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By Ryan Gabrielson
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
June 14, 2000
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University police responded to a call from the College of Public Medicine, 140 N. Tucson Blvd., reporting the theft of a stereo on Monday.

A man walked into the building at 10:00 a.m. and approached the front desk asking where the lawyer's office was. The receptionist told the man that there was no lawyer's office and said that he should try south of the building, reports stated.

The man then walked into the sitting room and picked up a stereo from the sitting area. He then tried to exit through an externally locked door and when he failed to leave the building through that exit he walked toward the front exit.

The receptionist asked the man why he was taking the stereo, he responded that he wasn't. A man moved to confront the suspect at the front door but the suspect fled to a waiting car, reports stated.

The car then drove off northbound on Tucson Boulevard.

A witness saw the license plate number and when the officer at the scene arrived at 10:15 a.m., the officer checked the number.

The car belonged to Jorge Teno, 46, and he met the description that the Tucson Police Department has for him. Teno was not apprehended.

Police arrested a man Saturday night for criminal littering as an officer found him on bench while he patrolled East Sixth Street, reports stated.

The officer noticed a man who appeared to be asleep sitting on a SunTran bench at 2421 East Sixth Street.

The officer approached the man at 10:56 p.m. to check on his well-being.

Gerald Marcos, 47, of a general delivery address, told the officer that he didn't require medical attention.

The officer noticed the strong smell of alcohol on Marcos' breath and observed that the man had slurred speech.

The officer walk away for about 30 seconds and when he returned, Marcus had his penis exposed and was urinating, reports stated.

The suspect claimed that he couldn't find a bush and therefore had to go on the sidewalk, reports stated.

Marcos was cited for criminal littering and released at the scene.

University police arrested two men Friday for the possession of narcotics, reports stated.

Patrolling eastbound on East Ninth Street from North Euclid Avenue at 10:35 p.m., the officer saw a Honda Civic driving westbound on Ninth Street with only one headlamp operational.

The officer then turned around and stopped the Civic east of Euclid.

The driver, Jeremy Howe, 21, of the 100 block of West 17th Street, said he purchased the car a year ago but hadn't fixed the light, reports stated.

A warrants check showed Howe's driver license was suspended.

The passenger, Steven Kaufman, 24, of the 11000 block of North Mineral Parkway had a Tucson Police Department warrant for disorderly conduct.

The officer requested a second unit and proceeded to search the vehicle, and found a small bag of marijuana under the driver's seat, reports stated.

Howe said that he knew nothing of the bag or its contents and invoked his rights under Miranda, reports stated.

He was then handcuffed and charged with possession of marijuana.

Kaufman said the marijuana was purchased earlier in the evening and that they both had smoked some. The officer then searched Howe and found a clear bag filled with 14 white pills containing no markings, reports stated.

Howe claimed that they were muscle relaxers and admitted that he didn't have a prescription for them, reports stated. Additional pills were found behind the passenger's seat.

Howe and Kaufman were booked into to Pima County Jail.

University police arrested a man Thursday for shoplifting from a campus building, reports stated.

Security at the University of Arizona Bookstore, 1201 East University Avenue, called UAPD on Thursday to report a shoplifter.

An employee of the bookstore observed Brian Moore, 25, of the 1700 block of West Orange Grove Road, select two books and put them in his pants.

Moore then moved towards the exit when he was apprehended by two bookstore employees.

The officer arrived on the scene and read Moore his Miranda rights.

Moore said he intended to take some books out of the store so he could sell them for grocery money, reports stated.

Moore returned the books, was cited and released.

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

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