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    Police Beat: Sept. 21

    Alarming the masses

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall in response to a pulled fire alarm. The officer saw the plexiglass cover of the alarm was still attached, but dislocated. The officer put the cover in its original position and deactivated the alarm. Although he was unable to fix the cover properly due to a crack at the top right corner, the pull station was restored and unaffected by the damage. A report of two men fighting in the hallway near the pull station was received about 10 minutes before the officer came to inspect the alarm, but there was a lack of witnesses and evidence as to who tampered with the pull station.

    *Skateboard rolled away *

    A UAPD officer met with a student who said his skateboard was stolen. The student said he left his skateboard in the Likins Hall kitchen common area. The skateboard is a 41-inch long wood grain board with a black grip and purple wheels. The student said the skateboard cost about $320. A victim’s rights form was mailed to the victim, and there is no further evidence or witnesses at this time.

    *Wheelchair run-in *

    A UAPD officer responded to a vehicle collision in the parking lot of the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. The driver of a white Toyota truck was backing up from a parked position, and hit a BMW 325. Wheelchairs in the bed of the truck obstructed the driver’s vision. The bed of the truck had two wheelchairs in it, and the officer estimated they stretched 12 to 17 inches above the truck bed. A wheelchair crane hit the passenger side front fender and the front passenger tire, which deflated it. There are no injuries to either driver and both parties exchanged information.

    *A phone-y incident *

    A Parking and Transportation Services employee notified a UAPD officer of a found cellphone by a parking lot on 915 N. Mountain Ave. The employee said the phone could have been there for some time and well hidden by the bush. The officer tried to turn the phone on to see if he could identify and owner, but the phone would not stay on long enough to retrieve significant information. The officer placed the phone into evidence as found property.

    *Wet roads cause a slippery situation *

    A UAPD officer responded to a traffic collision on Speedway Boulevard and Tyndall Avenue. One of the drivers said she rear-ended the other because of wet roads, and the driver who got rear-ended said he had to stop because the vehicles in front of him abruptly stopped due to heavy traffic and rain. The officer estimated the collision speed was 20 miles per hour. The rear-ended car had minor visible damage of a dented rear bumper, while the other car had a crumpled hood, dented bumper frame and a disassembled headlight. Neither driver was injured.

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