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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
November 10, 1999
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University police arrested a man late Tuesday morning after he refused to move to a designated area while distributing pamphlets, police reports stated.

Bruce Friedeman, 43, of the 800 block of East Lee Street, was distributing "Holocaust" and "CIA" pamphlets near the stairs by the main entrance of Memorial Student Union, 1303 E. University Blvd., at about 11:20 a.m. when police were called.

A UA Mall coordinator had asked Friedeman to move to the Speaker's Corner, and when he didn't, she called UAPD.

When the officer arrived, he asked Friedeman what he was doing.

Friedeman said he was "exercising his First Amendment rights," reports stated.

The officer told Friedeman the Speaker's Corner was the designated area for free speech, not the student union stairs, reports stated.

Friedeman said he wasn't going to move because he was standing on public property, reports stated.

The officer asked him again to move 20 feet to the corner, and Friedeman refused, saying, "No, arrest me and we will take it to court," reports stated.

The officer told Friedeman that according to the UA Students Code of Conduct, the UA is private property and to be on campus he must be a student, faculty or staff member or have a legitimate reason to be there, reports stated.

The officer notified Friedeman he would be arrested if he didn't move.

Friedeman again refused to move and the officer handcuffed him, transported him to the UAPD station and cited him on suspicion of second degree criminal trespassing.

Friedeman was released by pre-trial services.

Police arrested four juveniles Tuesday after they were notified that the juveniles were panhandling.

The juveniles were near East Sixth Street and North Park Avenue at about 3:45 p.m. next to a 1988 Ford Taurus when police arrived.

Police checked all four juveniles' identification and found that all four were listed as runaways.

One boy was driving his mother's car, the Ford Taurus, reports stated.

According to reports, the mother had reported the vehicle as stolen.

All four juveniles were transported to the UAPD.

The Taurus was released to the mother after she took her son into custody, reports stated.

The boy was cited on suspicion of felony theft-motor vehicle with a promise to appear in Pima County Juvenile Court.

A man was arrested Tuesday evening after an officer saw him walking in the middle of North Campbell Avenue with a shopping cart.

The officer stopped George Robinson, 37, of the 1300 block of East Seventh Street, at about 6:53 p.m. to warn him against walking in the street, but when he checked Robinson's identification, the officer found a warrant for his arrest.

Robinson said he knew he had a warrant for failing to appear in court on an assault charge and he was going to take care of it, reports stated.

After citing him on suspicion of failure to appear in court and transporting him to Pima County Jail, police searched the shopping cart at the UAPD station.

The search revealed a bag containing 13 bottles of various injectable prescription drugs, reports stated.

According to reports, there was no prescription documentation with the bottles.

Another bag contained credit cards and identification belonging to a woman who reported them stolen, reports stated.

A third bag in the cart contained numerous identification cards, credit cards and membership cards belonging to other individuals, reports stated.

Police contacted Pima County Jail to question Robinson about the identification cards and the prescription drugs, but Robinson had already been accepted and released by pre-trial services.

A man called police Tuesday after his cellular phone was stolen from Arizona Stadium during Saturday's Homecoming football game.

The man told police his phone was under his chair at about 1 p.m. Saturday, but when he left the stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., the phone was missing, reports stated.

The man said he called his Motorola phone, valued at an estimated $250, but no one answered the call.

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

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