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    Police Beat

    A man was arrested for failure to stop for police at 6:30 p.m. Sunday after police saw him and a second man riding non-street-legal mini dirt bikes in the alley behind Circle K, 1610 E. Sixth St., reports stated.

    When police asked them to stop their bikes, both men looked back and drove south over a curb, reports stated.

    Police asked them to stop several more times, but the men drove to North Cherry Avenue and continued south.

    Police drove around the corner and saw the men had stopped at East Seventh Street, reports stated.

    Police drove toward them with their lights on and asked the men to get off the bikes. The first man gave the other an unknown object and fled westbound on East Seventh Street, reports stated.

    The man put the object under his shirt, reports stated. Police pulled up to him and told him to get off the bike.

    The man said “”later”” and fled southbound on North Cherry Avenue, reports stated.

    Police saw the first man turn southbound on North Vine Avenue and chased him. The man turned east on East Ninth Street, reports stated.

    Police were traveling at 35 mph and the man was getting further away, reports stated.

    Police activated their siren several times, but the man only looked back and continued driving.

    The man finally stopped on North Cherry Avenue and got off of his bike, reports stated.

    The man began yelling profanities about being stopped and was told several times to sit down on the curb, reports stated.

    Police placed the man in handcuffs and, after he stopped yelling, explained to him why they were trying to stop him.

    The man said he had not seen the police lights or heard the siren, but apologized and admitted what he did was wrong.

    The man said he was unaware the bike wasn’t street legal, reports stated.

    The man told police the name and address of the second man.

    The man was cited and released for failure to stop for police, speeding and three equipment violations, reports stated.

    A friend responded to pick up the man and his bike.

    A UA golf cart was towed Sunday after it was found abandoned in front of Gentle Ben’s, 865 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

    The manager told police a well-dressed male had parked the cart Saturday afternoon and said it was broken.

    Police tried to move the cart, but the steering was broken, reports stated.

    The cart belonged to the College of Agriculture.

    Police were unable to contact anyone in the college and could not secure the cart, reports stated.

    A message was left for the dean of the college and the cart was towed for safekeeping, reports stated.

    A $200 magnetic card reader was stolen Sunday from La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., reports stated.

    Three other card readers for the residence hall had been damaged, and all the wires had been cut, reports stated.

    A Residence Life electrician told police he estimated the card reader had been stolen between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

    A man’s folding seat and baseball hat were stolen Sunday from Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium, 1700 E. Second St., reports stated.

    The man told police he had his belongings before the game started and went to the concession stand around 2 p.m.

    When he returned 10 minutes later, the seat and hat were gone, reports stated.

    The man said he didn’t see anyone in the area with his belongings.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

    Police reported a brown jacket had been found in the lobby of the University of Arizona Police Department, 1852 E. First St., reports stated.

    The report was made on March 22, but the jacket had been found 2 to 3 weeks earlier.

    There was no identifying information on the jacket, reports stated.

    The jacket was placed into property for safe keeping.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumǸ can be found at

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