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Zach Thomas
Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 24, 1998
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A Tucson man called university police Tuesday after someone pilfered more than $3,000 worth of stereo equipment and compact discs from his 1995 green Jeep Wrangler.

The Jeep was parked and locked outside the Sigma Chi fraternity house, 1616 E. First St., when someone shattered the driver-side window sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. Tuesday, police reports stated.

Taken were CDs valued at $1,500, an Alpine stereo amplifier, equalizer and CD player valued at $1,500 in aggregate, along with miscellaneous other items totaling $250. The broken window was valued at $100, reports stated.

Officers were unable to find the instrument used to break the window.

No one witnessed the crime, according to police reports.

University police arrested a female student early Tuesday after an officer observed her having difficulty walking near the intersection of North Park Avenue and East University Boulevard, police reports stated.

Nicole Fay Ghalayini, 18, a resident of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., was cited on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol and giving false information to police.

After noticing Ghalayini's motor skill difficulties, the officer stopped her at 12:36 a.m. and Ghalayini's companion and asked if she needed medical attention.

Ghalayini declined the offer and told police she was waiting for her boyfriend to pick her up, reports stated.

The officer inquired further, and Ghalayini told him she had been drinking and that her name was Samantha Jo Davis, 22, of New York, reports stated.

After a records check turned up nothing, Ghalayini told the officer she was a University of Arizona junior and a resident assistant at Coronado Hall. After the officer questioned the new story, Ghalayini revealed her true name and said she had recently been arrested for possessing alcohol.

Ghalayini was taken to university police headquarters where a records check failed to indicate any previous arrests.

She was cited and released.

A female student called university police Tuesday to report a missing purse.

The woman, a resident of Coconino Residence Hall, 1003 N. Olive Road, told police she ate dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday with a friend at the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd. The two returned to the friend's Coconino room, where the woman left her purse before going to run on the UA Mall.

According to police reports, the two returned from their run to find the room's door locked. The friend's roommate was home but wouldn't let them in.

The victim's friend told officers she believed the roommate's boyfriend also was there.

When the victim returned the following morning, her purse was nowhere to be found. Police were unable to contact the roommate or her boyfriend.

The black nylon purse, valued at $20, contained various identification and credit cards along with $25 in cash, reports stated.

Someone disassembled two fences before stealing a UA pickup from the university's 22nd Street Warehouse, 1145 S. Warren Ave., an employee told police Monday.

According to university police reports, someone made off with the 1974 white Chevrolet pickup between 5 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. Monday. The employee told officers an outer gate had been removed and an inner fence dismantled prior to the theft.

The perpetrator put the inner fence back together before leaving the scene, reports stated.

There were no witnesses and police were unsure of the truck's value.

A Sun Tran bus driver called university police Tuesday and told officers he had been verbally and physically accosted outside the UA Visitor Center, 1600 E. University Blvd.

According to police reports, the incident occurred at 2:55 p.m. after a man wearing only green and black pants entered the bus.

The driver told the man to put on a shirt or leave, to which the man responded by yelling profanities, police reports stated. The man then threw a schedule book at the driver and exited the bus.

According to police reports, the driver pledged to press charges should the man be found.

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