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    Someone stole the back wheel, chain and tire to a bike at 1130 N. Mountain Ave. on Jan. 28.

    The bike’s owner said that when she left her bike, she secured it with a U-lock through the frame and front tire at a bike rack.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    A woman was cited for multiple alcohol-related driving charges on Jan. 26.

    An officer was driving southbound on North Mountain Avenue and East Second Street behind a black Kia when he noticed the vehicle accelerate instead of brake while making a right turn onto East James E. Rogers Way.

    The vehicle had a broken left tail light. The officer followed the car and watched as it drifted side to side in the lane.

    Outside Yuma Residence Hall, 1107 E. James E. Rogers Way, the vehicle drifted toward occupied parking spaces, nearly striking a
    parked vehicle.

    At 1100 E. James E. Rogers Way, the vehicle drifted left and struck the curb with its left tires. The vehicle then stopped completely at North Park Avenue. The officer watched as the vehicle turned left although it was positioned to turn right.

    The officer activated his emergency lights and saw the vehicle stop facing north into multiple back-in only parking spots on the north side of East University Boulevard and North Park Avenue.

    The officer got out of his car and encountered the woman. As he walked toward the car he saw two other women looking through the vehicle as if they were in search of something.

    He knocked on the driver’s side window, and the woman rolled it down. The officer told her he stopped her for speeding and unusual driving behavior and asked for her driver’s license, registration and insurance.

    He could see the woman had a pale face with red, watery, bloodshot eyes. She failed to produce registration and insurance and said the vehicle belonged to a passenger. She did not have her driver’s license but gave the officer her information verbally.

    Her speech was slurred, and the officer could smell a strong odor of intoxicants on her breath. A records check showed her to have no warrants and a valid Arizona driver’s license.

    The officer told the woman she was under investigation for driving under the influence and asked her to step out of the vehicle.

    Another officer arrived and gave the woman a vision test while the first officer spoke to the passenger, who also had very slurred speech and red, watery, bloodshot eyes.

    The driver said she had two beers and two cranberry juices at the Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave. She wore a bright green wristband that stated she was “”Over 21.””

    When asked how she obtained the wristband, she said “”The two really big bouncers just gave it to me,”” according to reports.

    The officer arrested and handcuffed the woman and put her in the back of his car.

    At the University of Arizona Police Department station, 1852 E. First St., the woman took a breathalyzer test; she had a blood-alcohol content of 0.140.

    She was cited for driving while intoxicated, being a minor operating a vehicle with liquor in the body and for speeding. She was released.

    The passenger was cited and released for being in minor in possession of liquor in the body.

    An officer responded to a vehicle accident Jan. 26.

    When the officer arrived, the driver of one of the vehicles told him, “”It’s my fault. I meant to backup, but drove forward instead,”” according to reports.

    She thought she had stopped her vehicle and placed the vehicle in reverse. She placed the vehicle in drive, however, and struck another woman’s vehicle.

    The other woman said the first woman had stopped her vehicle at the same time as she had, but that her vehicle suddenly accelerated and struck her car.

    The woman at fault’s vehicle had damage to the left front bumper, headlamp and grill.

    The other woman’s vehicle had damage to the left front bumper and fender.

    There were no injuries, and both women were wearing seatbelts.

    Both vehicles could be driven safely from the scene.

    The two women exchanged insurance information before leaving.

    A cab driver turned in a purse left in his cab Jan. 25.

    He gave the officer a black purse, carrying an Arizona driver’s license, that had been left in his cab a few nights prior.

    He said he picked up the girl from East Sixth Street and North Campbell Avenue on Jan. 20 and took her to an unknown address on North Stone Avenue.

    He held onto the purse for a few days thinking that the owner would claim it.

    The officer could not contact the owner, so the purse was placed into property and evidence.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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