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By Audrey DeAnda
Arizona Summer Wildcat
August 4, 1999
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University police arrested a UA employee Friday afternoon after he allegedly assaulted a student, police reports stated.

Larry Wilson, 27, of the 400 block of North Pantano Road, was arrested after he reportedly grabbed a student who passed him on the jogging track at the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., reports stated.

The student told police she was running on the track and passed Wilson on the outer lane. After she passed him, the student said Wilson caught up to her and hit her arm with his fist, reports stated.

She stopped running and told Wilson his actions were "unacceptable" and that he had no right to hit her, reports stated.

The student said Wilson began yelling obscenities at her and said she had no right to pass him, reports stated.

She told officers when she left the track to go to the security office, Wilson followed her and threatened her, saying she was "lucky this time" and next time he'd "really hurt her," reports stated.

According to reports, Wilson then spit in her face.

Other workers calmed Wilson down, and when police arrived, Wilson admitted to grabbing the student's arm and spitting in her face after she cut him off at the track, reports stated.

Wilson was arrested on suspicion of intentional assault and released at UAPD headquarters.

A Tucson man was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon, reports stated.

Benny Julio Bejarano, 22, of the 900 block of West Calle Sevilla, was arrested in the parking lot at East Ninth Street and North Park Avenue.

Officers were helping security agents from The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave., move people from the lot after the bar closed when someone yelled that a man had a gun, reports stated.

Police went to the area where a club security guard said he saw Bejarano with the gun, reports stated.

An officer drew his weapon and ordered Bejarano to stop and put his hands up.

Bejarano slowly reached under his shirt into his right pocket and pulled out a .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol, reports stated.

The officer ordered Bejarano to put the gun on the ground and lie down, reports stated.

After he complied, police arrested Bejarano on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon. Bejarano said he got his gun from his car after a man in a maroon Chevrolet Blazer pointed a rifle at him, reports stated.

Police were unable to locate the Blazer.

Bejarano was cited and released at the scene.

A woman reported damaged to a vehicle Saturday afternoon.

An officer was patrolling near Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St. when a woman reported damage to a vehicle parked near her car, reports stated.

The 1999 Mazda 626, which was parked on the southwest side of the first floor of the garage, had its rear window smashed into two pieces and a dent in the center of the trunk, reports stated.

Police contacted the vehicle's driver, who said the car was a rental and nothing was taken from the vehicle.

A Tucson man called police early Friday morning to report that he was being followed, reports stated.

He told officers he was assaulted 30 minutes earlier by an unidentified man at the Texaco Star Mart, 501 N. Park Ave., reports stated.

The man said they had a verbal altercation, and when he went into the store, the other man left. After leaving the store and walking north on North Park Avenue, the two men had another encounter, reports stated.

According to reports, he told officers the man hit him on his head.

He told police he was scared but also "pretty buzzed out" and his memory wasn't clear, reports stated.

The officers noticed that the man changed several parts of his story and had no visible injuries other than the bump on his head, reports stated.

Police returned to the convenience store and interviewed two employees.

The clerks said one man was outside eating when the other walked up to use the phone.

The workers told police one man said, "hey chief," and the other replied, "don't call me chief, bitch," prompting the argument, reports stated.

Police were unable to locate the alleged assailant.

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