By Bryon Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 15, 1998

Police Beat

University police early Monday arrested a student, on an alcohol charge, whom they believe was responsible for a campuswide rampage that began at Gila Residence Hall, 1009 E. North Campus Drive.

About 1 a.m., police responded to a report of people on the roof of Gila Hall throwing water balloons on pedestrians and vehicles on East Second Street, police reports stated.

Police then responded to a fire alarm at Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1010 N. Park Ave., that was set off at 2:50 a.m. by somebody who tried to cook a bag of popcorn in a microwave oven for 99 minutes and 99 seconds, reports stated.

A Manzanita-Mohave resident assistant told police that a female resident told him the person responsible for the alarm was a girl named "Deanna," who smelled like alcohol, reports stated.

Near the south side of the building, police saw two women talking to a man outside, and one of the women yelled, "Fuck you" as the officers drove away.

Police later received a report that two women and a man were yelling and disturbing the peace at Gila Hall, reports stated.

Police arrived at 3:29 a.m. and discovered smoke coming from a first-floor kitchen, where they found packages of Eggo waffles, Popsicles and Breyer's ice cream smoldering inside a microwave oven that had 89 minutes left on the timer, reports stated.

Police managed to shut off the oven and clear the smoke before fire alarms went off, and were talking to a Gila RA when one of the women and the man the officers had encountered at Manzanita-Mohave came into the lobby.

The woman, identified as Deanna Wilson, 18, a Gila resident, smelled of alcohol but told police she hadn't been drinking and had nothing to do with any of the evening's ruckus.

Wilson was taken to university police headquarters, where tests indicated blood-alcohol levels of .117 and .105 percent, and she was arrested on a charge of minor in possession of spirituous liquor.

Police had insufficient evidence to link Wilson to the other offenses but consider her and her male friend suspects in the disturbances, reports stated.

A university police officer arrested two men on outstanding warrants Monday after she caught them rappelling off the Park Avenue Garage, 1011 N. Park Ave.

The officer was patrolling the area at 12:59 a.m. when she heard a man's voice from above. The man was apparently rappelling down a southwestern wall near a stairwell, police reports stated.

The man took the elevator to rejoin a group of about five people at the top, most of them equipped with rappelling gear, reports stated.

The first rappeller, a UA student, told the officer he works with a local rock-climbing group and that he would take responsibility for the incident.

The man told the officer he and his companions, also UA students, believed the University of Arizona is public property and they did not need permission to rappel down campus buildings, reports stated.

The officer warned the group for trespassing but discovered two men in the group had warrants for their arrest.

The officer arrested Kyle S. Herman, 21, of the 2100 block of North Fourth Avenue, on a warrant for two counts of issuing bad checks and took him to Pima County Jail, where he was later released to Pre-Trial Services, reports stated.

The other man was arrested on a warrant for failing to complete an alcohol education program from August 1995 and was taken to Pima County Jail.

That man, whose name was not available from police yesterday, was later released.

University police arrested a man Friday after an employee complained that he was being rude to customers at Coffee Plantation, 845 E. University Blvd.

Police arrived about 3 p.m., at which time the employee told them a man, later identified as Bobby L. Eaton, 49, of a general delivery address, was being "obnoxious" and would not leave, police reports stated.

When asked why he would not leave, Eaton told officers about a murder conspiracy, reports stated.

Eaton was arrested on a criminal trespassing charge and then started yelling at passersby before he was taken and booked into the Pima County Jail, reports stated.

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


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