Police Beat

By Kimberly Miller

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Two 17-year-old Fiddlee Fig employees were arrested Monday for stealing a backpack and jacket out of an employee locker room in the Student Union basement.

Officers arrested the employees after they returned to retrieve the stolen items.

The police were called Monday night by the supervisor of Louie's Lower Level in the Student Union when one of her employees told her his backpack had been stolen from his unlocked locker.

When police arrived they noticed items fitting the description of the ones stolen in another locker in the same room. They were able to see the items through the seam of the locker.

The locker was locked but police were able to locate the person assigned the locker who said he doesn't use it anymore. Police then had a janitor cut the lock and found the stolen backpack and suede jacket inside.

At that time officers positioned themselves strategically and waited for someone to return for the items. A few minutes later the two suspects were seen leaving the area after noticing the lock had been cut. They were detained and questioned. Both admitted to the burglary of the items.

The suspects were arrested and released to their parents.

A student reported his motorcycle was stolen Tuesday from the parking area at 1042 S. Campus Drive.

The victim said he parked his 1979 dark blue Handy Coxa motorcycle at 3:30 PM and when he returned about 3 hours later it was stolen along with a $35 parking permit.

The motorcycle was valued at $500.

Police arrested a 25-year-old student early Tuesday morning for drinking in public after they saw him shaking the entrance door of a restaurant and holding a can of beer.

Police said Malcom Cork, of the 1200 block of North First Avenue, was holding a 24-ounce can of Budweiser and trying to enter the closed restaurant. When police asked him what he was doing, Cork responded, "Just drinking, man," and then raised the can of beer toward the officer.

Cork was cited and released at the scene.

Two backpacks were reported stolen Tuesday, one from the ASUA Bookstore and the other from a concrete bench in front of the Student Union.

A student said he left his black denim backpack in an unlocked locker provided by the bookstore when he went to buy a book at 1:30 p.m. When he returned half an hour later, the backpack and its contents valued at $165 were missing.

A second student reported leaving his backpack at 10 a.m. on a bench in front of the Student Union when he went to talk to a friend standing nearby. A few minutes later he returned to the bench and found his backpack missing.

The backpack and its contents were valued at $95.

Police have no suspects for either of the thefts.

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

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