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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 9, 1998
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A man was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing and giving false information to police late Friday night, police reports stated.

Officers responded to a call on North Park Avenue just north of East Speedway Boulevard where a man, later identified as 44-year-old Rachapeal Tino, was already in police custody, reports indicated.

The man at first refused to give police his correct name, birth date or address and initially told officers his name was "Walker" and that he was 14 years old, reports stated.

Officers recognized Tino because of prior police run-ins. He was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail where he was booked.

Officers saw two underage men early Saturday morning allegedly drinking beer behind the dump site of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house, 1443 E. First St..

According to police reports, Jason Scott Knapp, 20, of the 900 block of East Fifth Street was seen holding what appeared to be a can of beer. When the two saw the officers, Knapp reportedly dropped the can and began to walk away.

Police later caught up with the men and asked them for identification. Knapp's companion later was identified as Lee Matthew Dremel, 17, of the 1000 block of East North Campus Drive.

Knapp told police he was a pledge for the Sigma Epsilon fraternity and said that was where he had gotten the beer.

Both men appeared to be intoxicated, reports stated.

Dremel and Knapp were cited on suspicion of minors possessing alcohol and released at the scene.

A male UA student was referred to the Dean of Students Diversion Program early Saturday morning after being seen with what officers believed was alcohol.

Jarrod B. Silvers, 18, of the 800 block of East Fifth Street, was at a party at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, 1550 N. Vine Ave., early Saturday morning, when officers spotted what they believed was can of beer.

Silvers walked out of the room and into a crowded courtyard and the officer followed, noting in his report looked over his shoulder a number of times as he walked away.

Police caught up with Silvers and asked him why he was trying to get away, reports stated, a contingency that Silvers denied.

Silvers later said he was 18 years old and was referred him to the Dean of Students Diversion Program before being released.

University police arrested a male UA student on suspicion of a minor possessing alcohol and operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. They also served him with a license suspension order for refusing to take a breath analysis test.

Police pulled over a black 1998 Dodge sedan early Monday morning at the intersection of North Mountain Avenue and East Mabel Street after they noted the car had no registration tags, police reports stated.

The driver of the car was identified as Joseph M. Traher Jr., 20, of the 5600 block of North Campbell Avenue, reports stated.

Police asked Traher to show registration and insurance when they noticed his movements were slow and the smell of alcohol was apparent, reports stated.

The officer asked Traher if he had been drinking and he replied, "no, nothing," reports stated.

Once Traher exited the car, the officer asked him to breathe into his face, but Traher refused.

Traher was arrested and taken to the university police department where he again refused to take a breath analysis test.

The officer took Traher's drivers license and he then was released to his father's custody, reports stated.

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

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