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Police Beat


By Lauren Lund
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday, March 11, 2005
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A student hit another student's car while leaving a Zone 1 lot, 1420 E. Helen St., and left the scene Monday morning, reports stated.

The student was later located at his residence and cited, reports stated.

A woman told police she saw a Ford Excursion hit and pull off the bumper of an unattended Accord, reports stated.

She said the Excursion did not pause or stop before exiting the lot, reports stated.

The woman flagged down Parking and Transportation Services who called the University of Arizona Police Department. She gave police a description of the car and the license plate number, reports stated.

Police found the address for the owner of the Excursion and went to his house, reports stated.

At first the student told police he was unsure what happened in the lot because he was on his cell phone, reports stated.

He later said he knew he struck the car and was wrong for not stopping, reports stated.

The student was cited and released for failure to stop and remain at the scene of an accident, reports stated.

Police went back to the scene of the accident and spoke with the owner of the Accord who said she wanted her car repaired and would go to court if necessary, reports stated.


A student's bike was stolen from the bike racks on the north side of La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., sometime between March 4 and Sunday, reports stated.

The student told police he locked his bike between both tires to the racks with a chain lock at 4:30 p.m. Friday and when he returned at noon Sunday his bike was gone, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.


A student's purse was stolen from the food court of the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd., Friday afternoon, reports stated.

The student told police she left her change purse, CatCard, $18 and business cards on a table at noon, reports stated.

When she returned to the table at 12:02 p.m. her items were gone, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.


Police responded to Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 940 E. Fourth St., Monday evening after receiving a telephone call about an odor of marijuana coming from a second-floor room, reports stated.

Police entered and two students were in the room, reports stated.

Police told the students why they were there and could also smell an odor of marijuana inside the room. Police saw three dryer sheets stuck in the vent and the window open to mask the odor of marijuana, reports stated.

Police asked the student if she could explain the odor of marijuana, reports stated.

The student said she had smoked marijuana in the form of a "blunt" in a friend's car, reports stated.

She told police she did not have any marijuana or paraphernalia in her room and told police they could search her room, reports stated.

Police searched her room with negative results, reports stated.

Police told both students the consequences of the use and possession of marijuana and paraphernalia, reports stated.

No charges were filed.


A man's windshield was cracked while parked on East Helen Street March 4, reports stated.

The man told police he parked his car in a street specific space on East Helen Street between North Campbell Avenue and North Martin Street at 1:30 p.m. March 4 and when he returned at 5:30 p.m. he found his windshield had been cracked, reports stated.

He said his street specific permit is near a construction site and believes a construction vehicle drove by and kicked a rock up which struck his windshield and cracked it, reports stated.

Police told the man to contact PTS about getting a permit for a different location, reports stated.


An unknown person wrote on the walls of an elevator located in the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd., Monday afternoon, reports stated.

An employee told police he found someone had written on the walls with an orange wax marker, reports stated.

He told police it occurred sometime between 1 p.m. and 2:10 p.m., reports stated.

The writing was illegible, reports stated.

Police have no suspect or witnesses.


A student's bike was stolen from the bike racks south of San Pedro Residence Hall, 601 N. Highland Ave., Feb. 11. The student reported the burglary Monday, reports stated.

The student told police an unknown person stole about $200 worth of clothing from her room, reports stated.

She said she believed they were stolen while she was asleep, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, and it is unknown how entry was made into the room.

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.



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