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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday October 24, 2002

Drinking in public

A student was cited early Sunday morning after police saw him hide a beer can, reports stated.

Officers were driving near North East First Street and North Mountain Avenue at 4:15 a.m. when they saw a man take a drink out of a beer can. The man, 20, tried to hide the beer can behind his back after police shined a spotlight at him, reports stated.

Police saw the man drop the can on the ground as they approached and asked what he was drinking.

He was identified and cited and released on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol, reports stated.

The man apologized and thanked the officers for not charging him for drinking alcohol in public.


Minor in possession

A UA student was cited Sunday morning after he began acting suspicious, reports stated.

Police saw the 18-year-old student and some other men on the northeast corner of East Drachman Street and North Ring Road, reports stated.

When police passed by, the 18-year old turned his back to police and appeared to be holding something in his pants. As police approached, they saw bulges in his pants and asked about the contents of his pockets.

The student pulled out four cans of beer and told officers that he was holding them for his friends.

He was cited and released on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol, reports stated.


Car break-in

A student's car was broken into while parked on campus on Oct. 17, reports stated.

The student told police he parked in a lot at 1827 E. McKale Drive at 8:30 a.m. When he returned, he noticed that his passenger door was open, his window had been tampered with, and his stereo and his sunglasses were missing, reports stated.

The student didn't think to report it until he drove back to his house. Police were unable to take any fingerprints because the car had been driven after the break-in.

There was no other damage to the car and there are no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

The stereo and sunglasses are valued at $260.


Attempted stereo theft

A student saw a man stealing his stereo equipment Saturday, reports stated.

The student was walking back to his car at the Tyndall Garage, 880 E. Fourth St., when he heard his car alarm going off. The student ran to his car, which was parked on the second floor.

When the student got to his car, he saw a man standing in the back of his car. When the thief saw the student, he jumped out of the car and got into the passenger side of a waiting car, reports stated.

The getaway car was last seen eastbound on East University Boulevard.

The student gave police a description of the thief and the car. He was unable to get the license plate number but did say the car was black and had rims.

The student told police that his speakers, speaker box and amplifier were missing. His dashboard and tailgate window were damaged.

Police believe the thief got into the car by breaking the tailgate window, reports stated.

Police searched the university area but were unable to locate the car the theif was in.


Vandalism

A student's car window was smashed on Oct. 14 while parked at a campus garage, reports stated.

Police were inside the Cherry Garage at 3:45 p.m. when they saw a vehicle window had been smashed.

Police did a background check on the vehicle and tried to contact the owner, but they were unsuccessful.

A few hours later, the student returned to the garage and met with officers. She told police that she parked the car at 11 a.m. and said she doesn't have a car alarm.

There are no suspects or witnesses. No items were taken from the car.


Stolen bicycle

Police do not know who stole a UA employee's bike last weekend, reports stated.

The employee used a cable-lock Friday to secure her bike to the west racks near the Poetry Center, 1216 N. Cherry Ave. When she returned on Monday, the $75 bike and lock were gone.

She told police she would call them back when she found the bike's serial number, reports stated.

The bike was not registered with the Parking and Transportation Services.

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.

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