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    Police Beat: Oct. 28

    Grim joke

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer spoke with a UA employee on Monday who reported a Halloween decoration had been stolen from the door to her office in the College of Nursing. The woman said she had purchased a Grim Reaper decoration from Party City for $30. She last saw the decoration around 4 p.m. on Sunday, but when she returned to work at 8 a.m. on Monday, the Grim Reaper was gone. The decoration was made of burlap material and featured a skeleton wrapped in a black cloak holding a sickle. The woman said she did not know who would have taken it. There are no suspects or witnesses.

    Hanging by a thread … but not any more

    A UAPD officer spoke with a representative from the Honors College on Monday who reported that a banner had been stolen from the Slonaker House. The banner is turquoise featuring the words “Honors College” and an image of a building column on it. The estimated value of the banner is $300. The man said the banner had been hanging on a pole outside the building and appeared to have been cut off with scissors. There are no suspects or witnesses.

    Car broken into

    A UAPD officer met with a man on Monday who reported that someone had broken the front passenger window of his car. The man had parked his Toyota RAV4 in his designated parking lot off of Cherry Avenue around 8 a.m. Monday. He returned to his car at 2 p.m. and the window was still intact. When the man later returned to his car at 4 p.m., the window was shattered. The man told the officer that nothing appeared to be stolen from the inside of the car. There was no evidence as to who might have broken the window. The man was given a victim’s rights form.

    *Endless graffiti, bad spelling *

    A UAPD was on patrol around 4 p.m. on Monday when he noticed graffiti on a stairwell of the Henry Koffler building. The graffiti was approximately three feet by 15 feet. The words “ENDLESS SKUMMER” were written in black spray paint. The building was tagged with a similar message on Oct. 17. There are no suspects or witnesses. Victim’s rights forms were mailed to the UA.

    Stolen bike

    A UAPD officer spoke with a woman on Monday who reported that her bicycle had been stolen. The woman said she had locked her mint green and silver Fuji bike to the racks near Tyndall Avenue and Fifth Street on Oct. 21. When she returned to the racks on Monday, she noticed her bike was missing but her lock was still in place. The woman said she believes the wheel had been taken off to allow easy access to her bike. She estimated the value of her bike was $299. The woman provided the serial number and a bill of sale from Performance Bike, where she bought it.

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