Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

University police arrested a man on a felony warrant after stopping him for a traffic violation.

Mark S. Carpenter, 39, of the 10500 block of East Tanque Verde Road, was arrested after failing to appear on charges of unlawful possession of a narcotic drug and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Carpenter was stopped at East Sixth Street and North Jacobus Avenue after the car he was driving was observed traveling 50 mph in a 30 mph zone.

When an officer ran a check on Carpenter's license, the computer showed the warrant.

Carpenter denied any knowledge of the warrant, but it was confirmed two more times before he was taken to the University of Arizona police station for processing.

At the UAPD station, Carpenter said he remembered the situation, but a Tucson police officer said nothing would come of it and Carpenter's probation officer said not to worry about it.

When Carpenter was being searched during his arrest, officers found a burnt silver spoon and a cotton linen swab in his pocket. The items were submitted to the Arizona Department of Public Safety lab for analysis.

Carpenter was transported to Pima County Jail on the warrant. Other charges are pending upon completion of the lab analysis.

Five students were arrested Saturday after a Community Service Officer saw a group carrying an "out" sign taken from the Park Avenue garage, 1140 N. Park Ave.

Officers met with seven individuals in a group at 6:26 a.m. After questioning the subjects, police discovered five of them had taken part in removing the sign.

Charles H. Hains, 18, of Scottsdale, and Shawn C. Gebhart, 19; Colin P. Cabasher, 18; and Gabriel A. Lopez, 18, residents of Corleone Apartments, 1330 N. Park Ave., were arrested on charges of criminal damage and theft under $250. A 17-year-old resident of Corleone was also arrested on the same charges.

The five subjects were cited and released.

A student's cellular telephone was stolen from her backpack while in McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., Thursday.

The student said she had her backpack on the floor next to her as she studied in a first floor study room. The pack was on the floor from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., when it was discovered missing.

The theft of the phone, which is valued at $200, was reported to U.S. West Communications.

A UA Parking and Transportation employee's briefcase was stolen from the Cherry Garage, 1641 E. Enke Dr., Saturday.

The black Samsonite briefcase, which contained parking-related paperwork, was left on the ground outside of a storage room on the first floor at 7:40 p.m. When the employee returned 10 minutes later, the case, valued at $100, was gone.

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

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