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    Police Beat: April 12

    Equipment stolen from Escalade

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer arrived at the Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage on Tuesday at 5:55 p.m. after a UA student reported that his car had been broken into.

    The officer spoke with a man, who said that he parked his 2004 Escalade in the garage at 3:30 p.m., and, when he returned to his car at 5:30 p.m., he found the rear passenger door open.

    The man noticed a DVD player worth $300, subwoofer speakers worth $320, a speaker box worth $100 and an amplifier worth $250 were missing. A gate opener worth $550 was also taken.

    The lock on the door had been punched out, and wiring was exposed where the DVD player had been.

    The officer also noted that a panel in the back of the car had been yanked out and damaged.

    The officer attempted to take fingerprints from the damaged property but failed.

    The man told the officer that some of his father’s belongings might have also been stolen but he would have to check.

    There were no suspects or witnesses in the area, and the man was issued his case number and victim’s rights.

    Traffic sign missing, fraternity searched

    A UAPD officer arrived to the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house on April 3 at 12:13 p.m. after a UA employee reported a stolen traffic sign.

    The man told the officer that he went to work on April 2 at 10:30 p.m. and saw the sign on the way but when he left the maintenance shop at 12:10 a.m. he noticed it was gone.

    The employee said that he thought it might have been some of the members of his fraternity who took the sign because, on April 2, it had been found inside the house by the front door.

    The officer spoke with members of the fraternity and asked if they had taken the sign again. The men said that they had not and escorted the officer through the house so that he could check to make sure it was not there. The officer did not find the sign inside the house.

    The fraternity president was advised to check with members who were not present while the officer was searching and to call UAPD if he found out any information.

    There were no suspects or witnesses to the theft.

    Laptop stolen from library

    A woman called UAPD on April 6 at 8:39 p.m. and reported that her laptop was stolen from the UA Science and Engineering Library.

    She told the officer that she had been studying on the fourth floor, and when she left to go to the bathroom, she noticed, when she returned, that her Gateway notebook computer had been stolen.

    She also said that her papers were not how she left them and that whoever stole her computer left the power cord plugged into the wall and left her backpack on the table.

    The officer asked her if she had noticed anyone around her who looked to be “”out of place”” before she left for the bathroom, and she said no.

    The case was forwarded to investigations so that footage of the library could be reviewed to look for possible suspects or witnesses.

    The woman was mailed her victims rights.

    Man harassed on walk home

    A UAPD officer arrived to the area outside of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity at 1050 N. Cherry Ave. on April 6 at 2:04 a.m. after a man reported being harassed by an unknown group of men.

    The man told the officer that he was walking north on Cherry Avenue coming from the UA Main Library when a blue Acura pulled up next to him as he was walking.

    The front passenger rolled his window down and asked the man if he “”wanted to touch his dick.””

    The man ignored the passenger, and then the man stopped and told the man in the car, “”No, you fag.””

    The car stopped following him at the intersection of Second Street and Cherry Avenue.

    The man was unable to provide a detailed description other than there were four men in the car and all looked to be a little older than college age.

    The man was able to write down the license plate number, and it came back as belonging to a woman with no UA affiliation.

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