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Police beat: August 5

An expensive loss

On July 26 at approximately 6:48 p.m., officers from the University of Arizona Police Department responded to the new north Stadium Expansion zone of the Arizona Stadium after a UA Athletics employee reported theft of two 55 inch LED/LCD TVs.

Several brackets and bolts were scattered on the ground below where the TVs had been mounted, which were valued at $3,450 each, according to the man who reported the theft. A construction employee first noticed the TVs’ disappearance at approximately 8:30 a.m. He told police he had last seen the TVs around 6 p.m. the previous day.

He also told police that because the new stadium was nearly completed, overnight stadium security had been stopped. The two employees on scene decided to dismount four of the remaining six TVs, leaving two in place as there was evidence they may have been tampered with.

The areas were taped off and a report was filed.

Three beers too many

On July 25, a non UA-affiliated man was arrested and charged for DUI, after a UAPD officer saw him driving down Euclid Avenue without headlights on.

The officer first noticed the driver at approximately 10:16 p.m., and reported that the man was driving at a slow speed and almost hit a curb. When stopped, the man took a minute or two to notice the officer was standing outside his vehicle. He was unable to roll down his window, so he opened the door, and the officer immediately noted the smell of alcohol.

When asked for his license, the driver pulled out every card in his wallet, and repeated that he had just come from [Club] Congress. When the officer asked him if he had anything to drink, he stated that he had.

The officer requested two more officers on scene and began conducting field sobriety tests. During the walk and turn test, the man was unstable and lost as balance. He also told officers he had been drinking at a bar near Chicago Music Store, and drank three Guinness beers while performing there.

The man was taken to the UAPD main station for testing, where he blew a 0.130. He was released into his nephew’s custody.

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