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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
January 1, 2000
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University police arrested a UA student for drinking Friday after he was found behind the UAPD Main Station, police reports stated.

An officer was in the station, 1200 E. Lowell St., at about 11:05 p.m. when he heard a knock at the building's southwest door.

When the officer went to the door, he saw Matthew Dickson, 19, of the 700 block of North Highland Avenue, in the secured area south of the building.

The officer saw that Dickson entered the area through a two-foot gap in a fence and the corner of the station, reports stated.

Dickson told the officer he was there because he was rushing for Kappa Sigma fraternity.

According to reports, the officer noticed Dickson smelled heavily of alcohol, was swaying severely and had bloodshot eyes.

Dickson admitted to drinking alcohol, and when the officer asked him how old he was, Dickson replied "Andy."

The officer handcuffed him and took him inside the building.

After the officer asked for Dickson's identification, Dickson said he lost it, reports stated.

Dickson then admitted he had it in his wallet and gave it to the officer.

The officer cited him on suspicion of minor in possession of alcohol and released him.

The officer advised Dickson he didn't arrest him for criminal trespassing because the secured area was easily accessible.

A UAPD officer arrested a UA student Friday after she tried to buy alcohol with false identification at a liquor store south of campus, reports stated.

An employee from U of A Liquors, 1002 E. Sixth St., called police after the student, later identified as Cassandra Tripi, 19, of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., tried to use a fake Arizona driver license to purchase alcohol.

The employee said he didn't think the woman looked like the picture on the license, so he held it and called UAPD, reports stated.

The officer arrived and spoke with the employee while Tripi waited.

The employee also told the officer that Tripi couldn't remember the date of birth on the license or how to spell the last name.

The officer agreed that the license, which had the name Eleanor Ochylski on it, didn't look like Tripi.

He asked Tripi to spell the last name, and she said "L-O" and stopped and said she was too drunk to remember how to spell it, reports stated.

The officer asked where she was drinking, and she said she was at Kon Tiki Restaurant, 4625 E. Broadway Blvd., reports stated.

Police asked her if she had more identification, and she produced a credit card and community college identification card with Ochylski's name on them, reports stated.

The officer asked her if she had more identification again, and she finally produced a CatCard and credit card with her name, Cassandra Tripi, on them.

The officer cited her for minor in possession of alcohol and misrepresenting age to purchase alcohol and transported her to her residence hall and released her.

The UAPD is attempting to contact Ochylski, 21, of Tempe, for possible charges for reportedly selling the identification cards to Tripi for $50.

A UA student called UAPD Friday after someone broke into her car and stole stereo equipment, reports stated.

The student said she parked her car in a lot near Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., on Wednesday and when she returned to the car on Friday, it had been broken into.

According to reports, the driver's side window was destroyed and glass was strewn throughout the interior of her 1989 Ford Bronco.

Her Sony 10-disc compact disc changer valued at an estimated $500 and two subwoofer speakers valued at an estimated $250 were stolen.

The center console near her stereo on the dashboard was also damaged in the break-in.

No fingerprints were found.

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