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    Police Beat

    Stop sign incident leads to double-warrant arrest

    A man was taken to jail after being pulled over for failing to stop at a stop sign on Jan. 14 at 10:58 a.m.

    Police responded to help with a traffic stop on the intersection of East Speedway Boulevard and North Mountain Avenue that another officer had initiated. The officer had stopped a man over for failing to stop at a stop sign on North Warren Avenue and Speedway.

    After running the man’s license, dispatch informed the officers that the man had a suspended license and two outstanding warrants for his arrest.

    The man was handcuffed and placed under arrest. He was taken to the Pima County Jail where he was booked on his two warrants: driving on a suspended license, and failure to stop. The man’s car was impounded.

    Men’s room marred with unintelligible graffiti

    Police responded to the Park Student Union in reference to criminal damage on Jan. 14 at 11:15 a.m.

    When they arrived, police met with an employee who took them to the men’s restroom. Inside, an unknown person had used a black marker to vandalize the south wall of the restroom.

    The words that were written appeared to say “”PAC STUNT.””

    Pictures were taken of the damage. There are no suspects or witnesses. The employee contacted the people from the custodial department to remove the graffiti.

    Shoplifter caught by a white light

    A man was arrested Jan. 14 at 11:42 a.m. after being pulled over for a traffic stop.

    Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle after noticing that it was displaying a white light to the rear. The vehicle pulled into the 7-Eleven on East Speedway Boulevard and North Park Avenue.

    A check of the man’s license showed that he had a warrant out for his arrest from the University of Arizona Police Department for failing to appear in court on a shoplifting charge and his license had been revoked.

    Police confirmed the warrant and placed the man under arrest.

    The man was taken to the Pima County Jail where he was booked on charges for his warrant, driving on a revoked/suspended license and having a white light at the rear.

    Graduate student questioned about kitchen knife

    A man was referred to the Dean of Student’s Office after being reported as a suspicious person on Jan. 15 at 11 a.m.

    Police responded to the Old Chemistry building on East University Boulevard after a program coordinator contacted them, saying that a graduate student was in possession of a knife. The woman told officers that the student was known to have a “”big kitchen knife”” inside his desk drawer. The student always had the knife in his desk and used it for cutting his food. She was not aware of the student making any threats, negative statements or exhibiting aggressive behavior toward his coworkers.

    The woman also told officers that since winter break she had seen a change in the student’s demeanor. The student appeared emotionally distressed, socially withdrawn and agitated with his coworkers.

    Police made contact with the student who said he did keep the kitchen knife in the bottom right drawer of his desk. He said he used the knife for cutting lemons. Police reported that the man seemed agitated and “”emotionally vulnerable”” while being questioned about the knife. The student told officers that he had some emotional problems he was addressing with the help of the Counseling and Psychological Services program. He did not want to describe the extent of his problems and told officers they were too personal to discuss.

    The man told officers that he had no intention of harming his coworkers or anyone else. He did admit to being unhappy with some of his coworkers for reasons that he did not want to discuss.

    Police located the 8-inch kitchen knife. It was taken for safe-keeping. The student was told he could pick it up at the UAPD station and take it off campus. The Dean of Students responded to the scene and was advised of the situation. The student was advised of the UA policy about weapons on campus, which he said he understood.

    Bike stolen from man’s car

    A man called police after his bicycle was stolen from his vehicle Jan. 15 at 11 a.m.

    Police responded to the Main Gate garage on East Second Street in reference to larceny of a bicycle. When they arrived, they made contact with a man who said that his Orange Navarro 27-speed mountain bike had been stolen from the bike rack on the back of his vehicle. The man told officers that he parked his car on the first level and locked the bicycle to his bike rack with a cable lock. When he returned, the cable lock had been cut and the bicycle was missing.

    There are no witnesses and no suspects.

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