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Police Beat

By Jose Ceja

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A UA fraternity house was vandalized with paint and fertilizer Thursday, reports stated.

An officer responded to the Sigma Chi house, 1616 E. First St., after residents of the house found a pile of "excrement" in a hallway and fertilizer and gray and red paint on carpets and furniture in the house, reports stated.

The fraternity's president said the damage occurred during a three-hour time span that afternoon, reports stated.

All of the damage was on the ground level of the house, where the doors are often propped open, reports stated.

The president of the fraternity also said his house has a long-standing rivalry with the Delta Chi fraternity, 1701 E. First St., but an official from that house denied knowledge of the incident, reports stated.

None of the Sigma Chi residents reported seeing anything suspicious, and the president of the house said he does not want to press charges at this time.

Three UA students were referred to the Dean of Students' diversion program Friday after drinking beer near a campus parking lot, reports stated.

An officer patrolling near East First Street and North Cherry Avenue noticed a woman leave a party at Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, 1050 N. Cherry Ave., carrying a red cup from which she was drinking, reports stated.

She then walked to the parking lot on the corner and met with another woman and a man, and went behind a white car, reports stated.

Another officer then arrived and the male, later identified as Collin Gaines, 19, of New Jersey, threw a box of Coors Light beer underneath a car, reports stated.

The three then began to walk away, and the officer initiated contact with Gaines and the two women, identified as Allison Altizer, 19, and Elizabeth Gibbons, 20, both of the 900 block of East Fifth Street, reports stated.

One of the officers noticed that all three of the students smelled of alcohol, reports stated.

The three were read their Miranda rights and cited for minor in possession of alcohol, reports stated.

The officers then told them to dump the remaining beer and dispose of the empty containers in a trash can, reports stated.

A UA student's car was reported vandalized Sunday after being parked outside a UA fraternity, reports stated.

The student said he parked his 1990 Acura Integra outside of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity house, 1449 N. Cherry Ave., early Saturday morning for about an hour, and when he returned, noticed the back window had been smashed by a beer bottle, reports stated.

The student had disposed of the bottle, which didn't break, by the time the officer spoke with him, reports stated.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

Three UA students were arrested Saturday after an officer saw them with marijuana paraphernalia, reports stated.

An officer spoke with Andrews Bales, 18, of the 1000 block of North Park Avenue, and Scott Spaulding, 19, and Michael Cassel, 19, both of the 1500 block of East First Street, after another officer saw them in a jeep with a bong, reports stated.

The officer approached the men and asked them if they had a pipe in the vehicle, and Bales told him it was under the front passenger seat, reports stated.

The officer found a bong under the seat with a partially burned substance suspected to be marijuana, reports stated.

A plastic bag containing suspected marijuana was also found under the passenger seat, reports stated.

All three were cited for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia and were then released at the scene, reports stated.

The bong and the suspected marijuana were placed into evidence.

A bicycle belonging to a UA student was stolen from outside a UA building Thursday, reports stated.

The student said she locked her mountain bike to a rack outside of Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1010 N. Park Ave., Thursday afternoon and when she returned later noticed it was missing, reports stated.

The bicycle, valued between $200 to $300, was locked with a U-lock, 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