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By Bryon Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
September 1, 1998
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A UA graduate student called police Thursday evening after finding sexually explicit photographs on her desk along with two typed notes.

The student was the first to find the photographs, which appeared to have been downloaded from the Internet, and found the first note that stated, "Changing desk... ? Smart idea! You got a nice butt!" police reports stated.

Another graduate student also working in the Microbiology building, 1117 E. Lowell St., found the pornographic images and the other note. The second note referred to the student by name and said, "Don't be scared!!!" reports stated.

When university police ran a check of recent Internet access on the computer, they found that "www.smutland.com" had been accessed about 9 p.m. Wednesday and between 1 p.m. and 2:17 p.m. Thursday.

Police were unable to determine if the images had come from that address.

University police arrested a man early Friday morning on suspicion of underage drinking, driving while intoxicated, and possession of a fictitious driver license.

The man, later identified as Jeremy J. Drake, 20, of the 1200 block of North Park Avenue, was spotted by police after he ignored a construction sign and drove into a work zone at the intersection of East Fourth Street and North Vine Avenue, police reports stated. He also ran over an orange plastic traffic cone, reports stated.

Police followed Drake into the construction zone and blocked the vehicle as it was turning around.

Although police noticed a strong scent of alcohol within Drake's car, he told police he hadn't been drinking, reports stated.

Drake agreed to take field sobriety tests, and police arrested him on suspicion of underage drinking, driving under the influence of alcohol, and possession of a fictitious driver license.

Drake was taken to the university police headquarters, where he agreed to take a breath test, which registered blood-alcohol content readings of .131 and .128. He was later released to a third party, reports stated.

The passenger in Drake's car, Joshua Oakley, 19, of the 2400 block of East Sixth Street, was cited on suspicion of possession of a fictitious driver license and underaged drunken driving and released at the scene.

Reports did not indicate the reason for Oakley's drunken driving citation.

University police arrested a 14-year-old boy on suspicion of theft and burglary early Saturday after they chased the stolen car he was allegedly riding in.

A green Nissan, later identified as a stolen vehicle, and a Oldsmobile Cutlass were spotted by police pulling into a driveway between the James E. Rogers Law Center, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., and McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., police reports stated.

Police became suspicious when the drivers of both cars turned off their headlights and pulled out of the driveway moments later.

As university police followed the cars, they ran a check that revealed the Nissan was stolen.

After a chase of about 10 minutes through campus neighborhoods, police found the Nissan parked at East Eighth Street and North Olsen Street, reports stated. Police saw the driver of the Nissan and two passengers flee from the car at 4:14 a.m.

Police then saw two people walking toward them at 4:38 a.m. that fit the description of the driver of the Nissan and one of the passengers. The suspected driver fled, and the passenger, later identified as Lamar Marcel Hall, 14, of the 6100 block of East Golf Links Road, dropped to the ground, reports stated.

Hall told police he and his brother were riding with his "homie," whom had taken his mother's car for a ride. Hall claimed he didn't know the Nissan was stolen.

Hall was booked into the Pima County Juvenile Correction Center on suspicion of theft and burglary.

A UA student called university police at 5:18 p.m. Saturday to report that a garbage can fell from the sky boxes of the Arizona Stadium and broke the windshield of her car.

A witness told the owner of the vehicle gusty winds blew the garbage can over during fierce thunderstorms that swept through Tucson Friday evening, reports stated.

Police studied the broken windshield and concluded that the garbage can had caused the damage.

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

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