Police Beat

By Michelle Roberts

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A laptop computer and accessories valued at $7000 to $8000 were stolen from the a storeroom in the new La Paz Residence Hall over the weekend.

An employee of a company contracted to do work on the residence hall, left the computer in a carry case in the storeroom Saturday. He locked the door, but construction personnel and students had access to the room.

The employee reported the computer and accessories missing when he picked up the case on Monday and discovered it was lighter than usual. He reported that he looked in on the computer occasionally but was not concerned because the case remained in the room.

There are no suspects.

A 19-year-old with an outstanding warrant was arrested by UAPD on Sunday after an officer stopped his vehicle for "swaying unsafely" while travelling southbound on Euclid Avenue .

Ricardo Cervantes was arrested when it was discovered that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest from the Pima County Sheriff's Office for failure to appear in court on a liquor law violation.

Cervantes told police that the warrant was quashed but could not produce documentation for police.

During a search incident to the arrest, the officer found a machete between the driver and passenger seats.

A 20-year-old was arrested for attempted theft and criminal damage after leading an officer on a foot chase from near McKale Center to the Main Library courtyard.

A UAPD officer responded to a call in the area between the McKale Garage and McKale Center. A security officer reported that the suspect, who was in the process of stealing a red mountain bicycle, was leaving the scene.

When the UAPD officer identified himself, the suspect ran along the south side of the Optical Sciences Building, across Cherry Avenue and to the northside of the Main Library. The officer cornered the suspect in the courtyard.

The supect admitted that he was attempting to steal the bicycle and told police where he dumped his backpack containing the boltcutters he was using.

A bike valued at about $380 was stolen outside the Marvel Building on Monday.

The student reported that he last saw his mountain bike at 10 p.m. on Sunday. Ogura's U-Lock was found broken on the ground with apparent damage to the cross bar.

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