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Police Beat

By David Halperin
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday Apr. 19, 2002

A student mentioned the desire to get a knife and stab two police officers after being arrested Wednesday, reports stated.

At about 1 a.m., police went to Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St., in response to a report about a drunk student.

Police went to the student's dorm room, and she let them in. Officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol on her breath as she spoke and told her they were there because a resident assistant had reported she was drunk and was going into other dorm rooms. The student said she had not been drinking.

Police asked the student if they could search her side of the room, and she allowed them. During the search, police found five smoking pipes with a burnt residue that smelled like marijuana, reports stated.

After finding the pipes, police advised the student that she was under arrest, when she began calling police offensive names. The student reluctantly allowed police to place her into handcuffs, and while she sat on the floor, she said something about how she wished she could grab a knife in the room and stab the two officers, reports stated.

In the patrol car, the 18-year-old student began kicking a rear passenger door and window. After being warned, police placed a restraint on the student to keep her from kicking the window and door, reports stated.

The resident assistant and the student she was yelling at told police they were willing to press charges for disorderly conduct.

The Tucson Fire Department arrived to check on the student's well-being, but she refused medical attention.

She was taken to pre-trial services and after the restraint was taken off her legs, she began kicking the door to the detaining room, reports stated.


Two students reported a man was in a women's bathroom at Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., Wednesday and saw one of the students showering, reports stated.

At about 9:40 a.m., the students reported that they had been showering at about 9 a.m. in the women's bathroom on the third floor of the dorm. While in the shower, one of the students saw a man outside the shower. She began to scream, and the man walked to the next stall where the other student was showering.

The other student heard the screaming, and then the curtain opened. The student saw the man standing looking at her. She started yelling at the man, and he left the bathroom.

Both students then got dressed and notified police. They described the man as Hispanic in his early 20s, 5 feet 10 inches tall, between 170 and 180 pounds, with a muscular build, shaved head and no facial hair.

Police checked the building but were unable to find anyone matching the description

One of the students said she could help create a composite sketch of the man, reports stated.


A student reported Wednesday that someone grabbed her buttocks while she was showering in a bathroom at Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

At about 10 p.m., the student reported she had been taking a shower in a women's restroom on the ninth floor of the dorm at about 9:15 a.m., when a man reached into the stall and grabbed the right side of her butt. She screamed, opened her eyes and saw the man standing there watching her. She covered herself with the shower curtain and yelled at the man to get out, reports stated.

The student described the man as Hispanic in his early 20s, with a stocky build and no facial hair.

The student said she was not sure if she could positively identify the man, reports stated.


An employee reported that $920 worth of belongings were stolen from his car Wednesday, reports stated.

The employee told officers he parked his car at 9 a.m. in the Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St. He returned to his car at 3 p.m. and found the passenger side rear wing window broken on his car. He later discovered his $500 car stereo and $20 CD case containing $400 worth of CDs were stolen from inside the car.

Police were unable to find any fingerprints on the vehicle.

There are no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.


An employee reported her $90 bicycle stolen Wednesday, reports stated.

The employee told police she locked her bike with a cable lock through the tire and frame at 9 a.m. to the racks at the Bio-Temp Administration building, 1609 N. Warren Ave. She returned at 3 p.m. and discovered the bike and lock were missing.

There are no suspects or witnesses, 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 www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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