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    Police Beat: Feb. 22

    Students summit Highland Avenue Parking Garage

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the parking garage at 1240 N. Highland Ave. on Wednesday at 10:13 p.m. in reference to trespassers on the property.

    A police aide spotted two men, who were identified as UA students, on top of the southwest elevator tower.

    One of the men told the officer that they were on top of the elevator tower so they could “”enjoy the view.”” He also said that they knew the ladder was locked so no one could climb to the top, but he “”felt confident in his climbing abilities and would not fall the six floors to the ground.””

    The other man told the officer that there were no signs saying that they could not climb past the locked ladder, and he also felt it was fine to enter the structure. The officer asked the students if they had anything to do with recent graffiti that had been painted on the tower. Both stated they didn’t know anything about it.

    The officer reported that to get past the locked panel, a person would have to climb onto a handrail and then pull themselves up by the ladder rungs.

    At the top of the elevator tower, no suspicious items were found.

    Both men were referred to the Dean of Students for trespassing.

    Hubcap mishap

    A woman reported a theft from her car to UAPD on Wednesday at 4:20 p.m.

    The woman told UAPD that she parked her car in the lot at 1420 E. Helen St. on Feb. 15 between 9 a.m. and 7:15 p.m., and when she returned, she noticed all four of her stock hubcaps had been taken.

    The woman described the hubcaps as stock and slightly flaking. No other damage was done to the car and nothing was left behind at the scene.

    There are no suspects or witnesses.


    Philosophical paint on walls of parking garage

    A parking and transportation employee called UAPD on Wednesday at 9:08 a.m. to report vandalism that had been done to walls on the top level of the Main Gate parking garage at 815 E. Second St.

    The officer responded to the area and took inventory of the graffiti.

    On the north side interior wall of the garage were the words “”create”” and “”cringe”” written with black marker.

    On the west facing interior wall was the word “”levitate”” also written in black marker.

    There were two stenciled pictures, one of a hummingbird with a syringe head, the other of a horse with a hammerhead, both painted on the east facing interior wall.

    Pictures of the graffiti were taken and placed into property as evidence. UA Risk Management was also sent a victim’s rights form.

    Bad ending to a good field trip

    A boy was taken to hospital on Tuesday at 12:08 p.m. after he started feeling chest pains while he was on a field trip.

    The boy’s sister told the officer that the boy was playing with his friends when he tripped and fell, and another boy accidently fell on top of him. She then said he started having chest pains and couldn’t sit up.

    The boy and his friends were on a field trip to UA to visit the Arizona State Museum.

    Tucson Fire Department responded to provide treatment for him and determined he should be taken to Kino Hospital for further examination.

    The boy’s mother was contacted by UAPD once the boy was taken to the hospital. He was in stable condition after his mother arrived.

    Robber snags gym bag, leaves car

    A UAPD officer responded to the area of Ring Road and Elm Street on Tuesday at 4:40 p.m. in reference to a woman’s car that had been broken into.

    The woman told the officer that she had parked her car at 7 a.m. and a co-worker saw the car undamaged at 2 p.m.

    When the woman returned to her car at 4:40 p.m., the passenger-side window had been broken, and her gym bag was missing from the car.

    The officer attempted to take fingerprints from the car, but none could be found.

    The woman was issued a victim’s rights form. No suspects or witness to the incident are known.

    Bicyclist hit by Discount Cab

    A woman called UAPD on Tuesday at 1:04 p.m. to report an accident she had been in earlier at the intersection of Highland Avenue and Sixth Street.

    The woman said that she had been riding her bicycle on Highland Avenue toward Sixth Street when the driver of a Discount Cab opened his door, hitting the woman, and causing her to crash.

    The driver of the cab attempted to assist her at the scene, but she said she felt okay and didn’t report the incident.

    Several hours after the collision she started to fell pain in her back, shoulder, wrist and knee, so the woman decided to report the incident.

    The officer tried to call the Discount Cab Company to get the name of the driver but was told it would take a while and to wait until normal business hours.

    A supplement report will be made when the officer receives the cab driver’s information.


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