Police Beat

Police Beat

Zach Thomas
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 8, 1996

A female student told police she was assaulted Monday when her ex-fiance slapped her across the face as she was emerging from the Education building, 1430 E. Second St.

The victim told police she had not heard from the man for a year before he began calling her two weeks ago. Reports indicate she repeatedly told him not to call her.

After her class at 2:30 p.m., he approached her as she emerged from the building. When she turned to walk away, he slapped her with an open hand.

The victim immediately went to her boyfriend's fraternity house and called police.

Police searched the area without locating the suspect.

Two separate fires were extinguished in the vicinity of the Music building, 1017 N. Olive St., on Saturday and Tuesday.

A passing student called police at 3:09 a.m. Tuesday when he saw a green dumpster ablaze on the Music building loading dock. Officers notified the Tucson Fire Department which extinguished the blaze.

Fire officials said the fire was deliberately lit in a pile of newspapers adjacent to the dumpster. Police have classified the fire as arson.

In a separate incident, a student called police Saturday about a pile of burning trash outside the Music building. Officers arrived on the scene at 5:25 p.m. and called TFD to extinguished the flames.

University police notified Facilities Management about both cases. It is unknown if the two are related.

A student's 1986 maroon Buick Regal, Arizona license HHF-796, was stolen from Lot 7103 at East Seventh Street and North Fremont Avenue Tuesday.

Between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., someone took the car, which contained a $1,500 stereo system, numerous compact discs and a set of golf clubs. The total value of items lost is unknown.

Police reports indicate that a car matching that description was seen by officers driving eastbound on East Second Street at North Warren Avenue at about 2:30 p.m., 45 minutes before the report was phoned in.

A UA student reportedly received four harassing phone calls between 4 p.m. Friday and 9 p.m. Monday.

All calls consisted of the same recording: "Stop what you're doing or I'll shit down your neck."

Police reports indicated the victim believes the calls are hate-related due to his active involvement in racial unity groups like MEChA.

Police are following up positive phone traces from three of the four calls. The victim told officers he would not press charges and just wanted the calls to stop.

A Tucson man was arrested on charges of driving on a suspended license Saturday after the same university police officers who arrested him for DUI in January saw him driving.

Officers saw Justin M. Williams, 23, of the 1600 block of East Drachman, driving into the Palm Shadows apartment complex, 1815 E. Speedway Blvd. Williams subsequently exited his car and ran north through the complex. Officers pursued on foot.

While in pursuit, a 12- to 13-year-old boy offered officers the use of his BMX-style bicycle. With the added speed of the bicycle, the officer caught Williams at the intersection of North Olson Street and East Helen Street. Williams was cited and released.

The child whose bike was used is asked to call university police at 621-UAPD for commendation.

A Tucson man was arrested on DUI charges at the intersection of East Sixth Street and North Park Avenue at 1:14 a.m. Tuesday.

Travis O. Watson, 20, of the 5000 block of North Hillcrest Drive, was charged with DUI, DUI with blood-alcohol content above .10 and minor operating a motor vehicle with alcohol in body.

Watson was cited and released to his mother.

The driver of a 1991 Chrysler LeBaron told police of intentional damage to his car after he was pulled over in a routine traffic stop.

Police reports indicate that just before 9:52 p.m. Monday, a large male punched through the driver's side window with his right fist as the car was driving out of the Second Street garage, 1340 E. Second St.

The male apparently followed the driver out of the Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd.

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

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