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    A ground service crew member called police at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 30 after a man riding a bike hit a water drain and flipped his bike near the Communication building, 1103 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

    The employee told police he and a second crew member were pruning trees on the south side of the building and had parked their work vehicle on the grass.

    Part of the vehicle was sticking out onto the sidewalk, reports stated.

    The employee told police the bicyclist came speeding around the corner traveling westbound and rode into the grass to get around the vehicle.

    The bicyclist hit the water drain and flipped his bike, reports stated.

    The employee told police the bicyclist starting yelling at him and told the employee it was his fault he had flipped his bike.

    The bicyclist left the area but returned a short time later and began yelling at the employee again, reports stated.

    The employee told police the bicyclist was very aggressive and demanded to know his name.

    The second crew member gave the bicyclist his business card, reports stated.

    The employee told police the bicyclist didn’t appear to be injured and said he had asked him if he was hurt and the man jumped on his bike and rode off.

    The employee told police he had advised his supervisor about the incident.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.


    A student’s license plate was stolen from his moped sometime between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 20 while it was parked near the Education building, 1430 E. Second St., reports stated.

    The student told police he had parked his moped on the north side of the building at 11 a.m., and when he returned at 3:30 p.m., he noticed his license plate was missing.

    Nothing else was missing or damaged on the moped, reports stated.

    The student told police he wanted to report the incident but didn’t want to press charges if someone was found.

    The student said he didn’t see anyone around his moped when he parked it or when he returned, reports stated.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.


    A student was booked into Pima County Jail Aug. 30 after he refused to stop for police while riding his mini-bike outside of La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., reports stated.

    An officer was patrolling the area on bicycle around 12:41 a.m. when he saw the student riding south on his mini-bike on the sidewalk west of La Paz, reports stated.

    The officer yelled at the student to stop, but the student continued riding south and headed east between La Paz and Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

    The officer saw the student enter La Paz through an east-side entry and yelled at him to stop, reports stated. The student turned and looked at the officer, and then quickly went inside.

    By the time the officer was able to enter the residence hall, he had lost sight of the student but saw tire marks on the cement, reports stated.

    The officer followed the tire marks and found the yellow mini-bike outside of a La Paz room, reports stated.

    The officer knocked on the door to the room, but no one answered.

    The officer spoke with a resident assistant in order to find the owner of the room and returned to secure his bicycle, reports stated.

    While he was exiting the residence hall, the officer saw the student.

    The student said, “”I’m the guy you’re looking for. I’m sorry,”” reports stated.

    The student told police he ran because he was afraid.

    While speaking to the student, the officer could smell alcohol on his breath, reports stated.

    The student admitted to drinking beer and whiskey.

    The student was arrested for underage drinking and refusing to stop for police and was transported to Pima County Jail, reports stated.

    A friend of the student arrived and took possession of the mini-bike.


    A man was cited and released for having an open bottle of beer in a vehicle at 1:35 p.m. Aug. 31 after police saw him drinking in the passenger seat, reports stated.

    Police were driving eastbound near East Speedway Boulevard and North Cherry Avenue when a truck passed them.

    Police saw the man sitting in the passenger seat drinking a 12-ounce bottle of beer, reports stated.

    Police stopped the truck and contacted the driver, reports stated.

    Police told the passenger they had seen him drinking and told him to give them the bottle.

    Police collected one empty bottle, two partially-full bottles and one full, unopened bottle of beer, reports stated.

    The bottles were poured out and disposed of except for the unopened bottle, which was returned to the passenger, reports stated.


    Police found $40 outside the University Medical Center, 1606 E. Lester St., at 9 p.m. Aug. 27, reports stated.

    Police were walking into the emergency room in reference to a call when an officer saw the money on the ground near the doors.

    The money was booked into property for safekeeping, 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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