Police Beat: January 17
The case of the kidnapped Corolla
A UA student reported on Jan. 11 at 4:08 p.m that her 1997 Toyota Corolla had been stolen from a UA parking lot.
She told a University of Arizona Police Department officer that her car had been stolen sometime between 12:35 p.m. and then.
All the doors were locked, she said, except for a rear side door that had a broken lock. The only items of value in the vehicle were Wilson golf clubs, and the woman assessed the car’s worth at between $1,000 and $2,000.
The officer made note of bumper stickers for Phi Alpha Phi and the University of Evansville and a sticker reading “Eat beef, the West was not won on salad,” that could identify the car.
UAPD checked and found that the car had not been towed, and no surveillance cameras were present in the lot that could have captured the incident. The woman said she would like to prosecute the crime, but there are no suspects or witnesses at this time.
Pysch Services disturbance
UAPD reported to the Counseling and Psych Services office in response to a disruptive male student at 12:20 p.m. on Jan. 14.
UAPD met the upset student in the lobby. He told police that he wanted to speak with a psychologist and wanted help with his medications, but that they wouldn’t help.
“The lady at the desk had touched him twice which made him upset,” an officer wrote in the police report.
The student began to calm down, so police then talked with a CAPS official, who said the student had been loud and was cursing while on the phone. Staff said they would be happy to help the man if he calmed down, but that the psychologist was scared of being in a room alone with the student.
The psychologist recommended the student go to the Crisis Response Center or Palo Verde Hospital for immediate help with his medications. The officer told the student that he couldn’t meet with the psychologist, but offered to transport him to either of the suggested locations.
The student refused, saying he had cats and dogs to take care of, in addition to class. The student was told he should not return to CAPS that day.
Circle K showdown
A non-UA affiliated man was arrested on a confirmed warrant near Warren Avenue and Seventh Street at 2:14 a.m. on Jan 11.
A cab driver pulled into the Circle K parking lot near Sixth Street and Cherry Avenue to ask two UAPD officers how to handle his “rowdy” passengers. Their behavior was “not criminal in nature, but a nuisance.” The officer advised the driver that he could tell the passengers to exit the cab. The three men inside complied and exited the vehicle.
The men then bought several items in Circle K before walking southeast.
Moments later, a woman walked up to the police officers to tell them that four men were fighting behind the Circle K building.
An officer recognized one of the men who’d exited from the cab earlier and three other men shoving one another.
UAPD spoke with each of the men and determined that they were fighting because one of the men liked another’s girlfriend. None of the four men wanted to participate in judicial proceedings.
A wants and warrants check confirmed that one of the men had a warrant from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office for a liquor violation. He was arrested for the violation, and the other three men were allowed to leave.
The man was transported and booked into Pima County Jail. Jail staff said he became very agitated and was noncompliant before he was transferred from intake to another part of the jail.