Police Beats


October 13, 2016

  Suspect arrested on sexual assault charges A female student in an English classroom at Pima Community College’s Coalition Center experienced an unwanted advance by a male student on July 25. According to the campus police report, a female student told campus police officer Rebecca Thifault that a male had walked behind her while she […]

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Desert Vista’s library remodel

September 17, 2015

By VALERIE TURCIOS The Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus library is being redesigned to include an Integrated Learning Center, thanks to a $2.6 million Title V grant.    The library has temporarily moved to the Pueblo building, Ocotillo Room, during the renovation process.     The cost of the redesign will total between $800,000 […]

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Police urge ‘awareness’ after student assault

April 23, 2015

By MICKEY RAY LAMB The Pima Community College Department of Public Safety has issued a college-wide  “Timely Warning” encouraging students to practice good safety measures. The warning came after an assault was reported at the Downtown Campus on April 8. PCC police gave this account: A Downtown Campus police officer patrolling the east-side parking lot […]

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Police give warnings after Downtown Campus assaults

November 25, 2014

BY ANDREW PAXTON Pima Community College recently issued a pair of warnings after assault incidents on or near Downtown Campus. According to PCC police, a man approached a student in the campus parking lot Nov. 13 and asked the student if his vehicle had any weapons, money or food. When the student retreated to his […]

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Armed man arrested

December 12, 2013

Campus police arrested a man at Pima Community College East Campus on Dec. 4 after a cafeteria employee noticed that he was carrying a gun. The cafeteria worker notified the PCC Department of Public Safety officer on duty at the campus. Not long after, other DPS officers responded and took the man into custody. Officers […]

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Assault reported near Desert Vista

September 5, 2013

A student reported Aug. 26 that she was assaulted near the Desert Vista Campus. The assault occurred just after noon as the student was walking to a Desert Vista class from the bus stop at Drexel and 12th Avenue, according to the PCC Department of Public Safety. As the student crossed into a dirt area […]

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Robbery reported at Downtown Campus

March 21, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON A man was assaulted and robbed at the Downtown Campus on March 17, while Pima Community College was closed and students and faculty were away for Spring Break. Although no one associated with PCC was involved in the incident, the college circulated a Campus Watch bulletin via email to all registered students […]

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PCC eyes safety measures

February 19, 2013

By CHELO GRUBB Pima Community College is revamping its safety procedures as a result of a robbery and attempted assault that occurred on Downtown Campus in January. In a Feb. 14 email to Pima employees, interim Chancellor Suzanne Miles said the college will look into an opt-in text message system to alert students and staff […]

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New details in assault case

February 7, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON A Pima Community College police report, obtained by Aztec Press on Feb. 1, offers some details about the Jan. 18 assault at Downtown Campus. When PCC released information about the attack, it was referred to as an armed robbery and “attempted sexual assault.” However, the police report states that a Sexual Assault […]

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Police Beat: Stolen motorcycle recovered Downtown

March 8, 2012

 A collision involving a van and a motorcycle occurred on Stone Avenue Feb. 11 just after 3 p.m. in front of PCC Downtown Campus. A report from the PCC Department of Public Safety said witnesses identified a man as the operator of the motorcycle. The man parked the motorcycle and walked toward the campus buildings […]

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Police Beat

April 30, 2011

Laptop missing from West Campus A laptop computer valued at $1,500 was reported missing from Pima Community College’s West Campus Disabled Student Resource Center on March 22. Employees told campus police the laptop turned up missing during an inventory check. It had been checked out by a center employee in 2007, and never returned. The […]

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Campus police beats

April 15, 2011

Student cited after classroom dispute Pima Community College police responded to a disturbance call at West Campus on March 12 after a dispute about an unassigned seat in a computer classroom. The investigating officer arrived just after 9 a.m. and found a student standing outside the C building. The student was crying and visibly shaking, […]

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POLICE BEAT: Purse reported stolen from library

March 16, 2011

A Pima Community College student reported her purse stolen from the Northwest Campus library on Feb. 19. The victim told campus police she was working at a computer in the library, and left her bag unattended for about two minutes. When she returned, it was gone. The $60 bag contained a $300 pair of Rayban glasses and […]

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Pima Community College police reports

November 15, 2010

Another backpack stolen from outside bookstore A backpack stolen from shelves outside the West Campus bookstore was the second incident reported in three days. The bookstore requires customers to leave backpacks on open shelves outside the entrance. A student who did so Oct. 28 told campus police his backpack was stolen during the brief time […]

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