Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Four males were arrested Tuesday night after they allegedly participated in two vehicle break-ins near Alpha Gamma Rho, 638 E. University Blvd.

Humberto Acuna Vera, 20, of the 4300 block of West Pyracantha Drive, was cited for facilitation of attempt to commit third degree burglary and released.

One juvenile was taken to juvenile detention on charges of possession of burglary tools, conspiracy on attempted burglary and criminal damage over $250. Another youth was booked for conspiracy on attempted burglary. A third juvenile was charged with criminal damage over $250 and conspiracy on attempted burglary.

At 6:47 p.m., a resident of the house said he heard breaking glass, looked out of his second floor window, and saw a male near a white late-model Ford. The male then reportedly said, "What the fuck are you looking at," raised a black small caliber gun, and fired a shot.

The Tucson Police Department was notified and found the vehicle driving in the area without its lights on. The vehicle was stopped, and a number of witnesses at the scene identified three of the suspects as the ones seen breaking into vehicles at Alpha Gamma Rho.

Tucson police also found a flathead screwdriver in the glove compartment and a rock on the driver's seat.

A student reported he was a victim of disorderly conduct in the Main Library, 1510 E. University Dr., Tuesday.

The student said he was in a stall in the fifth-floor men's restroom when he noticed a man looking at him through the cracks between the stalls.

The man then passed a pen wrapped in toilet paper underneath the stall. The student said he thought it was "a big joke," so he picked up the item.

When the student unraveled the toilet paper, he saw that written on it were the words, "What do you like?"

The student then waited outside to get the man's description. When police arrived, two officers searched for the man in the library but could not find him.

Five vehicles were broken into and had stereo components stolen from them at the Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St., sometime Monday night.

The owner of one of the vehicles told police he parked his car on the northwest corner of the third level of the garage, locked the doors and rolled up the windows.

At 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Parking and Transportation reported several thefts from vehicles in the garage. Each of the five cars had a window shattered. The stereos in four of the cars were removed and the wires cleanly cut. The fifth vehicle had a 10-disk CD changer and a speaker box removed.

Police are waiting to contact additional victims.

A $1,300 bicycle was reported stolen from the bike racks near Arizona-Sonora Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., Monday night.

The owner said he locked the Marin Bobcat Trail mountain bike to a rack with a U-lock at 2:30 p.m. Monday. When he returned at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, the bike and U-lock were gone.

A bicycle was stolen from McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., sometime Friday morning.

A student locked his black Roadmaster 15-speed bicycle to a rack on the north side of the building at 8 a.m. When he returned at 10 a.m., the bike and chain lock were gone.

The bike is valued at $100.

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

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