Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A student told police his bicycle was stolen at gunpoint Wednesday.

The student said he was on his black mountain bike at North Cherry Avenue and East Eighth Street at 7:30 p.m. when a man in a red hooded sweater and black sweatpants approached him.

The suspect pointed a black handgun at the student's face and ordered him to get off the bike, the student said. The suspect then rode the bike south on Cherry.

An officer arrived at about 7:36 p.m. and broadcast a description of the suspect to other units. Tucson police responded to take a report, and the investigation was handed over to Tucson police for further investigation.

A student's 1989 Ford Mustang was reportedly stolen from McKale Garage, 1641 E. Enke Dr., Wednesday.

The student parked her vehicle on the third level of the garage at 9 a.m. When she returned at 11 a.m., the car was gone and nothing was left at the scene.

According to the student, the car's doors were locked and the windows were rolled up at the time of the theft.

There were no valuables reported to be in the vehicle. The value of the car is unknown.

Two residents of Sierra Residence Hall, 1511 E. Sixth St., reported receiving harassing phone calls early Wednesday morning.

The first resident said she received a call at 12:30 a.m. from a male claiming to be "Detective Dorsey" of the University of Arizona Police Department. He identified the resident by name and told her she had been seen "messing with a bike downstairs."

The caller told the resident to go downstairs because an officer needed to meet with her because "300 bikes a week are stolen on campus." The caller told the resident an officer was on the way to pick her up.

The resident was suspicious of the phone call and asked the caller what phone number he was calling from. The caller said "621-UAPD."

After hanging up, the resident went down the hall into the room of another resident who was now on the phone with "Detective Dorsey."

The caller told the second resident that he needed to meet with her also. The second resident then hung up and called police.

When police arrived, officers did not see anyone waiting downstairs or other evidence that the women were being lured. Police have no suspects.

A swarm of bees was reported to police by an unknown caller at 5:39 p.m. Wednesday.

The caller told police there was a bee swarm in a tree on the north side of Maricopa Residence Hall, 1031 E. North Campus Dr. When police arrived, an officer located a swarm and secured the area.

An exterminator arrived at 7 p.m. to remove the bees.

A UA-owned miniature dump truck used by Facilities Management collided with a vehicle Monday after the driver fell out of the vehicle and it went out of control.

The mini-truck was turning onto southbound Warren Avenue from East Drachman Road. While turning, the operator and the only occupant of the vehicle fell out of the open cab.

The vehicle, then driverless, continued to travel southbound on Warren. The vehicle then swerved right, jumped a curb and hit a parked car.

The driver of the mini-truck suffered a cut to his right hand. The damage to the vehicles was unknown.

An employee at the Martin Luther King Center, 1322 E. First St., called police Wednesday to report finding several photocopies of an Arizona Daily Wildcat editorial ("Hargrove's actions require apology," Oct. 17) outside of the building.

A stack of the photocopies was found on the brickwork outside of the building.

No criminal violations were noted, but the employee said he felt the copies were suspicious.

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

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