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By Dylan McKinley
Arizona Daily Wildcat,
February 2, 2000
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University police arrested a man Monday after observing him driving on East Grant Road with a 50-gallon plastic drum wedged under the passenger door of his truck, police reports stated.

The officer saw Daniel Reyes, 21, of the 1300 block of East 28th Street, in a parking lot on Grant at about 12:38 a.m. with the drum under his 1993 Nissan pickup. The officer followed Reyes and pulled him over at North Park Avenue and East Edison Avenue.

When the officer contacted Reyes, he noticed Reyes had a heavy odor of alcohol coming from his breath, he was slurring heavily and his eyes were bloodshot, reports stated.

Reyes was ordered to exit the vehicle, and when he stepped out, he staggered and leaned against the door, reports stated.

Another officer asked Reyes if he would submit to a sobriety test, and Reyes told the officer he had Down's syndrome, reports stated.

The officer asked him if that would impair his ability to take the tests and Reyes said no, reports stated.

The officer first gave Reyes an eye test, then asked if he would submit to more tests. Reyes then told the officer "Hell no," reports stated.

Police read him his rights, handcuffed him and searched him.

During the search, an officer found a plastic bag with a yellow rock substance suspected to be cocaine, reports stated.

According to reports, police transported Reyes to UAPD to perform a breath test.

When Reyes denied the breath test and a blood draw, police got a signed search warrant for University Medical Center to draw blood, reports stated.

An officer transported him to UMC for the blood test and Reyes then became belligerent, reports stated.

Emergency room attendants had to restrain Reyes during the draw and Reyes repeatedly told the officer, "I'm going to kill you," and that the officer was a "punk-ass mother fucker," reports stated.

Reyes was then cited for driving with a suspended license, no proof of insurance, driving under the influence of alcohol, possession of a narcotic drug for sale and criminal damage for hitting the drum and dragging it under his truck.

UAPD arrested a man Monday after he was caught shoplifting at the U of A Bookstore, reports stated.

A security officer working for the bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., called police at about 5:30 p.m. after he saw Aminien Kabourou, 22, of the 4900 block of South Highland Avenue, take a mechanical pencil and put it in his pocket, reports stated.

Kabourou walked around the store, and when he was about to go outside, the security guard stopped him.

Kabourou told the guard he was going to buy the pencil. So he put it in his pocket but forgot about it, reports stated.

When a UAPD officer arrived, Kabourou told the officer the same thing.

The officer asked him how he forgot about the pencil when that was what he was going to buy in the first place, and Kabourou said he was distracted by candy that he wanted to purchase, reports stated.

After checking Kabourou's identification, UAPD dispatch confirmed he had four outstanding warrants.

The officer concluded, by watching the videotape of Kabourou, that he put the pencil in his pocket purposefully, reports stated.

Kabourou was cited on suspicion of shoplifting and failure to appear in court on four charges: shoplifting and driving with a suspended license from the Tucson Police Department, and driving with a suspended license and liquor law violations from UAPD.

He was transported to Pima County Jail and booked. His backpack and the videotape of the possible theft were taken as evidence.

A UA student called police Monday after someone broke into his car and attempted to steal his car stereo, reports stated.

The man said he parked his car in a lot at 1140 N. Park Ave. at about 5 p.m. on Jan. 21, and when he returned to the 1987 Toyota MR2 at about 5:31 p.m. Sunday, his car was damaged.

His windshield had a one-foot crack in it, and the center console on his dashboard that houses the air conditioning, heater and stereo was halfway pulled out, reports stated.

Nothing was stolen from the car and no fingerprints were found.

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

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