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    Police Beat

    Sigma Pi fraternity house 1525 E. Drachman Street was burglarized sometime between the hours of 11 a.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

    A student called police on Sunday after returning to his room to find some of his belongings were missing. When he had left the day before, he locked the room’s door, the student said. When he returned the next morning, his door and window were open. Missing from the student’s room were a laptop, an iPod, a cell phone and six bottles of cologne.

    The students said that a large number of people frequent the house, and the doors are rarely locked.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    A man suspected of trying to steal bicycles on campus was arrested shortly after midnight Saturday.

    A passerby called police after noticing a man at the bike racks near the Maroney Theater, 1025 N. Olive Road. The man appeared to be attempting to steal bikes.

    An officer approached the man, who was crouched between two knocked-over bikes with his backpack open and his tools out.

    The man had a small set of cutters and said he was trying to cut out the spokes on his own bike. He would not answer why he would want to do that to his bike.

    It appeared as though he was getting ready to remove a bag attached to one of the bikes.

    When asked why he was on campus, the man said he was there to stare at a girl.

    A records check showed the man had a warrant for violation of promise to appear. He was arrested for the warrant and served an exclusionary order. He was taken to Pima County Jail and booked for the warrant.

    During an inventory of the man’s possessions, police found a crack pipe and a used syringe. The man was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

    An officer patrolling the Tyndall Avenue Garage, 880 E. Fourth St., noticed a vehicle with a broken window at 2:58 p.m. June 16.

    The driver’s side window appeared to have been smashed in by a rock that was sitting by the vehicle. The car doors were locked and a backpack, duffel bag and guitar case in the backseat appeared to be untouched.

    The officer could see a bag of marijuana and a pipe in the center console of the car. The officer also found a driver’s license in the car.

    The officer found the owner of the car in Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall and drove him back to the car. He was cited and released for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. The pipe and the marijuana were taken into evidence.

    Police were called to the Student Union Memorial Center, referencing an unwanted person at 9:36 a.m June 13.

    An officer approached a man matching the description in the student union food court. The man said that he was a former employee, but was there to buy food.

    A student union employee and former supervisor of the man said that the man had been terminated as a UA employee three months ago.

    She said that he kept returning to the student union, entering unauthorized areas, being aggressive toward his former coworkers, stealing and causing disturbances.

    She also stated that there were multiple student union employees who had become concerned for their safety when the man came around.

    The man had previously been contacted by the University of Arizona Police Department after entering the kitchen and linen closet at the student union with the intent to steal.

    Due to the man’s previous contacts with UAPD and per request of the student union staff, he was served an exclusionary order and escorted out of the student union.

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