By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday August 29, 2002
Two Tucson men were arrested early Monday morning after they lied to police, had outstanding warrants issued for their arrest and were believed to be involved in a campus area bike theft, reports stated.
Officers noticed a suspicious man in his 30s near the bike racks of the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., shortly after midnight.
When the man saw police, he immediately walked away from the racks.
Police exited their vehicle and followed the man on foot across North Park Avenue and past the Gould Simpson building, 1040 E. Fourth St. They lost sight of the man near East Fourth Street, reports stated.
Another officer saw two men, one man on a bike, who matched the description of the previous suspect, near the racks on the south side of Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Dr.
The men told police that they were walking through the area from downtown Tucson. Police searched one man and found a crescent wrench and a folding knife, reports stated.
Police ran a background check on both men and learned that both had outstanding warrants for their arrest. One warrant was for a charge of theft. The other was for drinking alcohol in public.
The men denied knowing anything about stolen bicycles, reports stated. Police found two bikes in a nearby wash.Both men were taken to Pima County Jail. There, an officer found a rolled marijuana cigarette on one man. The same man later dropped a glass smoking pipe while sitting in his cell, reports stated.
He was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of having a warrant, false reporting to a law enforcement official, unlawful possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and promoting prison contraband, reports stated.
The other man was booked on suspicion of theft, false reporting to a law enforcement official and having a warrant, reports stated.
A sorority house-mother told police Sunday that someone stole a water cooler from outside the house, reports stated.
She saw a man walk up to the sidewall of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house, 1071 N. Mountain Ave., and steal a Sparkletts water cooler. She described him as a man in his 20s with long hair. He was wearing jeans and a T-shirt. The man drove away eastbound on East Speedway Boulevard in a green truck, reports stated. There are no suspects.The house-mother told police she would call back if she found the cooler's serial number.
A UA student's license plate was stolen from a campus area garage Monday, reports stated.The woman told police that she parked her car at 8:20 a.m. at the Cherry Garage, 1641 E. Enke St. When she returned at 4:20 p.m. her Arizona plate was gone.There was no other damage to the car.
There are no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.
A UA student's bike was stolen from a campus residence hall Monday, reports stated.
On Sunday, the student locked her $360 mountain bike to the racks near the Arizona Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St. When she returned the next day her bike was gone and her chain lock laid cut on the ground, reports stated.
She told police she would call them when she finds the bike's serial number. There are no suspects and no witnesses, reports stated.
A UA student's bike was stolen Saturday from a campus building after the student left it unlocked for 2.5 hours, reports stated.
She told police she left the bike near Gymnastics building, 1721 E. Enke Dr., at 7 a.m. When she returned her $90 bike was gone. She told police that there was no one in the area when she left the bike, reports stated.
Someone stole cash out of a UA employee's purse Monday, reports stated. She left her purse in her desk inside the McKale Center, 1 National Championship Dr., at 3:30 p.m. When she returned 1.5 hours later her wallet was unzipped and $32 was missing, reports stated.
She usually locks her office but doesn't remember checking the lock. No other items were taken or damaged. There are no suspects or witnesses.
Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumÄ can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.