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    Police Beat: Oct. 5

    Vandal sneers at cheer

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the Cherry Avenue Parking Garage on Sept. 26 in response to a report of intentional vandalism on students’ cars. The officer spoke with a member of the UA cheer squad, who said her car had been damaged. She left her car in the garage around 6:45 a.m. and returned at 9 a.m. to find the words “fuck cheer,” scratched into the right rear door. The woman said she did not have any rivalries in the athletic department or any enemies. Two other cheer squad members heard about the incident and discovered their cars had been scratched with the same message. Nothing posted in or on their vehicles indicated the owners were associated with the cheer squad. The officer took photos of the damage and placed them into UAPD property and evidence.

    Bamboozled Blackberry

    A UAPD officer met with an Arizona Athletics employee on Sept. 26 in response to a report of stolen property. The man told the officer he had an equipment manager park his truck in the Cherry Avenue Parking Garage on Sept. 24 around 6 p.m. When the man went to his truck after the game around 11 p.m., his Blackberry phone and Panasonic digital camcorder were missing, as was his game day parking permit. The phone and camcorder belonged to the UA. The man said the phone was no longer in service, but it still contained contact numbers for UA coaches and players. He did not suspect the equipment manager of taking the items. The officer contacted the equipment manager, who said he was pretty sure he locked the truck and remembered seeing the permit and the phone in the truck when he left it. Victim’s rights forms were completed for the UAPD.

    Lost keys

    A UAPD officer spoke with a woman over the phone on Sept. 26 who reported she lost her keys. The woman said she placed the keys in her bag before the football game on Sept. 24 and went to a tailgate near University Boulevard and Cherry Avenue. When she checked her bag on Sept. 26, she realized her keys were missing. The woman searched her room and retraced her steps but was unable to find the keys. Her keyring held an assortment of keys an a metal, teal container. The officer advised the woman to check with property and evidence over the next few days.

    Parking signs seized

    A Parking and Transportation employee contacted UAPD on Sept. 26 to report stolen parking signs. She told the officer that four parking signs were missing from First Street and Warren Avenue. The signs had been affixed to the old parking meter posts and denoted the numbered parking spots. The value of the signs is unknown. The woman called the officer back a few minutes after she hung up and said one of the signs had been found. The other three signs have not been recovered.

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