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    Police Beat: Dec. 6

    Who doesn’t want a $1,000 pressure sprayer?

    A truck was stolen from a UA parking lot sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday.

    A UA student called the University of Arizona Police Department at 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday to report that his truck was missing from where he parked it. The student still had his keys.

    The car was described as a white Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck that was owned by the UA. It was issued a university vehicle number and also had red and blue striping along both sides of the body.

    In the bed of the truck was a carbon dioxide pressure sprayer, valued at $1,000. There were also tools in it that were valued at about $1,000.

    There was no evidence left at the scene. A UAPD officer checked for the truck in other parking lots and did not find it.

    That’s what parking brakes are for

    A Ford Mustang was parked in a UA zone parking lot on Wednesday, when it unexpectedly rolled out of its parking space and ran into a parking meter, causing it to bend and dislodge from the parking lot.

    An officer arrived at 9 a.m. and contacted a Parking and Transportation Services employee. He told the officer that the Mustang had been parked over two separate parking spaces. The employee noticed this and also saw that it was parked up against a parking meter. The car struck the meter with enough force when it rolled back that it pushed the meter over at an approximate 45-degree angle. The base of the meter was torn out of the asphalt.

    The driver of the car was not at the scene at the time, because he was in class. A check of the UA student phonebook showed that the registered owner was a student in the College of Nursing. Officers were unable to contact the owner at the time.

    The student called the police officers back at 2:18 p.m. He said that he had just gotten back to his car and saw the note left by PTS. The student said he had not parked his car in that spot, but that he had actually parked somewhere nearby. He thought his vehicle may have rolled because his parking brake may not have been secured. An officer requested that the student stay by his car, and they would come and talk to him.

    Once they met, the student explained that he had not parked his car there. He pointed to a parking spot two rows over, and said that was where he had parked. He said that he believed his parking brake might have not been working, especially since his car had a manual transmission.

    The officer spoke with an employee from PTS, who said he would remove the boot and fees associated and dismiss the parking tickets that had been issued to the student. UA Risk Management & Safety will be advised regarding the damage. They will contact the student if any problems arise regarding the parking meter and the asphalt.

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