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Police Beat

By David Halperin
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday Feb 1, 2002

A woman was arrested Wednesday after she refused to leave a building near campus, reports stated.

Police responded at 3 p.m. to a call that a woman, later identified as Virginia Johnson, 49, of a general delivery address, refused to leave the Marshall Foundation office at 925 E. University Blvd.

Police spoke to a woman who said Johnson went to several shops in the area before going into the office. She said Johnson placed a cup on a desk and said she was going to put a straw in the cup before leaving, reports stated.

After nearly a minute, the woman saw Johnson try to put a pencil in the straw. She then began to put sugar packets in the cup. The woman thought that Johnson was stalling and did not want to go outside. Police noted that it was very cold and had been snowing and raining, reports stated.

The woman said she asked Johnson to leave but that Johnson kept her attention on the cup. The woman asked her again, and Johnson became very loud and put her hands in the woman's face.

Johnson was asked three more times to leave but did not move. Her loud voice, body language and demeanor scared the woman, who thought Johnson might hurt her, reports stated.

After another woman asked Johnson to leave three more times, she left the building. Police stopped Johnson at the corner of East University Boulevard and North Tyndall Avenue.

The woman told police she would aid in prosecuting Johnson for criminal trespassing. Johnson was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail for booking, reports stated.


An unknown person wrote graffiti on a bathroom stall in a campus building Wednesday, reports stated.

At around 10:30 a.m., police went to the SALT Center, 1010 N. Highland Ave., in response to graffiti that was written in a bathroom stall. Police spoke to an employee who said a janitor cleaned the bathroom at 8:30 a.m., and there was no graffiti. At 10 a.m., an unknown person reported that a word was written on a wall in blue marker.

The janitor returned to remove the writing. Photographs were taken and placed into evidence.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time, reports stated.


An employee driving a catering truck struck a campus garage door on Jan. 18, reports stated.

At 9:35 a.m. on Jan. 25, police spoke to a university employee who said the employee driving the truck had hit a garage door at 9:45 a.m. at the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd.

The employee showed officers the right corner of the door, which was slightly damaged. He told police that other workers had repaired the door so that it could go up. The door was still inoperable as of Jan. 25, reports stated.

The reporting employee told police there was no damage to the truck and he did not know that he needed to call police about the incident.

Police were unable to contact the driver of the truck, reports stated.


A student contacted police Sunday to report that his car, which contained a lot of stereo equipment, was stolen from a fraternity parking lot, reports stated.

The student told officers he parked his car at 6 p.m. on Jan. 24 in the Sigma Chi fraternity parking lot, 1616 E. First St. When he returned to the car at 4 p.m. Sunday, he discovered his car was gone. Other Sigma Chi members said they noticed the car missing at 8 p.m. on Jan. 24 but did not know if the student had his car with him, reports stated.

There was no sign of forced entry where the car once was parked.

Inside the car at the time of the theft, there was a CD case containing 24 CDs, three subwoofers, four speakers, one amplifier and a CD car stereo.

There are no suspects or witnesses at this time, reports stated.


A black leather purse found at a fraternity house on Jan. 25 was turned in to police on Sunday, reports stated.

The purse was left at Chi Phi fraternity, 1104 E. Seventh St., at an unknown time on Jan. 25.

At 11:27 a.m., Sunday, someone turned in the purse to the University of Arizona Police Department. Police dispatchers were unsuccessful in trying to contact the owner.

The purse and the items inside were placed into UAPD found property, 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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