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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
February 23, 1999
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University police arrested a student Thursday evening on suspicion of assault after he struck another student in the face three times, police reports stated.

Officers went to Bear Down Gym, 1428 E. University Blvd., at 5:21 p.m. to break up a fight stemming from an intramural basketball rivalry.

Gym employees directed police to Christopher S. Jones, 21. Jones told police he and the other student had been "talking lots of stuff" on the court during a game last week, reports stated.

Jones, of the 8000 block of East Squaw Peak Drive, said he went up to the student Thursday and confronted him. Jones told police the other student stood up and said, "what are you gonna do about it," reports stated.

According to reports, Jones then struck the student in the face three times before he was pulled away. The student's cheek was punctured by his teeth from the blow, reports stated. He was taken to University Medical Center for treatment.

The injured student told police he did not want to press charges. Jones was cited and released.

An employee called police Thursday night after she found a suspicious parking ticket on her car, police reports stated.

The staff member told police she parked her car on the third floor of the Main Gate parking garage, 815 E. Second St., at 12:30 p.m. When she returned at 4 p.m., she found the fake ticket, reports stated.

A Parking and Transportation Services employee told the staff member the ticket was false.

The employee told police she would bring the ticket to UAPD headquarters for evidence.

Police arrested a Tucson man on suspicion of marijuana possession Thursday night after he was pulled over for speeding, police reports stated.

Pete Olivas, 27, was allegedly driving 51 mph in a 35 mph zone when officers stopped him at 9:42 p.m. at the corner of North Campbell Avenue and East Enke Drive, reports stated.

As the officer was writing Olivas a speeding ticket, he noticed what he believed to be the smell of burning marijuana.

When the officer asked Olivas if he had marijuana in his car, he said "yeah, una roacha," reports stated.

The officer found the suspected marijuana in Olivas' ashtray. Olivas, of the 500 block of South Railroad Avenue, was cited and released.

An officer was on patrol early Sunday morning when a full can of beer struck the hood of his car, police reports stated.

The officer was at a stop sign near the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity, 1801 E. First St. at 2:19 a.m. when the beverage smacked into his patrol car, reports stated.

The officer called for backup and then investigated the projectile can.

No one inside the fraternity house knew who might have thrown the beer, but one member told police seven UA football players had left the residence moments before the can made contact.

Police arrested a Tucson man Saturday morning on suspicion of false reporting after he was stopped for speeding.

Caesar A. Chavarria was driving 45 mph in a 30 mph zone at 1:09 a.m. when police stopped him at the intersection of North Park Avenue and East Lowell Street, reports stated.

Chavarria, 23, told police he did not have a driver's license in his possession and was on his way to pick up his girlfriend at Curves Cabaret, police reports stated.

As the officer spoke to Chavarria, he noticed a semi-automatic pistol on the car's dashboard, reports stated.

Police told Chavarria, of the 6000 block of East Cooper Street, and his passenger to exit the car. The officer removed the gun from the car and noted that it was unloaded and without a magazine, reports stated.

Chavarria provided police with a false name and birth date. The officer was informed of the man's real name and discovered his license was suspended, reports stated.

Chavarria told police he lied about his name because he was "scared," reports stated.

Chavarria was cited on suspicion of false reporting, driving on a suspended license and speeding.

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