By Keith J. Allen
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 17, 1997

Police Beat

A Tucson man was arrested on a charge of indecent exposure Thursday after a female student reported he was masturbating in the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

The student told university police she was in the southwest corner of the fourth floor of the library when a man sat next to her.

The student told police she got up and moved, and when she looked over at the man, later identified as James D. Jordan, 34, of the 4000 block of East King Avenue, she saw he had his penis exposed and was masturbating, police reports stated.

The student then called her boyfriend and the police. Police reports stated the boyfriend stopped at a fraternity house and picked up two friends before arriving at the library.

The boyfriend, the two friends and the student looked for Jordan and found him on the fourth floor. The boyfriend asked Jordan about what he did.

According to police reports, Jordan pulled his shirt out of his pants to try to cover a "bulge" in his crotch area. Jordan then walked to the bathroom as the boyfriend and the friends tried to detain him, reports stated.

Jordan then left the library with the four people following him, reports stated.

Police stopped at Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall, 610 N. Highland Ave., after one of the friends alerted officers that Jordan was heading westbound.

Jordan denied masturbating in the library and said he was on the second floor studying, according to police reports.

Police reports stated that Jordan was shaking and his hands were trembling as police spoke with him. Police also noticed a bulge in Jordan's pants but the zipper "appeared closed," reports stated.

Police asked the student to identify Jordan, and she verified that he was the man in the library, police reports stated.

Jordan was arrested and taken to Pretrial Services, where he was released.

Police warned Jordan that he was not allowed back into the library or other campus facilities.

A man was arrested on a charge of third degree criminal trespassing early Friday morning after he would not leave the Texaco store at 501 N. Park Ave.

University police were patrolling Park Avenue at 12:04 a.m. when they saw a Texaco employee pushing the man, Dohn M. McClellan, 46, of a general delivery address, from the store's entrance onto the ground.

The employee told police McClellan was harassing customers and refusing to leave the property, reports stated.

According to police reports, police could see that McClellan was "very intoxicated."

McClellan was also yelling and causing a disturbance while police spoke with the employee, reports stated.

Police arrested McClellan due to his "intoxicated and belligerent state," reports stated.

McClellan was booked into Pima County Jail.

A man was arrested Friday after he was seen urinating on a tree and yelling outside Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St.

University police received a call that a man was urinating outside of the hall. When police met with the man, John LeDuc, 44, he denied urinating in public, police reports stated.

After police left, they received a second call about the same man that reported he was verbally abusive toward residents of the hall.

Two community service officers noticed LeDuc was causing a disturbance, police reports stated.

The CSOs saw LeDuc urinate on a tree and yell "Wanna smoke a bowl?" and "Pussy is nice" to the residents, police reports stated.

Police then stopped LeDuc and arrested him on charges of disorderly conduct and public nuisance.

While searching LeDuc, police found a green wooden box containing a "green leafy substance" in LeDuc's front sweater pocket, police reports stated.

Reports also stated that police found a smoking pipe and a brass smoking screen in LeDuc's right jacket pocket.

While the community service officers secured LeDuc's bike, they also found several seeds, which reports stated were apparently marijuana, in a clear plastic baggie.

LeDuc was also arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked into Pima County Jail.

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

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