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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 14, 2000
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University police arrested a man Wednesday after a security officer witnessed him urinating in public, police reports stated.

The security officer was behind 7 Eleven convenience store, 1750 E. Speedway Blvd., at about 10:11 p.m. when he saw Kevin Johnson, 24, of the 1300 block of North Jones Street, urinating near the building.

The security officer notified UAPD dispatch, who sent officers to the building to investigate.

When the officers arrived, Johnson was not behind the building, but the security officer saw him get into a car in the 7 Eleven parking lot.

The two officers went to the car and spoke with the passenger, who the security officer pointed to, reports stated.

The man said the 7 Eleven had no public restrooms and "I wasn't hurting nobody, I just had to go," reports stated.

The officer asked for his name and he said it was Chris Johnson, reports stated.

The other officer asked the driver for his name and the driver also said his name was Chris Johnson, reports stated.

The first officer then went to the driver and asked his name and he then said it was Kevin Johnson. The officer went back to the passenger and asked for his real name and he then admitted he was Kevin Johnson and he lied about his name because he didn't want to go to jail, reports stated.

The officer asked what he meant by not wanting to go to jail and Johnson admitted he knew he had a warrant for not paying a citation fee, reports stated.

A record check of Johnson revealed he had an outstanding warrant from the Marana Police Department and two from the Tucson Police Department.

An officer handcuffed and searched Johnson and found a baggie in his front left pocket that contained a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana, reports stated.

He was cited for the Marana warrant - failure to appear in court for a drug paraphernalia charge; the two TPD warrants - possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended driver license; and on suspicion of giving false information to law enforcement and possession of marijuana.

Johnson was transported to Pima County Jail and booked.

UAPD officers arrested a man Wednesday near a UA residence hall after someone reported he and a 17-year-old boy were trick skateboarding near the hall.

Officers went to Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1010 N. Park Ave., at about 4:22 p.m. and contacted Seth Marlo, 20, of the 1700 block of East Glenn Street, about skateboarding at the residence hall, reports stated.

A record check of Marlo's identification returned two confirmed warrants for his arrest.

The first warrant was for failure to appear in court for charges of resisting arrest and fireworks prohibited from the Pima County Sheriff's Office and the second warrant was from Maricopa County for a contempt of court charge for minor in possession of alcohol with statewide extradition.

Marlo was cited for the warrants and taken to Pima County Jail where he was booked.

The 17-year-old boy was warned against trick skateboarding on campus and released at the scene.

A UA student called UAPD Wednesday and said someone broke into her car and stole her purse, reports stated.

The woman said she parked her 1998 Toyota Corolla in a lot near Kappa Sigma Fraternity, 1423 E. First St., at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday evening and when she returned to it at about 12:00 a.m. Wednesday, her purse was missing.

The woman could find no signs of forced entry to her vehicle and she saw no one in the vicinity.

Along with the leopard-skin purse, $1,000 in cash, her UA CatCard, debit/ATM card, social security card and Arizona driver license were stolen, reports stated.

Police spoke with a UA student Wednesday after someone stole his bike from near a UA building, reports stated.

The man said he parked and locked his bike at the southeast corner of University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., at about 9 a.m.

When he returned to his bike at about 6 p.m. that day, his cable lock was cut and his bike was missing.

Police took the cable lock for evidence and the man said when he found the serial numbers for his bike he would pass them on to UAPD.

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

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