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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday October 15, 2002

Medication theft

Prescription pills were taken from a student's residence hall room on Sept. 30, reports stated.

The student told police that both her door and her suitemates' door were shut and locked when an quantity of Dexedrine, a prescription drug similar to Ritalin, was stolen, reports stated.

The pills were in a container in her closet, reports stated. She told officers that only her roommate knew where the pills were, but she does not believe that her roommate took the pills, reports stated.

The student does not yet know if she wants to press charges if any arrests are made, reports stated.

There are no suspects and no witnesses at this time.


Disturbing the peace

Police saw a student throw a dry-erase board at a residence hall door Friday, reports stated.

Officers were on the third-floor of the Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., at 3 a.m., when they saw three men, who were all 18, reports stated.

One of the men heaved a dry-erase board at one of the doors on the floor, reports stated. The men then ran down the hall toward an elevator before police stopped them.

All of the men admitted to drinking alcohol with some fellow fraternity pledges inside the residence hall, reports stated.

The man who threw the board told police that he didn't know who the board belonged to, nor did he know the people who lived inside the room struck by the board, reports stated.

One man told police that he only drank two beers, but later said he drank three beers.

All three men were cited and released on suspicion of being minors in possession of alcohol and interfering with the peaceful conduct of an educational institution, reports stated.

The owner told police that he didn't want to press charges.


Attempted crotch-grabbing

A man tried to grab a resident assistant's crotch Sunday, reports stated.

The RA was making his rounds on the exterior of the building, when he saw a man pull up in a small green sedan.

The man, between 30 and 40, exited the car and approached the RA.

In broken English he asked the RA if he knew where Pastime Street was located.

The RA said no and the man walked back to his car. The man began to back his car up, but then parked the car, reports stated. He got out of the car and walked toward the RA in an intimidating manner.

The RA told police that he felt like he was about to be mugged. The man asked if the RA liked it while trying to grab at his crotch.

The RA said no and slapped the man's hand away, before threatening to call the police. The man drove away before the RA was able to get the car's license plate number.


Vandalism

Police do not know who set fire to a student's car Sunday, reports stated.

When police responded to a UA parking lot on East Drachman Street and North Vine Avenue, to a report of a car on fire, the Tucson Fire Department had already put the fire out.

Members of the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity told police they knew who owned the car. Fraternity members then called the owner and left a message on his voice mail, reports stated.

The student arrived at the scene, highly intoxicated, at 3:30 a.m., reports stated.

He told officers that he had spent approximately $7,000 on the vehicle, reports stated.

Officers suggested that the student call his insurance company and find out what the insurance company wants him to do with the car, report stated.

A fire marshal told police it appears that the fire started from an open flame inside the vehicle.

The student told officers he didn't know how the fire started.

Police took photographs of the burned car and placed them into evidence at the University of Arizona Police Department, 852 E. First St.

There are no suspects and no witnesses at this time.

Police plan on investigating the case further with the Tucson Fire Department.

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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