Police Beat

Police Beat

Zach Thomas
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 7, 1996

A female student approached police officers at Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., Sunday complaining that an unknown man had followed her on two occasions and had appeared to be masturbating. She did not report any instances of indecent exposure.

In an unrelated call, library employees notified police at 5:10 p.m. after someone reported "lewd behavior" in the fourth floor men's restroom.

Police found nothing on the fourth floor and were leaving when the student approached them and said while standing in an aisle, she had noticed a man standing next to her with a visible erection under his shorts, police reports stated. After noticing the man, she immediately walked away.

Five minutes later, she saw the same man sitting cross-legged with a book covering his crotch. She approached him and said, "Excuse me." The man could not be located and no arrests were made.

A female resident of Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St., reported a number of harassing, obscene phone calls between 3:00 a.m. Jan 27 and 12 a.m. Monday.

Police reports said the calls included multiple obscenities. The victim thinks her ex-boyfriend is behind the calls, because the two "did not part as friends," police reports indicated. The victim will press charges if the responsible party is found.

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An employee of the Corner Cafe, a convenience store at McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., reported the theft of concession items sometime between 3:30 p.m. Friday and 6:55 a.m. Monday.

The employee came in Monday morning to find the door unlocked and packages of candy on the floor.

The employee suspects two other employees, who closed the store Friday. Police tried without success to contact the two employees.

University police arrested two Tucson men on DUI charges over the weekend.

Jared M. Powers, 20, of Tempe, was arrested at the 1600 block of East Speedway Boulevard after officers saw his vehicle drive down the wrong side of the road.

Powers failed field sobriety tests and subsequent tests of his blood-alcohol level. He was charged with minor operating vehicle with alcohol in body and DUI with blood-alcohol count above .10. He was transported to Pima County Jail to await his parents' a rrival.

In an unrelated incident, Brandon H. Talayumptewa, 18, of the 2200 block of North Silverbell Road, was arrested on DUI charges at the corner of North First Avenue and West Speedway Boulevard.

Three bicycles were stolen from racks on campus between Saturday and Monday.

Sometime between 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Monday, a cable-locked Cactus Ridge mountain bike belonging to a UA student was stolen from the racks west of the Modern Languages building, 1423 E. University Blvd.

The stolen items are valued at $275.

Another student reported his Trek 950 mountain bicycle stolen from the Civil Engineering building, 1209 E. Second St. The stolen items are valued at $570.

In a separate incident, a female student found only her front wheel and U-lock remaining when she emerged Friday from the Physics and Atmospheric Sciences building, 1118 E. Fourth St.

The stolen item is valued at $550.

A female living in Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reported the theft of her wristwatch from her room sometime between 9 p.m. Jan. 28 and 3 p.m. Jan 29.

There were no signs of forced entry. The victim said she suspects staffers of the weekly service that cleans her room.

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

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