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    Police Beat: Oct. 25

    Hit-and-Run

    A UA student’s black BMW was rear-ended at a stop sign on Oct. 18. The other vehicle fled the scene before she could get the license plate number. The student said the driver was a woman, and that she was driving a red and black car.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the sorority house where the woman that was rear-ended lived at 5:20 p.m. She indentified herself with a driver’s license and explained that she had been traveling south in her black BMW on Vine Avenue. She stopped at the stop sign and felt another car hit the back of her car. The woman got out to check, and noticed a red car with a black top driven by a college-age woman behind her.

    The student said she made a hand motion for the driver to follow her onto First Street. When the other woman got in her car, she turned west at a high speed and continued southbound so the woman could not get her license plate number or any other driver description. The woman said there were several other people in the area, but no one had any information for her. She also said she was not injured in the accident.

    The officer looked at the BMW and noticed red paint across the lower part of the rear bumper, with scratches to the paint. Both the rear exhaust pipes were bent downward at different angles. There were also white paint markings on the upper part of the back bumper and both outer sides. The student said that damage was from a pervious accident. No other damage was found. The woman elected to pursue criminal charges if the other driver is found. She signed a Victim’s Rights Form and was given a copy. No further action is requested.

    Fire in the Dumpster

    A dumpster behind a fraternity on campus caught fire on Tuesday.

    At 11:16 pm that night, while patrolling the area, a UAPD officer observed a large amount of smoke coming from behind the house. After going behind the house, he saw flames rising from inside a trash dumpster. The officer used the fire extinguisher in his patrol car and attempted to put out the flames while waiting for the Tucson Fire Department to arrive at the scene. TFD  arrived and extinguished the flames. No evidence of a crime was found. The UAPD officer left a message with the city of Tucson in reference to the damage to the trashcan and cleared the scene without further incident.

    Found Wallet

    A student’s wallet was found at La Paz Residence Hall on Tuesday at 11:51 p.m. An employee at the front desk of the hall turned it in to a UAPD officer. The wallet belongs to a UA student who was unable to be contacted at the time. A message was left for him and the officer took the wallet to the police station and placed it into found property and evidence for safekeeping.

    Suspended License

    An officer pulled a car over for speeding while travelling west on Speedway Boulevard at about 11:20 a.m. on Tuesday. The officer measured the vehicle at 48 mph in a 35 mph zone.

    After pulling the driver over, the officer found out she had no insurance, but was able to give a license. A records check on that license showed it was suspended. The driver had ignored a photo radar ticket, saying she couldn’t pay her ticket because she was poor. The driver was cited and released.

      

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