5 indicted for UA computer thefts

By Joseph Altman Jr.
Arizona Daily Wildcat
January 11, 1996

A Pima County Grand Jury indicted five people last month on a total of 28 counts involving three campus computer burglaries.

The indictment, handed down Dec. 8, involves two burglaries at McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., and another break-in at the Space Sciences Building, 1629 E. University Blvd. In the crimes, which occurred last September and October, over $7,000 in compu ter equipment as well as credit cards and building keys were taken.

Some of the property was taken to a residence in Tempe, said Detective Sgt. Sal Celi of the University of Arizona Police Department. A Tempe resident turned in the property to Tempe police, and UA detectives were able to track down the suspects as a resul t.

The people indicted for the burglaries are:

The five were not arrested but were ordered to appear in Superior Court. A pre-trial conference for Llewellyn, Tepsic and Bashout is set for Feb. 2.

Llewellyn was also arrested Nov. 1 after university police served a search warrant on his residence. Detectives recovered more than $20,000 in confirmed and suspected stolen property and also found keys that allow access to university buildings and office s.

Celi said he thinks the five suspects may be responsible for additional campus burglaries and that the UA police department's investigation is continuing.

Celi also said that while it is too early to identify a declining trend in campus burglaries, there were not many thefts reported over the holiday break.