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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday Mar. 4, 2002

Police confiscated a UA basketball player's B.B. gun and reported the incident to the UA dean of students, police reports stated.

A resident assistant at La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., told police she was conducting a routine check of the hall when she saw a B.B. gun popping out of a white shoebox in Will Bynum's room, reports stated.

The RA escorted police to Bynum's room and said that seven windows had been broken recently and that she believed they had been broken by B.B.'s, reports stated.

Bynum, 19, was not in his room, but police spoke to him when they saw him near the stairwell. He told officers that the gun was his, but he denied shooting the windows and said he didn't know who was responsible for damaging the windows, reports stated.

Police told Bynum that the incident would be documented and forwarded to the UA dean of students, reports stated.

The B.B. gun was placed into evidence at UAPD.

A student was cited Wednesday at a campus bookstore when police learned he had something up his sleeve, reports stated.

An UofA Bookstore employee was watching security footage when he saw Daniel Wick, 25, of the 3300 block of East Willard Street, pick up a map and put it up his sleeve, reports stated.

Police went to the bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., and spoke to Wick, who was detained by bookstore employees after he bought a greeting card but walked out of the store without paying for the map of Berlin.

Wick told police he had $15, but couldn't pay for the $8.95 map because he had to pay rent, reports stated.

He said that if he paid for the map, he would only have "$5 to his name," reports stated.

Police took photographs of Wick and the map and placed the pictured into evidence at UAPD. Wick was cited and released on suspicion of shoplifting of less than $250, reports stated.

A UA employee found a suspicious white powdery substance in a campus building Wednesday, reports stated.

The employee saw a plastic container in the Harvill building, 1103 E. Second St. Police called UA Facilities Management, but they refused to come to the scene because it was not a health hazard, reports stated.

Police took the substance and container and destroyed it.

Two employees asked that a UA student be warned Wednesday after he refused to leave a dean's office, reports stated.

One of the employees told police she saw the student when she walked into the inside the Center for Creative Photography, 1030 N. Olive Road.

He was using the telephone and refused to leave the office.

The employee repeatedly told the student that there was a public phone outside and that the office was private. The student told her that he couldn't pay for the public phone and that the call was local, reports stated.

He eventually hung up the phone and began to walk to the back of the office. The employee stood in front of him, blocking him, and told him to leave the office, reports stated.

When the student left, she shut the door behind him and called the police.

She told police that she felt intimidated but did not want to press charges.

Neither she nor the other employee know who the man is, but they think he is taking classes at the university, reports stated.

The other employee told police that the same man has harassed students at the information desk and is constantly asking to use the phone. They asked that he be warned about his inappropriate behavior, reports stated.

Officers tried to call the professor who employees believe is teaching the student's class. They were unable to get a hold of him and will try again later, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumÄ can be found at


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