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    Two students were arrested for underage drinking at 12:12 a.m. on Sunday after their vehicle was stopped by police near North Park Avenue and East Fourth Street, reports stated.

    When police approached the vehicle, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside.

    Both students had red, watery eyes and admitted to drinking.

    One of the students could barely keep his eyes open and spoke in a very inaudible mumble, reports stated.

    The student kept telling police he could drink “”because he was born in ’84,”” however, he handed police an ID that showed he was born in 1987.

    Both students were cited and released.

    Two $30 trash containers and two $40 pool cues were stolen at 2:51 a.m. on Sunday from the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, 1050 E. Cherry Ave., reports stated.

    Police arrived a little after 3 a.m. and met with the chapter vice president, who said an unknown man was seen walking out of the fraternity with one of the pool cues.

    The man, who appeared to be a college student, was then seen getting into a white sedan.

    Police were also told a pickup truck had been seen backed into a north-side parking space. Two large trash containers and a second pool cue were seen in the back of the truck.

    Both vehicles drove away from the house at a high rate of speed.

    Fraternity members wrote down the license plate numbers to both vehicles.

    The vice president said he might be able to identify the man seen walking out of the house and wanted to press charges if the suspects were caught.

    Using the license plate numbers, police were able to locate the names of both of the registered owners of the vehicles but were unable to locate a phone number for either.

    Police looked in the UA phonebook and found one of the registered owners, but were unable to locate her or her phone number.

    Police responded to a possible identity theft at Babcock Inn Residence Hall, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd., at 4:38 p.m. on Sunday, reports stated.

    The student told police she had gone to Wells Fargo Bank to open a checking account on Aug. 17 and was denied due to a hold on her credit report.

    The student asked the employee what the hold was for and was given the phone number for a check company and told to request a report for more information.

    The student was mailed a report, which indicated someone had used her expired Iowa driver’s license to write two checks at Wal-Mart on May 22.

    The first check was for $181.16 and the second $375.

    The account the checks had been written on was closed, so the checks had not been paid.

    The student told police she had spent a year studying in Israel and wasn’t in the United States on May 22.

    Police asked the student if she had ever had an Iowa license or checking account and the student said she had when she lived in Iowa.

    The student told police it had been three years since the account had been closed and the license expired.

    Police asked the student if she had ever lost her Iowa license or had it stolen and the student said “”no.””

    Police got the Iowa license number and found it had expired Dec. 2, 2005.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    A student’s red and black mountain bike was stolen sometime between 3 p.m. Saturday and 10:15 p.m. Sunday while it was locked near the Forbes building, 1140 E. South Campus Drive, reports stated.

    The student told police he had locked his bike to the racks on the west side of the building at 3 p.m. Saturday.

    When the student returned at 10:15 p.m. Sunday, he found his cable lock had been cut off and his bike was gone.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    A fire ignited on a semitrailer at 5:13 p.m. Sunday while it was parked next to the Steward Observatory Mirror Laboratory, 527 N. National Championship Drive, reports stated.

    Lab employees put out the fire using a fire extinguisher, but police were worried a section of the trailer might still be on fire.

    The Tucson Fire Department arrived and neutralized the area, which continued to smolder.

    Using a thermal imaging camera, the fire department determined no further threat existed.

    An employee told police the trailer contained a backup generator for the lab and said they had turned the generator on to power the furnace inside the lab.

    The employee told police another employee had seen smoke coming from the trailer and notified him.

    The employee switched the furnace back to building power and turned the generator off while the other employee grabbed the extinguisher and sprayed the rear of the trailer.

    The fire department suspected an electrical short circuit had caused the trailer to become “”energized,”” which heated the insulation under the trailer.

    A student’s $100 silver cell phone was lost sometime between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Aug. 23 while he was in the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

    The student told police he had put his phone in his pants pocket.

    The student said there had been unauthorized use from the phone and the last call was made at 2:16 p.m. on Sunday.

    The student told police he had notified his cell phone carrier of his lost phone.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    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

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