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Tuesday November 21, 2000

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By Kristopher Califano

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Seven UA students were arrested after broadcasting a dorm room keg party on the Internet Saturday night, police reports stated.

The hall director called police when she was alerted that there was a party going on in a room at Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Dr.

She told officers that the party was being broadcast over the Internet by one of the residents via an Internet video camera. Officers walked by the room and heard loud voices and music. Police knocked on the door and entered the room.

Officers saw several beer bottles, a parking boot and a towel placed over a keg. Police spoke with the room's resident, Richard Demko, 18. Demko, who had a beer in his hand, told police that he had been drinking. He told police that he found the boot in a non-UA parking lot. Demko was arrested and released on suspicion of being a minor in possession of spirituous beverages and minor in possession of alcohol, reports stated.

Officers spoke with and performed a background check on the other people in the room. Thomas Branch, Scott Shumacker, Nathan Tune, Dean Duryen, Craig Maggi and Nicholas Svenson, all 18 and all of Cochise Residence Hall, were cited and released on suspicion of being minors in possession of alcohol. Officers learned that Craig Maggi had a traffic warrant issued for his arrest, reports stated. Maggi was not arrested and transported because the warrant was issued more than 75 miles from where he was arrested.


A resident assistant called police Saturday night after she heard a student outside the building say, "Where are you going to smoke, in the back of the truck?" reports stated.

The resident assistant heard a conversation between two students who were in a vehicle parked outside the Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1000 N. Park Ave. The resident assistant took the license plate number and called police.

Officers arrived on scene after the vehicle had left. They spoke with the resident assistant and began searching for the vehicle.

Police caught up with the vehicle and the students at East Fourth Street and North Park Avenue, reports stated. Police smelled an odor of alcohol on the driver and passenger's breath, Daren Mandal and Anthony Dwyer, both 18 of Skyview Apartments, 1050 E. Eighth St . The driver, Mandal, told officers that he had a bag of marijuana in his truck. Police recovered 10.96 grams of a green leafy substance, reports stated.

Mandal was cited and released for suspicion of unlawful possession of marijuana and minor in possession of alcohol. Dwyer was cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol, reports stated.


A resident assistant called police after she saw a female carrying another unconscious, drunk female early Sunday morning, reports stated.

The female was carrying her friend back to her room inside the Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St. at about 3 a.m. Officers went into the room and found an unconscious woman lying on a bed with a trash can filled with vomit next to her. She also had vomit on her clothing, reports stated.

The woman who helped her to the room told police that she had drank a third of a rum bottle. She also told officers that she had been drinking at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house, 906 N. First Ave. She told police that neither she nor her roommate were 21, but they did not need to provide ID to drink alcohol at the house, reports stated.

The female was not able to be awakened. She was transported to the University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., by Southwest Ambulance Company. Police will cite both students for being minors in possession of alcohol at a later date, reports stated.


Police went to a UA student's house Sunday morning after her vehicle was stolen, reports stated.

She parked her car at 1334 E. Helen St. Friday morning. When she returned to the car two days later the vehicle was missing. The car was locked but did not have an alarm, reports stated. The victims friend looked in several UA parking lots for the vehicle, but was not able to find it, reports stated.

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

Kristopher Califano can be reached at .