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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 8, 1999
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University police broke up an argument between two students Tuesday afternoon, police reports stated.

A UAPD detective was off-duty at 5:34 p.m. near the south side of McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., when he saw a "potentially hostile" situation between the two men. Another officer arrived and spoke with the students.

A student told police he was in the UA Associated Students Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., "about a month ago" when he saw the other student wearing an army uniform, reports stated.

The student told the officer he approached the man and said he had "mosquito wings" on his uniform, reports stated. The two had a short verbal confrontation and then separated without police intervention, reports stated.

At a job fair later on, the two ran into each other again, the student told police. He said "verbal insults" were exchanged and again they ceased arguing without any intervention, reports stated.

The student told police he saw the man outside McClelland Hall and a third argument ensued.

The student offended by the "mosquito wing" comment said that he was eating a snack when the student approached him and provoked a fight, reports stated.

The two men were arguing when police arrived. Police told the student who allegedly provoked the fight his behavior was "close to threatening."

The officer reminded the student to adhere to the university Code of Conduct.

Neither man wanted to press charges. Police told them to avoid each other.

A Tucson woman called police Tuesday after she found her vehicle scratched, police reports stated.

The woman told police she parked her green 1997 Dodge Neon on the northwest side of North Warren Avenue and East Hawthorne Street at 2:45 a.m.

When she returned at 11 a.m., her vehicle had one scratch stretching the length of the car on the driver's side, reports stated.

The woman also noticed a scratched, gray 1994 silver Ford parked near her car.

The Ford's owner was notified of the vandalism, reports stated.

A Tucson woman was arrested on suspicion of failure to stop at a red light after she allegedly struck another vehicle, police reports stated.

No injuries were reported to police.

Patricia K. Davis, 20, told police she was driving her white 1989 Toyota west on East Speedway Boulevard at 11 p.m.

She said she approached North Mountain Avenue at approximately 35 mph and believed the light at the intersection was green, reports stated.

The driver of a green 1988 Jeep told police she was waiting behind another car stopped to turn left onto Speedway from Mountain when the white Ford entered the intersection, reports stated.

The Jeep's driver said she sped up to avoid being struck by the Ford, but Davis' car still struck the Jeep, reports stated.

Police cited Davis and released her.

An employee called police Tuesday morning after someone allegedly tried to steal a leather saddle bag off of his motorcycle, police reports stated.

The staff member told police he parked his bike along East South Campus Drive at 7 a.m. When he returned to his bike at 7:20 a.m., his saddle bag strap was damaged.

The employee told police he believed someone walked by his bike and tried to take the bag, but did not realize the bag was strapped to the bike, reports stated.

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