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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
August 31, 1998
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By Liz Dailey

A UA student was arrested Thursday night and taken to the Pima County Jail after university police discovered a warrant for her arrest.

Officers saw a blue 1993 Jeep Wrangler roll through a stop sign at East University Boulevard and North Tyndall Avenue, police reports stated.

Police noticed the Jeep had expired tags and stopped it after the intersection and spoke to the driver, who was identified as Kristin M. Kelly, 19, of the 3300 block of East Third Street, reports stated.

A check revealed a warrant for Kelly's arrest for writing a bad check at a Walgreen's drugstore Jan. 27, for $14.

Kelly was taken to the Pima County Jail, where she was released to Pre-Trial Services. She was also cited for failure to stop at a stop sign and expired registration.

University police arrested a Tucson man on suspicion of drunken driving early Wednesday morning after they stopped his vehicle for making an illegal turn at East Sixth Street and North Euclid Avenue.

At 1:52 a.m., officers watched as a car going east on Sixth Street slowed down to 5 mph as it approached a green light at Euclid Avenue then made a wide, right turn south onto Euclid Avenue.

Police stopped the vehicle near East Eighth Street and spoke to the driver, later identified as Michael Stephen Gaube, 29, of the 2300 block of North Calle Ricardo, reports stated.

Police noticed a strong odor of alcohol in Gaube's vehicle and when asked if he had been drinking, Gaube said, "I had a few beers at Gotham Nightclub earlier this evening," reports stated.

Based on his performance on sobriety tests, police arrested Gaube on suspicion of drunken driving at 2:14 a.m. He then told police he didn't wish to answer any more questions, reports stated.

He was then taken to the University Police Department, where his blood-alcohol level was determined to be at .152 percent.

Gaube was arrested on suspicion of driving with a blood-alcohol level greater than .10 percent and for making an improper turn.

Gaube was released to a taxicab, reports stated.

Two men were arrested on several charges Thursday afternoon after university police spotted them running away from a soda machine at University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., leaving behind their crowbar, screwdriver and pry-bar.

A University Medical Center security guard called police after the he noticed two men walk near a parking lot then stop to look at a car, police reports stated.

The men, later identified as Sebastian Curtis Lynn, 20, of the 1700 block of East Miles Street, and Frank Edwin Wiggins, 25, of the 6100 block of South Belvedere Avenue, were attempting to break into a Diet Coke machine when they heard police tell them to stop, reports stated.

Lynn ran and jumped a nearby fence and landed right in front university police officers, reports stated.

Officers told him to put his hands in the air, which Lynn did. Police handcuffed him and he was then booked into the Pima County Jail.

Wiggins was also taken to the Pima County Jail where he was released by Pre-Trail Services. Lynn and Wiggins were both arrested on suspicion of criminal trespassing, theft and damage to public property, reports stated.

Police found a trail of coins when they returned to the scene, reports stated.

An employee called university police Thursday afternoon to report his bike, which he had parked about three months ago, had been stolen sometime during the first or second week of May.

The employee told police he parked his bike, unlocked, in the hallway by his office inside the Chemistry building, 1306 E. University Blvd.

He told police he was out of town for the summer, but suspected that the bike, a black Diamond Back mountain bike, valued at $300, was stolen in the beginning of May, police reports stated.

A woman told university police Thursday that her bike had been stolen outside the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St.

The woman said that on Aug. 12 she locked her bike with a chain, police reports stated. She returned Aug. 14 to find her bike and lock missing.

The bike, a purple women's Mongoose mountain bike with a Lexington Police Department sticker on the front frame, was valued at $150.

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

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