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    Police Beat: March 25

    To catch a thief

    A UA student was arrested on charges of robbery after attempting to steal a laptop from McClelland Hall at 2:28 p.m. on March 20.

    The owner of the computer, another student, left his laptop in the back of his classroom to charge and moved several rows up for his class. During the class, he saw the first student take his computer and charger, and then yelled, “That guy stole my laptop.”

    The laptop owner chased the student outside of the building and tackled him, before reaching into his pocket and saying, “Do you want to get stabbed?”

    As they struggled, the MacBook Pro fell out from under the student’s shirt. The laptop owner held the first student down until police arrived.

    Upon their arrival, University of Arizona Police Department officers observed the two men on the ground fighting, with the laptop owner holding the first student in a headlock.

    Both men were then identified. When police asked the student accused of stealing the laptop to turn around, he slipped out of an officer’s grip and ran eastbound on Helen Street.

    Police officers pursued him for a block and a half before tackling and handcuffing him. UAPD officers then questioned the men, both of whom were scratched-up from their scuffle.

    The owner’s laptop and charger were then returned to him and photos of both the stolen items and scratches were taken and submitted to evidence. The first student was taken to Pima County Jail.

    Dude, where’s my car?

    A non-UA affiliated woman reported a car theft in progress involving a “crack head” in Main Gate Parking Garage the afternoon of March 20.

    When returning to her car from work, she noticed the driver’s side door was ajar and, as she got closer, she found a man sitting in the driver’s seat.

    He told the woman he owned a similar car before exiting and
    running down a southwest stairwell toward Euclid Avenue.

    The woman immediately contacted UAPD, and described the suspect as a tall, thin, white man who appeared to be a “crack head.”

    UAPD officers then examined the woman’s car. Police found a screwdriver inside the car, which the woman said wasn’t hers.

    However, no signs of forcible entry were detected on the car.
    Photos of the car were taken and the screwdriver was turned into evidence.

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