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    Police Beat: Feb. 2

    ‘Suspicious’ skateboarder sent to slammer

    An aide from the University of Arizona Police Department interrogated a non-UA affiliated man on Jan. 27 at 5:16 a.m.

    The aide informed a UAPD officer that the man appeared suspicious.

    The responding officer performed a records check on the man and found a warrant for his arrest for issuing a bad check through the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.

    The records check also showed that the man had a warrant for failure to appear in court regarding charges of obstruction of justice and marijuana possession in Phoenix.

    Since these offenses are not extraditable, the man was booked into Pima County Jail.

    The officer searched the man but found no contraband.

    The man’s skateboard was taken into UAPD custody.

    Bike filched from fraternity house

    A male UA student’s bike was stolen from the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house sometime during the night of Jan. 13.

    The student reported it to UAPD Jan. 26 at 4 p.m.

    The student said that he left the bike in the fraternity’s backyard, but noted that he thought the gate might have been left open.

    The student did not lock up the bike, which was valued at $130.

    The bike was registered with Parking and Transportation Services and was reported stolen.

    There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

    UA golf cart in traffic collision.

    A woman struck a UA golf cart with her sedan at the intersection of Sixth Street and Warren Avenue on Jan. 26 at around 10 a.m.

    The driver of the golf cart was ejected 6 feet from the cart and suffered injuries to his forehead and left shin.

    Both passengers in the sedan were unharmed, as the vehicle’s airbags deployed.

    Emergency personnel medically cleared all three involved in the collision.

    Both parties agreed that the golf cart had the right of way at the intersection.

    There was minimal damage to both vehicles.

    On Deck Deli finds forged bill

    A UA employee contacted a UAPD officer concerning a suspected counterfeit bill.

    The employee was counting the money from On Deck Deli in the Student Union Memorial Center basement and found a suspicious bill.

    The $10 bill was used on Jan. 26 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

    The bill looked out of place and, upon closer inspection, did not have the correct watermarks.

    The employee also used a marker to test the bill, and it appeared positive for counterfeit.

    The UAPD officer took the bill into evidence.

    The suspected counterfeit bill will be given to the United States Secret Service.

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