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    Police Beat

    A library employee reported a cache of property containing items belonging to multiple owners, found at various times at the UA Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., Friday.

    An officer took custody of the property but was unable to identify the owners of some of the items because the property contained no identifying marks.

    He was able to notify two people via e-mail that the University of Arizona Police Department was in possession of property that belonged to them and told them how to obtain it.

    He released a cell phone to a woman after she provided a description of it.

    Seven other people were not contacted about their lost property because their contact information could not be found.

    The remaining property was logged into property and evidence.

    A woman reported suspicious activity Thursday in a Zone 1 parking lot north of East Speedway Boulevard. The woman said she finished a work shift and walked to her van parked in the lot; when she arrived at her vehicle, a man between 40 and 50 years old approached her.

    “”Bitch, give me your van,”” he said, according to reports.

    The woman got into her van and started to drive away. As she left, the man hit the side of the van with his hand.

    The woman did not wish to press charges.

    UAPD also took a call that day regarding an older man panhandling at 1448 E. First St.

    No contact was made with the subject.

    A student was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol Thursday at McKale Center, 1721 E. Enke Drive. An officer was working at the UA men’s basketball game near the Zona Zoo student entrance when a security guard flagged him down. The guard said a student was trying to bring alcohol into the stadium.

    The student had a bottle of Jim Bean whiskey in his waistband near his stomach.

    The officer took the bottle, and the student identified himself with a CatCard. He was under 21, and a records check showed that he had a confirmed UAPD warrant for paraphernalia possession.

    The whiskey was poured out, and the man was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail.

    Two men were arrested for third-degree criminal trespassing at East University Boulevard and North Euclid Avenue on Thursday.

    An officer was on patrol going westbound on East University Boulevard near North Park Avenue when he noticed two transient-looking men panhandling on the southwest corner of the intersection.

    A few minutes later, a security officer at East University Boulevard and North Tyndall Avenue stopped the police officer about the same two men. The security officer said the two men had been flagged for trespassing by him, his supervisor and other Marshall Foundation employees over the past four months.

    The security officer said that he wanted to represent the Marshall Foundation in their request to press trespassing charges against the two individuals. He said the two men had been asked to leave multiple times dating from Feb. 14 to four months prior due to their panhandling, annoyances to business managers and customers and aggressiveness toward people.

    The UAPD officer approached the two men at East University Boulevard and North Euclid Avenue later that day. One of the men identified himself with a driver’s license, and the other verbally identified himself.

    The second man was asked several times for his identification but was unable to give a truthful name and gave different spellings multiple times. He was unable to produce a Social Security number or phone number of a friend or relative.

    The other man said he did not know the unidentified man. He claimed to have just met him but had heard people call him “”Slick.””

    The first man was cited and released for criminal trespass, and the other man was arrested for the same offense and transported to Pima County Jail. He was booked under “”Unknown.””

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