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    Police Beat: Oct. 29

    Tune-deprived thief tears into top of car

    An unknown person broke into and stole several CDs from a car belonging to a woman who had parked it in a UA parking lot on Tuesday.

    That same day, at about 5:30 p.m., a University of Arizona Police Department officer spoke with the woman. She told the officer she had parked her car in the lot at 7:30 a.m. and when she returned to it at 3 p.m. it had been broken into. The woman added the only missing items were 20 CDs.

    The thief had cut a hole into the soft top of her car, and reached in to unlock the door. The CD player was not stolen from the car, and there was no alarm on the vehicle.

    Brother brandishes branch against bro after barbecue sauce buffoonery

    Two UA fraternity men were almost involved in a brawl on Monday, at 4:15 p.m. after one man assaulted the other. Neither of the men was hurt, and the victim did not wish to prosecute for the aggravated assault. Another fraternity brother was on the scene when UAPD arrived, and was arrested for a confirmed warrant for failure to appear in court regarding his minor in possession citation.

    At 4:15 p.m. that day, an officer went to the location where a fight was brewing. He arrived and saw a group of about 15 men at a fraternity house on campus gathered in the parking lot. The officer was walking toward the group when a student who identified himself as a fraternity member with a delegated position in risk management approached him. He provided the officer with his driver’s license, which returned positive for a warrant from UAPD for failure to appear in court regarding a liquor laws violation.

    The officer asked this student if he had been involved in a fight, to which he said that there had been an argument between two of his brothers, but that it was under control now. The officer asked him to have the two men who almost fought come outside and speak to him.

    The two men came out of the fraternity house, and UAPD officers interviewed each individually.

    One of the men told the officer that a couple nights ago, while he was in his room at the fraternity house with his girlfriend, someone played a prank on him that involved barbecue sauce being thrown on him. He didn’t know who had been behind it, but he was almost positive that it was the other man who was speaking to the other officer at this time.

    On Monday, he approached the other man as he was driving his car up to the fraternity house and got upset. He then picked up a wooden stick from the ground and held it up as if he wanted to hit the man in the car with it. When he wouldn’t come out of his car, he grabbed a metal pole and held it up in the same way as the wooden stick. At this point, a few other members of their fraternity came out of the house and tried calming him down. They finally got him to set the pole down and go inside.

    The second man who had stayed in his car told the other UAPD officer in his interview that he was being blamed for the prank because the man had seen him eating

    Chinese food with plum sauce in it that resembled the sauce that was thrown on him. He denied having anything to do with the prank. He said he did not wish to prosecute.

    Both of the men no longer seemed upset with each other when the officers left. They were talking in a civil manner without any signs of anger or intent to continue fighting.

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    A student contacted UAPD on Tuesday to report that her bicycle had been stolen from the bike racks on the west side of the College of Medicine.

    She called UAPD at about 4:30 p.m. that day, explaining that she had locked her bicycle on the racks at about 4 p.m. on Saturday. She noticed that her bike and the locks that she had used to secure it were gone when she returned three days later. The bike was valued at approximately $250, according to the student.

    She went on to tell the UAPD officer that she had used two cable locks that required keys to be opened. She gave the serial number of the bicycle to UAPD, and informed the officer that she had also registered it with Parking and Transportation Services.

    Tommy’s missing

    A student reported that he lost his wallet at the Student Union sometime between noon and 1 p.m. on Tuesday.

    A UAPD officer spoke to the student, who said that he lost his two-fold Tommy Hilfiger wallet. It contained about $40, miscellaneous credit cards and an AME employee card.

    No further information is available at this time.

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