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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
October 22, 1998
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University police arrested a male student on suspicion of assault Tuesday afternoon after another student told officers he had been pushed and punched after class.

According to police reports, the student told officers he was talking to a friend during an 11 a.m. class in Room 200 of the Social Sciences building, 1145 E. South Campus Drive.

Siddharth Shekar, 20, of the 1000 block of East Fifth Street, then told him to "shut up," reports stated.

The student said he continued talking to his friend and ignored Shekar's comments.

According to reports, Shekar told the man to be quiet several times. The victim told police Shekar was visibly angry after class at about 11:50 a.m. and got up and began to shove and punch him.

Police found no visible marks on the student, who complained of a sore elbow from falling, and pain in his head from being punched.

The student refused medical attention and said he didn't hit back or push Shekar.

According to police reports, officers contacted Shekar and told police he was in class, trying to concentrate on the lecture, when the student sitting next to him began talking to his friend, reports stated.

Shekar told police he asked the student to be quiet numerous times but was ignored. When class ended, he told police he was very angry and admitted to pushing and hitting the student.

Officers had Shekar fill out a statement in which Shekar wrote, "I told him three or four times to keep quiet, but he didn't. Then he started teasing me by saying I have a chest like breasts. I told him to mind his own business," reports stated.

Shekar also wrote that the student called him a foul name in Hindi, a language used in India, and then reportedly told Shekar he "didn't have a penis to masturbate."

Shekar then wrote, "I went out of control," reports stated.

Police cited Shekar and released him.

A student called police Tuesday night after someone attempted to damage his home.

According to reports, the student and his roommate heard a loud thump at 11:30 p.m. from an area in front of the house, in the 1200 block of North Euclid Avenue.

The student's roommate went outside and saw a small red truck driving away. The roommate believed someone in the truck had thrown a rock at the house, according to reports.

The student told police his name and address had been printed in the Arizona Daily Wildcat's "Police Beat ."

He said he believed the person with whom he had fought a few days before saw his name and address in the paper and came to his house, reports stated.

Police arrested a Tucson man Tuesday evening after a UAPD security officer saw him urinate in public.

According to police reports, Dennis Harvey, 45, of the 0 to 100 block of North Tyndall Avenue, was seen urinating at 9:40 p.m. on the east side of the 7-Eleven at North Park Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard, police reports stated.

The officer called in to report Harvey, and police arrived a few minutes later and asked Harvey if he had urinated in public.

According to reports, Harvey admitted to it, and then asked, "Why don't you go find the real criminals?"

When the officer asked Harvey for identification, he handed him a Hollywood Video Club Card and then gave the officer his drivers license.

Police reports stated that the officer could smell alcohol while interviewing Harvey and then went to check where he had urinated.

Harvey was cited, released and sent home in a cab, reports stated.

A student called police Monday afternoon after her roommate allegedly broke a mirror in their dorm room.

According to police reports, the resident of Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St., had a fight with her roommate at 4:30 p.m.

The woman told police her roommate walked out of the room after the argument and slammed the door, breaking a mirror hanging from it.

Police took pictures of the broken glass. The student said she didn't want to press charges and she was in the process of finding a new roommate, reports stated.

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