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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 27, 2000
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Police arrested a man Tuesday after two FBI agents witnessed him trying to break into a car parked near the UA campus, police reports stated.

The FBI agents called police after they saw Alexander Mariscal, 18, of a general delivery address, at about 1:48 p.m. using a screwdriver to break the front driver's vent window of a UA student's car that was parked at Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, 1550 N. Vine Ave.

The agents held Mariscal until a UAPD officer arrived.

The officer handcuffed the men for safety reasons and asked the student if he wanted to press charges against Mariscal.

The student said he did and the officer cited him on suspicion of attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools.

A stolen cellular phone was found on Mariscal along with an eight-inch screwdriver.

Mariscal was taken to Pima County Juvenile Detention Center because he originally gave the name Michael Gaona and a date of birth of June 6, 1982, which would have made him a juvenile, reports stated.

UAPD dispatch then notified officers that he was actually an adult and needed to be taken to Pima County Jail to be booked.

Officers then went to the detention center and moved Mariscal to Pima County Jail.

A man working at a construction site on campus called UAPD Monday after someone stole supplies from near a UA building, reports stated.

The man said he last saw a spool of copper wire, valued at an estimated $1,000, being used at the construction site near Steward Observatory, 933 N. Cherry Ave., at about 2 p.m. Thursday and he noticed it missing at about 6 a.m. the next day.

The employee said he didn't see anyone suspicious when he left the site nor when he returned in the morning and no evidence was left at the scene.

Police arrested a man Tuesday evening after an officer saw him urinating on the side wall of a campus-area convenience store, reports stated.

The officer was performing a building check of the Park Garage next to 7-Eleven, 1001 E. Speedway Blvd., at about 11:18 p.m. when he saw Mark Rosenblat, 44, of the 200 block of North Scott Avenue, urinating on the east wall of the 7-Eleven, reports stated.

The officer went with another officer to speak with Rosenblat and he admitted to urinating on the wall, reports stated.

The officers also noticed that Rosenblat had a 24-ounce can of Mickey's Malt Liquor and they saw him drink from it as they approached.

The officer told Rosenblat he was under arrest and asked if he had any drugs or hypodermic needles in his possession.

Rosenblat produced three needles, two of which were new and unused. The other needle had blood stains and liquid residue in it, reports stated.

UAPD dispatch confirmed that Rosenblat had warrants for failure to appear in court on a possession of drug paraphernalia charge, failure to appear in court on a false information to law enforcement charge and failure to appear in court on an assault and knowingly causing injury/domestic violence charge.

He was cited for the warrants and on suspicion of criminal littering for urinating in public, drinking in public and possession of drug paraphernalia and booked into Pima County Jail.

A UA student called UAPD after a man entered a UA residence hall dressed as a Tucson Police Department officer and asked where an alarm was going off, reports stated.

The student said the man came into Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., at about 1:55 p.m. and said "I just got a call from UAPD about a panic alarm. Where is the alarm?" reports stated.

The student said the man was wearing an orange TPD negotiator jacket with patches and a badge.

She told the man that there was no alarm going off and that she didn't believe he was a Tucson Police Department officer.

Someone else in the residence hall then told the man to move his car and he said "I can not believe I have to move my car," reports stated.

The student said she saw him get in his car to move it, and then he drove away from the hall.

He did not return and was not found in the area.

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

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