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Monday March 19, 2001

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Police Beat

By Jose Ceja

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A Tucson man was arrested Saturday after officers discovered that he had outstanding warrants for his arrest, reports stated.

Officers responded to a residence at 949 E. Eighth St. after a Tucson woman complained of waking to the sounds of vagrants yelling at each other in the ditch behind her house, reports stated.

The woman told police that she had noticed several vagrants sleeping in the ditch and that she wanted them to leave because her house had recently been burglarized, reports stated.

Officers entered the ditch and spoke with one of the men, identified as Jeremy Comer, 29, of a general delivery address, reports stated.

A warrants check on Comer, who appeared to be "very intoxicated," revealed that he had outstanding warrants on a previous arrest for disorderly conduct, reports stated.

Comer was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail.


Officers arrested a Tucson man Sunday after they saw him drinking beer behind a building, reports stated.

An officer patrolling an alley behind 7-11, 1750 E. Speedway Blvd., noticed Alejandro Bautista, 47, of the 1400 block of North Dodge Boulevard, drinking a beer, reports stated.

After officers identified Bautista, they discovered he had a warrant for failure to appear on a previous arrest, reports stated.

Bautista was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail.


A Tucson man was arrested Saturday after drinking beer in front of police, reports stated.

An officer parked on the corner of North Warren Avenue and East First Street noticed Jose Machado, 43, of the 600 block of West Anita Drive, sitting on a nearby sidewalk drinking a large beer, reports stated.

The officer approached Machado and, after identifying him, discovered that he had four existing warrants for drinking in public, reports stated.

While speaking to the officer, Machado took several drinks from his beer until the officer took it away and poured it out, reports stated.

Machado was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail.


Someone broke into a car belonging to a UA student Saturday, reports stated.

The student said he parked his car on the street near 1415 E. Fourth St., and when he returned, noticed that the right window had been smashed, reports stated.

The student told police that two CD cases, containing about 130 CDs, and a CD player were stolen from the car, reports stated.

Officers also noticed a screwdriver, which the student said did not belong to him, in the passenger's seat, reports stated.

The officers were able to get fingerprints of the suspected thief from the vehicle and took the screwdriver as evidence, reports stated.

The student said he did not see anything suspicious in the area, and there are no witnesses or suspects at this time.


A UA student was arrested Saturday after breaking into a UA building while trying to photograph a sunset, reports stated.

An officer driving by Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., noticed Tobias Kar Eklumund, of the 100 block of North Euclid Avenue, descending a ramp on the east side of the stadium, reports stated.

Since the officer had seen the gate to the stadium closed, he called UAPD dispatch to confirm there were no events in the stadium, reports stated.

After confirming there were no events in the stadium at that time, the officer approached Eklumund, who admitted to jumping a fence to gain access to the stadium, reports stated.

Eklumund told the officer that he broke into the stadium to photograph the sunset, and the officer cited him for second degree trespassing and referred him to the Dean of Students' Diversion Program, reports stated.

Another officer checked the stadium to make sure nothing was damaged or stolen, and after the officer confirmed there wasn't, Eklumund was released.

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 w3.arizona.edu/%7Euapd/Daily%20Resume.htm.