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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 6, 2000
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University police arrested a man Wednesday after finding him sleeping in a UA building, police reports stated.

An officer was performing a building check of the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., at about 5:04 a.m. when he noticed William Hohmann, 40, of a general delivery address, sleeping near a computer on the first floor.

He watched Hohmann sleep for more than five minutes before speaking to him.

The officer recognized Hohmann from previous contacts over the past three months regarding trespassing at the library, reports stated.

He had personally told Hohmann that only students, staff and faculty were allowed in the library between the hours of 1 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., reports stated.

A record check confirmed Hohmann had been warned twice for trespassing in the library and had two previous arrests on the same charge.

Hohmann acknowledged that he knew he wasn't allowed in the library between 1 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. and that he saw the sign at the entrance to the Main Library that states only students, staff and faculty are allowed in the library during those times.

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

A UA employee contacted UAPD Wednesday after property belonging to UA Parking and Transportation was found missing, reports stated.

Officers went to UA Parking and Transportation offices, 888 N. Euclid Ave., and spoke with the employee about a wheel boot that was removed from a car and was missing.

UA Parking and Transportation uses the boot to immobilize a wheel on a car that has been illegally parked a certain number of times.

The employee gave police records of citations issued to the owner of the car that was booted. The five citations totaled $225 in fines, so Parking and Transportation employees booted the man's car at Park Student Center, 1615 N. Park Ave.

The car was booted at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and the boot was missing the next morning, reports stated.

Another Parking and Transportation employee contacted the offices and said she had found a boot at the Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St.

The officer went to the garage and found the boot and it was positively identified as the one attached to the man's car, reports stated.

The boot was not damaged at all and neither the officers nor Parking and Transportation employees knew how the boot was removed from the car, reports stated.

The case is active pending police contact with the owner of the car that was booted.

A UA employee called UAPD Wednesday after someone stole money from his wallet after he left his wallet in a room in a UA building, reports stated.

The man said he left his class in the Center for Creative Photography, 1031 N. Olive Road, at about 5:40 p.m. March 8 and he noticed he left his wallet in the room.

He went back inside to retrieve the wallet and saw another man run out of the room, reports stated.

The man checked his wallet and found $1 in cash and $2 in change missing, reports stated.

Another student in his class approached him that day and told him she knew the man who ran from the room from another class she had with him, reports stated.

The man didn't know the woman's name, but the instructor of the class said she witnessed the woman and the victim discussing the incident, reports stated.

The officer asked the man to contact the instructor to get the woman's name so they could find out the name of the man who was running from the room to contact him about the stolen money.

Police spoke with members of Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, 1550 N. Vine Ave., Wednesday after a Jeep belonging to one of the fraternity's members had an part stolen from it, reports stated.

The officer spoke with a man who saw two men in another Jeep approach the fraternity member's 1995 Jeep Wrangler at about 12:20 p.m. and steal the spare tire from the Jeep, reports stated.

The fraternity member was not home at the time, but his roommates told police he would inform him of the theft.

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

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