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Thursday November 16, 2000

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By Kristopher Califano

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A Tucson man was arrested for trespassing at a gas station and on suspicion for possessing drugs Tuesday night, police reports stated.

An employee at the Texaco Service Station, 501 N. Park Ave., called university police after a man refused to leave the property after he was asked repeatedly. Officers arrived at the gas station and spoke with the employee. He told officers that Michael Feldman, 31, of the 200 block of North Park Avenue, swung at the employee with a bottle in his hand after he refused to leave. The employee pressed charges.

Police were unable to find Feldman at the gas station but spoke with a woman at the store that police believe is Feldman's girlfriend. She told officers that Feldman went crazy and has been up for three days after he used crystal methamphetamines. She told police that he was verbally abusive during the last few days, but had never physically harmed her.

Officers went to his friend's house, where they thought Feldman was staying. Police spoke with Feldman and he denied ever being at the gas station. Police searched and handcuffed him.

Police recovered 16 grams of a green leafy substance that was wrapped in newspaper. Feldman told police the substance was half marijuana and half tobacco, reports stated.

He was arrested on suspicion of third degree trespassing and unlawful possession of marijuana, reports stated. He was transported to Pima County Jail.

A UA employee called police Monday afternoon after her vehicle was stolen from a campus parking lot, police reports stated.

The woman parked her car at 1519 E. First St. at 1 p.m. When she returned at 2 p.m., her 1985 Oldsmobile was missing. The employee remembered locking the vehicle but told police that the car's electronic locking mechanism often malfunctions, reports stated.

There was no broken glass found at the scene nor any sign of forced entry. Officers drove the woman back to her house where she provided police with her current vehicle information. The vehicle was worth approximately $3,500.

A student spoke with police Monday afternoon after his bicycle was stolen from outside a UA building.

The student secured the 24-speed-mountain bike to the racks outside of the Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 940 E. Fourth St., on the evening on Nov. 6. When he returned to the racks the next day, his $500 bicycle and lock were gone. The student waited five days before reporting the theft. Police have no suspects or evidence at this time, reports stated.

A pig head was seen impaled on a pole outside of a fraternity early Tuesday morning, reports stated.

Officers arrived at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house, 1801 E. First St., and spoke with the fraternity president. The officer disposed of the pig head into a container with other pig carcasses at the Campus Agricultural Center, 4101 N. Campbell Ave.

There are no suspects and no witnesses at this time. The swine's body was not located.

A UA student's cellular phone was taken from her dorm room Monday night, reports stated.

She told police that she left her phone and recharger on her desk while doing laundry at the Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth Street. When she returned to her unlocked room, her phone was gone. She told officers that she thought that it was a prank, but nobody returned her phone. She called police and canceled her phone connection

Tuesday afternoon. Her phone company informed her that the phone was recently used and the student did not recognize the last number called.

Officers told her to call UAPD if she had any further information.

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