block of South Morris Ave., responded by telling police that he didn't steal anything from the convenience store. He also told officers that he had a warrant issued for his arrest.

Police searched Redmond but found no evidence that he had stolen the snack bar. The clerk also told police that she could not prove that an item was taken.

Officers performed a background check on Redmond and learned that he in fact had an active warrant issued for his arrest, reports stated.

Redmond was arrested and booked at Pima County Jail for suspicion of having a warrant for failing to appear in court for trespassing, reports stated.

A student called police after his bike was stolen from a campus fraternity house, reports stated.

The student told officers that he left the bike, which is valued at between $800 and $900, Friday in the chapter room at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house, 906 N. First Ave.

The student left for the weekend, and when he returned on Monday, the bike was gone. He told police that the room was not locked over the weekend and that several people have access to it.

Police did not take fingerprints of the room because fraternity members have been inside the room since the theft. There are no suspects at this time.

A UA building was broken into and robbed over the weekend, reports stated.

An employee called police after he noticed several broken windows and items missing at the Agricultural Center, 4101 N. Campbell Ave.

Police went to the buildings and investigated the damage. Two of the buildings had holes punched in the windows and had been entered. In one of the buildings, police found a 40-ounce bottle of beer.

UA employees told officers that a $219 saw was stolen. They also told police that one of the rooms has a motion detector, but one of the employees put a board in front of the detector and forgot to move it.

Officers were also told that a UA vehicle parked outside the buildings was vandalized. The vehicle passenger window was broken.

The employees also informed police that a nearby shed had been broken into. Officers were unable to attain fingerprints from the buildings, truck or the beer bottle, reports stated.

A UA student called police Monday after his bike was stolen from a campus residence hall, reports stated.

The student told police that he locked his bike Wednesday on the east side of the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St. When the student returned to his bike Monday, it was gone.

The student told officers that he did saw his lock in nearby bushes. The lock had cut marks and scrapes on it. He said he believes the lock was pried or cut open, reports stated.

The student did not know the bike's serial number, but did tell police that it was worth $225.

A UA student's bike was stolen after she left it unlocked for two days at a campus building, reports stated.

The student left the $232 bike Friday at the Civil Engineering building, 1209 E. Second St. She told officers she didn't lock the bike because a part from her lock fell out of her basket while she was riding to a meeting at the building. After the meeting she went to her sorority house and returned to the building Sunday, reports stated.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time, reports stated.

A UA student called police from his residence hall Sunday after he heard his neighbor yelling into the phone, reports stated.

Police went to Babcock Inn, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd., and spoke to the student. He said that since the semester started, his neighbor has been yelling at his girlfriend over the telephone throughout the day and night.

The student did not want to press charges but wanted police to talk to his neighbor. The neighbor told officers that he has been talking loudly to his girlfriend because she frustrates him.

The student also told the RA, but he said he felt that police should be notified, reports stated.

Police documented the incident, explained there was going to be no criminal charges filed and left.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resume can be found at


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