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    A man was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and speeding Sunday by UAPD, reports stated.

    An officer noticed the man was driving over 50 mph in a 35 mph zone and pulled the man over at about 2:22 a.m. near East Speedway Boulevard and North Tucson Boulevard.

    Police could smell alcohol from the driver’s breath, and the driver told police he had two drinks that night.

    Two breath tests showed the man’s blood alcohol content at .162 and .160. The man was cited for DUI to the slightest degree, DUI with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher, extreme DUI with a blood alcohol content of .15 or higher and for speeding.

    Police noticed that a mural on the southern wall of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house, 1449 N. Cherry Ave., Sunday at 11 a.m. was vandalized, reports stated.

    Black and gold paints covered the mural that read, “”Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity”” and featured the fraternity’s Greek letters, reports stated.

    No one had previously reported the vandalism and the house is empty for the summer, reports stated.

    An elderly woman was cited and released for driving with a suspended license Sunday, reports stated.

    The woman was driving near East Grant Road and North Campbell Avenue when police stopped her truck at about 1:28 p.m. after seeing her swerve in and out of the bicycle lane while driving 5 mph below the posted speed limit of 40 mph, reports stated.

    The woman appeared flustered and asked the officer to repeat his request several times.

    The woman said she had attempted to obtain a new license but was refused and told she needed a prescription for eyeglasses before she would receive a new license, reports stated.

    The eyeglasses were present at the time of questioning, reports stated.

    The woman’s truck was towed due to her suspended driver’s license, reports stated.

    Police noticed an attempted burglary in the Music building, 1017 N. Olive Road Saturday, reports stated.

    Police noticed that a door on the northwest side of the building had been propped open at about 11 p.m. but thought it had been done by UA employees.

    At 1:37 a.m. Sunday, police saw that computer equipment had been gathered together but was left in room 137 of the building.

    Files and equipment were also scattered around the room, reports stated.

    A UA employee said a G5 Apple computer was taken from the room, with an estimated worth of about $1,688, reports stated.

    A white Honda Civic and a Ford F350 were racing on East Speedway Boulevard near North Vine Avenue Saturday, reports stated.

    Both vehicles were traveling at approximately 70 mph in a 35 mph zone, with the Honda in the lead, reports stated.

    Police stopped the Honda and cited the driver for speeding, reports stated. The driver of the Honda told the officer, “”We were both racing. That’s totally unfair that I got stopped and he didn’t,”” reports stated.

    A man was arrested for disorderly conduct Saturday at La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., reports stated.

    At 8:23 p.m., a resident assistant told police that a man was standing in the hallway in his underwear and screaming obscenities.

    Witnesses said the man was calling another resident “”Fatso,”” and said “”I’ll fight you,”” to another resident, reports stated.

    The man had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and his eyes were red.

    He also said he was in his underwear so that police officers could see his “”best assets,”” reports stated.

    Police had spoken with the man earlier that night for being drunk in the lobby of the residence hall.

    The man refused to go back into his room and was arrested by police, reports stated.

    An attempted burglary was noticed by UA employees Friday at Old Main, 1200 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

    A facilities management employee said he saw a man run outside of the doors at the north side of the building at about 6:20 p.m. as he was returning to fix a broken window.

    The employee said the man appeared to be a Hispanic male in his early 20’s, wearing a blue shirt, jean shorts, and brown work gloves, and banged on the wall as he ran out as if he was trying to alert someone, reports stated.

    The employee said he saw items next to the door and more glass broken off of the window he was fixing when he entered the building, reports stated.

    Police found that trash had been emptied in the room and computers were placed in the trash bins.

    Police also found three two-liter bottles of soda, a bike and a blue jacket inside and near the room that were taken as evidence for fingerprint and DNA testing.

    A report of the broken window had been given to police earlier that day.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumǸ can be found at

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