Police Beat

Police Beat

Joseph Altman Jr.
Arizona Daily Wildcat
January 24, 1996

University police arrested a Tucson man Monday evening after he allegedly approached several female students, asking them to go to a bar with him.

At 6:23 p.m., police responded to a report that a man was harassing women at Coconino Residence Hall, 1003 N. Olive. Two community service officers then reported seeing a man matching the description fleeing southbound on North Park Avenue from East Fort Lowell Road.

Police officers stopped the man, who said he'd been at an unknown bar and had decided to walk to the university in search of women to take back to the bar with him. He denied touching any of the women.

Police searched the man's record through dispatchers and found he had been warned against criminal trespassing in October 1993.

The man, Benjamin M. Gallagher, 25, of the 1900 block of East Seventh Street, was then arrested for third-degree criminal trespass. He was cited and released to the Southern Arizona Mental Health Center, where he has been residing.

Police arrested a Tucson man Sunday morning after he was observed speeding and swerving along East Speedway Boulevard at North Cherry Avenue.

Forty-year-old Fernando Orozco, of the 100 block of West Nebraska, was arrested for driving under the influence, driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content above .10, speeding, and failure to stay in a traffic lane.

At 2:15 a.m., an officer saw a red Nissan pickup truck westbound on Speedway. The officer paced the vehicle at 65 mph in a 35 mph zone and saw the truck weave in its lane and then swerve abruptly to the left across two lanes of traffic.

The officer stopped the vehicle and noticed a strong odor of alcohol on Orozco's breath. Orozco told the officer he'd had one beer and agreed to perform field sobriety tests.

In one of the tests, Orozco was asked to close his eyes and touch his nose with the tip of his finger. Police reports indicate Orozco did not come within 3 inches of his nose on any of his attempts.

Police then arrested Orozco and took him to the University of Arizona Police Department headquarters, where he took intoxilyzer tests, which showed blood-alcohol levels of .194 and .192. The legal limit is .10.

Various parts were taken from a mountain bike near the Old Chemistry building, 1306 E. University Blvd., over the weekend.

A student reported the handle bars, chain, brake and gear components, and rear wheel and tire were taken from the Scorpio brand bicycle between 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Monday. The parts are valued at $250.

A red Diamond Back bicycle was reportedly stolen from the racks west of the Modern Languages building, 1423 E. University Blvd., Monday morning,

Between 11 a.m. and 11:50 a.m., someone took the bicycle and the cable lock that was securing the bike through the frame and tires. The stolen items are valued at $330.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.