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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
February 18, 2000
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University police arrested a man Wednesday after a UA student reported the man was screaming obscenities through the window of a UA building, police reports stated.

The student said she was working in the UA visitor's center, 1600 E. University Blvd., when the man, later identified as Joseph Estrella, 59, of a general delivery address, came to the window.

He screamed incoherently for a while and also shouted obscenities, reports stated.

The woman said she was afraid and wished to press charges for disturbing the peace, reports stated.

When a UAPD officer arrived, he noticed Estrella was extremely intoxicated and a partially filled bottle of vodka was near the man, reports stated.

Estrella was cited on suspicion of disturbing the peace and released with a warning not to return to the building.

A UA employee called police Wednesday after realizing a video cassette recorder had been stolen from a room in a UA building, reports stated.

The man told police the video cassette recorder was last seen Feb. 9 in a room in the Education building, 1430 E. Second St.

He said the room is locked at night but is open during the day, reports stated.

The Panasonic video cassette recorder is valued at an estimated $650.

The television cart the video cassette recorder was attached to wasn't damaged or stolen.

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

The student said he parked his car in a lot at 421 N. Cherry Ave. at about 10 a.m. Monday.

His doors were locked, but when he returned Wednesday at about 8:30 p.m. they were open, reports stated.

A compact disc case with about 10 compact discs was stolen and the bracket and housing for his car stereo was broken.

The stereo was not stolen and no fingerprints were found on the car.

A man called UAPD Wednesday after discovering two wheelchairs and a golf cart were stolen from near Arizona Stadium, reports stated.

The man said the EZ-GO golf cart was parked near the stadium in November and the wheelchairs were in storage in the area.

He first thought the items had been borrowed or loaned out, but after looking into the matter he figured they had been stolen between November and the end of January, reports stated.

The golf cart valued at an estimated $1,000 is electric and not street legal, so a license plate check could not be performed, reports stated.

The two Invacare wheelchairs are valued at an estimated $350 apiece.

A UA student contacted police Wednesday after discovering a Pepsi-Cola vending machine had been broken into at a residence hall, reports stated.

The student, a resident assistant at Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Dr., was notified by another resident assistant that the vending machine in the basement of the building had pry marks on the right side of the door, reports stated.

Police arrived at Cochise at about 12:15 a.m. and an officer also noticed the damage to the machine, reports stated.

The machine was missing an unknown amount of soft drinks and money.

The resident assistants said they didn't know when the machine was broken into and no one saw any suspicious activity in the area, reports stated.

Due to the heavy amount of use of the machine, no clear fingerprints could be found.

Police received a call from UA employee Wednesday after the employee found a digital video camcorder stolen from a room in a UA building, reports stated.

The employee, who works in the Facilities Management building, 1331 E. Fifth St., said the Sony Mavica camcorder was in a desk drawer at about 5 p.m. Jan. 21 when it was last seen. The camcorder was found missing at about 10 a.m. Jan. 31.

The room is locked at night, but employees are in and out of the room during the day, reports stated.

The camcorder is valued a an estimated $850.

The employee said no one saw anyone suspicious during the time the camcorder was stolen.

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

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