Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Police responded to 1775 E. First St. Tuesday after a woman reported finding an unknown man in the back seat of her parked car.

When police arrived at about 10:30 p.m., an officer observed the man sleeping in the rear seat.

The officer woke the man, who said he had spent the night at University Medical Center because of a stab wound and just wanted a warm place to sleep.

Nothing was missing from the vehicle, and the victim admitted that she left the door open.

The man, David E. Edwards, 52, of a general delivery address, was arrested and charged with criminal trespass. A record search also showed an outstanding warrant from Pima College Police for criminal trespass. PCP was contacted, and transported Edwards to Pima County Jail.

Police responded to parking lot 6093 at North Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard after a request from a Department of Parking and Transportation employee to "send an officer, now."

Upon arrival, an officer spoke to a parking enforcement officer, who said he was yelled at by a male subject.

The subject recently received a parking ticket in another lot and became upset when the enforcement officer tried to explain parking and transportation's appeal process.

The enforcement officer told police the subject said if he ever saw him on the street, he would kick his ass.

The subject told police he put two quarters in a parking meter. The meter did not register any time, but the subject was late to class, so he left.

While driving away, the subject said he saw the enforcement officer in the lot and stopped to talk to him about the ticket. The subject said he felt the officer walked away and was not showing any respect.

The subject said he told the enforcement officer, "No wonder people on the street want to kick your ass."

The enforcement officer said the subject swore at him several times, but did not want to prosecute him for threatening and intimidating.

The subject was released and the incident was referred to the Dean of Students Office for entry into a diversion program.

A woman called police Tuesday to report receiving suspicious messages on her e-mail account.

The victim said on Sept. 27 at 2:22 p.m., she received a message sent to her account that said things like, "You are so cute," and "I like to watch you on campus."

She said she is married and does not know who would have sent the message. It is the only such message she has received.

The victim was able to get the name and e-mail address of the person who sent the message from the e-mail.

A bicyclist was injured Monday evening when he was launched head first into a dumpster after hitting a curb at high speed.

Witnesses said, at about 5:48 p.m., a Ford Explorer was turning left into Babcock Apartments, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd., from East Helen Street.

The vehicle began turning into the path of the bicycle, which was traveling east on Helen at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle stopped in time to avoid hitting the bike, but the cyclist swerved right in an evasive maneuver. The bike then hit a curb, throwing the cyclist into a garbage dumpster. There were no apparent damages to the bicycle.

When police arrived, the cyclist had a laceration on his forehead extending to his nose, but was not bleeding. He was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital by Rural Metro Ambulance.

The driver of the Explorer said he did not see the cyclist sooner because the setting sun was in his eyes. Witnesses said the cyclist would have had plenty of room to get by without swerving into the curb.

No citations were issued.

A student's bicycle was stolen from the east bike racks of the Anthropology Building, 1010 E. University Blvd.

The student secured the maroon ladies' "Grand Tetron" mountain bike to the rack with a master cable and combination lock at 9 a.m. When she returned at 11 a.m., the bike and lock were missing. Also stolen was a bicycle computer attached to the handlebars.

The total loss is valued at $357.50.

A student reported her black and pink Huffy bicycle was stolen from the south side of McKale Center.

The student secured her bike to a post at 9:15 a.m. using a cable lock. At 4:15 p.m., the bike and lock was gone.

The loss is valued at $137.

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

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