Police Beat: Dec. 5

Damaged parking meter

A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the southeast corner of Warren Avenue and Second Street at 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday in response to a damaged parking meter. The officer met with a Parking and Transportation Services employee, who said his supervisor told him of the meter the day before. When he went to examine and photograph the damage, the man noticed that the solar panel was damaged, but the meter was still functional. The officer examined the meter and noticed that the safety glass was shattered. The PTS employee estimated the cost of the damage to be approximately $500. He last remembered the meter undamaged on Nov. 25. There are no suspects and it is unknown what caused the damage. Victim’s rights forms were mailed to the UA.

Scrapes and scratches

A UAPD officer went to the first floor of the Highland Avenue Parking Garage at noon on Tuesday in response to a minor car accident. A UAPD police aide reported the accident. The aide said she had been driving down the north ramp from the second level and was waiting for a silver Honda sedan to back out. As the sedan proceeded down the ramp, its front bumper scraped the back right bumper of a blue BMW convertible. The officer spoke with the woman driving the sedan. She said she had seen the police aide truck with a flashing light and felt compelled to leave the garage quicker than she normally would have. She said she thought she backed out far enough when she began to turn, but she hit the other car. The scrape to the BMW was approximately one foot long and four inches tall. The officer left a voicemail to the BMW owner’s work number about the incident. The officer photographed the damage and put the photos into UAPD property and evidence.

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Stolen bike

A UAPD officer spoke with a man over the phone on Tuesday who said that his bike had been stolen from Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall. The man said he had locked his black fixie bike to the racks on the east side of the building using a U-Lock at 3:10 p.m. When he returned to the racks around 4:50 p.m., his bike was gone. The man estimated the value of his bike to be $160. The man was given victim’s rights forms. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

Poppin’ bottles into windows

A UAPD officer went to the Student Recreation Center at 10 a.m. on Nov. 26 in response to a broken window. The officer met with a UA employee who reported that he and his crew were cleaning up glass on the south sidewalk when they noticed more glass near the door and a broken window. The officer examined the damage and determined whoever broke the window used a brown Mojo IPA beer bottle, which was found in the pile of glass. The officer attempted to get fingerprints off the bottle, but none were visible. The grounds crew cleaned up the glass and contacted a UA employee to fix the window. The area was photographed and the officer entered the photos into UAPD property and evidence.


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