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Monday January 22, 2001

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Police Beat

By Jose Ceja

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A UA student called police Thursday after receiving harassing phone calls from a dancer who called herself "Baby Doll."

The dancer is a girlfriend of a man the student formerly dated, reports stated.

The student, a resident of La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., told police she contacted the man "a couple times to get reacquainted," resulting in threatening letters from the dancer.

The student received phone calls saying "I hope I never find you" and "you better be scared," reports stated.

The student was asked by police to keep a log of future incidents, and she said she would press charges if the phone calls continued.


Two UA students were cited on suspicion of unlawful possession of marijuana on Thursday after they admitted to smoking marijuana in a UA building.

Community service officers observed people smoking what was believed to be marijuana on the top level of the Tyndall Avenue Garage, 880 E. Fourth St., reports stated.

When they approached the group, they noticed Danielle Staci Lifshen, 19, of the 800 Block of East Fifth Street, and Christopher Rau, 19, of the 800 Block of East Fifth Street, quickly turn away from the officers.

Officers asked the students what they were doing and the students responded they were "fine," reports stated.

Officers asked the students if they were smoking marijuana and they responded they were, reports stated.

Rau then turned around and handed officers a baggie containing a green leafy substance and a pipe of the kind commonly used to smoke marijuana, reports stated.

Both students were cited on suspicion of unlawful possession of marijuana and released at the scene, reports stated.


A UA building was vandalized with the phrase "Question All Authority" Thursday by two unidentified suspects, reports stated.

Officers took photographs of the phrase, which was spray painted in black on the southwest side of the UA Administration Building, located at 1401 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

Officers patrolled the area for the suspects, who were dressed in all black, but were unable to locate them, reports stated.

There are no suspects at this time.


Seven Zone One parking passes were stolen from a UA building Thursday, reports stated.

An employee of the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Building, 1130 N. Mountain Ave., said she noticed the parking passes, which she gives to visitors, missing from a bin she usually keeps locked, reports stated.

The woman said she would notify UA Parking and Transportation Services of the theft, reports stated.

There are no witnesses or suspects at this time.


A UA student was arrested Thursday after driving his motorcycle through a parking garage gate, reports stated.

Witnesses said George Astrometianos, 21, of the 5000 Block of East Fifth Street, followed a car out of a parking lot on East Second Street and North Palm Drive, breaking the arm of the gate, reports stated.

Officers caught up with Astrometianos later and asked him if he had broken the arm, and he answered that he had because he was late for class, reports stated.

Officers arrested Astrometianos and released him at the scene, reports stated.


A UA student was arrested Thursday after officers discovered he had two warrants for his arrest, reports stated.

Police were called to East Fourth Street and North Highland Avenue to check on a suspected fight and were approached by a UA student who said he was walking on the sidewalk with his head down when he bumped into Omar Santos Pena, 23, of the 400 Block of South Fourth Avenue, reports stated.

Pena, who was "very excited and hard to get a word with," told officers that he did not provoke the students and that the student pushed him without cause, reports stated.

After talking to the students, officers decided not to cite either of them because of a lack of witnesses, reports stated.

Officers discovered that Pena had two warrants out for his arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia and assault, reports stated.

Officers confirmed the warrants, arrested Pena and transported him to Pima County Jail, reports stated.

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