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    Police Beat: January 24

    Hit and run driver meets her match

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was dispatched to UA parking lot 2243 in reference to a hit and run at 12:55 p.m. on Jan. 16.

    Upon arrival, police met with a man who said his van was struck in the parking lot on Jan. 11. The man hadn’t witnessed the collision, but said a coworker’s daughter had.

    According to the woman, after the collision the driver got out of her car, examined and photographed the damage and then left.

    The man notified police five days later, when he noticed a red Audi sedan in the parking lot with damage that matched the damage to his vehicle — the red sedan had a dent on the left corner of its rear bumper, while his van had a dent to the right rear above the bumper.

    The UAPD officer inspected both cars and confirmed that the damage was related.

    The officer photographed the damage to the cars. The man said he did not wish to pursue criminal charges against the woman, but left a written note on her windshield.

    Laptop larceny

    A UA student’s laptop was stolen from the Architecture building on Jan. 17 between 11 a.m. and 12:20 p.m.

    He had left his laptop unattended on a desk in an open third-floor classroom while he went to his class on the first floor. When he returned after class, the laptop was missing.

    Nearby students hadn’t seen anyone take the item or heard any information about it, and no evidence was found.

    The student valued his laptop, a silver HP Pavilion, at $800. He was unable to provide a serial number for his computer, but was told to contact UAPD when he could.

    There are currently no suspects or witnesses.

    A picture is worth a thousand words

    Someone damaged a ceiling tile and picture frame at Likins Residence Hall between Jan. 14 and Jan. 16.

    UAPD officers went to Likins at 9:19 a.m. on Jan. 17. There, police met with a community director who said the dorm had experienced several such incidents recently.

    On Jan. 14, a maintenance employee reported that a BB gun had damaged both a white ceiling tile and a men’s bathroom mirror.

    On Jan. 16, the director found that a glass panel over a picture frame had two holes, each about the size of a silver dollar. The painting wasn’t damaged and there was no estimate for the value of the damages.

    Photos were taken of the scenes and submitted to property and evidence. There are currently no suspects or witnesses.

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