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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
November 5, 1999
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University police arrested two men Wednesday after spotting them drinking beer in public, police reports stated.

An officer was on bike patrol near Meinel Optical, 1630 E. University Blvd., when he saw Gerald Marcus, 36, of a general delivery address, sitting on the curb drinking what appeared to be a beer.

As he approached Marcus, the officer saw Mark Reed, 43, of the 4900 block of North Shannon Road, drinking from the same can.

The officer asked them what they were doing, and both admitted to drinking from the beer can, reports stated.

The officer noticed that both men smelled of alcohol and had bloodshot, watery eyes, reports stated.

The officer asked Marcus for identification, and he provided a medical identification card.

After a check of Marcus' Social Security number, name and date of birth came back positive, police asked Reed for his identification.

Reed provided a state identification card and gave his Social Security number and date of birth verbally.

A check of his identification showed that Reed gave the officer a false social security number and date of birth.

Reed said he lied to the officer because he thought he had warrants out for his arrest, reports stated.

The records check showed that Reed had no warrants.

Police cited both men on suspicion of drinking spirituous liquor in public.

Reed was also cited on suspicion of false reporting to law enforcement for giving the false Social Security number and date of birth.

Both men were released at the scene.

Four UA employees called police Wednesday after arriving to work and finding their office had been burglarized, reports stated.

Police responded at about 7:30 a.m. to a house at 1249 N. Mountain Ave. that is being used by the UA's Integrative Medicine Program.

An administrative assistant in charge of the building met with officers when they arrived and showed them what had happened.

The fence in the backyard of the residence was missing some boards and the back door appeared to have been forced open, reports stated.

Rooms in the house had been ransacked and two computer towers had been opened up and moved from their original spots, reports stated.

The administrative assistant told police that parts of the computers might be missing.

Three other employees in the building reported their laptop computers had been stolen from the house as well.

After looking around some more, police took the two computer towers as evidence, reports stated.

All the property in the house that was stolen belongs to the University of Arizona.

Four UA students contacted police Wednesday morning after their license plates were stolen from their cars, reports stated.

The cars were parked in the lot north of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., between 7 and 11:30 p.m. the evening before when the plates were stolen, reports stated.

A Florida license plate, an Oregon license plate, a Michigan license plate and a Delaware license plate were stolen.

The owner of the Florida license plate reported her stolen plate to another officer later in the day after the first three called police, reports stated.

The Oregon license plate was recovered near the front entrance to Coronado.

A UA employee called police Wednesday after noticing a clip-on microphone had been stolen from a UA building, reports stated.

The microphone was in a locked cabinet at 7 a.m. Oct. 27 in Room 208 of the Bio Sciences West building, 1041 E. Lowell St., when it was last seen, reports stated.

The employee told police he noticed the microphone was missing at 7 a.m. the next day, and there was no evidence at the scene.

A UA student called police Tuesday to report vandalism to her car.

The student said she parked her 1998 Saturn near East First Street and North Highland Avenue at about 10:15 p.m. on Monday, and when she returned to it Tuesday at about 10:45 a.m., green letters had been spray-painted on her driver's side door and windshield, reports stated.

The letters appeared to spell out obscenities, but the writing wasn't legible enough for the officer to determine words.

The student said she had no enemies and no idea who have vandalized the car.

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