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    Police Beat: April 23

    Buckle up or pay up

    A non-UA affiliated man was arrested on charges of driving on a suspended license at North Wilson Avenue and Fourth Street at 9 a.m. on April 17.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer noticed a black sedan that was traveling faster than surrounding traffic.

    An officer then used a radar gun to determine the car’s speed, which was 10 mph over the limit. As the sedan passed the patrol vehicle, the officer noticed the driver wasn’t wearing a seat belt.

    The officer then followed the car down Sixth Street, where the car made a turn into the Sam Hughes neighborhood. The officer then sped up because he believed the driver was trying to lose him. The sedan made several more turns before the driver stopped at North Wilson Avenue and Fourth Street.

    The driver identified himself and his two sons in the backseat. A records check showed the man’s license was suspended, but the man replied he was unaware of it because he’s never been issued a license.

    The man was then cited and released at the scene and his car was impounded.

    Big spender, angry lender

    A $1,010.15 unauthorized transaction issued to the Space Sciences building’s purchasing card was reported to UAPD at 8:01 a.m. on April 15.

    A UA employee reported the incident, which occurred on March 25. The purchase was made at

    The vendor of the purchased item noticed the fraudulent charge and refunded an incorrect amount, less than that which was spent.

    The reporting employee told police she’d last used the card several months ago and that nobody beside herself had possession of the card recently.

    Bringing down the house

    A Pueblo de la Cienega Residence Hall community director reported damage to the dorm’s hallways and lounge area at 10 a.m. on April 15.

    She said the damage occurred two days prior and that the damage had been “ongoing and progressively getting worse.”

    The director then escorted police to the second floor where the hallway walls and a lounge chair were scraped with a sharp object, not consistent with regular wear and tear.

    Pictures of the damage were submitted into UAPD evidence. There are currently no suspects.

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