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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano

Tuesday October 2, 2001

After giving minors alcoholic beverages, throwing nachos on fans, degrading police and disparaging Mexicans, a Tucson man was arrested Saturday afternoon at Arizona Stadium, police reports stated.

University of Arizona Police Department officers were speaking with fans at Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., when they saw Casimir Zalewski, 51, of the 5700 block of South Jeannette Drive, throw nachos at two women.

Police spoke to Zalewski and the two children he was watching. When officers told him he was under arrest, Zalewski became irate and began yelling "I hate fucking Mexicans. Fuck all the Mexicans. I am an American."

Fans in the crowd heard the disturbance and cheered Zalewski on, reports stated.

Officers escorted the man to the command post, where he continued to yell racially derogatory comments. He also asked one officer what nationality he was, reports stated.

When the officer told the man that he was Puerto Rican, Zalewski told him that he was a "spic" and Puerto Ricans use knives to stab people in the back, reports stated.

He also said that UAPD "was fucked," and UAPD officers "were a bunch of wannabees" and "rent-a-cops," reports stated

The two women decided to press charges against the man, reports stated. Zalewski was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail on suspicion of two counts of assault, disorderly conduct, disturbing an educational institution, a warrant for failing to appear in court for shoplifting and two counts of furnishing liquor to a minor, reports stated.

Police did not release information about the children accompanying Zalewski or whether he purchased alcohol for them.

University students spoke with police Saturday morning after they were seen shooting ketchup packets at a campus fraternity, reports stated.

Students at the Sigma Chi fraternity house, 1616 N. Cherry Ave., were warned that if they continued to sling ketchup they would be charged with disorderly conduct and criminal damage.

The individuals who were involved in the incident told police that they did not want to press charges, reports stated.

A UA student called police Saturday from a campus building after a man drew a picture of his fiancee's feet and then began to touch her foot, reports stated.

The student told police that an unknown male was bothering his fiancee. He said that over the last two weeks, the man had asked to draw his fiancee's feet. Over the last week, the man approached her, drew her feet and then began to touch them, reports stated.

When the man began to touch her feet, she told him to stop and informed the student of the situation. When the student approached the man, he began yelling at the student and then walked off.

Police told the student and his fiancee to call police if they had further contact with the man, reports stated.

Five students were placed into the Dean of Students Office diversion program Saturday morning after police believed they smelled an odor of burnt marijuana coming from a room at a campus residence hall, reports stated.

A resident assistant met with police in the hall of the Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 940 E. Fourth St. The RA told officers that an odor of marijuana was coming from one of the rooms. Police approached the room and also noticed a similar odor. When officers knocked on the door, they heard the sound of an air freshener being sprayed, reports stated.

Police entered the smoke-filled room to ensure that possible evidence was not being destroyed, reports stated. When they entered, they saw two glass smoking devices and multiple bottles of alcohol, reports stated.

They spoke with Kaibab-Huachuca resident Adam Raterink, 18. Officers asked him why he thought police were called.

Raterink answered, "Because we were smoking marijuana," reports stated.

He later told police that everyone in the room had been smoking marijuana. Raterink allowed officers to search the room with the aid of a K-9 unit. The dog recovered another smoking pipe while students waited in the hall. While in the hall, one of the students dropped a bag containing 2.8 grams of a green leafy substance. The three water pipes and bags were taken by UAPD as evidence.

Raterink; Ryan Cameron, 18; Sean Fitzgerald, 18; Emily Kaleugher, 19 and Adam Baker were placed into the diversion program, reports stated.

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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