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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
February 17, 2000
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University police arrested a woman Tuesday after stopping her near the UA campus for driving with her lights off and with an expired driver license, police reports stated.

An officer was driving west on East Sixth Street near North Martin Avenue at about 6:26 p.m. when he saw the woman, later identified as Roxana Lopez, 38, of the 1000 block of East St. Mary's Street, driving with her lights off.

Other drivers had their lights on and the street lights were on.

The officer noticed her registration was expired, so he pulled her over.

When the officer approached Lopez, he noticed her insurance card was expired.

After checking her Arizona driver license with UAPD dispatch, he found that the license was expired, and Lopez had an outstanding warrant for her arrest for writing a bad check.

The officer handcuffed Lopez and placed her in the back of his patrol car.

During a search of her 1994 Pontiac Grand Am, police found a glass smoking device with possible marijuana residue in it, reports stated.

Lopez was cited on suspicion of driving with a suspended license, driving with expired registration, issuing a bad check and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was transported to Pima County Jail and released by pre-trial services.

Police responded to a UA building Tuesday in reference to a possible fight, reports stated.

When police arrived at the Bio Sciences East building, 1330 E. North Campus Dr., at about 1 p.m., an officer found a UA student pinning a man, who was screaming unintelligibly, to the ground, reports stated.

The student told police he is a former military police officer and is frequently in the building.

He said he noticed the man, later identified as Larry Hembree, 53, of a general delivery address, in the building before trying to enter locked rooms, reports stated.

The student saw Hembree trying to enter a locked room Monday, so he asked him what he was doing, reports stated.

Hembree told the student he was looking for a range studies professor and the student told him he was nowhere near those offices, reports stated.

The student followed Hembree at a distance, and witnesses said he wasn't close to Hembree or threatening him, reports stated.

As the student followed Hembree upstairs to the third floor, Hembree turned around and struck the student in the chest, reports stated.

Hembree then started yelling and continued up the stairs, reports stated.

Witnesses at the building heard the yelling and later told police Hembree was acting out of control, reports stated.

The student continued to follow Hembree as he went back downstairs to make sure he left the building.

As Hembree was leaving the building, he struck the student again, and the student promptly pinned him on the ground, reports stated.

The student told police he wasn't hurt and didn't want to press assault charges.

Hembree told an officer he struck the student because he was "being a busybody," reports stated.

The officer warned Hembree for criminal trespass and told him he cannot enter the Bio Sciences building again.

A UA student called UAPD after someone stole her vehicle from a UA parking lot, reports stated.

The woman said she parked her 1997 Jeep Wrangler in a lot north of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., at about 6 p.m. Monday, and when she returned to it at about 7 p.m. Tuesday, it was gone.

The woman said she locked the Jeep, but thinks whoever stole it gained access through the vinyl soft top.

The vehicle was stolen without leaving any evidence at the scene.

Police spoke with a UA student Tuesday after someone broke into his car and stole stereo equipment, reports stated.

The student said he parked his car in a parking lot at 435 N. Fremont Ave. at about 9:45 a.m., and when he returned at 2:10 p.m., the doors on the right side of his car were unlocked.

He told police he locked the car before he left it and has no idea how someone entered his car, reports stated.

A car audio amplifier valued at an estimated $90 and a 10-inch sub-woofer speaker valued at an estimated $90 were stolen from the student's 1995 Dodge Neon, reports stated.

There was no damage to the car.

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

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