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Police Beat

By Jesse Lewis
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, November 17, 2005
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A SafeRide employee reported Tuesday around 3:30 p.m. that a sign belonging to the group that has been missing for two years may be located at Northern Arizona University, reports stated.

The employee said another employee had gone to the Associated Students of Northern Arizona University office that day for a meeting and saw the sign in the office of the ASNAU vice president, reports stated.

The employee said the blue sign was made in the UA sign shop and had white letters reading "SafeRide" and has been missing from the Associated Students of the University of Arizona office for about two years, reports stated.

The employee said there was no serial number or distinguishing marks on the sign, and he had no other evidence that the sign belongs to ASUA, reports stated.

The employee said he seemed to notice things missing from the office every time members of ASNAU attend Arizona Board of Regents meetings in Tucson, reports stated.

The employees said he contacted NAU police, who told him to contact the University of Arizona Police Department because the incident happened at the UA, reports stated.

The employee said he did not wish to press charges, but said he only wants his sign back, reports stated.

He said he thinks members of ASNAU may take items from the ASUA office as a part of a prank, and said he wanted police to contact the group and inform them ASUA members do not appreciate when things are stolen from their office, reports stated.

Police attempted to contact ASNAU by phone but did not speak with anyone, reports stated.

Police forwarded the information to detectives to investigate if the sign is ASUA's. If it is, they will tell NAU to return the sign as soon as possible.

Someone wrote "to conformity" with red spray paint on a wall on the third floor of Second Street Parking Garage, 1340 E. Second St., sometime before 11 a.m. Tuesday, reports stated.

An employee said he noticed the graffiti that morning and told police he had a spray paint removing machine and would attempt to clean the wall, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.

A student reported being assaulted by an unknown man outside of her room on the fifth floor of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., at 1 a.m. Tuesday, and a student who was contacted for possible involvement in the situation was arrested for underage drinking and false reporting to a law officer, reports stated.

The student told police she was in her room when she heard several men in the hallway "banging and screaming" and making excessive noise during posted quiet hours, reports stated.

She said she opened her door and asked the men to be quiet because people were trying to sleep, reports stated.

The student said one of the men grabbed the upper part of her arms and told her to "get back to your room" while pushing her backward into her room, reports stated.

The student said she became upset and started yelling at the men, and the man who pushed her yelled back at her and moved toward her as if to grab her again, reports stated.

The student said the other men restrained the man who pushed her and took him to another room down the hall, reports stated.

The student told police she did not want to press charges, but, if possible, wanted the man removed from the hall, reports stated.

Police contacted another student in the hallway and noticed the man was impaired and his movements were sluggish, his speech was slurred and he had red, watery eyes. An odor of alcohol was coming from the student's body and breath as he spoke with the officers, reports stated.

The student told police he was 19 years old and had not been drinking that evening. He said he was just tired and had a hard day, reports stated.

Officers asked the male student about the situation, and he said he didn't know what police were talking about and that he was in the hall to visit friends, reports stated.

The student told police the male student might have been one of the men who restrained the man who pushed her, reports stated.

The male student immediately reiterated his innocence in the situation, and police escorted him to the lobby because he said he was not a resident of Coronado, reports stated.

Police asked the male student about the signs that he might have been drinking, and he told them he drank six beers earlier in the night, reports stated.

The student was cited and released and was transported to his apartment at Kiva Apartments, 1011 N. Tyndall Ave., reports stated.

The student said she spoke with some of her friends who helped her identify the man who pushed her as another resident of Kiva Apartments, reports stated.

Police were unable to find the man in the hall and told the student and desk assistant to contact police if the man was seen again in Coronado, reports stated.

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

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