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By Ty Young
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday October 10, 2003

A female student was confronted Wednesday afternoon by a naked, masturbating man as she was walking back from McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., reports stated.

The woman was walking eastbound on Helen Street when a man stepped out next to her wearing no clothes. The student said the man was masturbating, reports stated.

The man also said something to the student, but she was not able to understand. She walked back to her house and called police, report stated.

The student could not remember what the man looked like and could not provide information for a police sketch. Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.


A UA student called UAPD Wednesday after his laptop computer was stolen from the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

The student was in a study room on the fifth floor when he went into a neighboring room to retrieve a fan. When he returned to his desk, the laptop was missing, reports stated.

The student did not see anybody walking away from the area and could not provide any witnesses, reports stated.

The silver Compaq Presario is worth an estimated $1,100. The Sony Vaio protective sleeve that was also stolen is worth $35. Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.


Police recovered a stolen car Tuesday morning at 4:06 a.m. and arrested the driver for possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended license, reports stated.

An officer saw a 1998 Lincoln Navigator driving without taillights on North Campbell Avenue, north of East University Boulevard, reports stated.

The officer ran the vehicle's license plate through the police database and found that it had been reported stolen three days prior. The officer pulled the car over and asked the driver to step out, reports stated.

The officer searched the driver and found a knife in his pocket. After searching the vehicle he found a 6-inch, glass pipe with what appeared to be crack cocaine residue inside, reports stated.

The driver also had four outstanding warrants for drug paraphernalia possession and driving on a suspended license, reports stated.

The man said his friend Billy had let him borrow the car. The owner of the car was called, and she said that Billy was her boyfriend who lives with her, reports stated.

In the original stolen car report, the woman said she was kidnapped at knifepoint by a man who said he was going to kill Billy if he did not give him "the money."

She also said that Billy had driven the car to the store but never returned, reports stated.

She said she received an anonymous call recently that said the caller was going to kill Billy or kidnap her if Billy did not give him "the money," reports stated.

The woman said she did not know if Billy was involved in drug use or sales.

A small box with another woman's birth certificate was found in the vehicle. The woman named in the certificate also had multiple warrants, reports stated.


The house manager of the Chi Omega sorority house, 1420 E. First St., called UAPD Tuesday after the chapter house cleaning supplies were stolen, reports stated.

Three mop buckets and ringers and six mops were stolen from an outside enclosure with 8 feet high walls. The gate to the enclosure is locked, but someone could gain access by climbing the fence, reports stated.

The supplies were stolen on Sept. 3. The chapter president had e-mailed the entire greek community asking that if one of the other chapters had stolen the items to please return them, reports stated.

Nobody turned in the supplies.

The mops and buckets were worth an estimated $430. Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.


Student called UAPD Monday after he thought that a towing company was holding his car illegally, reports stated.

The student had parked his car on Sunday night while staying at a friend's apartment at the Skyview Apartments, 1058 E. Eighth St. When he came out the next day at 10 a.m., the car was gone, reports stated.

The student spoke to the towing company, B&C Towing, and they told him that he would have to pay a fine in order to get the car out of their impound lot.

The student said that he didn't think that was true and called UAPD, reports stated.

An officer called B&C Towing and asked the manager about the car. She said the student could take his car out of the lot only if he was accompanied by a police officer, reports stated.

The student and the officer met at the impound lot, 3190 N. El Camino del Cerro, and the car was returned to the student. The officer advised the student that the company could file a civil suit to claim the fines, reports stated.

The Skyview manager was responsible for calling the tow company on Monday, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resum can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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