Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Police responded to Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1010 N. Park Ave., Friday in response to an attempted kidnapping.

A resident had called her roommate while on a date.

The resident went to a movie with a man, and they were returning to what she thought was her home. However, the man turned into an alley. When the resident asked where they were going, he said "It's a surprise."

The resident said the man took her to his apartment where he asked her to watch a movie. She said she ignored him, but he told her, "This is the best part," as he forwarded the tape to a rape scene.

She then said she felt frightened and used the phone to get her roommate to come get her.

During the time she was at the apartment, she said the man tried to get closer to her as they watched television. She said he put his arms around her and tried to kiss her several times.

The man then drove her to East First Street and North Park Avenue. The woman said when she tried to get out of the vehicle, the man said, "You're not going to get away from me now."

She then was able to get away and went to her room in the residence hall, but the man followed her.

The woman's roommate was home, and the man eventually left.

The case was referred to University of Arizona police detectives and the Dean of Students Office.

A white 1992 Ford Explorer was stolen from the parking lot outside of 527 N. Warren Ave. Friday night.

It is one of two Explorers stolen from that lot on the same night.

An officer was flagged down by a woman who reported the vehicle stolen. She parked the vehicle in the lot at 7:45 p.m., and returned at 9:28 p.m. after a volleyball game to find the vehicle missing.

There was no shattered glass or other evidence of forced entry. However, a suspicious brown Toyota was parked in the area. That vehicle was later discovered to be a stolen vehicle.

A Hewlett Packard laser printer valued at $693.01 was reported stolen from an office at 1111 N. Cherry Ave. Friday.

A student reported the theft of his men's Giant Boulder mountain bicycle from the Fine Arts Building Monday.

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

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