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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
September 22, 1999

University police went to a fraternity house early Monday morning after someone threw cans of paint on the outer courtyard wall of the house, police reports stated.

Police arrived at the Sigma Chi fraternity house, 1616 E. First St., at about 3:20 a.m. after a member of the fraternity called police, reports stated.

An estimated four gallons of green, red and white paint were found on the wall, reports stated.

According to reports, the Sigma Chi member suspected the Kappa Sigma fraternity because Kappa Sigma members had painted their greek letters on First in the same colors.

The two fraternities have battled verbally since the beginning of the fall semester, reports stated.

A Kappa Sigma member said he would try to locate the responsible party to clean the wall, reports stated.

Police warned both fraternities against criminal retaliation, reports stated.

Police arrested a man Monday who was reportedly verbally harassing his ex-fianc­e in a UA parking garage, reports stated.

According to reports, Johnny L. Brown, 27, of the 3100 block of East 24th Street, was in the Second Street parking garage, 1340 E. Second St., to visit his ex-fianc­e.

The woman was at work in the garage's parking booth from 11 a.m. to noon when Brown approached her and began screaming at her, reports stated.

When the woman's shift was over, she left with co-workers and when she returned, Brown was still in the garage, reports stated.

According to the reports, Brown said that the woman had agreed to go to lunch with him after her shift.

When the woman and her co-workers entered the booth, Brown began yelling at her again, reports stated.

A co-worker called police because the woman was afraid of what Brown might do if she phoned UAPD, reports stated.

According to the reports, Brown did not become physically violent during the encounter.

He was cited on suspicion of assault/domestic violence, loitering and disorderly conduct/domestic violence and was booked into Pima County Jail on a $112 bond.

A portable toilet, a gas-powered air blower and a gas-powered compactor were stolen from a UA construction site over the weekend, reports stated.

An employee from Fishel Construction Co., whose headquarters trailer is located at 1701 E. First St., phoned police Monday morning after realizing that the items were missing, reports stated.

The stolen power tools, which were cut from chains that bound them to the Fishel trailer, have not been recovered, reports stated.

According to the reports, the portable toilet was recovered and returned to the construction site after it was found between East Hawthorne Street and North Warren Avenue near the Ina E. Gittings building, 1713 E. University Blvd.

The stolen items were valued at an estimated $1,000.

A UA employee called police Monday morning after finding a car she booted, missing from a dirt parking lot at North Santa Rita Avenue and East Helen Street, reports stated.

The Parking and Transportation Services officer said she attached a tire boot to a red 1994 Honda Accord on Friday at about 8:30 a.m. while it was parked in a dirt lot at 1402 E. Helen St., reports stated.

When she returned to the lot Monday, the car and the boot were gone, reports stated.

The boot is estimated to cost between $300 to $400.

According to reports, the car was registered in Utah and the owner of the car had no UA affiliation.

Police arrested a woman Monday afternoon when they noticed she matched the description of a purse-snatcher, reports stated.

An officer on patrol noticed Michelle Carpio, 29, of the 700 block of West Santa Paula Street, at a bus stop at East Sixth Street and North Park Avenue, reports stated.

Police approached Carpio, who matched the description of a purse-snatcher, and asked her for identification, reports stated.

According to reports, Carpio told police her name was Michelle Arias.

Police then searched her duffel bag and found a purse with identification matching one of the theft victims, reports stated.

Carpio told police she didn't know where the purse came from and that her boyfriend had the bag earlier that day, reports stated.

After searching the rest of the duffel bag, police found Carpio's identification that revealed her true identity, reports stated.

She told police that she gave the false name because she was afraid, reports stated.

Carpio was cited on suspicion of a probation violation, theft and false representation. She was turned over to the Tucson Police Department.

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