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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
March 8, 1999
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Officers arrested a student Thursday morning on suspicion of failure to notify police after he struck a vehicle and did not leave a note, police reports stated.

A student called police at 10:40 a.m. to report damage to her green 1996 GMC truck. The student told police she parked her vehicle in the lot just south of the Visitor's Center on North Cherry Avenue and East University Boulevard at 7:30 a.m.

When she returned at 9:40 a.m., the rear bumper and fender of her truck were damaged, reports stated.

A witness left a note on her windshield providing the license plate number of a red Nissan Sentra owned by Joshua Michael Proctor, 21. The witness did not leave a name or phone number.

Police went to the lot and inspected the damage to the truck. As the officer and student were talking, the witness approached them and told them what he saw, reports stated.

The witness said he saw Proctor, of the 800 block of East 10th Street, pull out of a parking spot and strike the back of the student's truck at 9:40 a.m. He said Proctor got out of his car, looked at the damage, parked his car in a different spot and left the lot, reports stated.

The officer examined the Nissan and noted the damage to the car was consistent with the damage to the truck.

The witness gave police Proctor's physical description. As the student, witness and officer were discussing the situation, Proctor walked into the lot.

The witness told the officer "that's him," reports stated. The officer spoke with Proctor who stated he did not leave a note on the student's truck because he was "late for class," reports stated.

Proctor told police he was planning on leaving a note "later when he got out of class," reports stated.

Police cited and released Proctor.

Police arrested a Tucson woman Thursday afternoon on suspicion of disorderly conduct after she was seen spitting inside the Texaco Starmart, 501 N. Park Ave., police reports stated.

The manager of the store called police at 3:22 p.m. to report a man and two women were "being disruptive inside and outside the store," reports stated.

He told police that when he asked the three to leave, they said "they were not treated like everybody else," reports stated.

The manager said he told them to "stop panhandling" and leave. Jennifer C. Molnar, of a general delivery address, then "spit a green, sticky substance from her mouth onto the Starmart floor," reports stated.

Molnar, 20, told police "I'm sorry for this, but that guy at the Texaco is an asshole," reports stated.

Police cited and released Molnar.

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