By John Brown
Arizona Daily Wildcat
August 28, 1997

Police Beat

A residence hall employee reported receiving a mysterious call Sunday from a man requesting permission to hold an "anti-gay" demonstration at Coronado Residence Hall, 522 E. Fifth St.

The student employee told university police a man called at 8:20 p.m. and asked if some people could picket in the dorm's main lobby. The man also said he wanted to get some signatures for an "anti-gay community" petition.

The student told the man he would have to call the hall director and gave him the phone number. The man then said, "Isn't it true that all RA's are gay?" The hall director never received a call from the man.

According to reports the man said at 9:30 p.m. he was going to bring his "45," signs and some other people.

A construction worker reported the theft of an $1,150 power saw Monday from the back of his truck parked on the south side of Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St.

The man told university police he left the rented power saw on the truck's tailgate at 1:30 p.m. and when he returned about 15 minutes later, it was gone. Police called the rental shop to get the serial number and alerted several power tool stores in the area to be on the look out for the saw.

University police made contact with a white van Monday afternoon that several students have seen on campus attempting to sell stereo speakers near East Fourth Street and North Highland Avenue.

When police arrived, the van was in a no-parking zone west of Graham- Greenlee Residence Hall and the passenger was passing out speaker catalogs to students. In the rear of the van police reported several boxes contained 3-foot stereo speakers.

The driver showed police a city business license for his company, Studio Sound, and told police they came to campus because students need great speakers.

Police warned him for parking in a no-parking zone and left the scene.

A 21-year-old female student reported receiving a strange phone call Monday at Alpha Chi Omega, 1775 E. First St. from the same man who had harassed her in the spring of 1996.

The student told university police that she answered the phone about 8:30 p.m. and the caller said, "You know who this is?" When she said no the man replied, It's Steve, from last semester," and then hung up.

"Steve" then called back and left a message on the machine, leaving a phone number and said the student should call him back.

The student told police she is not sure who "Steve" is, but that he is the same man who had made sexually explicit calls to her between February and April of 1996.

Police called the number and left a message for "Steve" to give them a call at UAPD.

A 17-year-old female student's 1968 Oldsmobile convertible sedan was smothered by a black goopy substance Tuesday after she parked under Arizona Stadium, 540 N Vine, without knowing maintenance crews planned to clean the ramps above her car.

The student told university police she parked on the stadium's west side with the top down and when she returned about 7 p.m., the car was covered with the dirty sludge.

While the student was gone, Facilities Management employees started cleaning the stadium ramps, which caused the gooey dirt to spray off the sides. No warning signs were posted, reports stated.

The student ran her finger along a seat crack and showed police a clump of the black goo. Police told the student to contact Facilities Management for damage compensation.

A female student reported encountering a masturbator Tuesday in a limited-access computer lab at the Harshberger Building, 1235 N. Campus Drive.

The student told university police she was in the lab when she turned around and saw a man in his early 20s, wearing only Levi's, masturbating.

The student said, "Oh my God, what are you doing here? How did you get in? Would you please leave."

The man said nothing and left. He is described as 5 feet 9 inches with a medium build and blond hair.

The computer lab has a code panel access, however, the student said at least 60 people know the code and use the lab.


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


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