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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 5, 2000
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A UA student called university police Tuesday after a man threatened her in a campus-area building, police reports stated.

The woman said she was in the Anthropology building, 1009 E. South Campus Drive, at about 8:30 a.m. when a man approached her.

She said the man asked her if she had change for a dollar.

The woman told him to hold on for a minute while she checked because she may have the change, reports stated.

The man then told her to get in the elevator they were near.

She told him she would not get in the elevator, and he threatened her, reports stated.

The man then told the woman to get in the elevator because her life depends on it, reports stated.

She left the area and called UAPD.

The woman told an officer she would be able to help police make a composite sketch of the man if needed, reports stated.

A man was arrested Tuesday for assault after a UAPD officer encountered the man he assaulted west of the UA campus, reports stated.

The officer was stopped at a red light on East Speedway Boulevard at North Stone Avenue at about 2:57 a.m. en route to an off-campus building check when he saw a man in the road.

The officer saw the man walking westbound across the street and fall in a turn lane in the middle of the road.

The man got up and walked to the west sidewalk of Stone and fell again.

The officer pulled over and exited his vehicle to check on the man. He noticed the man's face was bleeding, reports stated.

The man told the officer he had been beaten up, reports stated.

The officer then saw two males walking north on Stone, and when he looked in their direction, the men started running, reports stated.

A witness then approached the officer and told the officer that one of the men who ran, Jeremiah Cross, 21, of a general delivery address, had assaulted the man on the sidewalk, reports stated.

Tucson Police Department officers tracked the men down and brought them back to the scene, where the witness and the UAPD officer positively identified Cross as the man who assaulted the victim on the sidewalk, reports stated.

Cross was taken to TPD Station and cited with assault by TPD officers.

Police spoke with a UA employee Tuesday after someone broke into the man's car and stole his cellular phone, reports stated.

The man said he parked his car in a lot at 500 N. Fremont Ave. at about 1 p.m., and when he returned to it, his doors were unlocked and his cellular phone was missing.

He said he locked his doors when he left, and neither he nor an officer could determine how someone could have entered the man's 1994 Chevrolet Cavalier.

The Audiovox cellular phone is valued at an estimated $160.

A UA employee contacted UAPD Monday after someone stole a can of Mace from her desk drawer, reports stated.

The woman said she last saw the can of Liquid Bullet Mace spray valued at an estimated $7 on March 27 in her desk drawer in the reception area of the Anthropology building, 1009 E. South Campus Drive.

She noticed the can missing at about 9 a.m. Tuesday. She didn't see anyone suspicious near her desk during the time the can of Mace was stolen.

Police spoke via telephone with a UA employee Tuesday after someone broke into his car and stole his sunglasses, reports stated.

The man said he parked his car in a UA parking lot at 1060 E. Lowell St. at about 9:15 a.m.

He said when he returned at about 6:30 p.m., he noticed the rear right window was shattered and someone stole his sunglasses.

The man drove his car to UAPD Station and an officer could not determine what was used to break the window, nor could he lift fingerprints from the car, reports stated.

The employee's sunglasses are valued at an estimated $100.

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

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