By John Brown
Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 9, 1997

Police Beat

University police cited 19 students on alcohol-related violations over the weekend.

Police arrested a 20-year-old man on multiple alcohol charges Friday after they witnessed him using fake identification to purchase alcohol at Circle K, 1150 E. Sixth St.

A 19-year-old man was cited a second time in two weeks after he tried to hide a beer while leaving a party at Zeta Beta Tau, 1011 N. Tyndall Ave.

At 1 a.m., two female students leaving the same party were cited on minor consuming alcohol charges. One of the students, who reportedly could barely stand up said, "But we're not driving. There are 52,000 people out there driving drunk." Police got them a cab.

At 2 a.m., a 22-year-old student was cited on drinking in public near East Second Street and Palm Drive. He said he did not know it was illegal.

Two male students were cited on minor in possession of alcohol charges Saturday at 12:30 a.m. outside La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave. An 18-year-old student holding a Bacardi Breezer reportedly said, "I was just holding it, I'm not 21."

At 11:10 p.m., two students were cited for drinking in public near Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St. They told police they thought if it was in a paper bag they could drink in public.

Sparked by a long-standing feud, two sisters allegedly beat and kicked another woman at a Centennial Hall R&B concert Friday, police said.

University police arrested Chaneyetta A. Lott, 19, and Solange N. Lott, 21, both of the 3300 Block of South Santee Avenue, on assault charges.

Solange Lott told university police she and her sister were going to their seats when the woman confronted them.

Chaneyetta Lott told police they ignored her but the woman continued to verbally harass them during the concert at 1200 E. University Blvd. She told police she pushed the woman down twice and then punched her in the face, reports stated.

Chaneyetta Lott told police that an unknown person struck her from behind and the woman hit her in the stomach.

Solange Lott said she was only trying to stop her sister from fighting and denied hitting the woman.

When university police broke up the brawl about 8:50 p.m., the two sisters were reportedly holding the woman's head between two seats while kicking and punching her, police reports stated.

Reports state that as police talked to the sisters outside, they continued to taunt the woman by saying, "Come on you fucking bitch, step up."

The woman told police she has known the sisters for many years and has always had problems with them.

At UAPD headquarters, Chaneyetta Lott reportedly was bragging about the bump the woman had on her head. She told police the incident could have been avoided if she had stayed in her seat, but that she is not that kind of person.

When police were placing them into patrol cars, Chaneyetta Lott said, "Take me to Pima County, motherfucker," reports stated.

The sisters were booked into Pima County Jail on assault charges.

A 20-year-old student was arrested after riding a wheelie and speeding on his motorcycle on East Speedway Boulevard, Saturday.

University police were stopped at North Campbell Avenue at 10:15 p.m. when Bryan J. Letterly, of the 900 Block of North Euclid Avenue, sped off west on Speedway with the cycle's front tire leaving ground for 20-25 feet.

Police followed Letterly to North Park Avenue, where he again pulled a wheelie before making a left onto North Euclid Avenue.

He was cited on charges of reckless driving , no eye protection and speeding. He was released at the scene.

An unknown number of thieves scattered granola then took an ivory decorated candelabra and painting Saturday from the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority House, 1435 E. Second St.

The house mother told university police the 5-foot white candelabra with artificial ivory and the framed impressionist watercolor painting were taken from the living room between 1:30 and 3 a.m.

In addition, two members' room was "trashed" with paper and granola.

Members suspect Sigma Alpha Epsilon was involved because of a ivory trail leading to SAE's house, 1509 E. Second St.

However, a SAE member told police he knew nothing about the incident but would ask around to see if anyone else did.

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


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