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    POBEAT: 11/20/17

    Alex McIntyre

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer makes a call while standing by near the Koffler building on the UA campus.

    Vending Machine Vengeance

    University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to a call from the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house on Nov. 5 at around 2 a.m. regarding a fight involving several males.

    One of the fraternity members told the officers that he and several of his brothers had witnessed a group of males who they did not recognize standing on the lawn. The men then pushed the fraternity’s vending machine over onto its side. 

    When the fraternity members came out to confront them, a verbal and physical fight ensued and the unknown men left in vehicles. 

    None of the students involved wanted to seek medical attention for the various minor injuries obtained during the fight.

    The fraternity members told the officers that one of the men had been distinctly dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and another was bald with a long beard.

    After the officers took the statement, they left the scene, and spotted a group of five men on a corner, two of whom matched the descriptions given by the fraternity members. 

    The men were brought back to the BTP house where they were identified by multiple witnesses as their assailants. 

    None of the fraternity members wished to press assault charges, though the men were cited with criminal damage and criminal trespassing. They were subsequently released.

    A stolen good and a stolen bad

    On Nov. 5 at around 11 a.m. a UAPD officer was flagged down by a male student near the Sixth Street Garage. The student reported that several items had been stolen from his vehicle.

    The student told the officer that his car had been parked on the second level of the garage for about three weeks. 

    The car had an alarm system, though the student told the officer that when he found the car the hood had been opened. Upon further inspection, the officer noticed that the positive-side battery cable had been disconnected. 

    The officer noted that the driver side door lock had been damaged. Inside, the dash had been torn apart and the car stereo was stolen.

    The student told the officer the stereo’s manufacturer, however he did not know the model or the serial numbers. 

    The student then informed the officer that an unloaded shotgun had also been taken from the vehicle, though he once again did not know the serial number. The officer sent a copy of the case report to the UA dean of students due to the weapons violation.

    Officers photographed the scene but did not fingerprint it as the student had gone through the car earlier.

    The student indicated that he wanted to prosecute if a suspect is identified.

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