Police Beat

By Lauren Lund
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, March 3, 2005

A man was seen by an employee as he was pointing a device of some kind from his pickup truck at another truck on the top level of the Second Street Parking Garage, 1340 E. Second St., Feb. 23, reports stated.

The employee told police she saw a man in a truck slumped over, and as she got into her car, she watched him for a few moments, reports stated.

At this time another large truck pulled onto the top level of the garage and an unknown male got out, reports stated.

The employee said she saw the man who was slumped over look at the newer truck and "point a yellow cell phone device (-like object)" at the truck as the driver activated the remote lock and alarm, reports stated.

She told police that she then left and reported it to police, reports stated.

She was unable to get a license plate number for either truck and said she did not recall ever seeing the man on campus before, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.

A student's bike was stolen from a bike rack at 1145 E. South Campus Drive Friday afternoon, reports stated.

The student told police the cable lock used to secure the bike was also missing, reports stated.

She told police the bike was not registered with Parking and Transportation Services, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.

A man was arrested for trespassing at the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd., Friday night, reports stated.

Police noticed a man sleeping in a second-floor room and made contact with him, reports stated.

The man gave police his Arizona driver's license, and police recognized him as being warned previously for trespassing at the union, reports stated.

A records check showed the man had a warrant, and he was placed under arrest, reports stated.

The man was booked into Pima County Jail , reports stated.

A man was arrested for shoplifting from the UofA Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., Friday afternoon, reports stated.

A surveillance camera caught the man stealing sunglasses from the second floor of the store, reports stated.

A security guard for the store told police the man left the store and was later detained in the food court, reports stated.

The security guard told police he saw the man looking at the sunglasses and then watched him stuff them into the front of his pants and leave the store. The security guard then called police, reports stated.

Police spoke with the man and asked if he knew what was going on, reports stated.

The man said he was just being stupid, and he had done this when he was a kid. He said he did not plan to steal the sunglasses and did not even want to go in the store, reports stated.

The man said he was really sorry and wanted to apologize to the store manager, reports stated.

He was given a citation and asked not to return to the store.

The tires of five students' cars were slashed while parked at Babcock Inn Residence Hall, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd., Saturday morning, reports stated.

A residence assistant told police she was walking through the south parking lot and noticed damage to five vehicles, reports stated.

Police inspected the cars and saw each car had two tires slashed, reports stated.

Police contacted four of the five victims, and none knew each other and had no idea who may have been responsible for the damage, reports stated.

Police found no investigative leads, suspects or witnesses.

A $480 vacuum was taken from the James E. Rogers College of Law building, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., sometime between Feb. 21 and Feb. 22, reports stated.

An employee told police the vacuum is usually stored in a room on the basement floor, reports stated.

He said that since the vacuum was missing he had searched the building several times but was unable to find it, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.

Graffiti was painted on a door on the south side of the Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road, sometime between Feb. 24 and Friday, reports stated.

An employee showed police the exterior door with the damage, reports stated.

The graffiti was brushed on with black paint and was illegible, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found daily at http://www.uapd.arizona.edu.