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Police Beat

By Arek Sarkissian II
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday March 31, 2003

A UA student reported that her license plate was stolen Wednesday from her car while it was parked in a lot near campus.

The student told police she parked her car in a lot at 1035 N. Mountain Ave. on Tuesday at 8 p.m. When she returned in the morning before 11 a.m., the plate was gone, reports stated.

Police entered the plate number into a national database and advised the student to contact the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department for a new plate. Police have no suspects.

Someone stole a student's backpack from the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., Thursday, reports stated.

Responding officers met with the student, who said the missing bag contained a $100 calculator, a checkbook and presentation slides, among other things, reports stated.

The student left the bag on the third floor, next to a table by the elevators. When he returned an hour later, the bag was gone, reports stated.

The student told police he checked the restrooms and the photo copy desk downstairs, but still did not find the backpack. He also said he had already cancelled his checking account, reports stated. There are no suspects or witnesses.

Police responded to a campus parking garage after someone turned in a student's credit card to the cashier's office, Thursday, reports stated.

The card was found inside the Second Street Garage, 1340 E. Second St., reports stated. Officers tried to contact the owner of the card without success, reports stated.

A teaching assistant called police after a former student sent him harassing e-mails, reports stated.

The TA reported menacing e-mails he received from the former student, who received a failing grade in his class, reports stated. The messages said the student blamed the TA for the grade, and they also contained threatening conversation, reports stated. The TA told police he had also contacted the Dean of Students office and the Office of International Students; he is working with both offices to locate the student, reports stated.

The TA only wanted police to document the e-mails. UAPD has taken no additional action, reports stated.

Someone stole a CD player and CDs from a student's car parked in a campus lot, Thursday, reports stated.

The student told police he parked his 1995 Honda Civic in a lot at 2603 E. First Street after 7:30 a.m. When he returned around 3 p.m., his CD player and CDs were missing, reports stated. The student told police he had an alarm on the car and that it had been set. There was no damage to the door or dashboard, reports stated. No fingerprints were found on the car. Police do not have any suspects.

A driver license was found near the Campus Health building, 1541 E. University Blvd., Thursday, reports stated.

A university grounds worker turned in the Nevada license. But a records check showed no record of the license, and the name on the identification was not found in the university directory, reports stated.

Police were unable to confirm the validity of the license, and it was placed into evidence at the station, reports stated. No further action was taken.

A student's car was damaged Thursday while it was parked near McKale Center, 1721 E. Enke Drive, reports stated. The student told police he parked his 1999 Nissan Maxima off North Championship Drive around 7:45 a.m. When he returned after 5 p.m. he found a two-foot-long scratch along the driver's side, reports stated. With the scratch were blue and red paint streaks that could have transferred from another car.

The student told police that when he looked at a blue Nissan Altima parked next to his, it also had a large scratch with white and red streaks on the passenger side.

The Altima's owner arrived and told police there was already a lot of body damage to his vehicle. He said he did not remember if the scratch and paint streaks were already on his front bumper prior to Thursday's incident, reports stated.

The Altima owner told police that when he parked his vehicle next to the Maxima at about 2 p.m., he remembered hitting it, reports stated. Then he told police he had no problems parking his Altima and said he didn't hit the Maxima, reports stated.

Officers took pictures of both cars, and the two owners exchanged information, reports stated. No citations were issued.

A Parking and Transportation Services employee called police Thursday after spotting a broken passenger-side window on a car parked on campus, reports stated.

The employee called police after discovering a 1984 Chevrolet station with its passenger-side window smashed in, reports stated.

Nothing appeared to be stolen from the car, which was registered to an address in Sedona, reports stated. Its owners could not be contacted. Officers left a business card on the car to report the incident, reports stated. No other action has been taken.

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

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