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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
April 28, 2000
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University police arrested a UA student Wednesday after a UA employee said he had a glass bottle thrown at him as he walked home, police reports stated.

The employee told police he was walking on East Sixth Street near North Park Avenue at about 5:05 a.m. when he heard a noise behind him and noticed that a glass bottle shattered right behind him.

He looked around and the only thing he saw was a Jeep on Sixth Street.

The Jeep turned into a UA parking lot, and the employee got the license plate information, which he passed on to UAPD.

An officer contacted the owner of the vehicle, a UA student, and asked him about the incident with the bottle.

The student said he was driving some friends home and one of them, Wesley Benally, 19, of Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall, 610 N. Highland Ave., threw a bottle out the window, reports stated.

The student told police he wasn't paying attention to what Benally was doing, so he didn't know what happened to the bottle, reports stated.

The officer then contacted Benally, who told the officer he had been drinking earlier in the night but didn't remember throwing a bottle out of the Jeep's window, reports stated.

The officer then went to Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall to speak with Benally, and he and Benally went to the hall director's officer to speak about the incident.

Benally admitted to drinking Bud Light beer at about 3 a.m. and that he was too drunk to remember anything except that he had been drinking, reports stated.

The officer asked him if he knew that it was illegal for people under the age of 21 to drink alcoholic beverages, and Benally said, "Yeah, I know," reports stated.

The officer noticed the smell of alcohol coming from Benally while they spoke, and he noticed the smell increase as the conversation continued, reports stated.

Benally was cited on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol and released to his room.

Police arrested a man Wednesday after he assaulted an officer and resisted arrest at a campus-area Subway restaurant, reports stated.

Officers were called to the Subway, 914 E. Speedway Blvd., at about 12:52 p.m. after Raid Sun, 65, of a general delivery address, verbally attacked two community security officers.

When two UAPD officers arrived, they saw Sun in the Subway and they entered to ask him to leave.

The officers asked him to leave three times and Sun finally replied saying, "No, you go outside," to the officers, reports stated.

Sun then began to walk toward the east exit of the Subway and one of the officers moved to get out of his way, reports stated.

Sun then hit the officer with a closed fist in the jaw, reports stated.

The officer pushed Sun to the ground and attempted to handcuff him, but Sun laid on his chest with his hands pinned beneath him.

The officer attempted several times to force his hands behind his back, but Sun would not comply.

The other officer used pepper spray on Sun, but that was ineffective as well.

Two more UAPD officers arrived at the scene, and they finally handcuffed Sun and placed him in a squad car.

Sun was cited on suspicion of aggravated assault-peace officer, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and threats and intimidation.

He was transported to Pima County Jail where he was booked.

A UA employee called UAPD after someone stole her wallet, reports stated.

The woman said she left the wallet in her overhead storage space at the UA Parking and Transportation Services building, 888 N. Euclid Ave., at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday and when she looked for it at about 4:40 p.m. it was missing.

Along with the wallet, $87 in cash, four credit cards, a debit card and her checkbook were stolen.

She told police she didn't see anyone suspicious in the area, reports stated.

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

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