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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 3, 2000
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University police arrested a man Thursday after he was found sleeping in the Main Library, police reports stated.

An officer was on foot patrol on the main floor of the library, 1510 E. University Blvd., at about 2:54 a.m. when he saw William Hohmann, 40, of a general delivery address, sleeping under a table in the southeast part of the library near some single-study rooms.

The officer woke him and asked him for some identification, and Hohmann produced it.

The officer asked him if he was a member of the UA staff, a student or a visitor, and Hohmann said he was a visitor, reports stated.

Hohmann said he was in the computer area of the library's main floor looking for some data earlier in the night but fell asleep while waiting for a free computer, reports stated.

A check of Hohmann's identification showed he had a previous arrest March 2 for sleeping in the library on another floor.

The officer who arrested Hohmann in early March warned him that only students, faculty and staff are allowed in the building after 1 a.m., and a sign on the front doors of the library states that rule as well.

Dispatch then notified the officer that Hohmann also had a confirmed UAPD warrant for his arrest for failure to appear in court on a suspended driver license charge.

He was cited on suspicion of third-degree criminal trespass and for the warrant.

Hohmann was transported to Pima County Jail where he was released by pre-trial services.

A UA student called UAPD Thursday after someone broke into her locker in a UA building and stole items from her, reports stated.

The woman said she left her locker in a room at University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., at about 3 p.m. March 23 and when she checked her locker again Monday she found two items missing, reports stated.

A Casio tape recorder valued at an estimated $15 and a bottle of Ritalin medication valued at an estimated $12 were stolen from the locker.

The woman said her locker door slides open just enough to push the latch down to open the door, but the room is usually locked.

She didn't see anyone suspicious near the room during the time the locker was broken into, reports stated.

Police spoke with a UA student Thursday after the student received a threatening phone call from an unknown man, reports stated.

The student said he was supervising some telemarketers at the UA Outreach Center, 1501 E. Speedway Blvd., during the day when a man called and asked to speak with a supervisor.

The student said the man told him he asked the telemarketers not to call his house anymore, but they kept calling, reports stated.

The man asked for the student's name and that of his supervisor and the student gave them to the man.

When the student went home later in the evening, he checked his answering machine and found a message from the same man who called UA Outreach Center during the day, reports stated.

The message stated, "I hope you took me off your list" and "because you're on mine," reports stated.

The student then contacted UAPD and turned the micro cassette recording over for evidence.

The student also gave police the man's phone number, but didn't have any further information about the man.

An officer called the man, but wasn't able to reach him Friday.

Police went to a UA residence hall Thursday after someone discharged a fire extinguisher which set off a false alarm, reports stated.

UAPD dispatch received a call at about 1:20 p.m. that a smoke detector was activated on the sixth floor of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St.

Reports stated the fire extinguisher set off in the hall left a thick cloud of residue that set off the detector.

Residence Life custodial staff was notified to clean up.

The officer attempted to lift fingerprints from the fire extinguisher, but attempts were unsuccessful, reports stated.

Students were allowed to return to the floor after the residue cleared from the air.

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

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