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    Police Beat: Jan. 20

    Streetlight pole gets run down

    University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to a call by a UA employee about a damaged light pole on Highland Avenue at 10 a.m. on Sunday. The officers investigated and searched the surrounding area for cars that had fresh dents, but could not find any. Employees and UAPD officers thought the car hit the pole late Saturday evening or Sunday morning. There are surveillance cameras on Highland Avenue that monitor the area near the damaged pole, but UAPD has yet to view them because the tapes have not been processed. The pole was disconnected from service and dragged to the side of the road for repair. There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

    Expired tags and a suspended license

    A UAPD officer pulled over a UA student in a blue Pontiac Sunfire at 10:35 a.m. on Tuesday because his license plate’s tags were expired. The officer asked the student for his driver’s license and registration. The UA student informed the officer that he did not have his license on him. After the officer asked for further information, the student said he had just lied and handed the officer his license. The student then said his license was suspended and that, “I was only driving for my girlfriend because she is afraid to drive the car and have it break down if she continued to drive it.” The student also did not have registration or insurance information in the car with him. The owner of the car was the student’s mother and she had not permitted the student or his girlfriend to drive it. The officer conducted a search in the car and found sets of brass knuckles. The student told the officer, “I don’t want them and you can take them.” The student was cited for driving with a suspended license, no mandatory insurance and no current registration. The vehicle was towed and impounded.

    Bike thieves caught in action

    A UAPD officer was patrolling the BioSciences East building and surrounding areas on Tuesday at 5:40 p.m. when he noticed two UA students, one man and one woman, riding their bikes near the bike racks. The man jumped off his bike and attempted to yank another bike from the racks. The officer called in the incident to dispatch and described the pair’s actions and physical appearance before approaching them. The man jumped back onto his bike and fled. The officer asked the subjects to stop, but neither listened. As UAPD patrol cars arrived, the woman stopped while the man continued. Officers interrogated the woman and asked for her driver’s license. The Tucson Police Department confirmed that the she had two warrants out for her arrest. UAPD officers arrested her and took her to Pima County Jail. Her bike was taken into UAPD Property and Evidence. The man was eventually caught by police, knocked off his bike and arrested on the ground. He also had two warrants out for his arrest. He was also taken to Pima County Jail and his bike was taken into UAPD Property and Evidence.

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