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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
April 23, 1999
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A Tucson resident called university police Wednesday afternoon to file a noise complaint, police reports stated.

The unidentified caller told police there was noise coming from the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity, 638 E. University Blvd., at 5:31 p.m.

Officers went to the fraternity house and saw a large group of people near the east side of the building, including two photographers.

Police officers did not detect unusual noise or music coming from the house.

The president of the fraternity told police Playboy magazine was conducting a photo shoot at the residence. He said he would ask everyone at the house to try to keep the noise level down, reports stated.

At 6:30 p.m., the woman called again to complain about the noise at the fraternity house. Police returned to the area but found nothing unusual.

Police contacted the woman and told her they heard no noise at the house. The woman then said she wanted the fraternity cited for disorderly conduct, reports stated.

The officer asked her what she felt was an acceptable level of noise, to which she replied "none whatsoever," reports stated.

Police went back to the house and spoke with the fraternity president again. He said the photographers were leaving and people were going inside the house.

The officer called the woman again to inform her of the situation. She said she still wanted the house to be cited.

Police officers told the woman they had no probable cause to cite the students.

Police arrested a student on suspicion of theft of services Wednesday night after he removed a boot from his vehicle's tire, police reports stated.

A Parking and Transportation Services employee called police and said Gregory W. Layne's 1998 white GMC pick-up truck was booted at 6:25 p.m.

When the employee went back to the lot on East Second Street and North Mountain Avenue at 6:56 p.m., he said he saw Layne, 19, crouched down by his wheel and the boot in the bed of his truck, reports stated.

Police cited Layne, of the 2000 block of West Speedway Boulevard, and Parking and Transportation put the boot back on his truck, reports stated.

University police arrested a Tucson man last Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence and criminal speeding after officers clocked his speed at 70 mph in a 35 mph zone, police reports stated.

A police officers was on patrol near East Speedway Boulevard and North Wilson Avenue when he saw a silver four-door sedan traveling east on Speedway. The sedan was reportedly going 60 mph.

After the driver, Fernando R. Sosa, 39, stopped for the light at North Country Club Road and Speedway, he reportedly sped up to 70 mph.

The officer turned on his lights and attempted to stop the sedan, but Sosa resisted. Sosa then failed to stop at a red light at the intersection of Speedway and North Swan Road, reports stated.

The officer called the Tucson Police Department for backup.

Sosa reportedly failed to use the turn lane when turned left onto North Wilmot Road. As the sedan approached East Pima Street at Wilmot, Sosa allegedly "straddled" the median and drove on it until the intersection of North Kolb Road and East Tanque Verde Road.

Police continued to follow Sosa's car as a TPD helicopter illuminated the fleeing vehicle, reports stated.

Sosa, a resident of Mexico, then pulled into the Hawthorne Suites, 7007 E. Tanque Verde Road, and got out of his car.

According to police reports, there was a half-empty bottle of gin in the back seat of Sosa's vehicle, reports stated.

He told police he had been at TD's Showclub, 749 W. Miracle Mile, with colleagues from work and had "2 to 3" drinks there, reports stated. He reportedly told officers he was drinking gin.

A UAPD officer took Sosa back to headquarters and attempted to test his blood alcohol level, but there were no forms available in Spanish. The officer then took him to TPD headquarters, but they also lacked the correct forms.

Sosa was then taken back to the Hawthorne Suites after completing paperwork for his arrest.

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