Police Beat

By Laura Ingalls

Arizona Daily Wildcat

An electrical fire ignited a truck parked in a university parking lot at East First Street and North Highland Avenue Tuesday.

An estimate of the damage to the 1988 Ford Bronco II's engine compartment was unavailable.

The owner of the vehicle told police she recently had her electrical system fixed at an automotive repair store.


An unknown male caller has placed seven harassing phone calls to a sorority house since Saturday.

The victims told police they received phone calls on the Alpha Epsilon Phi house phone and in their rooms from a male caller who asked for one woman by name and asked her if she was short.

In another incident, the man called her room and made a bird noise on the phone before hanging up the receiver. He also called her and asked her for her e-mail address.

Another victim reported that the man called her voice mail to criticize her message and make lewd comments.

Two other women reported similar incidents with a male caller.

Police have no suspects.


A Babcock Hall resident has been receiving messages featuring country music on her voice mail since April.

The resident told police she has recorded six of the calls which average about 45 minutes each. The police report said the music talks about the backs of pick-up trucks and fire.


A $520 bicycle and cable lock were stolen Tuesday from a bicycle rack south of the Center for Creative Photography.

The owner told police he locked his red Diamondback bicycle about 1 p.m. and discovered it stolen two hours later.


Someone stole a $537 mountain bike and accessories Thursday from a bike rack on the east side of the College of Law, 1209 E. Speedway Blvd.

The owner told police he locked his bike with a cable lock about 10 a.m. It was gone when he returned at about 2 p.m. The brand of the bike was unavailable.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.

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