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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday Jan. 10, 2002

A shotgun was aimed at two male students them Saturday while in the drive thru of a restaurant near campus, reports stated.

The two men were at the Burger King drive thru, 1005 N. Campbell Ave., when they saw a group of friends driving at an adjacent Taco Bell.

The students honked the horn to try to get the attention of their friends. A 6-foot-2 man got out of a cream colored sedan and said "you honking at me?" while pointing a shotgun at them, reports stated.

The students denied the allegation and saw the man get back into his car and drive away. The students got their food and reported the incident to the University of Arizona Police Department, reports stated.

The students told police the vehicle's license plate number and said the man was wearing blue jeans and a striped polo shirt, reports stated. There was a female in the passenger seat. Neither student wants to press charges, reports stated.

The case will be transferred to the Tucson Police Department for further investigation.


A Tucson man was arrested on campus Sunday after police found a smoking pipe that officers suspected contained crack-cocaine residue, reports stated.

Police received an anonymous tip that two men were bothering students and panhandling near the 1400 block of East Fourth Street. Police were unable to locate the suspects near the location but did see two men matching their description at the parking lot at 1421 N. Cherry Ave.

Both men admitted to panhandling on campus. Police ran a background check on the two men.

Officers learned that Joseph Sterman, 34, of the 2800 block of East Eighth Street, had a warrant issued for his arrest for failing to appear in court on a charge of criminal trespassing in the third degree, reports stated.

Police searched Sterman and found a 2-inch glass pipe that contained a black residue. Officers believe that the pipe was used to smoke crack, reports stated.

The other man was released and warned about further trespassing at the university. Sterman was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail on suspicion of having a warrant issued for his arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia, reports stated.

The other man was released at the scene and warned about further trespassing.


A UA student's golf clubs were stolen from her car outside of a campus sorority house, reports stated.

The student told officers that she parked and locked her car on Dec. 14 north of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority house, 1443 E. First St. Another student saw her car door open on Saturday. The student checked her vehicle and realized that her golf clubs and bag were missing, reports stated.

The student does not know the value of the clubs or bag. There was no damage to the car, and there are no suspects or witnesses at this time, reports stated.

Police attempted to take fingerprints off the vehicle, but were unsuccessful.


UA employees realized that a campus parking garage had been vandalized Monday, reports stated.

A Parking and Transportation Services employee showed police where somebody had dumped purple paint on the third level of the Park Avenue Garage, 1410 N. Park Ave.

Parking employees do not know when the vandalism occurred. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time, reports stated.


A student lost her CatCard at a campus library, reports stated.

The student told police that she was studying with a group of people at the Science Library, 744 N. Highland Ave., on Dec. 8.

An unknown student needed to make copies but did not have change for the machine. The woman and another student then lent the man their cards.

When the man returned, he told the woman that he had only one CatCard, reports stated.

He also said he had only borrowed one card. The student believes that another person may have taken the card from the man without his knowing.

She reported the loss Monday at UAPD. She told officers she waited so long to contact police because she had to check the lost and found at both campus libraries and the CatCard office, reports stated.

Officers recommended that the student contact the CatCard office again.


A student's camera was stolen from her campus dorm room on Dec. 8, reports stated.

The student left her $475 camera in her residence hall room at the Hopi Lodge, 1440 E. Fourth St. The student reported the camera stolen Monday. Police asked that she call them back when she had found the serial number and the make and call number of the camera, 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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