Police Beat

Police Beat

Zach Thomas
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 13, 1996

A female student called police Saturday after a male Mall preacher reportedly followed her for over a week.

Approximately a week to a week and a half ago, the Mall preacher yelled to the student that she was going to hell.

The two then began to talk, and police reports indicate they talked two to three times per day for the next week.

He appeared at her residence hall and again at her philosophy lecture. The teaching assistant urged her to call UAPD.

Police reports indicate that a flyer bearing the preacher's picture was posted at the residence hall's front desk, warning that he had been talking to other female residents.

The case is under investigation by university police.

A female student reportedly received unwanted phone calls at her residence hall room between Jan. 14 and last Saturday.

Police reports indicate someone has been calling random pagers and leaving the student's number, often followed by "911." Most of the calls have come in the early mornings.

The student has contacted residence hall personnel about having her phone number changed.

A Tucson man was turned over to Tucson police for DUI after he allegedly struck several vehicles and traffic control devices at 1420 N. Vine Ave.

University police officers responded to the scene at 1:16 a.m. Friday. Reports indicate the man would not communicate with officers and appeared under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering substances.

Due to his condition, he was taken to University Medical Center for treatment.

The case was referred to the TPD for processing.

A resident of Gila Hall, 1009 E. North Campus Drive, was warned for possession of a fraudulent driver's license.

Officers responded to the hall after the student left the false license at the front desk, police reports stated.

The student said she obtained the license in an unidentified room at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St.

She was referred to the Dean of Students' office diversion program. The fake license was placed into evidence.

University police arrested four people on DUI charges over the weekend.

Lennie T. Sanders, 20, of the 3300 block of East Fort Lowell Road, was arrested after the 1977 Chevrolet sedan he was driving collided with a pole at East University Boulevard and North Campbell Avenue.

Sanders failed field sobriety tests and was recorded with a .083 blood-alcohol content.

He was cited for minor operating a vehicle with alcohol in system and released to a friend.

In a separate incident, UA student Cody L. Sweet, 20, of the 1900 block of East First Avenue, was pulled over after she stopped her 1992 Ford Ranger pickup 50 feet away from the intersection of East University Boulevard and North Campbell Avenue at 12:50 a.m. Saturday morning.

Police reports indicate she failed field sobriety tests and was tested with a blood-alcohol content of .159.

She was charged with DUI and DUI with BAC above .10, then released.

In an unrelated report, Phillip J. Cowman, 21, of the 100 block of North Highland Avenue, was arrested after he drove his 1983 Dodge sedan through a red light at East Speedway Boulevard and North Campbell Avenue at 10:19 p.m. Saturday evening.

He failed field sobriety tests but later passed intoxilyzer screening at police headquarters.

He was cited for traffic violations and released.

Jennifer T. Hunter, 20, of Flagstaff, was arrested on DUI charges after the Chevrolet sedan she was driving was seen circling Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St.

Police reports indicate she failed field sobriety tests and officers located a baggie containing a green leafy substance. She was cited for minor operating a vehicle with alcohol in body and unlawful possession of marijuana. She was released to friends.

University police arrested a UA student Saturday on charges of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jan E. Leanderson, 22, a resident of Corleone Apartments, 1330 N. Park Ave., was arrested at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., after the hall director reported suspicious persons in the first-floor bathroom.

Police reports indicate Leanderson produced a pipe with marijuana residue when questioned by officers. He was cited and released.

Reports indicate Leanderson thanked the police for helping him and said he felt much better about giving them his pipe until he can move to a country where he can legally use "dope."

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

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