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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
ARIZONA DAILY WILDCAT
Monday December 3, 2001

University police arrested a Tucson man Thursday after he was seen sleeping on campus, police report stated.

Officers saw Raymond Price, 43, of a general delivery address, sleeping near the southeast corner of Arizona Stadium, 1557 E. Sixth St. Police woke Price up and asked if he was all right. He told officers that he was fine, and just sleeping.

Police ran a background check and learned that he had six warrants issued for his arrest. He was booked into Pima County Jail on suspicion of failing to appear for four counts of drinking in public and two counts of drinking in a public park, reports stated.


A Tucson man was arrested after he was seen panhandling near a campus eatery Thursday, reports stated.

Police arrived at the Scoreboard Cafˇ, 540 N. Vine Ave., but were unable to locate two men who witnesses say were panhandling. Police searched the area and found Joseph Sterman, 34, of the 2800 block of East Eighth Street, and another man near North Cherry Avenue and East Sixth Street, reports stated.

Sterman told police he had been at the Scoreboard Cafˇ a few minutes earlier. Officers performed a background check and learned that Sterman had two warrants issued for his arrest, reports stated.

The other man was allowed to leave the scene, but Sterman was taken to Pima County Jail on suspicion of failing to appear in court for a trespassing charge and a drug paraphernalia charge, reports stated.


Employees at Parking and Transportation Services realized Thursday that a parking boot had been taken after the car that it was attached to left a University of Arizona lot, reports stated.

PTS employees applied the boot to a car Wednesday at 1105 E. South Campus Drive. Employees saw the car and the boot at 3 p.m. Wednesday, but realized that it was missing the next morning. There were no witnesses to the crime, reports stated. Detectives are planning on contacting the registered owner of the vehicle, reports stated.


A UA farm supervisor told police that he suspects an ex-employee broke into a campus building Thursday afternoon, reports stated.

The supervisor told officers that a keyboard, a stand and an AC adapter were stolen from the BioSciences East green house, 1325 E. South Campus Drive. The items are worth $300, reports stated.

A hole was punched through the greenhouse's screen door and employees believe that the intruder gained access to the building by reaching through the hole and turning the locked doorknob, reports stated.

The employee also told officers that he believes that the man entered through another locked door by smashing through a window with a brick. Police found broken glass and a brick at the scene, reports stated.

Police were unable to take any fingerprints from the scene, reports stated.


A $450 video camera was stolen from a campus building last week, reports stated.

An employee of the Physical and Atmospheric Sciences building, 1118 E. Fourth St., told officers that she locked the camera in the building's janitorial closet on Nov. 26, reports stated. When she returned to the closet the next day the camera was gone. She told police that she searched through the entire closet, but still could not find the camera.

Several other employees have keys to the closet. There are no witnesses at this time, reports stated.


A UA student's backpack was stolen from a campus locker Thursday, reports stated.

The student locked his bag inside an assigned locker at 1 p.m. inside the College of Medicine, 1501 N. Campbell Ave. When he returned two hours later, the locker was still secured, but the bag was gone, reports stated.

He told police that the bag and its contents were worth $1,200. The bag contained shoes, clothes, a cellular phone, a lunchbox and a watch, reports stated.

The student told police he would notify the phone company and have them cancel service to his phone. There are no suspects and no witnesses at this time, reports stated.


A UA student's $249 mountain bike was stolen Wednesday from outside a campus building, reports stated.

The student locked his bike to the racks outside of the SALT Center, 1010 N. Highland Ave. He told officers that he was only gone for a few minutes, but when he returned, the bike had been removed and the lock and tire remained attached to the racks, reports stated.

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

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

 
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