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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday September 3, 2002

Minor in possession

University police arrested three students Friday evening for underage drinking after they saw them walking down a campus street with red plastic cups, reports stated.

Police saw the men, who were all underage, walking near East University Boulevard and North Cherry Avenue.

Officers noticed that the liquid in the cups looked like beer.

All three men smelled like alcohol and had bloodshot eyes, reports stated.

"I don't smell like alcohol," one of the students said after police saw him take two big gulps from the cup as officers approached.

"I wasn't drinking beer. I had a margarita. Can't you give us a break?" said the student.

Another student denied drinking any alcohol, but later apologized to police and said he lied because he didn't want to get in trouble.

The men said they were walking back from the Kappa Sigma fraternity house, reports stated.

The students were cited and released on suspicion of being minors in possession of alcohol, reports stated.

Drinking in public

Two men were arrested Friday night after police saw them drinking from a paper-bag-covered beer, reports stated.

Police saw the men walking near East Eighth Street and North Cherry Avenue. Officers saw one of the men take a sip from a 20-ounce can that was partially covered by the bag.

The men apologized and said they didn't know it was illegal to drink alcohol in public, reports stated.

"We weren't drinking very long. We just bought them and were going to a friend's house," one man said.

The men were cited and released on suspicion of drinking alcohol in public.

Stolen bicycle

A UA student's $2,500 bike was stolen Friday near a campus residence hall, reports stated.

The student said she used a six-foot chain to lock her bike near Sierra Residence Hall, just south of the Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave.

She threaded the chain through the bike rack, both tires and the frame, reports stated.

The bike was custom made with a special seat and handlebars, reports stated.

There are no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Missing key

A UA student's car key was stolen while she was inside a campus building Friday, reports stated.

She told police she saw the key in her backpack while it was still attached to her key ring at 8:30 p.m.

She noticed the key missing at the Integrated Learning Center, 1500 E. University Blvd., at 1 p.m., reports stated.

There are no suspects or witnesses. No other items were taken from her bag.

Missing textbooks

Two science textbooks were stolen from a UA employee's office over the summer, reports stated.

The woman told police she last saw the books, valued at $100 each, in July in her office at the Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry building, 1306 E. University Blvd.

She noticed them missing from her bookshelf on

Aug. 16.

Over the summer the office was left unlocked during business hours, reports stated.

There are no suspects or witnesses.

Stolen bicycle

A UA student's $400 bike was stolen from a campus building Friday, reports stated.

He locked the bike at 8 a.m. at the Bear Down Gym, 1428 E. University Blvd.

The student used a cable to lock the bike through the frame and wheel to the racks, reports stated.

There are no suspects or witnesses.

Cellular phone found

A UA employee turned a found cellular phone over to police Friday, reports stated.

Employees at the Veterinary Sciences and Microbiology building, 1117 E. Lowell St., found the phone and battery at 10:51 a.m. Police looked through the phone's internal calling list and found a number titled "home."

They called the number and left a message.

Officers took the phone and placed it into UAPD for safekeeping, reports stated.

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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