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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
March 6, 2000
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University police arrested a UA student Thursday after responding to a possible fight near a local bar, police reports stated.

As an officer approached the scene, he saw two females walking on East Sixth Street near North Fremont Avenue at about 1:10 a.m.

The officer stopped them and asked them about the fight, and they denied any involvement, reports stated.

As the officer attempted to get general information from the women, he noticed the smell of alcohol coming from both of them, reports stated.

The first female, 23, was cooperative, while the other one, Kathryn Buckley, 18, of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., was evasive and had a noticeable slur in her speech and sway in her balance, reports stated.

She told police she was 21, then said she was 20, reports stated.

The officer asked her for identification and she said the only form of identification she was carrying was her high school identification card, reports stated.

She finally gave the officer her UA CatCard and the officer placed her in the back of his patrol car.

For the rest of the officer's contact with Buckley, he said she cried and was verbally abusive, reports stated.

During a search of her wallet, the officer found two Colorado identification cards.

One card stated she was 22 and the other one - her real identification - stated she was 18.

The officer cited her on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol, using a false identification card to purchase alcohol and giving false information to law enforcement.

She was transported to Coronado Hall and released.


Police arrested a man Thursday after warning him more than once to leave a UA building, reports stated.

The officer was performing a building check at the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., at about 3:21 a.m. when he saw William Hohmann, 29, of the 3500 block of E. March Place, sitting at a computer desk in the library.

Since Hohmann is neither a student nor staff at the library, the officer told him he could not be in the building between midnight and 7 a.m., reports stated.

As the officer approached Hohmann at the desk on the second floor to ask him to leave for the final time, Hohmann tried to duck behind the computer to avoid the officer, reports stated.

The officer cited him on suspicion of second-degree criminal trespass and released him.

Hohmann left the library without further incident.


Police spoke with an employee of Sun Valley Masonry Wednesday after someone stole a contractor's parking permit from a company truck, reports stated.

The employee said he parked the vehicle in a lot at 1713 E. University Blvd. at about 7 a.m. and when he returned at about 3 p.m., the permit was missing.

The permit, which belongs to Swinerton & Wahlberg, the company contracting construction on campus, was given to Sun Valley Masonry to use while working at construction sites.

The officer contacted Swinerton & Wahlberg about the permit, and the owner of the permit talked with his employees to see if someone had used the permit and no one had.

The Sun Valley Masonry truck was locked when the employee left and locked when he returned.

There was no damage to the truck.


Police arrested a UA student Tuesday after a security guard at the U of A Bookstore caught him shoplifting, reports stated.

The guard called police after watching Makoto Fukumi, 27, of the 1100 block of East Adams Street, place two packs of AA Duracell batteries in his pocket and attempt to leave the store, 1209 E. University Blvd., at about 1:40 p.m.

The guard saw Fukumi grab the batteries on a security camera, then saw him walk into the general textbook area of the store and put them in his pocket, reports stated.

The guard continued to watch Fukumi as he took a pencil to the front of the store and paid for it, reports stated.

As Fukumi exited the building, the guard stopped him and asked him to hand over the two packs of batteries, valued at an estimated $8.38, reports stated.

When police arrived, Fukumi said he took them because he needed them but didn't have the money, reports stated.

He was cited on suspicion of shoplifting-less than $200 and released at the scene.

Note: According to a document provided by Pima County Consolidated Justice Court, Makoto Fukumi subsequently completed a UA diversion program and his charge was dismissed.

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


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