Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A person told police he was the victim of a hit-and-run while riding his bicycle Thursday morning.

The victim told police he was riding his bike southbound on North Park Avenue when he was forced to ride around a grey sedan dropping off a passenger at Second Street. The cyclist rode around the left side of the car and admitted to running the stop sign at Second Street.

The cyclist said that as he rode past Fourth Street, the sedan pulled up alongside him, and the driver asked why he ran through the stop sign.

The victim said, "Who are you, the cops?" With that, the driver sharply turned his vehicle into the victim's bike.

The victim was knocked to the ground and could not get the vehicle's license number. The incident was also reported to the Tucson Police Department.

The victim told police he was not injured and was not vengeful, but wants to sue the driver of the vehicle.

A tan 1985 Chevy S-10 Blazer was stolen from a parking lot at East Sixth Street and Cherry Avenue Thursday.

A student reported the theft after he parked his vehicle in the lot at 10:30 a.m. When he returned at 2 p.m., the vehicle was missing, and glass was on the ground, indicating that the front window may have been broken out.

The vehicle, with Arizona license plate DAJ-032, has "a couple" of bumper stickers on the rear of the vehicle above the bumper. There is also a .308-caliber bullet hole on the driver's side between the driver's and side windows.

Another vehicle was stolen from the parking lot at 1609 N. Warren Dr. Wednesday.

An employee said she parked her 1986 white Oldsmobile Cutlass, with Arizona license plate EHJ-957, in the lot at 2:30 p.m. When she returned at 5 p.m., the vehicle was gone.

The victim said she locked the doors of her vehicle. There were no signs of broken glass. The victim said no one else has keys to the vehicle.

An employee in McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., reported the theft of four memory chips from a computer.

The employee said the Zeos computer was in working order at 4 p.m. Sept. 15. But when someone tried to use the computer Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m., it was inoperable. It was then discovered that four 4-megabyte RAM chips were taken. The chips are valued at $700.

The computer is in a common area and is used by Ph.D. students. The area is easily accessible without a key.

An employee from the Harvill Building's copy center, reported a computer chip missing from that building over the same weekend.

Between 5 p.m. Sept. 15 and 3 p.m. Tuesday, someone entered the copy center and removed an 8-megabyte chip from a computer. The chip is valued at $320.

The employee said the area is open during business hours but is secured at night and on the weekends. There were no signs of forced entry. Staff, building monitors and custodians have keys to the center.

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

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