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    Police Beat: Oct. 12

    Burglar botches hot-wiring hunk of junk

    An unknown person attempted to steal a UA student’s vehicle on Thursday.

    The student parked the car near Second Street and Park Avenue at one of the meters, and it is believed the attempt occurred between 3:30 and 4:45 p.m. At about 5:45 p.m. a University of Arizona Police Department officer contacted the owner, who found it damaged when he returned. There were wires hanging loose where the ignition switch should be.

    The student told the officer he had been trying to start the vehicle for the last hour before he reported the incident to UAPD. He said that about six weeks ago someone had cut the gas line underneath his vehicle while parked at a different location, not on campus. At that time he did not report the incident to Tucson Police Department because he did not feel there was anything special about the car, stating it was only worth about $1,000.

    The officer did not take any prints, since the student had been working inside of the car in the same area of the damage by the unknown individual.

    The suspect had entered the car by a broken window that was left unfixed for several months. A check of the interior of the car showed no evidence. The officer told the student to fix his window and to purchase a club for the vehicle. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

    Stop buying cable locks!

    A student reported a bicycle that was stolen between 8 a.m. and 5:20 p.m. on Thursday.

    A UAPD officer got the description of the bike from the student via telephone. The student said it had a broken right pedal and was blue. The student had locked his bicycle using a cable lock after he parked it in the bike racks at the Thomas W. Keating BioResearch building.

    Yet when he returned to the area to pick up his bicycle at about 5:20 p.m., it was gone.

    There are no suspects or witnesses.

    Chain locks too!

    A student’s bicycle was stolen from the bike racks on the south side of the Modern Languages building between 9:55 and 10:50 a.m. on Thursday.

    The student told UAPD he locked his black and red bicycle at the bike racks a few minutes before 10 a.m. and returned at 10:50 a.m. After he returned to the bike racks, he found his bicycle was missing, along with his lock and chain. The student told UAPD that his bike had been registered with Parking and Transportation Services, but had no information about who could have stolen his bicycle.

    Reporter probably missing important instruments

    A coin purse belonging to an unknown individual was found at the Louise F. Marshall building at about 10:37 a.m. and turned into UAPD.

    A lock shop employee turned in the purse and only stated where it had been found. The purse is a black Chanel coin purse and it contained a silver Canon camera, a silver and black Olympus voice recorder, a black hard drive and white headphones. The purse was taken into UAPD property and evidence.

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