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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 4, 2000
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University police arrested a man Friday after he was found trespassing on near a UA building, police reports stated.

An officer was called to the Herring Building, 1130 E. South Campus Drive, at about 10:50 p.m. about the trespassing.

The officer saw Rudy Villegas, 29, of a general delivery address, in a stairwell on the north side of the building and he approached Villegas to speak with him.

The officer asked him what his name was, and Villegas told him his name was Rudy Craig with a date of birth Sept. 10, 1970.

The officer ran the information past UAPD dispatch and dispatch returned information that a Rudy Craig had been arrested previously for trespassing on UA property, but had no outstanding warrants.

The officer knew Villegas had given a false name before, so he asked him again what his name was, reports stated.

Villegas told him again his name was Rudy Craig and the officer threatened to take Villegas to Pima County Jail to obtain his real name.

Villegas then admitted his real name, reports stated.

UAPD dispatch told the officer that Villegas had been previously arrested for trespassing on UA property and had a confirmed warrant for his arrest through the Tucson Police Department.

The officer advised Villegas he was under arrest and asked him if he had any contraband items in his possession.

Villegas produced two hand-rolled cigarettes from his pocket and gave them to the officer. They contained a green leafy substance which the officer suspected to be marijuana, reports stated.

Villegas was cited on suspicion of second degree criminal trespass, false reporting to law enforcement and possession of marijuana. He was additionally cited for the TPD warrant - failure to appear in court for a trespassing charge.

He was taken to Pima County Jail and booked.

UAPD officers arrested a man Friday after he made an unexpected lane change across three lanes at a high rate of speed, reports stated.

Two officers were on patrol at about 1 a.m. and saw Kevin Reid, 23, of the 400 block of East Helen Street, make the unsafe lane change on North Campbell Avenue near East Second Street.

The officers pulled Reid over in his 1987 Mazda 323 near Second Street and North Martin Avenue.

The driving officer immediately noticed the smell of alcohol as he approached Reid, reports stated.

The officer spoke with him and noticed that he was slurring his speech and had red, watery eyes, reports stated.

The other officer in the car spoke with the passengers and noticed the smell of alcohol and a 12-pack of Coors Beer open in the front seat, reports stated.

The first officer performed field sobriety tests on Reid, then transported him to the UAPD Station to give him breath tests.

Reid's blood alcohol content, according to the breath test results, was between .144 percent and .147 percent.

He was cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol content above .10 and unsafe movement/lane change.

He was released at UAPD Station after signing a release to appear in court for the citations.

Police arrested a man Saturday after his girlfriend called UAPD to report that he assaulted her, reports stated.

The woman, a UA student, said she was with her boyfriend, Shane Swoyer, 23, of the 800 block of East Wetmore Road, early that evening, left him to hang out with some friends, and met up with him again at about 2 a.m.

She said when she got in his vehicle, he verbally assaulted her, then grabbed her and pulled her out of the car, threw her to the ground and drove off, reports stated, reports stated.

A witness to the incident said she saw Swoyer throw her to the ground and leave, reports stated.

The officer contacted Swoyer asked him what happened.

He told the officer "I was verbally abusing her" when she became upset, reports stated.

He said she was kicking and punching him so he removed her from the vehicle and left, reports stated.

The officer noticed marks on Swoyer's arm and Swoyer said he would press charges for assault if she did, reports stated.

The officer told Swoyer he would take that into consideration.

Swoyer was cited on suspicion of assault-knowingly causing injury and released at the scene.

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

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