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COMIC: Rat’s Nest #3
Olivia MoreyFebruary 28, 2024
 

    Police Beat

    A UA employee broke the glass cover on a vending machine Monday morning in Life Sciences South, 1007 E. Lowell St., after she paid for potato chips and they got stuck in the machine, reports stated.

    When police arrived around 10:30 a.m., the employee said the potato chips had gotten stuck in the machine. She said she thought she could loosen them by giving the machine a kick.

    The employee told police she tried to kick the metal dispenser on the machine, but said she accidentally kicked and shattered the glass.

    The employee said she immediately wrapped the machine in plastic and tape and put an “”out of order”” sign on it so people wouldn’t steal the food inside, reports stated.

    The employee said she would pay for the damages.

    Police contacted the vending machine owner. The owner said he did not want to press charges if the employee was willing to pay for it, reports stated.


    A man was booked into Pima County Jail for bike theft and criminal damage early Friday morning after police saw him near the bike racks at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

    Police noticed the man on a bike around 1 a.m. The man had a red and black backpack with a long object sticking out of it.

    There was a gray lock and a cable in the basket of the bike the man was riding.

    The man admitted the bike wasn’t his and said he had gotten it from the bike rack.

    Police searched the man’s backpack and found a large pair of bolt cutters, a wrench and other items, reports stated.

    The man also had a pair of gloves in his pocket.

    The man told police he had taken the bike because someone had stolen his beach cruiser while it was parked at the library. The man said he wanted to replace the beach cruiser.

    The man’s backpack and gloves were placed into evidence, reports stated.


    A man slapped the side view mirror on a woman’s car on March 14 on a road at the Desert Laboratory, 1675 W. Anklam Road, reports stated.

    When police arrived around 10:30 a.m., a UA employee said over the course of the past several months several people have been showing less respect toward the staff at the laboratory and the projects on the site.

    The woman said she was driving down a narrow road when she saw a man and woman walking toward her.

    The woman said she moved over to the side of the road as much as possible and continued to drive forward.

    The woman said the couple wouldn’t move over and kept walking toward her. The woman said the male then slapped her side view mirror, reports stated.

    There was no damage done to the vehicle.

    The employee told police he thought the couple had previously been on the property and had yelled at the student workers.

    Police checked the area and couldn’t find the couple, reports stated.


    A man was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia the night of March 14 after a student called police and told him his house on North Euclid Avenue may have been broken into, reports stated.

    The student called police around 11 p.m. The student said he was out of the country and said a neighbor told him a window at his house was open. The student said no one should be in the house.

    Police entered the residence and saw the screen had been taken off the window. The T.V. was blaring and police saw a man in front of the TV.

    The man had a clear plastic baggie and placed its contents into a pipe. Police stepped outside the house and smelled marijuana.

    Police asked the man on the couch to come outside and the man brought the pipe with him, reports stated.

    The man told police he lived in the basement, but said he didn’t have a T.V. so he had gone into the house.

    The man said he didn’t have a key to the house and said he had crawled through the window.

    Police called the student who said the man was allowed to be in his house.

    The man said police could search the basement.

    Police found a water bong and marijuana, reports stated.

    The man was released.

    The bong, pipe and marijuana were placed into evidence, reports stated.


    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumǸ can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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