By Bryon Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 1, 1998

Police Beat

Three Arizona State University students Thursday reportedly ran through the halls of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., discharging a fire extinguisher.

Coronado's fire alarm sounded at 12:26 a.m., summoning university police and Tucson firefighters, who evacuated the entire building.

A student told police she saw three men running down a second-floor hallway after one of them sprayed a fire extinguisher and then tossed it into a laundry room.

A resident assistant told police a student told her that the three men were ASU students who had been visiting a resident at a second-floor room, reports stated.

Two of the marauders were reportedly kicked out of the room they were visiting minutes before the alarm went off, reports stated.

The RA told police the dorm will press charges if the three are arrested in connection with the incident, and the case was passed along to university police detectives, reports stated.

University police arrested two men on alcohol charges Friday after spotting them hauling an 18-pack of Coors Light and carrying cans of the beer while walking toward the Delta Chi fraternity, 1701 E. First St., police reports stated.

About 11 p.m., an officer noticed a man, later identified as Andrew M. Baumann, 21, of the 200 block of South Kolb Road, walking through an alley near First Street and East Speedway Boulevard with the 18-pack on his shoulder and a Coors Light can in his hand, reports stated.

Walking with Baumann was a UA student who was later identified as Bradley J. Sidio, 20, a resident of the Delta Chi house, reports stated.

As the officer pulled up to the pair, Sidio handed the can of beer he was holding to Baumann, who tried to hide it in the 18-pack, reports stated.

Sidio first told police with slurred speech that he was 25 years old, then 23, and identified himself as Gregory S. Lewis, reports stated.

He also had an Arizona driver license and a Pima Community College student identification card with the name of Lewis, which he told police he obtained to use as a backup ID for the license in order to buy alcohol, reports stated.

Sidio added that he had several shots of sake earlier, but wouldn't say where, and told police he lied about his name because he was scared, reports stated.

Baumann told police they were both headed for the Delta Chi house, and that he had bought the beer at a 7 Eleven and gave Sidio one.

The officer confiscated Sidio's IDs, arrested him on charges of minor consuming alcohol and reporting false information to law enforcement agencies and released him.

Baumann was arrested on a charge of providing alcohol to a minor and released.

The officer seized the 18-pack and then destroyed it at the police station, reports stated.

University police arrested a man Monday who had reportedly been using the showers at Bear Down Gym, 1428 E. University Blvd., on numerous occasions.

An officer encountered Albert C. Epstein, 51, of the 600 Block of East Seneca Street, in the men's bathroom, and was aware from previous incidents that he was neither a student nor a faculty member, police reports stated.

Epstein had been warned March 11 for trespassing at the Bear Down Gym, and has been known to sleep in the Arizona Health Sciences Center Library, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., police reports stated.

Epstein told police he did not have his student ID on him, which the officer told him was not a legitimate excuse, reports stated.

Epstein was cited on a criminal trespassing charge and released.

A student called university police Monday after seeing two people running away with an 8-by-4-foot Spring Fling sign near North Highland Avenue and East Sixth Street.

The student told police she saw two people take the sign down near the northwest corner of the intersection about 11:20 p.m. and then take off running north toward campus, police reports stated.

The student told police she could not describe the two people, and a search of the area revealed no suspicious activity, reports stated.

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


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