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Police Beat: January 16

Left behind

A woman reported a lost backpack on Thursday at around 4:30 p.m. after accidentally leaving it on the ground at a parking lot near the James E. Rogers College of Law.
The woman called the University of Arizona Police Department to report her lost backpack, which had her curling iron, a UA-owned MacBook Pro and two UA-owned property law books, total value of which was more than $2,000. The woman said she put the backpack on the ground, then got into her car in a hurry and forgot it.
When she realized she had left the backpack in the parking lot, about 45 minutes later, she had people looking for the backpack, but it was no longer where she’d left it. The officer also went to the parking lot but didn’t find anything.
The officer gave the woman his business card and a case number and asked her to call UAPD the next day to see if the backpack was turned in.

Only a few, officer

A non-UA affiliated man was arrested for driving under the influence at First Street and Olsen Avenue on Jan. 8 at around 11:40 p.m., after being pulled over for speeding.
A UAPD officer clocked the speed of the man’s car at 50 mph in a 35 mph speed limit zone. The officer pulled the man over and noticed the man had a flushed face and there was a smell of alcohol coming from the passenger side of the car.
The officer asked the man if he’d been drinking. The man told the officer he had drunk about three “vodka grapefruit” drinks between Trident Grill and World of Beer and said he didn’t believe they affected his driving. After a series of sobriety tests, the man was handcuffed and taken to the prisoner processing room where he was given a second breath test.
The man was charged with a DUI – .08 or above and given a civil citation for speeding. He was fingerprinted and then taken back to his hotel, Aloft, where he was released.

Suspended driving

A non-UA affiliated man was cited for driving on a suspended license and driving a vehicle without a license plate on Saturday at 9:30 p.m.
A UAPD officer was driving eastbound on Speedway Boulevard near Cherry Avenue when he observed a vehicle with no license plate.
The officer pulled over the car and spoke with the driver, who provided his driver’s license. While the officer was talking with the driver, he noticed a temporary general use plate in the back glass of the vehicle. A records check showed the temporary plate had expired in October and the driver’s license had been suspended.
The driver claimed he didn’t know his license had been suspended. The officer then called for a tow truck to tow the vehicle. The driver said he did not wish to collect anything from the vehicle and was cited and released.

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