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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 13, 1999
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A university employee found a bag of cocaine at Corleone Residence Hall Friday morning, police reports stated.

The employee went to UAPD at 9:29 a.m. and gave the bag to officers. The bag's contents tested positive for cocaine and police took it into evidence.

At 2 p.m. that same day, the employee called police because he spoke with a "witness" who knew about the drugs, reports stated.

The "witness" told the employee he knew which room the cocaine was from and that the residents also had multiple kinds of drugs in their possession, reports stated.

The "witness" also said he believed the residents were selling the drugs and providing them to students at Mansfield Junior High School, 1300 E. Sixth St., reports stated.

Police plan to patrol the junior high school.

Tucson police arrested a man Thursday after he allegedly assaulted two staff members at University Medical Center's emergency room, police reports stated.

A university police officer was on patrol in the area of North Cherry Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard at 7:37 p.m. when a UMC security guard flagged the officer down to inform him of the emergency room assaults.

Kristian N. Bettencourt, 38, told police he was in the UMC emergency room and "wasn't going to let this slide," reports stated.

Bettencourt, of the 10000 block of East Tanque Verde Road, told the officer he wanted to leave the hospital and asked a Tucson Police Department officer for a ride, reports stated.

Bettencourt said the TPD officer hit him in the throat and told the man he was "not above the law," reports stated.

The UAPD officer noticed Bettencourt was trembling and had difficulty calming down, reports stated. Police discovered Bettencourt had a disorderly conduct warrant with UAPD.

TPD officers drove by the area and positively identified Bettencourt as the man involved in the UMC assaults. Tucson police arrested him and took him to Pima County Jail, reports stated.

An employee of the Maui Beach Sun Center tanning salon called police Thursday afternoon to report a man urinating in the parking lot, police reports stated.

The employee told police the man was "yelling at customers as they walked into the business and later urinated on a trash can," reports stated.

The man, who police believed was intoxicated, denied harassing the customers after officers located him near the tanning salon, 1107 N. Park Ave.

Officers then spoke with an employee at the Circle K convenience store, 977 E. Speedway Blvd., located next to the tanning salon.

The Circle K employee told police he had asked the man to leave. He did not want to press charges, reports stated.

Police warned the man not to return to the property.

University police went to a student's residence Friday morning to interview him about a past case, but ended up arresting his roommate for a warrant, police reports stated.

Police went to the home in the 2300 block of North Santa Rita Avenue to speak with a student involved in a past criminal damage case.

When officers arrived, they noticed roach clips on a table, three knives and two bongs, reports stated.

The student and his roommate, Scott Tyson Ruby, 22, also a student, denied owning the bongs.

Police then discovered the warrant for Ruby's arrest. Ruby reportedly was arrested on suspicion of a liquor violation but did not appear in court.

Officers took Ruby to Pima County Jail where he was released by pre-trial services.

Police arrested a student for a warrant Thursday morning after pulling him over for a traffic violation.

Officers stopped Chad M. Beougher, 21, in an alleyway north of East First Street and North Martin Avenue at 12 a.m. Beougher, of the 1100 block of East Blacklidge Road, had a warrant for an alcohol violation, reports stated.

He was taken to Pima County Jail and released by pre-trial services.

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