Police Beat

By Kimberly Miller

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Police arrested two students Thursday for attempted theft and theft under $250 after the students admitted to stealing items from a vending machine in Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 940 E. Fifth St.

Police met with Sean Sleight, 18, and Jeffrey Bertiger, 18, both residents in the hall, to question them about damage done to the basement vending machine.

Someone burnt a hole in the plastic cover on the snack machine on Feb. 19.

Both men denied burning the hole but admitted to attempting to steal items from it.

Sleight said he and Bertiger returned from a party on Feb. 19 and noticed the hole in the machine. He said other items had already been stolen and he could not reach the ones left. Bertiger, however, said he was able to get a few snack items from the machine.

Sleight and Bertiger were cited and released.

Two 1993 Grand Jeep Cherokees were stolen Thursday from the parking lot at East Fifth Street and North Tyndall Avenue.

The first victim said she parked her dark green Jeep in the lot at 9:15 a.m. and when she returned at 3 a.m. it was gone.

The second Jeep, which was tan, was stolen between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

There was no sign of broken glass in either of the areas where the Jeeps were parked and police have no suspects.

A resident of Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., told police she had several clothing items stolen from a washing machine on Thursday.

The victim said she put her clothes into a washing machine in the hall at 10:35 a.m. When she returned at 11:05 a.m. she noticed a pair of white Gap pants and a gray sweatsuit were missing.

The items are valued at $70. Police have no suspects.

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

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