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Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
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Police saw a man damage an "A" sign on a light pole at East Second Street and North Campbell Avenue early Sunday morning while the man was trying to steal the sign for one of his friends, reports stated.

Around 4:30 a.m. police saw the man climb the pole and pull at the metal wires that held the square "A" sign.

When police asked the man what he was doing, he said he just wanted to look at the sign. Police noticed that the man had small cuts on his right hand, but the man said he hadn't pulled at the wires holding the sign.

The man's friend admitted to police that he had asked the man to steal the sign for him. The friend said he wanted the sign for his new house, reports stated.

Police cited the man for damaging the sign and then gave the man and his friend a ride home, reports stated.

Graffiti was found Sunday morning on an elevator door and a set of double doors in the Highland Garage, 1240 N. Highland Ave., reports stated.

When police arrived, they found pink, green and white spray paint on the doors.

A UA employee said the spray paint was discovered around 9 a.m. and said the doors had last been seen clear around 5 p.m. on Saturday.

The message that had been spray-painted was illegible, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.

A student's car was damaged sometime between Friday night and early Saturday morning while it was parked in a Zone 1 lot, 1425 E. Sixth St., and the student suspected the damage was done by her drunken friend, reports stated.

When police arrived around midnight, they saw that the paint was scratched on the left front door and left side of the hood of the student's Mazda. The left rear view mirror was also broken.

The student said she and her friend had gotten into an argument because she had misplaced her friend's ID card, reports stated.

The student said her friend was upset because he wouldn't be able to go drink in the bars on his 21st birthday. The student said her friend's car was parked close to hers and her friend was drunk when he left.

Police did not find any evidence or fingerprints on the car.

At 5:50 a.m. the student's friend called the Tucson Police Department and told them he woke up in an alley. The friend said that he did not know where his car, his keys or his wallet was, reports stated.

When police arrived they noticed the man appeared drunk and had blood on his shirt, reports stated.

The friend said he had not damaged the car but said he remembered being mad at the student.

Later, the student called police and said the friend left an apology on her voicemail. Police listened to the message and thought the apology was very general and did not refer to the damaged car, reports stated.

Police concluded that there was not enough evidence to charge the friend with damaging the student's car, reports stated.

A juvenile was cited for possession of marijuana early Saturday morning after police pulled him over for going the wrong way on a one-way road at East North Campus Drive and North Park Avenue, reports stated.

Police pulled the juvenile over around midnight and asked why he was driving the wrong way. He said he hadn't seen the signs, reports stated.

Police smelled marijuana coming from the car.

When police asked the juvenile if there were any drugs in the car the juvenile said, "Shit! Give 'em the fuckin' weed," to his two friends in the car.

The juvenile handed police a box containing a green leafy substance and zigzags. The box had been behind the driver's seat, reports stated.

When police asked the juvenile if there was anything else in the car, he said there were fireworks on the floor.

The juvenile was released to his brother. The fireworks were destroyed and the marijuana was placed into evidence, reports stated.

A man caught another man and a woman trying to take his bike tire Friday morning in front of the Marvel Building, 1213 E. South Campus Drive, reports stated.

When police arrived, they found a male and female fitting the man's description. The man was carrying a BMX bicycle with two flat tires.

The man said police could search his backpack and police found a wrench.

When police asked the man what he had been doing he said, "You're not going to believe me, I gave a guy $20 and he said I could have his bicycle wheels."

Police asked the man to clarify and he said, "My tires are flat and some guy pointed out a bicycle and told me for $20 I could have his wheels," reports stated.

The owner of the bike said the man had also told him that he had given someone $20 for the wheels. The owner said he did not want to press charges, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona PoliceDepartment reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumé can be found at

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