Police Beat: April 9
Missing a beat
A UA student contacted the University of Arizona Police Department on April 2 to report that items had been stolen from his room.
The student said that his Beats by Dre headphones, valued at $300, and his JAMBOX, valued at $150, were taken that Saturday night and that he had only noticed them missing on Monday. The student said that he did leave his door unlocked and that it didn’t seem like anyone had forced entry into his room. The student said he believed someone in his residence hall may have taken them, but he couldn’t be certain who it was.
UAPD advised him on how he could prevent his belongings from getting stolen in the future.
Those who fail to learn from history
When a UA student came out of class on April 3, she saw that her car had been damaged in the Park Avenue Parking Garage.
A witness told the student that they had seen a blue car pull into the space next to her, striking her car, and then pull out and park in another area of the garage. The witness described the driver as a “gray-haired man.” The witness had also taken a snapshot of the blue car’s license plate.
UAPD looked for the car and conducted a registration check for the owner of the blue car. The results showed the owner to be a former head of the history department.
UAPD located a phone number and made contact with the man. The man said that he had tried to pull into the spot but backed out after noticing it was too tight. He said he was unaware of any damage made to the car next to him, but had noticed a few scrapes on his front bumper.
UAPD matched the damages on both cars, showing that the two cars did, in fact, collide.
The man was cited and released for failing to leave information after an unattended vehicle accident.