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By David J. Cieslak
Arizona Summer Wildcat
August 9, 1999
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University police arrested two UA students and a Tucson man last week on suspicion of trespassing in a campus pool, police reports stated.

A plain-clothed officer watched as 23-year-old student, Steven R. Link, and Tucsonan Erik E. Gutierrez, 21, removed their shirts and walked to the southeast corner of Hillenbrand Aquatic Center, 1827 E. Enke Drive, on Wednesday at about 11:55 p.m., reports stated.

According to reports, another student, William A. Seiss, 22, joined Gutierrez and Link as they climbed to the highest diving board and leaped into the pool.

When two more officers arrived, they found Gutierrez, of the 2000 block of East Roger Road, soaking wet and smelling of chlorine as he walked out of Hillenbrand, reports stated.

Link, of the 2700 block of North Pacific Drive, was clad only in his underwear and also completely drenched, reports stated. According to reports, he told police his actions were "pretty stupid," adding that "I've done it before in ROTC but had to do it on my own. I guess sometimes you have to pay to play."

Police also noticed a 21-year-old female student sitting in a car near Hillenbrand. She told police she was waiting for Gutierrez, whom she drove to the swimming pool, reports stated.

The student was warned for facilitation of trespassing, and Link and Gutierrez were both arrested on suspicion of second-degree criminal trespassing. They were cited and released.

Police could not locate Seiss, who reportedly left the area when officers arrived, reports stated.

However, Seiss, of the 700 block of North Lazy J Way, left his wallet in Link's truck. Officers obtained the wallet and brought it to UAPD headquarters.

On Thursday, Seiss went to UAPD to claim the wallet. When officers questioned him about the incident, Seiss said he wasn't part of the diving group and that his friends were incorrect when they said he was at Hillenbrand.

According to reports, because the wallet was found in Link's truck and based on statements from Gutierrez, Link and the 21-year-old student, Seiss was arrested on suspicion of second-degree criminal trespassing. He was cited and released at UAPD.

A man exposed his genitals to two cheerleader campers on Thursday evening, reports stated.

The girls, who came to the UA as a part of the Universal Cheerleader Association camp, were walking outside Kaibab Huachuca residence hall, 940 E. Fourth St. at 5:30 p.m. when a man drove by.

According to reports, the man, who was only wearing a white T-shirt, rolled down the passenger side window and lifted his shirt, exposing his penis.

The man, who was driving a red two-door Honda Civic hatchback, continued west on Fourth, reports stated.

Police could not locate the man or any other witnesses to the incident.

Police arrested a Tucson man Thursday night on suspicion of criminal littering after he was found urinating on a building, reports stated.

According to reports, an officer saw David A. Morris, 33, relieving himself on the rear of a building at 828 E. Speedway Blvd.

Morris, of the 3600 block of East Bermuda Street, apologized to the officer but said he could not stop urinating, reports stated.

When he finished and police ticketed him, Morris told police "I'm bombed man...I had to go," reports stated.

Morris was cited and released.

Two UA students had their cars vandalized on Wednesday at the southeast side of campus.

The first incident left a black 1993 Toyota Corolla with a broken rear driver's side window, reports stated.

A student parked the car in McKale Garage, 1641 E. Enke Drive, at about 12:30 p.m. She noticed the damage when she returned at 10:41 p.m.

She told police nothing was missing from the automobile, but officers noticed two pry marks on the edge of the window.

Police found identical pry marks on another vandalized car later that night.

A student parked his car in the Visitor's Center lot, 801 N. Cherry Ave., at about 8:30 p.m. When he returned at 9:15, his red 1995 Ford Ranger had a broken passenger-side window and pry marks on the dashboard, reports stated.

The student told police a $350 Clariom AM/FM stereo and CD player was pried from the dashboard. He said a $15 CD inside the stereo was also stolen, reports stated.

Tucson Police Department officials were summoned to take fingerprints from both cars.

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