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    Police Beat: March 4

    Zen and the art of bicycles

    A non-UA affiliated man was stopped and questioned for suspicious activity after the University of Arizona Police Department received a report of him standing and staring at bikes outside of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at 8:19 p.m. on Feb. 27.

    UAPD officers contacted the man at the south end of the Olive Tunnel after a police aide reported the man’s peculiar behavior near the bike racks. The man had bought tacos and was just stopping to eat them, he said. He “wasn’t doing anything wrong,” he added.

    A records check of the man then showed he had a non-extraditable warrant from Nevada and had just been released from prison.

    Police then asked the man about a backpack he was carrying. He said he worked for groundskeepers and used the backpack to carry
    screwdrivers and personal tools.

    An officer noticed a student CatCard in the man’s right pocket, which the man said he had found on the ground and tried to return to a store, but “they didn’t want anything to do with it,” he said. A records check of the card showed that it hadn’t been reported stolen or lost. The CatCard was then taken into evidence and the owner of the card was contacted.

    Know better

    A non-UA affiliated man was cited and released for driving with a suspended license while trying to pick up his intoxicated girlfriend at 1 a.m. on Feb. 24.

    UAPD stopped the vehicle after an officer clocked the car traveling 12 miles over the speed limit. The officer asked the man for his driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance. The man said he hadn’t had a license for almost five years.

    He then added he knew he shouldn’t be driving, but that his girlfriend was stuck downtown and had to be picked up. The man then arranged for a ride, before being cited and released for driving on a suspended license and his car was towed.

    Water Works

    A fire alarm was activated due to an excess water leak in a mechanical room at Meinel Optical Sciences building at 1:14 p.m. on Feb. 24.

    Police responded to a report of the activated alarm on the fifth floor. As officers neared the room, they noticed a water puddle several feet from the entrance and heard dripping.

    Upon opening the door, numerous leaking points from the ceiling were observed but no damage to equipment was found.

    Police then spoke with a Facilities Management employee who said the leak was coming from an Aqua Air water system located directly above the room, which he had shut off. The employee added that several additional rooms were affected by the leak beside the room.

    Custodial staff were contacted and a risk management manager and building manager were notified of the problem.

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