Police Beat

By Kimberly Miller

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A 31-year-old student was arrested Tuesday night in the Main Library when another student identified him as a man he saw masturbating in a men's bathroom.

Miguel Angel Echevarria, of the 4000 block of East Bellevue Avenue, was arrested for public sexual indecency after he was found in the library and identified by the victim.

The victim said he was studying on the fifth floor of the library when he noticed a man staring at him. He said when he went to the restroom, Echevarria followed him and began masturbating outside the bathroom stall the victim was in.

The victim said Echevarria masturbated for about a minute and left when the victim exited the stall.

Echevarria denied the charges. He was taken to UAPD for processing and released.

Police were called to the ASUA Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., Tuesday afternoon, in response to the recovery of a counterfeit bill.

When police arrived they identified a $10 bill given a cashier as counterfeit. The person who gave the cashier the money was still in the store and the cashier identified her.

The student told police she received the bill as change earlier in the day from the Scoreboard Cafe in Arizona Stadium.

Police notified the Secret Service and are investigating.

A student reported the theft of his motorcycle Tuesday from an area near Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1000 N. Park Ave.

Two witnesses told police they saw two men trying to fit the blue and white 1989 Yamaha motorcycle into a Volkswagen Bug in the parking lot of Casa Royale apartments, 1701 N. Tyndall Ave. The witnesses said the car had no license plates and police believe it is the same vehicle involved in the theft of another vehicle earlier in the week.

The motorcycle is valued at $1,100.

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

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