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    Police Beat

    A woman was arrested for failure to appear for a previous court date and driving with a suspended license near North Campbell Avenue and East Sixth Street around 8:55 a.m. April 1.

    An officer pulled over a black 1997 Nissan Altima for displaying an expired temporary license plate. The Motor Vehicle Division records showed the temporary plate had expired in August 2006.

    Upon closer examination, the officer noticed that the month and year of the temporary plate had been altered. A records check showed that the woman was driving with a suspended license and she had two separate documented instances for driving with a suspended license.

    The woman also had an outstanding warrant for not appearing at a previous court date.

    The officer placed her into custody, impounded her vehicle, and booked her into Pima County Jail.

    An officer responded to a report of criminal damage done to a UA employee’s office on East University Boulevard around 9:24 a.m. April 1.

    The female employee arrived at her office around 8 a.m. and noticed an unknown substance smeared on her computer keyboard, monitor and telephone receiver.

    The woman said she did not find any other items missing or out of place. The woman said she was last in her office March 27 around 5:30 p.m. and the door to her office was locked. The only way to enter was through an adjacent occupied office.

    Different staff personnel and students entered the office for various reasons during her absence, reports stated.

    The woman said she deals with a large number of university staff and students during a usual work day but nobody was showing her undue attention, and there were no problems in her personal life.

    The officer photographed the dried off-white substance and collected samples for further testing and placed them into evidence.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    A man was transported to University Medical Center after he sought assistance at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., for injuries sustained to his nose and mouth in an apparent assault around 11:01 a.m. April 2.

    An officer responded to a 911 call from the hall’s desk clerk, who noticed the man enter the residence hall with blood all over his face. She directed the man to the restroom so he could clean himself up and then called 911.

    When police arrived, they saw the man leaving the restroom and took him outside for questioning. The man said he was outside “”hanging out with a white guy”” when he was assaulted.

    The assailant, a 6-foot-2-inch male with brown hair who was wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans, allegedly hit the man in the face with a sack of coins or screws, which opened a two-inch gash on the man’s nose and split open his upper lip.

    The assailant then accused the man of being a police officer before fleeing the scene. The man was unable to tell police which direction the assailant went.

    Police noticed scrape marks on the man’s hands, and the man said he thought he must have suffered that injury when he fell on the ground after being hit.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    A student’s motor bike was stolen from a parking lot, 638 E. University Blvd., sometime between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 2.

    The student said he parked his 1998 Yamaha XT3 dirt bike, Arizona license plate MCM4XH, in the parking lot around 5 p.m. When he returned at 8 p.m., his dirt bike was missing.

    The student thought the dirt bike could have been loaded into a truck, but there was no evidence in the lot that suggested this.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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