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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday November 19, 2002

Suspicious behavior

"I think I'm going to ASU because the women put out more," a man told a UA student last month, reports stated.

The student told police that she was near the Modern Languages building, 1423 E. University Blvd., sometime in October when she approached an unknown man and asked where the closest pay phone was located. The man told her where a phone could be found and then told the student about his plans to transfer schools, reports stated.

The student decided to tell police about the man Thursday, after she began noticing him walking in circles and staring at female students nearly every school day between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. outside of the Modern Languages building, reports stated.

She described the man as having short brown hair and speaking with a stutter.

Police told the student to call back if she sees the man again, reports stated.

Brandishing what appeared to be a gun

A student told police that he was walking on campus Thursday afternoon when a man approached him, pulled out an object believed to be a gun and said that the United States would be "attacking Iraq soon," reports stated.

The student said he was at North Park Avenue and East Second Street when the event occurred. He did not get a good look at the man nor at the object because he immediately started running, reports stated.

When police asked why the student waited several hours to report the incident, the student said that he couldn't report it immediately because he didn't have a cellular phone and had to take go to class immediately to take an exam, reports stated.

The student also said that the incident was the second time he has been accosted at the intersection, and the third time on the UA campus, reports stated.

Officers looked at past police records and learned that in past incidents, the student was sprayed with a water gun and got into an argument at a computer lab, reports stated.

Police received no other reports about a man with a gun on Thursday. They do not plan to investigate further, reports stated.

Theft from an automobile

A student's car was broken into Thursday while parked at a campus garage, reports stated.

She told police that she locked her car at 11 a.m. on the top level of the Park Avenue Garage, 1140 N. Park Ave. When she returned the next day her center console was damaged and her subwoofer, amplifier and CD player were missing.

Police found no evidence of forced entry. There are no suspects and no witnesses.

Bicycle stolen

A student's bike was stolen from a campus building last week, reports stated.

The student left his bike just before midnight Wednesday outside of the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building, 1130 N. Mountain Ave. When he returned approximately 45 minutes later his bike was gone.

The student said he did not lock up his $64 bike because he thought it was safe and didn't see anybody suspicious. The lock, which was mounted to the frame, was also stolen.

There are no suspects and no witnesses. The student told officers that he does not know the bike's serial number.

Missing cellular phone

A student lost his cellular phone while attending a residence hall party, reports stated.

He believes he lost the phone Nov. 8 while on the third floor of the La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave. The student doesn't know which room he was in and has already alerted his phone service provider about his loss.

The value of the phone is unknown.

Theft from automobile

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

The student parked her car at the Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St, at 8 a.m. When she returned that afternoon, she noticed that her front passenger window was shattered and four CDs were missing. The car doors were still locked. There are no suspects and no witnesses, 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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