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    A vehicle had a rock thrown through its passenger-side window and an iPod stolen from it at the Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St., between the hours of 11 p.m. March 24 and 3 p.m. March 25.

    On March 25 at 3 p.m. a UA Parking and Transportation Services officer noted the passenger-side window of a man’s 1985 Subaru station wagon was broken out and a rock was inside the car.

    The owner was standing by when the officer arrived at the Main Gate Garage. The man said he left his vehicle parked in the garage the previous night at 11 on the second level in the northeast corner.

    The man determined that the only thing missing from his vehicle was his 30 GB white video iPod.

    The rock was softball-sized and there was no other damage to the vehicle.

    Other than the rock, there was no physical evidence on the scene.

    A man and a woman were arrested at 12:28 p.m. near East University Boulevard and North Cherry Avenue on numerous charges March 24.

    At 11:44 a.m. an officer was on patrol southbound on North Campbell Avenue approaching East University Boulevard when a plate check on a white 2-door Acura’s showed it registered as a Volvo.

    The vehicle was directly in front of the officer and the officer activated his emergency lights.

    The Acura quickly turned west onto East University Boulevard and came to a stop.

    The officer approached the vehicle and told the driver to shut off the engine. Just as the officer reached the car’s rear bumper, the vehicle fled west on East University Boulevard at high speeds.

    The officer returned to his vehicle and advised dispatch that the Acura had taken off and was approaching North Cherry Avenue from East University Boulevard. The vehicle failed to stop at the North Cherry Avenue and East University Boulevard stop sign and turned north on Cherry.

    The officer followed and just as he turned onto North Cherry Avenue he could see the vehicle turn west onto East
    Second Street. The officer discontinued following and the vehicle was last seen going the wrong way on East Second Street.

    The officer stayed in the area and another officer located a matching vehicle at the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center at East First Street and North Mountain Avenue.

    When the officer found the two suspects, they ran into the building. When the officer went after the driver, the woman attempted to prevent the officer from entering the doorway by standing in front of him and grabbing his arm.

    The woman was arrested for suspected hindering of prosecution. The man was arrested for suspected endangerment, reckless driving, displaying a fictitious plate and several stop sign violations.

    The man was also booked on a felony unlawful flight from a law enforcement vehicle.

    Additionally, the man had an active felony warrant from Texas.

    The man and woman were both transported to Pima County Jail.

    The vehicle was impounded.

    A woman’s purse was stolen from Room 517 of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, 1629 E. University Blvd., on March 24 between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

    The owner of the black purse said the room is a private office and she last saw her purse around 9:30 a.m.

    She said her purse was in a larger bag on her office chair and her door was open while she was out of her office.

    The woman returned to her office at 10:30 a.m. and said after returning, a man who looked like a college student came into her office, looked at her and quickly turned around to leave.

    She said the man was 5’10″” with brown hair and had a narrow backpack with him.

    The woman said she noticed her purse was missing sometime after his appearance.

    The purse is a black shiny leather bag with a black shoulder strap and measures 4 inches by 6 inches.

    The purse contained various Visa credit and debit cards, $200 cash and her driver’s license.

    A library and information associate reported a man was viewing online pornographic material at the UA Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., on March 23 at 4:50 p.m.

    Upon an officer’s arrival to the library he met with the employee who said he detected some sexually explicit files on one of the computers located on the lower level of the library.

    The files were created March 23 around noon.

    The employee said the individual who might have been viewing the files was using one of the computers in the southeast corner of the library.

    The officer made contact with the man and asked him if he had viewed any pornographic material and the man said he had been using the computer since 11 a.m. and did not view any sexually explicit material.

    At that time the officer asked the employee to check that computer for any porn and the employee found four saved files, which contained pornographic material.

    The man said he knew it was wrong to view such files at a public library and that it all involved adults. The officer reviewed the files and confirmed they did not involve child porn.

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