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    Police Beat: Dec. 8

    Punching property in parking lot prompts police pick up

    An officer went to a parking lot on UA property on Warren Avenue at 10:51 a.m. on Dec. 3 after receiving notice that there was a drunken man in the parking lot leaning against a car and punching the side of it.  

    When the officer got to the parking lot, he found a man who matched the description sleeping on the ground. The officer then recognized this man as someone he had contacted numerous times in the past.

    The officer ran a records check through UAPD communications, which returned that the man had two outstanding warrants from UAPD for failing to appear in court on two accounts of criminal trespassing.

    The officer placed the man under arrest at 10:59 a.m. He was booked into Pima County Jail.

    Maybe it was the drunken man (see above)

    A UAPD officer received a call about criminal damage to a vehicle on Dec. 3, around 8:43 a.m.

    He went to the location, which was at the lot east of the Tucson Marriott University Park hotel, and met with the victim. The victim explained that he had valet parked his car at the Marriott at about 5 p.m., on Dec. 2. The valet returned the vehicle to the victim on Dec. 3 at about 8:30 a.m., and informed him of the punched door lock on the driver’s side of the vehicle.

    The victim went in his car and saw that his middle console and the glove box had been tampered with. He verified that he and the valet had both opened the car before the officer arrived on the scene. The victim then went through everything in his car, and made sure that nothing was missing.

    He told the officer he wished to pursue judicial proceedings if a suspect is identified.

    Ford found with fractured windows

    A 2004 Ford truck was broken into while it was parked on the top floor of the Second Street Parking Garage on Dec. 2, sometime between 6 p.m. and 3:33 a.m.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the location where the truck was parked and noticed that the silver F-150 truck had broken rear windows. The officer could see broken glass inside the truck and it appeared that the glove box and the middle console had been rifled through.

    The officer did not note any obvious signs of theft, but attempted to take fingerprints. Unfortunately, no fingerprints of evidentiary value were found.

    The owner of the truck was contacted but said that he could not go to the location at the time. The officer gave him a case report number concerning what happened to his truck, and he was advised to contact UAPD if any belongings were missing from his truck.

    The owner told police that there was a broken popped lock on the driver’s side of the door, and that this was previous damage.

    Missing Holiday Bowl jersey

    A jersey was lost at the Arizona Stadium sometime between 10 and 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 2.

    An officer went to the stadium the next day and made contact with the woman who reported her missing property via telephone. She said that on Dec. 2 she saw her son’s girlfriend wearing the jersey inside of the stadium. The woman and her family were sitting in the section 208, near row 14.

    At 10:30 p.m., she noticed that the jersey was missing. The police officer told the woman about UAPD’s property and evidence room and that she could call to see if anyone turned in the jersey.

    The jersey was a white authentic Holiday Bowl jersey and said “”FOSTER”” on the back.

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