By Bryon Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 17, 1998

Police Beat

A UA student reported Friday that two stolen checks were cashed on her bank account and the culprit may be a man she bought magazine subscriptions from on the UA Mall in January.

The student told university police she bought magazines from the 25-year-old man Jan. 21 and then gave him her phone number because she thought he was "cute," police reports stated.

After their first meeting, the man visited her resident hall several times, and the student told police she believes he may have taken the checks Jan. 23 during a period when he was left alone in the room.

She discovered two checks were cashed on her account Friday, for a total of about $100, police reports stated.

The woman told police the two stolen checks were in sequence, and the amounts matched the two checks she wrote to the subscription company.

University police arrested a Tucson man on alcohol charges Friday after someone complained about aggressive panhandlers at East Sixth Street and North Cherry Avenue.

Police talked to Larry Grey, 47, of the 700 block of South Sixth Avenue, at a bus stop about the reported incident, police reports stated.

Grey drank from a can of beer twice while talking to police, even after a warning to dump out the beer, reports stated.

Grey was cited on a charge of drinking in public and released.

An Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity member called university police early Friday after the house was bombarded with a barrage of beer bottles by a neighboring fraternity.

The student told police he watched Delta Tau Delta fraternity members throw beer bottles at 3:15 a.m. from the south roof of their house into the courtyard of the AEP house, 1510 N. Vine Ave.

Officers arrived at 3:20 a.m. and saw several men scurry into Delta's house, 1550 N. Vine Ave., when they spotted the police cruiser, reports stated.

Delta Tau Delta members told police that the fraternity would clean up the broken glass at AEP's house to avoid prosecution, police reports stated.

A UA student was beaten by a mob of men Friday after stopping his vehicle near North Euclid Avenue and East Fifth Street.

The man saw between five and eight men walking west across Euclid Avenue at 1:20 a.m. and stopped his vehicle to see what they were doing, police reports stated.

He recognized one of the men as "Manny," and got out of his vehicle as the group walked over to his car, reports stated.

The student told police Manny said he and his companions were drunk and were going to "beat (his) ass," as another man walked up to him and tried to grab him, reports stated.

The student pushed the attacker away, and the other men ganged up on him and began to hit and kick him until Manny told the group to stop its attack, reports stated.

After the beating, the student got into his vehicle and tried to look where the group was going before reporting the incident to police.

University police referred a student to the Dean of Students' diversion program Friday after receiving a report that the student was smoking marijuana in his room at Corleone Apartments, 1330 N. Park Ave.

Police talked to the hall director at 6:42 p.m., who said she smelled the odor of burnt marijuana coming from a second-floor room.

Police were given permission to enter the room by one of its tenants, who said he smokes marijuana but doesn't smoke it in the room, police reports stated.

Officers searched the room and found 1 gram of marijuana in the top drawer of a dresser, which belonged to the student who answered the door, reports stated.

Police seized the marijuana and told the student that he would be contacted by the Dean of Students' office.

A UA employee called university police Friday after he found graffiti in a restroom at Arizona Stadium, 840 N. Vine Ave.

The man told police that "Fuck ygn" was scribbled with a black marker on a steel partition near an urinal stall in a northwest corner rest room between 5:30 and 7 p.m.

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


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