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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 21, 1998
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University police arrested a Tucson woman Thursday evening after they found five outstanding warrants in her name.

Officers pulled over Mary H. Gastellam, 39, of the 1000 block of East Waverly Street, at the intersection of North Cherry Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard, about 8:37 p.m. after noticing her expired registration tags.

She later told them she had no driver's license or insurance and knew that her registration was expired, police reports stated.

Following that admission, Gastellam told police she had a few warrants out for her arrest, reports stated.

Police ran a check on her name and the following warrants appeared:

Three warrants for failing to appear in court after being charged on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia.

One warrant for suspicion of theft.

One warrant for failing to have identification.

Gastellam then was given three citations on suspicion of having no insurance, no driver's license and her expired registration respectively, reports stated.

Police then took Gastellam to the Pima County Jail where she was booked.

University police arrested a Tucson woman on suspicion of writing bad checks Thursday evening after seeing her pushing her stalled car, police reports stated.

A university officer stopped to help Deborah Ann Tyler, 33, of the 9000 block of East Broadway Boulevard, at the corner of East Sixth Street and North Highland Avenue and to ask her if she needed a tow truck.

According to police reports, Tyler told the officer she couldn't afford a tow truck because she had just spent $2,500 to get her car fixed, reports stated.

Tyler then began to cry and continued to cry the rest of the time she spoke with the officer, reports stated.

After checking her records, police found that Tyler had two outstanding warrants on suspicion of writing bad checks in December 1997 and February 1997 respectively, reports stated. The incidents occurred at Wal-Mart and Albertson's Food and Drugs.

Tyler was taken to the Pima County Jail, where she was released to Pretrial Services.

A male UA student reported damage to his new car Thursday afternoon after finding words scratched into its hood, police reports stated.

The man left his car at 10:50 a.m., and when he returned at 3 p.m. the words "1 sexy car baby," had been scratched into the hood of his 1998 blue Honda Civic, reports stated.

The car was parked on the south side of a parking lot located next to Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St.

There were no witnesses, and officers took photos of the damage.

University police arrested a Mount Graham Observatory employee Sept. 14 after a records check revealed an outstanding alcohol-related warrant, police reports stated.

Officers along with the canine unit responded to the Mount Graham site after another observatory employee asked them to search for drugs on the premises.

Police searched the lunch box of Wade Quinn Lauderslager, 21, of Safford. They found nothing illegal within the box, but a records check revealed a warrant.

Lauderslager told officers he had no identification, but provided police with a name and Social security number, reports stated.

He later told officers he hadn't been arrested or investigated for giving alcohol to a minor, reports stated.

Lauderslager's father, who also works at the observatory, was very angry with the police.

According to reports, he yelled, "No wonder no one likes cops," and "He just got out of prison you mother fucker."

Police then took Lauderslager to the Graham Jail where he was booked, reports stated.

A resident assistant called university police to Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 922 E. Fourth St., after someone had allegedly sprayed pepper spray in a dorm room, police reports stated.

Police spoke with the resident assistant who said a friend had accidentally mistook the pepper spay canister for a cigarette lighter and sprayed it into the room.

Attempts to locate the RA's friend were unsuccessful, reports stated.

Officers found Jesse Robert Della, 18, of the 9500 block of East Walnut Tree Drive, in the pepper-sprayed room and later smelled alcohol on his breath

Della admitted to drinking and was cited on suspicion of drinking alcohol as a minor. He was then taken home in a cab.

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