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    Police found a black and gray backpack at 6:50 a.m. Sept. 24 in an alley between the Music building, 1017 N. Olive Road, and the Marroney Theater, 1025 N. Olive Road, reports stated.

    The backpack contained bolt cutters, a syringe and a plastic baggie containing marijuana residue, reports stated. No identification was found inside.

    The backpack was locked to a bicycle with a cable lock, reports stated. The combination was found on the back of the lock.

    The bicycle was placed into property for safekeeping and the backpack and its contents were placed into evidence, reports stated.


    A mother called police to report that her son’s silver flip cell phone had been stolen sometime between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sept. 23 from the Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., reports stated.

    The mother told police a man had called from the stolen phone Sept. 24 and said he would return it for $40.

    The man said he had purchased the phone at a bar the previous night for $40, reports stated.

    The mother told the man the phone had been stolen and she didn’t think she should have to pay.

    The man began arguing for the payment and the mother told him she was going to file a police report, reports stated.

    The man told the mother to have her son meet him and he would give the phone back.

    The mother was concerned for her son’s safety and decided to call the police, reports stated.

    Police called the stolen phone and told the man they knew he had an item that needed to be returned.

    The man told police he was dropping off some people and would return the phone in an hour.

    The mother contacted police a short time later and said the man had called her and threatened to destroy the phone, reports stated.

    The mother told police she didn’t want any further contact with the man.

    Police told the mother to cancel the phone service and called the stolen phone again.

    Police told the man not to contact the mother anymore.

    The man called back, said something inaudible and hung up, reports stated.

    Police attempted to call the man back but the phone was out of service, reports stated.


    A man was flagged for trespassing at 3:53 p.m. Sept. 24 after police saw him skateboarding near the Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road, reports stated.

    The man and five others were jumping off the staircase on the northeast corner of the Music building, 1017 N. Olive Road.

    The subjects saw the police and began to run. All except one fled across North Park Avenue.

    Police followed the man and stopped him in front of Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1010 N. Park Ave.

    Dispatch said the man was gang-affiliated, reports stated.

    Police issued the male a trespassing ticket and impounded his skateboard.

    The man was told if he returned to campus without good reason, he could be arrested.

    The skateboard was placed into property for safekeeping, reports stated.


    A man was cited and released for driving with a suspended license and failing to yield to an emergency vehicle at 9:51 p.m. Sept. 24 after police saw him driving with no rear lights, reports stated.

    Police saw the vehicle traveling eastbound on East Speedway Boulevard near North Cherry Avenue when they noticed the vehicle didn’t have working rear lights.

    Police turned on their lights, but the vehicle continued east without slowing down or moving to the right.

    Police turned on their sirens, but the vehicle continued east and then made a left turn onto North Wilson Avenue.

    The vehicle pulled over to the right and struck the curb before coming to a stop.

    The driver said he knew he had to pull over when he saw the lights but had failed to do so.

    The driver told police his license was suspended and at his house.

    The driver was unable to locate the vehicle’s registration or proof of insurance.

    Police told the man not to drive and wrote “”do not drive”” on the citation, reports stated.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police?Department reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resume can be found at http://www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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