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    Police Beat: April 19

    Rack, rack city

    A male student called the University of Arizona Police Department and told them there was a suspicious-looking man hanging around bike racks near the Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall at 7:40 p.m. on Monday. The student described the man as a white male in his 20s with a medium build, wearing a black fedora.

    An officer went to La Paz and found the man standing next to the dorm’s bike racks. He asked the man what he was doing, if he needed any assistance and to see his driver’s license. While the man handed him his license, the officer noticed the man was very jittery and kept asking about various bike laws. He told the officers he was not affiliated with the university and was “just passing through.” He then walked the officer to the end of the bike rack and told him that the blue Trek bike series 8000 belonged to him. The officer ran a check on the bike as well as his driver’s license to see if he had previously reported his bike as stolen, but he had not.

    The officer also found that the man had a warrant out for his arrest and placed him under arrest. The officer then searched his backpack and found wire cutters, bolt cutters, four hard drives, an iPod touch, Prada sunglasses, a black and green T-Mobile phone and various papers. The man refused to answer when the officer asked why he had bolt cutters in his backpack. He was put in the back of the police car and taken to Pima County Jail.

    Not my pipe, still my problem

    A UAPD officer stopped two men riding their bikes on Mountain Street — because one of the bikes had a cart attached to the back of it — at 5:43 a.m. on Saturday. The officer noticed a pair of bolt cutters and a backpack sitting in the cart. When the officer asked what the materials were for, one of the men said, “We stole our buddy’s bike in the cart because he owed me some money.” The other man nodded in agreement, and the officer told them having a cart attached to the rear of a bike is illegal and called for backup.

    Additional officers arrived at the scene and placed the men under arrest. Officers searched them and found a glass pipe that contained a bag of white crystalized substance, which they said could be methamphetamine. One of the men said they got out of a drug rehabilitation center more than six months ago and recently found the glass pipe on the ground, and both denied knowing what substance was inside the pipe. They were placed under arrest and criminal damage. The pipe, bikes and other miscellaneous items were put into UAPD Evidence and Property.

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