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    Police Beat: April 15

    Babcock room burglarized

    A male UA student’s dorm room was burglarized on April 12 after the resident’s roomate forgot to lock his door.

    The burglary occurred between the hours of 2 and 5 p.m., when he and his rommate had left their room in Babcock Residence Hall.

    One of the residents said that he left the room in the morning for class around 9:30 a.m.

    His roommate was still sleeping in the room so he closed the door as he left.

    When he returned at 5 p.m., he noticed that his laptop computer was no longer on his bed where he left it, some clothes were thrown around the room and his Xbox 360 was missing.

    He then realized that someone had entered the room to steal his property, and called the University of Arizona Police Department.

    The roommate said that he was in the room until 2 p.m.

    When he left, he closed the door but was not sure if he had locked it.

    As the officer was checking the room for evidence, there were personal care items, clothing and trash all over the room.

    A mattress was thrown to the floor on one side of the room; however, both residents say that this is how the room normally appears.

    There was no evidence in the room, so the officer checked the door and found no signs of it being forced open.

    The handle was still locked, but the officer learned that the residents never use the deadbolt.

    The resident whose laptop and Xbox were stolen said that he would take part in future criminal proceedings if the perpetrator was found.

    The resident assistant on scene was briefed of the incident.

    Fast and furious at 9 a.m.

    Two non-UA affiliated men raced on Campbell Avenue on April 9 and were subsequently booked.

    Around 9 a.m., a UAPD officer on patrol observed to vehicles racing south on Campbell Avenue toward Mabel Street.

    The two vehicles were travelling in excess of 50 mph.

    The officer called in the incident and pulled one of the vehicles over at the Taco Bell on the corner of Speedway Boulevard.

    “”That (other car) had been following me for a long time,”” the driver said.

    He admitted to racing the vehicle and only slowed down when he saw the police.

    The officer cited and released the driver for racing on highways, driving faster than prudent and no registration.

    An additional UAPD officer caught up with the other suspected vehicle on Sixth Street.

    The second driver was also charged with the same driving violations.

    It’s all fun and games until someone gets wet

    Members of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity were warned to stop throwing water balloons after an anonymous caller reported their car being hit by a balloon on April 7.

    At 5:32 p.m., a UAPD officer responded to the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority house where the incident was reported.

    Upon arrival, the officer noticed numerous male and female subjects on the roof of the sorority and several burst water balloons in the alleyway north of the house.

    The officer spoke with some members and learned that the two chapters were engaging in “”Water Wars,”” where they were throwing water balloons and getting into water gun fights with each other.

    Because bystanders were being struck by balloons and shot with water guns, the officer advised the members of both houses to stop.

    Immediately, the sorority members said that they would cease participation in the event and have everyone leave the roof.

    The FIJI members at the sorority house left and were advised to not throw balloons from their roof upon returning to their house.

    All members said they understood as they left.

    Howver, around 8:10 p.m., UAPD dispatch said that it was reported that FIJI was on the roof squirting passing vehicles with water guns.

    A witness saw a fraternity member on the roof pretend to shoot another member on the ground but instead shot at cars passing on First Street.

    The officer spoke with a member of Phi Gamma Delta’s executive board, who said that he had not been aware that any members had been on the roof since returning from the sorority house.

    Because of the complaint, the officer notified UA Greek Life of the situation and told the members of FIJI to cease their behavior.

    The member agreed to let the house know.

    A code of conduct referral was forwarded to the Dean of Students Office for the entire fraternity.

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