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Policebeat

By David Halperin
Arizona Summer Wildcat
Wednesday July 10, 2002

No injuries were reported after four to six gunshots were fired at five police officers near campus Sunday, reports stated.

At about 1:50 a.m., three University of Arizona Police Department officers, and two Tucson Police Department officers were standing on the south side of Los Betos, 914 E. Speedway Blvd., when four to six shots were fired at them from the west side of the parking lot.

The officers immediately took cover behind vehicles and drew their weapons.

Police then approached a man standing on the west side of the parking lot, with weapons drawn. Police searched the man, but discovered he did not have any weapons. The man told officers the shots had been fired from a silver Chevrolet Malibu, as it turned southbound onto North Tyndall Avenue out of the parking lot.

Two bullet casings were found in the street on North Tyndall Avenue. Police found a mark on a wall on the west side of the Theater Arts building, 1030 N. Park Ave., that could have been a possible bullet mark.

No bullets were found in the area of Los Betos, and no injuries were reported.

There are no suspects at this time, reports stated.


A man was escorted from the Student Recreation Center on July 1 after he had been yelling at women running on the indoor track, reports stated.

At about 6:20 p.m., police met with a desk clerk at the Rec Center, 1400 E. Sixth St., who pointed upstairs and told officers there was a man yelling at people.

Police went to the second floor where police saw a man who appeared agitated and an employee who seemed nervous. The employee walked up to officers and told them the man was reportedly yelling at women on the indoor track, and refused to leave unless a woman walked with him.

Police tried to talk to the man, but he became more agitated and refused to identify himself. He glanced at the stairs and began to repeat, „Make damned sure.š

Police physically detained the man in handcuffs, and the man eventually told police his identification was in his sock. Police identified the man and found he had a temporary membership card for the facility. The employee took the card to cancel his membership and told officers she did not want the man to return.

Police later spoke with a student who said he had seen the man running beside several women yelling incoherently at them. Another student said the man had been running alongside her for about 10 minutes before yelling at her. She noted the man had a slight „alcohol smell,š reports stated.

The man was warned not to return to the Rec Center, and as he left he repeatedly muttered, „Make damned sure,š reports stated.


A man was cited and released for second degree trespassing Saturday when he returned to the UofA Bookstore, 945 N. Mountain Ave., after he had previously been warned not to do so, reports stated.

At about 2:45 p.m., police went to the bookstore where they met with an employee who told police that bookstore security had detained a man who had been coming into the bookstore at the beginning of each semester for the last two years. The employee said the man works for another bookstore and that he comes to the store to write down prices of the textbooks. Every time the man had come in he had been asked to leave. The employee explained that last semester the man was warned if he returned he would be arrested.

The man told officers he thought the bookstore was a state institution and therefore the employees had no right to ask him to leave. Police explained that the bookstore was a private business, and did have this right.

The man was cited and released for second degree trespassing, and warned that if he returned he would be arrested again, reports stated.


A man retrieved his belongings from the University of Arizona Police Department on Thursday, after he left his bag containing his passport, $3,000 in cash and a plane ticket at a convenience store near campus, reports stated.

An employee of the Texaco Star Mart, 510 N. Park Ave., found the bag, which contained 39 different items, and brought it to the University of Arizona Police Department, 1852 E. First St.

The owner later picked up his belongings from the police station, reports stated.


Weekly Round Up
Traffic violations: 12
Larceny-bicycles: 5
Larceny-from motor vehicles: 2
Trespassing/disorderly conduct: 3
Traffic accidents: 2

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

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