By Bryon Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 20, 1998

Police Beat

A student dropped his shorts and said "kiss my ass" during a quarrel with a UA Parking and Transportation Services worker Wednesday near East Sixth Street and North Highland Avenue, university police reports stated.

The employee told police the student was walking past his departmental vehicle at 4:25 p.m. when the student stopped to slap or kick the vehicle.

When the employee asked the student if there was a problem, he responded by threatening to "kick his ass," and then walked away with his shorts down, exposing his buttocks, reports stated.

The 19-year-old student confirmed that he had had a tiff with the employee when police found him at the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St.

The man told police he believed the worker was trying to intimidate him, and he only pulled his shorts down for a brief moment as he said, "kiss my ass."

The employee did not wish to press charges, so police warned the student that his actions could result in an arrest for disorderly conduct.

Two men robbed a UA student of her purse Wednesday night as she was walking near the Gould-Simpson Building, 1040 E. Fourth St.

The student told university police she heard footsteps approaching behind her as she walked east on Fourth Street at 10:55 p.m.

When she passed Gould-Simpson, one of the men jerked the purse away from her, and both men ran toward North Park Avenue, police reports stated.

The woman told police the purse contained her wallet, which held several credit and identification cards and $30 cash.

The student was unable to give police a clear description of the assailants.

University police K-9 officer Darro assisted the Metropolitan Area Narcotics Trafficking Interdiction Squads Tuesday by sniffing out two packages of illegal contraband that were suspected of containing drugs, at a Federal Express building, 3601 E. Columbia Road.

Darro singled out two packages that police placed at different locations of the warehouse, reports stated.

After obtaining a search warrant, police opened the two packages and found 13 pounds of marijuana sealed in a plastic container in one package and about 10.5 pounds of marijuana wrapped in plastic and fabric softener sheets in the other, reports stated.

A student's bicycle had its major components stripped Tuesday night while locked to a rack outside Babcock Inn, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd.

The student told university police he locked his bike at 3 p.m. Tuesday and returned in the morning to discover someone had removed his $275 front shock absorbers, handlebar assembly and gear shifters.

A woman was able to score free parking Tuesday - albeit illegally - when she quickly drove her car through a gate behind a paying customer at the Park Avenue Garage, 1140 N. Park Ave.

The garage's booth attendant told university police that a Nissan with two women inside drove through gate at 2:25 p.m. following a car that had already paid.

The attendant told police it is usually hard to follow a car out after its passengers have paid, but the women had somehow pulled it off.

The employee told police she would be able to identify the driver if she saw her again.

A UA student called university police Wednesday after finding that her truck had been burglarized while parked behind the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house, 1443 E. First St.

The student told police she parked her 1989 Jeep Cherokee at 12:30 p.m. in Lot 4053.

When she returned to her vehicle at 10:30 p.m., she noticed that the driver's side door's window was busted and someone had taken her $300 CD player and about $1,000 worth of compact discs, police reports stated.

The dashboard of the vehicle was damaged during the break-in.

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


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