Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A student's car stereo was reported stolen from his black 1994 Jeep Wrangler Saturday.

The car was parked at the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity house, 1101 N. Tyndall Ave., at 12:01 a.m. Saturday. When the student returned at 6:32 p.m., his Alpine CD changer, Coustic amplifier and Alpine ID Logic stereo face plate were missing. A lock on the vehicle's center console had been removed.

A member of Zeta Beta Tau said he heard a car alarm go off at 5:30 a.m. The member then looked outside and saw a male ride away from a Jeep parked south of the victim's Jeep.

The value of the items is $1,300.

A resident of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reported the theft of more than $1,000 in CDs and cassettes from her room Friday.

The resident said the room was left unlocked and unattended from 10 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. When she returned, she discovered a holder with 60 CDs as well as a holder with 40 cassettes missing.

A roommate also had her brown leather backpack stolen, but it was recovered outside of the building at 11:15 p.m. with only the victim's student ID card missing.

Another Coronado resident called police to report a makeup bag had been stolen from her room Friday.

The resident entered the room, which was left unlocked and unoccupied, at 10 p.m. and found the bag missing.

The victim's suitemate said she saw two males walk through the hallway. There was then a knock at the victim's door and the door was heard opening.

The suitemate then looked in the room and saw two males, one of which was holding the green bag. When the males saw they had been spotted, they left running down the hall.

The bag and its contents are valued at $300.

Police responded to a report of a swarm of bees in the parking lot south of Apache-Santa Cruz Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St. Friday night.

When police arrived at 6:46 p.m., over 500 bees were seen resting on the back of a Mazda pickup truck.

Police secured a perimeter to keep bystanders away from the bees. An exterminator arrived and sprayed the bees with a solution that killed them on contact. The exterminator said he was almost certain that the bees were "killer bees" on their way to establish a colony somewhere.

The exterminator's bill of $75 was forwarded to Risk Management. There were no reports of anyone being stung by the bees.

An employee told police Friday her car had been vandalized with packets of Carl's Jr. ketchup.

The damage to the vehicle was unknown. Police have no suspects.

Police were called to Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., Saturday morning after a report of an intoxicated man possessing marijuana was phoned in.

Jeffrey O. Underwood, 18, a resident of Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1000 N. Park Ave., was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and illegal consumption of alcohol.

When police arrived, a resident assistant gave an officer a plastic baggie with a green leafy substance in it. The bag had the characteristic odor of marijuana.

The RA said she found a man, later identified as Underwood, on the second floor "vomiting all over." When she asked him for his ID, she said the baggie fell out of his pocket.

Police found Underwood in the first floor restroom sitting on the counter. There was vomit on the sink and on the his sweatshirt.

During questioning, Underwood gave police five different dates of birth. He also said he thought he was in Arizona-Sonora Hall.

He told police he had drank "half a 12-pack," and said he got the marijuana from "someone in the hall."

Underwood was cited and released.

Police also responded to Coronado Residence Hall Saturday night when a resident assistant called police after he saw a man acting suspiciously near the bike racks at the southeast side of the building.

A community service officer spotted the subject near the racks and saw him leave the area on a bike. Police attempted to locate the subject, but were unsuccessful.

A resident assistant from Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 922 E. Fourth St., was walking in the area and also saw the man. The RA said she saw the subject "banging on the bike with something." She then went into Arizona-Sonora Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., to call police, but when she returned, the man had gone.

A student reported the theft of his 1988 Chevy Blazer from the southwest side of Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St.

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

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