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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
March 2, 1999
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A UA employee called police Saturday night after overhearing an argument and seeing a man lean into a female student's car window, police reports stated.

Police went to the area of North Park Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard at 9:29 p.m. and found the student inside her car and a man standing near the driver's side door, reports stated.

As the officer approached, the woman yelled "get him away from me," reports stated.

The man told police he followed the student to her car after a campus event and tried to talk to her. He added that they were friends and were having an argument, reports stated.

The student told police she had just finished performing at the event. She was angry with the man because he had been talking during the performance, reports stated.

She told police he tried to take her car keys away. She repeatedly asked the man to leave her alone, reports stated.

The student also said the man broke one of her shoes by throwing it to the ground, reports stated.

The man denied the student's accusations. The officer then told the man to stay away from her.

A student called police Friday night after his roommate damaged his property by "throwing a chair around the room," police reports stated.

The student told police he had confronted his roommate about a damaged VCR.

He told officers his roommate had thrown his VCR Nov. 6 out a window of Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. 5th St. The student told police his roommate said "Do you want to watch a movie now?" reports stated.

A resident assistant told police the roommate had agreed to replace the student's VCR by Dec. 7. When the student approached his roommate about the issue, he became angry and damaged the student's computer disks, clock radio and music cassette tapes, reports stated.

The student told police he would not press charges unless his roommate decided against reimbursing him for the items, reports stated.

Police told the roommate he would be cited on suspicion of criminal damage if he did not follow through with his promise.

A student called police Saturday night after a fire alarm went off in La Paz Residence Hall, police reports stated.

Police arrived to the dorm, 602 N. Highland Ave., at 9:33 p.m. and spoke with a resident assistant who found a used fire extinguisher.

Officers found a "white haze" throughout the dorm hallway and later discovered the smoke was not from a fire, but from the fire extinguisher, reports stated.

The fire alarms were turned off after Tucson Fire Department checked the area, reports stated.

Police went to La Paz Residence Hall after someone reported smelling a substance alleged to be burning marijuana.

According to police report, students took "one minute" to open the door.

A resident assistant watched the students' room from a neighboring window. The RA saw one student throw a pipe out of the dorm room window, but could not identify which student tossed it, reports stated.

Police searched the room and found no drugs or drug paraphernalia, reports stated. The pipe was recovered and placed into evidence.

Police arrested a student early Sunday morning on suspicion of underage drinking and providing false information after he was seen drinking a beer at a party, police reports stated.

An officer was flagged down at the intersection of East Drachman Street and North Cherry Avenue at 1:16 a.m. because of a loud party, reports stated.

Police went to the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house, 1449 N. Cherry Ave., and spoke with a member about the noise, reports stated. The member told police he would make sure the noise level stayed low and people remained inside, reports stated.

Police went into the house to make sure no minors were drinking, reports stated.

Eric M. Kemp, 20, of the 4000 block of East Pima Street, admitted to drinking and gave police a name and birth date. He told police he had no form of identification on him.

Kemp said he had a Utah drivers license, but police officers found nothing when they checked records. The student then said he had a drivers license in Texas. Police were again unable to find any information, reports stated.

Police then asked Kemp to tell the truth, reports stated. He told officers he had given them his brother's name.

Kemp was cited and released.

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