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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday Jan. 22, 2002

A Tucson man was arrested near campus Friday after he was seen drinking from a paper bag, reports stated.

Police saw Steven Rogers, 23, at 4:46 p.m. in an alley holding a paper bag. He was standing near a garbage bin at 1750 E. Speedway Blvd. and drinking from the bag. Officers recognized Rogers, of a general delivery address, from previous interactions with him, reports stated.

Police took the bag and poured the beer out of the 40-ounce container. He was told to leave the area and was cited and released on suspicion of drinking alcohol in public, reports stated.

A UA student was kicked in the crotch and needed stitches in his hand early Friday morning after he was stabbed with a pool stick, reports stated.

The fight began when the student was studying in his room at his fraternity house, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, 1509 E. Second St. A neighbor and his friend entered the student's room. The studying student didn't want the neighbor's friend in the room and asked both men to leave.

The neighbor's friend sat down on the couch, called the student "weird" and addressed other remarks to him. The student stood directly in front of the unwanted man and asked him again to leave.

The man kicked the student in the crotch, causing severe pain to the student's midsection, reports stated.

The student then punched the man in his face before leaving the room, reports stated.

Ten minutes later, the student went to the neighbor's room, and the neighbor's friend and the student began to push each other. The man then punched the student in the nose. The student left the room and returned to his own room to study, reports stated.

The neighbor's friend returned for a second time to the student's room. When the student tried to escort him out, the man jabbed him with the bottom half of a pool stick five or six times in the hand, reports stated.

The bottom half of the pool cue had a screw sticking out, and on the final jab, it broke the student's skin, creating a half-inch-wide cut. The student washed and bandaged the laceration before going to the emergency room at the University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

The student told police the man's name but does not know where he lives. He told officers that he may have been a fraternity pledge last year. He told police that he does want to prosecute if the man is caught.

Officers went to the fraternity house and found the pool cue, which was lying on the student's wicker chair, reports stated.

The stick was placed into evidence at UAPD.

A California woman was cited Thursday after she threw beer bottles out of a ninth floor window of a campus residence hall, reports stated.

A resident assistant called police at 11:22 p.m. after she saw bottles being hurled out of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St.

She told officers which room she suspected and police confirmed that the window of the same room was open.

Police entered the room and saw six men and one woman in the room. When they asked who threw the bottles, the woman told police that she had been throwing the glass bottles out of the window, reports stated.

Danielle Downing, 20, told officers that she looked around to ensure that nobody would get hurt before she threw any bottles. She also said that it was a college campus and stuff like this happens all the time, reports stated.

Officers noticed that Downing was upset because nobody else had gotten in trouble for throwing beer bottles, reports stated.

Police smelled an odor of intoxicants on her breath. She told police that she, her boyfriend and his friends had been out drinking and came back to her boyfriend's room prior to throwing the bottles, reports stated.

Police cited and arrested the woman on suspicion of being a criminal nuisance. The RA told Downing that she was not welcome to stay at the hall and must leave. Officers made the other men in the room pick up the broken glass. Downing and her boyfriend left the hall to find a place for her to stay the night, 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


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