Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A student's 1992 GMC half-ton pickup truck was reported stolen from the west side of Coronado Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., Monday.

The student said she parked the vehicle, with Arizona license plate JHW-453, on the west side of the building at 10 p.m. Sunday. When she returned to the area at 12:15 p.m. Monday, the vehicle was gone. There was no broken glass or other evidence in the area.

The student was not able to provide further information to police, and she did not know the value of the vehicle.

The convertible top of a 1979 convertible Volkswagen Bug was cut Sunday or Monday, resulting in the theft of four stereo speakers from the vehicle.

The driver of the car said she parked on the east side of La Paz Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., at 8 p.m. Sunday. She told police that the doors were locked and the windows were rolled up. The driver returned at 9:45 p.m. Monday and found both doors unlocked, the passenger window rolled down 2 inches and a cut in the car's top.

The driver then discovered two Audiovox 6-inch by 9-inch speakers and two Panasonic 3.5-inch speakers missing from the vehicle. The vehicle's glove box was also open, but nothing was missing.

The value of the stolen items is unknown.

Police arrested a student Monday evening after she attempted to obtain a UA identification card under her older roommate's name.

Janis L. Hansen, 18, of Beaverton, Oregon, was cited for unsworn falsification and released at her Tucson apartment.

At 3:30 p.m., police received a call from the ID center at Bear Down Gym, 1420 E. University Blvd., from an employee who wanted to report an "attempted fraud."

The employee told police that an unknown female entered the office and requested a duplicate ID card, saying her purse had been stolen.

The employee noticed that the woman appeared nervous, so he asked the woman specific questions to verify her identity. When the employee asked the woman when she was last enrolled at the university, she did not answer and left the office "in a hurry."

Police found the name that the woman used in the student directory, and police went to the listed address to investigate. At the apartment, officers found the woman, identified as Hansen, by matching the description given by the ID center employee.

Hansen said she did not know why the officer was there, but after being told of her rights, she told the officer, "I know it was wrong, but I just wanted to get an ID card so I could get into bars."

Hansen explained to the officer that she planned to take the UA identification to the motor vehicle division to get a state identification card.

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

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