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Wednesday February 28, 2001

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Police Beat

By Jose Ceja

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A UA student reported last week that she was attacked by a hooded man outside of her dorm on Feb. 16, reports stated.

The student said she was sitting on the steps located on the northeast corner of Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., when she was approached by a man wearing a gray sweatshirt who dragged her down the stairs by her sweatshirt and punched and slapped her, splitting her lip, reports stated.

The student said she then kneed the man in the stomach and ran into the dorm, reports stated.

The attacker ran away across the volleyball courts north of the dorm and was not seen again, reports stated.

The student did not immediately report the incident for fear that her name would be run in the Wildcat's Police Beat, reports stated.

On the advice of friends, however, the student reported the incident to UAPD Thursday, reports stated.

The student said she reported the incident so others could be wary of such attackers, reports stated.

The officer who spoke with the student said that he did not notice any scars or bruises on the student's face, reports stated.

She told police that she does not believe that she could identify the attacker because he had the hood of his sweatshirt pulled tightly over his face, but she said the attacker had a dark mustache, reports stated.

She also said she was not sure of the man's complexion or race because it was very dark when the incident occurred, reports stated.

There are no suspects at this time.

Two UA students were referred to the Dean of Students Diversion Program Monday after smoking marijuana in a UA parking garage, reports stated.

A UAPD officer responded to the Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St., after reports of a strong marijuana smell in the area. When he arrived, he met with another officer who was speaking to Warren Fisher, 19, and Ryan Trayte, 18, both of the 1000 block of North Park Ave.

The officer noticed a strong smell of burnt marijuana in the area and asked to speak with Fisher, reports stated.

The officer asked Fisher if he had been smoking marijuana and Fisher said he had, and gave the officer a colored glass pipe and a small green container containing 12.1 grams of a "green leafy plant-like substance," believed to be marijuana, reports stated.

Fisher told the officer that he bought the pipe in San Francisco and that he got the marijuana from an uncle in California who smokes it because he has cancer, reports stated.

Trayte also admitted to smoking marijuana but denied possessing any, and told the officer that they had "both smoked a little," reports stated.

The officer referred both students to the Dean of Students Diversion Program and released them after they agreed to comply with the terms of the program.

Two UA employees said their bicycle seats were stolen and "beat-up" seats were found nearby Wednesday, reports stated.

A UA employee told police that he had locked his bicycle on the west side of the Landscape Architecture Building, 1501 E. Speedway Blvd., and when he returned noticed that his seat and the seat off another man's bike were missing, reports stated.

The man noticed that there were two "beat up seats" lying on the ground next to the bikes, reports stated.

The man told police that the owner of the other bicycle was not in town and did not know of the incident, reports stated.

Police took the "beat-up" seats as evidence.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

A UA student reported to UAPD Monday that her bicycle had been stolen, reports stated.

The student said she locked her bicycle to the racks on the south side of La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., on Feb. 10 and when she returned Sunday noticed it was missing, reports stated.

The bicycle, a Trek mountain bike valued at $229, had a basket attached to it, valued at $21.99. The bicycle was fastened with a U-lock and cable lock which were not in the area, reports stated.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resume can be found at

Jose Ceja can be reached at