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    Police Beat

    The CatCard reader at the Roy P. Drachman Hall, 1295 N. Martin Ave., was vandalized on Wednesday.

    An officer responded to the building and met with an employee who said that he had last seen the CatCard reader undamaged only a few hours prior.

    In that short amount of time an unknown suspect had pulled the card swipe reader from the CatCard reader, damaging the plastic.

    As a result, the door on the second floor west side of the building was unable to lock.

    There were no witnesses.

    A man reported that an unknown person broke into his car and stole his CD player and wallet on Wednesday.

    The man had parked his car in a parking lot on North Cherry Avenue and gone to volleyball practice.

    When he returned to his car he noticed his stereo and wallet, containing his debit card and Social Security card, were missing.

    When asked if his doors were locked, the man said yes.

    The police suspect the suspect pulled the rubber from the window back to gain entry to the car.

    The vehicle was not checked for fingerprints because the owner had already entered it to drive to the University of Arizona Police Department. There are no suspects or witnesses.

    On Jan. 21 an officer was called to University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., to reference an assault.

    He met with the victim in the emergency room’s waiting room who said he was assaulted near Kappa Sigma. He was leaving the fraternity when two men walked up to him and allegedly attacked him. He said he did nothing to provoke the men and simply told them to leave him alone.

    One of the men punched him in the face and the other continued to yell at him.

    The man said he did not remember falling down but he had a scrape on his elbow indicating he did. After the incident, the suspects walked away and the man went home.

    He did not remember what the men who assaulted him had looked like and he did not know if they were members of the fraternity. The man had a gash on his face under his right eye for which he needed stitches, his front tooth had been almost completely knocked out and his bottom two teeth were chipped.

    His knuckles did not appear red or swollen as if he had been fighting. The officer asked the man if he wanted to press charges if the suspects were found, and the man said yes.

    The officer inspected the scene where the assault took place and found no evidence.

    On Monday an officer was called to Coconino Residence Hall, 1003 N. Olive Road, to investigate a possible student in possession of a gun. The resident assistant said two students witnessed a man in possession of a handgun.

    They said they were hanging out in a dorm room when the accused came into a room and pulled out a small silver revolver with a black handle. They stated that the man had even showed them that the gun was loaded, but had not threatened them.

    When the officer and the RA reported to the man’s room they spoke with his roommate, who said he did not know his roommate had a gun.

    The accused was not there and the police told his roommate to have him call UAPD when he returned. After the man returned and called UAPD, he said that he had never had a gun on campus or in the dorm. He allowed his room and pockets to be searched.

    The search was negative for any weapons or contraband. The officer reminded the man of the no weapons policy and the man understood.

    The student was referred to the Dean of Students Office and the hall director’s chain of command was notified.

    On Jan. 21 a man was arrested for unlawful possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia at Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Drive. When the officer arrived at the dorm, the residence assistant led him to the room where he suspected students were smoking marijuana.

    The resident of the room let the officers in and they immediately noticed the man had red, glassy eyes.

    The man said he had not been smoking marijuana in his room, but said that he had smoked within the last hour.

    When asked where he kept his marijuana he went to a drawer and produced a small bag of marijuana and a pipe.

    He was cited and released, and a code of conduct form was sent to the Dean of Students Office.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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