By John Brown
Arizona Summer Wildcat
July 30, 1997

Police Beat

July 24

A 19-year-old man was arrested after university police made a routine traffic stop and discovered he had an outstanding warrant.

Police pulled a pick up truck over with no taillights at 12:35 a.m. Police discovered the driver, Adolfo Ruiz, of the 1600 block of Calle Espana, driving on a suspended license. He also had a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear in court on minor in possession of spirituous liquor charges.

Ruiz was cited for driving on a suspended license and no taillights and police served the warrant and arrested him.

A student reported his $2,800 Cannondale mountain bike stolen from the Chemistry Biological Sciences building, 1340 E. University Blvd.

The student told university police he locked his bike on the north side of the building at 7 a.m. and when he returned at 10:45 a.m. it was gone.

Police have no suspects.

July 25

A 22-year-old student was arrested after university police found he had a warrant for his arrest on drug charges.

University police stopped a car at 10 p.m. for moving violations and discovered the passenger in the vehicle, Alexander Panagalos, of the 1200 block of North First Avenue, had warrants for failure to appear on unlawful possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia charges.

Panagalos was arrested and transported to Pima County Jail where the warrants were served and he was booked.

July 26

University police arrested a passenger in a car after seeing him drinking a beer at a red light at East Sixth Street and North Campbell Avenue.

Police were traveling southbound on Campbell at 12:10 a.m. when they stopped at Sixth Street. When the officer looked to the left he saw, Jarod Dunn, of the 3100 block of East Sylvesa, sitting in the front seat of a pick up truck drinking from a 12-ounce Budweiser beer bottle.

Dunn was cited on charges of drinking in public and police suspected the driver also had been drinking and told him not to drive.

July 27

A student reported his wallet was taken from his unattended backpack while he was studying at the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

The student told university police he was on the fourth floor of the library and went to call a friend from the pay phone at 5:50 p.m. but left his pack back on the table where he was studying. When he returned about two minutes later his backpack was gone.

He told police eventually he found the pack on the other side of the library but his wallet that contained $22 cash and various forms of identification was gone.

The student told police a man in his 50s with short brown hair and a tan shirt had been sitting near him before he went to use the phone.

He said the man "looked out of place like he didn't belong there" and that the man was gone when he had come back to the table.

A 20-year-old student was arrested on a minor consuming alcohol charge after university police responded to a report of a hostile and violent resident at Apache Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St.

The resident assistant told university police he had received complaints of loud music and noise coming from a student's room. But when he went to the room, he was met by Scott Shapiro, who the RA said was agitated and threatening.

Shapiro allegedly said, "If I have to come to the door, you'll be sorry," reports stated.

Police arrived at 5:39 a.m. and knocked on Shapiro's door several times before hearing, "Go away, I'm trying to sleep." When he finally opened the door, Shapiro started yelling he was tired and told police they should leave, reports stated.

Police detected a strong odor of alcohol and he admitted to drinking a few beers earlier in the night, police reports stated.

Shapiro was arrested on minor consuming alcohol charges and taken to UAPD headquarters where a breath test resulted in a BAC of 0.10 or higher. He was transported to Pima County Jail and booked.

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

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