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Campus Police Beat

Campus Police Beat

Dude, where’s my car? Pima Community College police reports for January included four vehicle thefts, a damaged vehicle, a fight and a marijuana bust.

Yukon stolen at West Campus 

A student at West Campus reported Jan. 20 that her father’s 1997 GMC Yukon was stolen. She told the investigating officer that she parked the vehicle in Lot 14 at 8:45 a.m. When she returned from classes at 5:15 p.m., it was gone.

Items missing from inside the vehicle included a $65 purse, a $25 Best Buy gift card and three CDs worth $30. The Yukon was valued at $6,000.

-By Chelo Grubb

Truck taken at El Pueblo Center 

A 1993 GMC pickup truck was reported stolen Jan. 12 from the PCC El Pueblo Liberty Learning Center on West Irvington Road. A student told campus police he left his vehicle in the south lot at 8:30 a.m., and found it missing when he returned at 9:50 a.m.

The truck’s worth was estimated at $3,000. The owner valued the truck’s custom wheels and tires at $1,500 and a JVC car stereo at $100.

-By Miki Jennings

Stolen truck recovered a day later 

A 1994 Chevrolet pickup truck reported stolen Jan. 10 from the Center for Training and Development on South Calle Santa Cruz was found the next day at 36th Street and Greasewood Road.

The owner told campus police he parked the truck at 11 a.m. in the Center’s northside lot. When he returned at 2:45 p.m., the truck was gone. The $6,000 truck had a stereo system valued at $800.

-By Mylo Erickson

Suburban taken at Downtown Campus

A 1994 Chevrolet Suburban was reported stolen from Downtown Campus Jan. 3, and found the next day at Kennedy Park on South Mission Road. Police said the vehicle was intact except for a missing battery.

A woman visiting Downtown Campus for training told campus police that she parked her Suburban in Lot 2 at 8:30 a.m. She left campus with a colleague for lunch, and noticed her vehicle missing when they returned at 1:40 p.m.

-By Stephen Real

Civic damaged at Learning Center

A PCC employee’s Honda Civic was damaged Jan. 20 outside the Eastside Learning Center on South Alvernon Way.

The victim told campus police she parked her car around 8 a.m. When she returned to her car at 12:45 p.m., she found a small hole in the left side passenger triangle window that resembled damage from a bullet or BB gun.

-By Conrad Pursley

Fight breaks out at Downtown Campus

Two students were referred on code of conduct charges after a fight broke out Jan. 18 in the Downtown Campus courtyard.

An investigating officer responding at 4:20 p.m. to a “fight in progress” call observed three women pushing each other and shouting obscenities. The women briefly complied when the officer told them to separate, but then resumed fighting.

Two of the women eventually ran from the scene, and the officer escorted the third woman and a witness to the campus police office. The woman told police she acted in self-defense after being confronted by a fellow student and a non-student.

The woman, who had a minor scratch under her eye and a red mark on her chest, declined medical treatment.

Both students involved in the fight were referred to the Downtown Campus vice president of student development on code of conduct charges.

-By Stephen Real

Search brings marijuana possession charge

A man being questioned at Downtown Campus on Jan. 11 was arrested on possession of marijuana charges by campus police.

The investigating officer reported finding approximately one ounce of green, leafy substance inside a plastic baggie in the front left pants pocket of a man being interviewed after a “suspicious person on campus” call.

The man told the officer it was an herb with spices that he purchased at a smoke shop. According to the police report, the man was arrested after a Narco pouch test kit returned positive for a narcotic drug.