By Kristen Pownall

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A man was arrested on charges of loitering and panhandling on the southwest corner of East University Boulevard and North Park Avenue after police saw him approach a pedestrian and ask for money Monday night.

Henry L. Watts, Jr., 37, of Brooklyn N.Y., was arrested after police saw him stop a male UA student, police said. Police saw the man and the student talk for a while, then the student walked away.

Police asked the student what the man wanted and the student said the man asked for money so he could go home to New York state, police said. Other witnesses also told police they saw the man panhandling.

Watts was then cited for loitering and panhandling and released.


Three UA vehicles were damaged over the past four days.

A unknown person broke the front window of a state vehicle and the rear window of another state vehicle sometime between Saturday night and Monday morning.

A UA employee told police she went to the Zone 1 lot just east of the Education building to run an errand Monday morning when she noticed the damage to both vehicles, police said.

The employee told police one vehicle's front window was cracked, and in the next parking space, another vehicle's back window was completely broken out, police said. Both vehicles were registered to Steward Observatory.

But nothing was missing from either vehicle.

In a separate incident on Monday, a UA employee reported damage to a university-owned 1986 Chevrolet truck.

The employee told police he parked the truck in the lot at North Highland Avenue and East First Street around 2:30 p.m. When he returned five hours later, he found the left side of the truck bed scraped, a dent in the left front tail light and the left rear bumper bent down.

Police found broken tail lights at the scene, which they believe may belong to the suspect vehicle, police said.

No further information was available.

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