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    Police Beat: April 20

    You snooze, you lose

    A UA student reported a stolen computer on Wednesday at 6:24 p.m. after she had been studying in McClelland Hall.

    The woman told a University of Arizona Police Department officer that she was studying on the third floor of the Eller College when she decided to rest her eyes for five to 10 minutes between 4:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

    While she was resting, the woman sensed someone sit down next to her. When she looked up, she saw a woman, turned her head and went back to sleep.

    After 10 minutes, the woman woke up and saw that her laptop was missing. She was unable to give a full description of the woman that had been sitting near her. She could not say if that was the person who took her computer for sure.

    The laptop was valued at $350.

    The woman was issued her victim’s rights. There were no witnesses to the theft.

    Finders keepers, losers weepers

    A UAPD officer arrived to the Modern Languages building on Tuesday at 10:41 a.m. after a student called to report he had found his missing bicycle.

    The man told the officer that his black Colorado Raleigh road bike had been stolen and he had reported the incident with Tucson Police Department.

    The man did not have any paperwork proving that the bike was his, but did describe modifications that he had made to the bike. He also showed the officer photos of a very similar bicycle.

    Since the man could not prove the bike was his, the officer told him that the incident would be documented, but the bike could not be returned to him.

    The officer told the man that he would try to contact the new “”owner”” of the bike the man would be told of any new information about the bike.

    The officer left a note on the bicycle for the owner to call UAPD and provided a case number.

    The owner has not made contact with UAPD.

    Should have gone to Kinko’s

    A Parking and Transportation appeals officer called UAPD on Wednesday at 1:48 p.m. after finding a woman using a fake parking permit.

    The UAPD officer met with the appeals officer at the Parking and Transportation building at 1117 E. Sixth St.

    When the officer spoke with the woman being held in the conference room, she admitted that she had made a copy of a parking permit and had been using it to park on campus.

    The UA student said that she had gotten out of class and found that her car was missing. UAPD told her that he car had been towed because of the fake permit.

    The woman stated that she and her friend had split the cost of a UA parking permit at the beginning of the 2009-2010 school year because they had classes on different days.

    She said that sometimes she could not get a hold of her friend to use the permit and this had been making her late for class, so she decided to make a colored copy of the permit.

    The woman also told the officer that her friend thought that the whole thing was wrong.

    The officer called the friend and she said that she did not know the permit had been copied until a week earlier and did not know how her friend had been getting to school.

    The woman was cited and released for theft of services.

    Happy 21st, welcome to jail

    A UAPD officer was on bike patrol on April 7 at 12:12 a.m. on Martin Avenue when he noticed a man running around the parking lot of Dirtbags bar jumping on a car.

    The officer noticed the man climb on top of a Honda coup and jumping up and down on the hood of the car and roof. He also kicked the front of the car and the windshield.

    Once the man noticed the officer he got off the car and started running north on Speedway Boulevard.

    The officer stopped the man and asked if it was his car that he was jumping on. The man said it belonged to his friend and pointed to a man standing nearby. He told the officer that his friend was there to pick him up.

    The officer asked the friend if it was his car and he said no. He also told the officer that it was the man’s 21st birthday and he was at the bar to celebrate.

    At 11:45 p.m. the man had been asked to leave the bar by Dirtbags security because he had gotten too drunk.

    The officer found the owner of the car inside the bar. The UA student was working as a hostess for the bar. She identified the car as hers and told the officer that all damage done to the car was new.

    Damage included dents on the hood, roof, bumper and a shattered windshield.

    The woman was given her victim’s rights and photos of the damage were placed into UAPD property as evidence.

    The man was arrested for intentional criminal damage and transported to Pima County Jail.

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