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Police Beat: May 5, 2015

Stuck on you

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was on patrol when he noticed a white Toyota 4Runner with an expired registration sticker on April 16 at 2 p.m.

It turns out the registration expired on April 15, the day prior. The officer stopped the driver, a non-UA-affiliated 33-year-old.

The individual had two warrants, one from the Tucson Police Department and the other from Arizona Department of Public Safety. The TPD warrant was for DV criminal damage and a drug paraphernalia violation. Similar to hid first warrant, he DPS warrant was for charges of marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The man was taken to Pima County Jail and booked. He requested that his vehicle be parked and secured, which UAPD agreed to.


A UA staff member reported his bike was stolen behind the UA Electrical Services building on April 16 at 11:40 a.m.

The man said he arrived for work at 6:30 a.m. and parked his bike in the back of the Electrical Services compound parking lot without locking it. His bike was parked between two buildings at the compound and near ladders and other equipment. He said an unknown man came into the parking lot at 11:30 a.m. through an open vehicle gate and left riding the staff member’s bike without permission. He claimed his bike was a Trek bicycle with a 26-inch frame and black alloy tires, all amounting to $3,000.

Video footage of the theft was taken an hour before where the thief stole another bike belonging to the staff member’s coworker. In the footage, the officer saw a man enter the compound at 10:33 a.m. and steal the coworker’s bike, leaving the same way through the open vehicle gate. The suspect was about 6 feet tall with dark hair and sunglasses, and wearing a green polo shirt with a white horizontal stripe, blue jean shorts and black shoes, according to the video footage.

The staff member indicated he wants to participate in the prosecution of the thief if he is caught. He was given a victim’s rights form and case number. A copy of the footage was brought to the station.

Bike Theft 2: Electric Boogaloo

On April 12, a UA engineering student reported his carbon composite Trek 21 speed competitive street bike was stolen from the bike racks behind Cochise Residence Hall at 12:50 p.m. 

He said the bike was locked with a cable around the frame and a U-Lock on the front tire on the bike rack on April 10 at noon; this was the last time me went to the bike tent at the Bear Down Gymnasium. He noticed the bike was gone when he went to use it to go to shopping at Target.

The 19-year-old student described his bike as dark blue with light blue lettering on the upper horizontal bar that read “CARBON” and “TREK” on the angled bars. The bike has two bottle holders, curved and bar gear shifters under the breaks, and worn speed indicators on the top right handle bar. He said his bike is worth $1,700.

The student chose not to prosecute anyone, and he received his victim’s rights form through the mail.

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