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Police Beat

By Jesse Lewis
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, December 1, 2005
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An unknown person kicked in the door of a room in La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., sometime before midnight Sunday, reports stated.

A resident in the hall went to the room of two students who are cousins and immediately noticed the door was open, reports stated.

The student knocked on the door and looked inside and neither of the cousins was there, reports stated.

Upon closer inspection he noticed the door was splintered under the exterior doorknob and in the doorjamb and appeared as if the door had been kicked in, reports stated.

The student told police he contacted one of the cousins and told him of the damage. The cousin was able to determine over the phone that nothing obvious had been stolen from the room from what the student told him, reports stated.

It was impossible to determine no theft had occurred without either cousin present, reports stated.

Police did not speak with the cousins because of the late hour. Police took photos of the damage and placed into evidence, reports stated.

Police found similar damage to at least two other rooms in the hall, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.

A student's pickup truck was stolen from Skyview Apartments, 1050 E. Eighth St., sometime over Thanksgiving break and was recovered by South Tucson police Sunday, reports stated.

The student told police he parked his car in the lot south of the apartments at 2 p.m. Nov. 23 and when he returned at 2:30 p.m. Sunday his truck was gone, reports stated.

Police found broken glass in the area where the car was parked but were unable to collect any evidence, reports stated.

Police made attempts to locate the vehicle and an officer from the South Tucson Police Department reported finding the vehicle at Baca Enterprises, 2100 S. Fourth Ave., at 9:55 p.m. Sunday, reports stated.

The truck was missing its door handles, bed cover, tires and rims when it was recovered and the passenger window had been broken out, reports stated.

Police contacted the student's parents, who were the registered owners of the vehicle, and informed them it had been found and told them of the damage. He told them the truck had been towed to Barnett's Towing, 1514 S. Freeway Road, reports stated.

No one was arrested by the police, who have no suspects or witnesses.

A student reported smelling marijuana coming from the room adjacent to his in La Aldea graduate housing complex, 825 E. Fifth St., at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 23, reports stated.

The student unlocked the door to the common area he shares with the adjacent room and police could not smell marijuana, reports stated.

Police knocked on the door of the adjacent room but no one answered. Police told the student to contact the University of Arizona Police Department again if he smelled marijuana and suspected the other student was home, and the student agreed, reports stated.

Police informed the hall's office manager of the situation and she told police the student was in the process of being evicted for a previous marijuana possession arrest, reports stated.

An employee of Great Clips in the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd., reported her husband had violated his court order by calling her at work around noon on Nov. 23, reports stated.

The employee said her husband was served the court order in August after she filed for divorce and was not legally allowed to call her or contact her in person, reports stated.

She said her husband had called her to ask about their daughter, of whom they have joint custody, and she told him their cell phones had been disconnected, reports stated.

The employee said she did not want police to contact her husband and just wanted to make a report for her mitigation hearing, reports stated.

Police called the husband, who said he had received several text messages from the employee Nov. 22 and she had violated the court order by contacting him in the first place, reports stated.

Police told the husband they would speak with the employee about the court order. She told police the judge who signed the order said they could contact each other through e-mail or by text messaging, but she had nothing in writing that proved it, reports stated.

Police advised the women to get something in writing if she expected law enforcement to enforce specific actions, reports stated.

A student was arrested for repeatedly tailgating cars to get out of paying to park in the Cherry Avenue Parking Garage, 1641 E. Enke Road, at 12:21 p.m. Nov. 23, reports stated.

A Parking and Transportation Services employee reported to police the student had tailgated repeatedly at least since Nov. 4, and her car had been booted twice before police were contacted, reports stated.

The student admitted she had tailgated "more than a few times" and had "borrowed her friend's permit" in the past to park in the garage, reports stated.

The student was cited and released for theft of services, 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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