Police Beat

Police Beat

Tom Collins
Arizona Daily Wildcat
November 19, 1996

A low-flying private aircraft circled Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., several times Saturday during the football game.

The airplane, either a Cessna 150 or 172, circled the south end of the stadium four times between 2:15 p.m. and 2:25 p.m.

On its last pass, the airplane flew directly over the south end of the stadium before heading west toward downtown. The airplane's altitude was estimated at 400 feet.

The Tucson Airport Authority will attempt to locate the airplane's owner, police reports stated.

Harassing telephone calls were reported Thursday at KUAT offices, 1423 E. University Blvd.

An employee returning to work found five threatening messages on the station's answering machine. The messages were left Wednesday between 6:15 p.m. and 8:05 p.m.

The messages threatened a former employee and the university, its students and KUAT. The messages mentioned the location of KUAT and six other former employees who may have been employed in the late 1950s.

University police contacted the threatened man, who retired in 1984.

A female student received several harassing telephone calls Friday in her room in Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St.

The student saved one of the phone calls on her answering machine.

In that call, a man used the student's name and the words "bitch" and "slut," university police reports stated.

The student said she had not received any previous phone calls and is interested in prosecuting those responsible.

Police told the student to save future conversations and explained how she could trace the calls.

Reports of a "hysterical" resident Wednesday brought university police to Navajo-Pinal-Sierra Residence Hall, 1557 E. Sixth St.

Two female students and two resident assistants were meeting concerning a false Residence Life maintenance report.

The report, allegedly filled out by the student, requested maintenance on a drawer in her next door neighbor's room. The maintenance report stated, "The left bottom drawer of the dresser sticks and makes LOUD, ANNOYING NOISE."

At about 11:30 p.m., one of the students became angry, stormed out of the room and threw a chair on her way out, an RA told police. Once out of the room, the student began tearing posters off the walls of the hallway, the RA told police.

The student admitted storming out of the room but denied throwing a chair. She apologized for tearing down the posters.

The student denied filling out the maintenance report.

All parties agreed to retire for the evening and handle the situation through the Department of Residence Life.

A car was reported vandalized Thursday in Lot 8109 at East Sixth Street and North Cherry Avenue.

A female employee parked her 1993 Cadillac Deville in the lot at 2 p.m. She returned at 3:45 p.m. to find a swastika drawn on the hood of the car in a cream or wax.

The employee told university police she wiped the swastika off the car. The Deville's windshield was cracked as well.

The cost of the damage was not reported.

Several hundred dollars in craft work was taken Thursday from three tents on the UA Mall.

Three women told police they tied down the flaps of their tents Wednesday at 4:20 p.m. When they returned at 8:15 a.m., the items were missing.

The women told police they thought their wares would be safe, and two of the women said they had left their tents on the Mall before.

Taken from the tents were six decorative pots with a total value of $75, 28 candles with a total value of $84, 12 bottles of perfume with a total value of $84, one chimenia (fireplace) valued at $75, 15 oil lamps with a total value of $400, two candle holders with a total value of $40, one quilt valued at $50 and one red Santa cap valued at $6. The tents were not damaged.

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