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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
March 30, 2000
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University police arrested a man Tuesday after a UA employee said he fell asleep in the Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Ave., police reports stated.

The employee said he noticed the man sleeping near the west wall of the Cellar in the basement of the student union at about 11:39 p.m. and called police to escort the man from the building.

Two UAPD officers went to the Cellar and saw the man sleeping, reports stated.

One officer recognized him as Daniel Agnew, 54, of a general delivery address, from previous contacts and he woke him up, reports stated.

He helped him stand up and made sure he was all right and asked him why he was sleeping, reports stated.

Agnew told police he was watching a comedy show and then fell asleep, reports stated.

A check of Agnew's identification showed an officer had warned him against sleeping on the UA campus and was subject to arrest.

The officers notified him he was under arrest and handcuffed him.

Agnew then became belligerent, spitting on one of the officer's arms, hitting his shirt sleeve and bare arm, reports stated.

The officer told Agnew he was going to be cited additionally for aggravated assault on a police officer, reports stated.

The officers searched him as they escorted him to the patrol car, and Agnew continued to act aggressively, reports stated.

While transporting Agnew to Pima County Jail, the officers heard Agnew threaten to kill them both the next time he saw them, reports stated.

Agnew was cited on suspicion of aggravated assault on a police officer and second degree criminal trespass and booked into Pima County Jail.

A UA student called UAPD Tuesday after someone entered her residence hall room and stole items while she was gone, reports stated.

The woman said she was away from her room at Coconino Residence Hall, 1003 N. Olive Road, until about 5 p.m. Friday and when she returned she noticed the items missing, reports stated.

She said she left her door unlocked during the day and someone stole a ring with four stones valued at an estimated $10, a bracelet with silver and pink stones valued at an estimated $2, makeup valued at an estimated $10, a UA long-sleeve shirt valued at an estimated $25 and a handbag valued at an estimated $80.

She said she didn't see any suspicious people in the area during the times she was in the room and didn't have any idea who would have stolen the items, reports stated.

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Police spoke with a UA student Tuesday after someone stole items from her while she was using a UA swimming pool, reports stated.

The woman said she was at the Student Recreation Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., between 4 and 6 p.m. March 19 using the swimming pool.

She told police she brought a bag with her to the pool and left it near the pool while she swam.

As she left, the woman noticed her wallet had been removed from the bag, reports stated.

The wallet, valued at an estimated $80, $10 in cash, her Illinois driver license and UA CatCard valued at an estimated $25 were stolen.

The officer asked her why she waited to file a report and she said she wasn't going to file a report originally, but decided to file it because she didn't want to pay the $25 fee to replace her CatCard, reports stated.

A UA employee called UAPD Tuesday after someone broke into a mechanical room at Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine St., and caused damage to the room, reports stated.

The man said someone broke into the room between 5:15 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Police went to the stadium and saw that the plastic window in the door of the room had been broken and whoever broke into the room reached in through the broken window and opened the door, reports stated.

One of the dry walls in the room had been removed, exposing conduits that house bundles of electrical wire.

Some spare parts were also strewn across the room.

Power was also shut off to an elevator in the area, and police aren't sure yet if the elevator will be a safety hazard in the near future, reports stated.

A box of light bulbs were also taken from the room and thrown on some nearby stairs.

The employee said he will contact police if further damage is found.

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

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