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By Ty Young
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday September 26, 2003

A student called UAPD after he saw what he thought to be a man stealing a bicycle from the Music building, 1017 N. Olive Road, on Monday, reports stated.

The student saw the man standing next to a silver bike that was locked to the bike rack at 12:34 p.m. Although he did not see the man break the lock, he did see that the cable lock wrapped around the handlebars had been cut, reports stated.

The man rode off on the bike when he saw the student looking at him. He was wearing a blue shirt and dark pants and had a dark mustache.

He also was wearing a red and black backpack and was described as being between 30 and 40 years old, reports stated.


A student called UAPD after her electric scooter was stolen from the Landscape Architecture building, 1501 E. Speedway Blvd., on Monday, reports stated.

The student locked the scooter at 9 a.m. and when she returned at 2 p.m., it was missing. The U-lock that she used was also missing, reports stated.

The scooter has stickers "all over it" and is missing the battery door from the engine. Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.


Two students were cited for racing after police saw them driving quickly on North Sixth Avenue on Monday evening, reports stated.

A UAPD officer was driving toward the East Sixth Street and North Highland Avenue intersection when he saw two cars stopped side by side at a red light take off at a high rate of speed. They squealed their tires and reached 48 mph in the posted 30 mph zone before the officer stopped them, reports stated.

The two students said they were roommates and admitted to racing, reports stated.


A man was charged with DUI after police saw a passenger in the bed of his truck drinking a beer Saturday night, reports stated.

A police officer was driving on East Speedway Boulevard at 4:32 p.m., when he saw a man in the bed of a tan pick-up truck drinking from what looked like a bottle in a brown paper bag. He also saw the passenger in the front seat drinking from a can, reports stated.

When he turned on his sirens and emergency lights, the driver of the truck waved to him. The driver continued to drive down Speedway, eventually stopping at a gas station, reports stated.

The officer asked the driver if he had been drinking and the man said, "Not today." As he was getting out of the truck, the driver used the door to hold himself up. The officer smelled alcohol on his breath, reports stated.

After a field sobriety test, the driver was taken back to UAPD and given a breathalyzer test. After blowing a .245, the man was cited for extreme DUI, reports stated.

The passengers in the truck were released at the scene and charged with open container violations after police found that they were drinking from 24-ounce cans of Milwaukee's Best, reports stated.


A student called police Saturday after driving to a store and learning that her tire had been slashed, reports stated.

The woman had parked her car on the fourth level of the Tyndall Garage, 880 E. Fourth St., two days earlier. She drove the car to a store and was told by a passerby that the back tire had been slashed, reports stated.

The woman replaced the tire and took it to a tire dealership to confirm that it was in fact slashed, which it was. She said she has no idea why anybody would slash her tire, reports stated.

Police have no witnesses or suspects, reports stated.


A UA student reported his car broken into Friday after leaving it parked since Aug. 23 in front of the Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St., reports stated.

When the student returned to his car, the front passenger window was smashed in and his car stereo and two speaker boxes had been removed, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.


A student was cited for minor in possession after he was seen trying to climb over the Delta Gamma sorority fence, 1010 N. Highland Ave., on Friday, reports stated.

A UAPD officer saw the student in the alley behind the sorority. When approached by the officer, the student said he was trying to get into the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, which was across the street, reports stated.

The officer smelled alcohol on the man's breath and noticed that his eyes were bloodshot and watery. The student was cited for minor in possession and released at the scene, 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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