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POLICE BEAT: Homecoming Edition

Heather Newberry

Officer Moreno of the Tucson Police Department looks on over the Tucsonans Against Racism Protest and Rally on Congress Street in downtown Tucson on Aug. 22, 2017.  CATS is a traffic initiative that was launched by UAPD at the beginning of 2017 with the intention of altering driver, pedestrian and bicyclist behavior 

Losing Coach

A University of Arizona student’s vehicle was broken into on Nov. 8, 2014 during the Homecoming football game. 

The student informed a University of Arizona Police Department officer that someone had broken into her car and stolen her purse. 

She told the officer she had parked in the parking lot in order to attend the football game. When she returned to her vehicle about four hours later, she found that her right rear window had been broken and her brown leather purse was missing. 

According to the student, the purse had not been visible because it was hidden under a laptop; the laptop was not stolen.

The student told the officer that the purse contained multiple valuables including approximately $100 in cash, a bottle of perfume worth $100, makeup products worth about $150, and the purse itself, a Coach, worth approximately $400. 

No damage was reported, other than the broken window. There were a few smudges around the window frame, however no fingerprints could be discerned from them. 

The officer proceeded to search the area for the purse, but was unable to locate it. 

Wedding Bell Varsity Blues

A woman lost her wedding ring valued at $4,000 at the Homecoming football game on Nov. 11, 2006. 

According to the report, the woman said that she took off the ring to apply suntan lotion. However, she could not remember where she put it when she looked for it later.

According to the woman, the ring was double-band platinum with a large, round diamond in the center surrounded on either side by three smaller diamonds. 

She searched the area around where she had been sitting, as well as the restroom, but the ring ultimately went unfound.

You’ll Float Too

Police arrived at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity on the night of Nov. 8, 2002 after receiving reports of vandalism on the property.

DTD fraternity members told police that at approximately 8:30 p.m., about 20 members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity damaged DTD’s Homecoming Parade float. 

According to reports given by students, two members of DTD were guarding their fraternity’s Homecoming float when about 20 members of SAE came out of a nearby alleyway and charged the float. 

The group tore pieces of tissue paper off the side of the float. A side panel was also ripped off and dragged across North Cherry Avenue before being thrown on the ground. None of the damage to the float was permanent. 

Students told officers that during the charge, two members of DTD were punched by SAE members, and that several members of DTD chased SAE members into the SAE fraternity House on Second Street. 

One member of DTD told police that he recognized two of the SAE members as people he went to high school with.

At the time of the report, the President of Delta Tau Delta told police he was speaking with Greek life to handle the matter administratively. 

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