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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday October 22, 2002

Drunk driving

A Tucson woman was arrested for driving while intoxicated Oct. 14 while university officers participated in a Graham County driving-under-the-influence task force.

Police saw the woman drifting out of her lane while driving east on U.S. Highway 70. They stopped her near milepost 345, reports stated.

The woman, 25, told police she swerved while trying to use her cellular phone. She admitted to drinking alcohol and said that she was leaving a bar and driving to her house in Morenci, reports stated.

Officers noticed that she had bloodshot eyes.

The woman agreed to take some field sobriety tests before being told that she was being arrested, reports stated.

When officers tried to put handcuffs on her, they noticed that she had keys in her hand.

They asked her to drop her keys, but she disobeyed their commands.

Police tried to remove the keys from her clutched hands when she kicked one of the officers in the crotch, reports stated.

She also called the officer a "fucking prick," and made derogatory comments about him being a Mormon white boy, reports stated.

Police on duty were not able to transport the woman to jail because neither officer had a passenger compartment in their vehicles.

While waiting for backup to arrive, the woman accused an officer of wanting to have anal intercourse with her because the officer wasn't having enough sex at home, reports stated.

Police took out a tape recorder so the conversation could be recorded.

The woman was administered a Breathalyzer test and taken to Graham County Jail.

She had a blood alcohol content of .142, more than double the legal limit, .08, reports stated.

She was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, DUI over a .08 blood alcohol content, and unsafe lane usage, reports stated.

Officers have not yet decided about pressing assault charges, reports stated.


Vandalism

Residence hall employees noticed that some of the hall's antique furniture had been stacked and there was writing on the dry erase boards Friday morning, reports stated.

The employee showed police where furniture had been left out of order in some of the common rooms at the Maricopa Residence Hall, 1031 E. North Campus Drive.

After speaking with other hall administrators, the employee concluded that the rearrangement occurred between 2:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. and had not been authorized by Residence Life.

The employee was not sure if the antique furniture had been damaged.

Police noticed that someone had left a message in a common room.

"You've been struck by Alpha and Bravo teams Cochise," the message stated.

Police believe that the list of names on the board may have been nicknames of the individuals who rearranged the furniture, reports stated.

The list of names included "Iceman," "Whipped," "Shitbrick," "Caplain," "Joker" and "Goose," reports stated.

"Cochise" was also written on several of the hall's dry erase boards, reports stated.

A residence-hall painting had also been taken, reports stated.

A Maricopa resident told police that she heard a knock on her door and some yelling at 3 a.m., reports stated.

A residence hall employee told police that she had heard there were pranks being played between the Cochise Residence Hall and the Maricopa Residence Hall, reports stated.

A Cochise hall employee found the missing painting in the hall's trophy case and returned it to the Maricopa Residence Hall.

Residence Life employees told police that they believe they know the identity of the pranksters and would deal with the matter "in house," reports stated.

They asked that UAPD end any police involvement in the situation.

Police took photographs of the furniture and contacted Risk Management, 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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