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    Police Beat: Jan. 11

    Rec Center gets minor flooding

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer on duty noticed a large amount of water coming from the north side of a mechanics room at the Student Recreation Center on Saturday at 12:14 a.m. The officer continued to investigate, and realized the source of the water was coming from the mechanics room. Upon entering the mechanics room, he saw that it was flooded. The mechanics room was all cement and there was no damage to the structure. Officers found the leak’s source was the hot water piping that eventually led to the Rec Center. A plumbing team was called to repair it.

    Puppy tied up at a bus stop and deserted

    A UAPD officer on patrol on Saturday at 7:52 a.m. was driving past the Park Avenue Parking Garage when he noticed a small dog tied to a bench with no one around. As the officer approached the dog, he noticed that it was a malnourished puppy. The officer asked around to see if it belonged to anyone, and no one claimed the puppy. The officer untied the puppy and called Pima County Animal Control, which arrived with food and water. Animal Control reported that the puppy was a female, 2-month-old, black and white Shar-Pei mix. No further investigations were made.

    Man trespassing on campus

    On Saturday at 2 p.m., a librarian called UAPD because a suspicious man was using the computers in the Science-Engineering Library. Police located the man in the north end of the science library on the first floor. This was not the first incident the police had with the individual. The man claimed he was allowed on campus, and that he was just meeting up with a friend in the library. Officers placed him under arrest for trespassing. The man was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail. Officers told him again that he was not allowed into the university libraries.

    UA student’s wallet stolen

    A UA student at the Rec Center completed her workout at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday. She set down her backpack containing her wallet, books and clothes to run to the restroom. When she returned, she noticed her bag had been searched through. Police arrived on the scene and she said that her wallet, which contained her credit cards, driver’s license, money and CatCard had been taken, but everything else had been left untouched. Officers and the student searched the surrounding areas and the trashcans nearby, but were unsuccessful in finding the items. Police gave the student a victim’s rights form and told her to contact her banks.

    Cherry Avenue break-in

    UAPD officers on duty at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday saw that two cars located on Cherry Avenue had their windows shattered. One of the cars was a white Hyundai Santa Fe, which had a shattered rear window. The owner of the vehicle arrived and told the officers that she had been there for no longer than 15 minutes. She searched the car and claimed that the only thing missing was an empty black leather tote bag. The other car was a Jaguar X-Type, and the front passenger window was broken into. The police also contacted the owner of the vehicle, who said that a Redbox DVD and a bag were missing. UAPD officers searched the surrounding areas, but no evidence or suspects were found. Photos were taken of the vehicles and victim’s rights forms were issued.

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