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Police Beat

By Arek Sarkissian II

Friday September 7, 2001

An unidentified man was loud and disorderly as he was arrested Wednesday night after police found him vandalizing a sign on a UA building, reports stated.

Officers were driving on East Speedway Boulevard when they heard a loud noise. Upon viewing the area where the sound came from, they found a man wearing blue hospital scrubs waving his arms at officers.

The man was standing next to a sign in front of the James E. Rogers College of Law. Reports stated that the sign the man was standing next to had been scratched, dented and had a rock sitting next to it.

The man reportedly began standing on one leg as he laughed. He ran into traffic and began making gestures at cars as they drove by. As soon as traffic was clear officers confronted him.

Upon confrontation, the man ran to a grassy area near the Olive Street Underpass, then ran up to the passenger side of the police vehicle and screamed "bang, bang, bang!"

The man then ran to the sidewalk and sat down. He told the officers to arrest him and called them a variety of obscene names.

As officers placed the man under arrest, he threatened the lives of the officers, the president, their mothers and their grandmothers. He also stated "It would be worse than L.A."

The man spat and kicked officers as he was placed into a patrol car.

He was transported to Pima County Jail.

A male was transported to UMC Wednesday after reporting a toothache, reports stated.

Police were at the McDonald's at 1711. E. Speedway Blvd., when a deaf and mute man communicated to police he had a very bad toothache.

The man asked for an ambulance to take him to the hospital. Tucson Fire Department responded and transported the man to UMC.

Police were called to the UofA Bookstore Wednesday morning after a security guard caught a student stealing, reports stated.

Police responded after receiving a call from a bookstore security guard regarding a shoplifter they had in custody.

Security reported student Douglas Hood, of the 700 block of North Hayden Drive, was seen putting a pack of batteries and lip balm in his pocket without paying.

Hood was placed into the Deans Diversion Program.

TPD asked police to assist with a situation Wednesday which involved a man peeking in windows of an apartment complex, reports stated.

Officers arrived on scene at an apartment complex at 1233 E. Drachman St. as the Tucson Police Department Air unit began to circle in the general area. The UAPD officer parked in a lot north of the apartment complex where the suspect was last seen peeking into windows.

Officers spotted and confronted Michael Lamonge, 39, of the 900 block of N. Chrysler Drive, who appeared to have been sweating profusely.

Lamonge said he was out for a walk and he was trying to find a friend's apartment.

The person who called police positively identified Lamonge as the suspect.

Lamonge was taken to Pima County Jail.

A student called police after she said she was involved in an altercation with another female in a campus parking lot, reports stated.

Police met with the student at the Student Union Memorial Center. The student said she was parked in a campus lot at East First Street and North Mountain Avenue. She was sitting in her car waiting for a class when the suspect, a female named Jessica, was apparently agitated as she attempted to find a parking space.

After eventually locating a spot, the student said she heard the woman screaming about her sitting in her car. This reportedly initiated a verbal altercation.

Reports stated the verbal confrontation escalated after the suspect slapped the hand of the student. The suspect also would not let the student shut her car door.

The altercation ended after a passerby called Jessica's name to which she then walked away.

Reports state officers left a business card on the suspect's vehicle. The student was afraid of retaliation.

The suspect has not called police in regards to the incident.

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


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