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Woman’s car vandalized, window broken in Tempe campus Lot 19

ASU police reported the following incidents Thursday:

  • An unknown person or persons vandalized a 23-year-old woman’s car in Tempe campus’s Lot 19 on the southwest block of East Apache Boulevard and South Normal Avenue Monday night or Tuesday morning, according to a police report.The car was vandalized sometime between 6 p.m. Monday and 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, according to the report.

    The woman parked her car Monday night, locked the doors and set her alarm, police reported.

    At about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, she heard a car alarm and thought it might be hers, but did not go out to check, according to the report.

    She went out to her car at 7:50 a.m. and discovered that her passenger window had been broken, police reported.

    Nothing was stolen from the car, and the only damages were on the one window, according to the report.

    Police found a metal tire iron about eight feet from the passenger door, police reported.

    The metal tire iron was taken to the ASU Police West station for examination, where officers found several fingerprints, according to the report.

  • A Tempe man was arrested Tuesday night on McClintock Drive and Rio Salado Parkway on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, according to a police report.Officers noticed him when he honked at another car in front of him to signal a green light, according to the report.

    The man made wide turns without signaling and entered into the second lane and was going 46 mph in a 35 mph zone, police reported.

    Once on Rio Salado Parkway, the car suddenly accelerated, right at a 40 mph speed limit sign, according to the report.

    When stopped, the man said he didn’t have his license because it was suspended, but he had gone to the Motor Vehicle Department to reinstate it, police reported.

    He said he paid the necessary fines and was told he could drive, according to the report.

    The man tried to order a license via phone, police reported. He gave the phone to the officer, who heard that the man’s license was “eligible for reinstatement,” according to the report.

    The man was arrested and placed in the back of the police car, police reported. He yelled and hit the back of his own head on the back door, according to the report.

    The car was towed and the man was cited and released, police reported.

Reports compiled by Charlotte Das. Reach the reporter at

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