Police Beat

By Jesse Lewis
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, June 9, 2004

Someone broke a desk and wrote "Kill Arabs" and "Fuck you KKK" on it in black marker in the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

The desk was either slammed on the ground or up against a wall and it was broken into two large pieces.

One of the racial slurs was written on one piece of the desk and the other was on another piece of the desk, which was on the fourth floor of the library, reports stated.

No object was found that might have been used to break the desk, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.

Two men were told not to trespass on UA property after midnight on May 26 for sleeping on the north side of the Douglass House, 1189 E. Speedway Blvd., reports stated.

The staff of the building reported the possible transients and wanted them warned about trespassing, reports stated.

The men told police that that they knew they weren't supposed to be sleeping next to the building and agreed never to do it again and left, reports stated.

The officer warned the men about trespassing in the future.

A woman reported to police that another driver had made a lewd and disturbing comment when she obstructed traffic on May 25 at 1:38 p.m. at the intersection of North Tyndall Avenue and East Fourth Street, reports stated.

The woman made a U-turn and caused a white flatbed semi to wait for her. The woman waved to apologize for holding the truck up and the man cupped his hand and moved it towards and away from his mouth and said, "suck my dick," reports stated.

The woman told police she thought the behavior was disturbing and wanted it reported for information purposes, but did not wish to press charges, reports stated.

The woman thought that she could identify the man if she saw him again, reports stated.

Police could not find a suspect in the area.

An elderly man fell and hit his head after he got out of a yellow taxi at the Education building, 1430 E. Second St., around 10 a.m. May 24, reports stated.

After the man got out of the cab, the driver drove away with the man's walker, reports stated.

The man was trying to flag down the driver when he lost his balance and hit the back of his head on a cement and gravel post near the Cat Tran stop, reports stated.

When police arrived, passersby were helping the man and holding a white cloth to the bleeding cut, reports stated.

An ambulance took the man to Northwest Hospital for treatment. The driver returned with the man's walker, reports stated.

A man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia May 26 at 8:40 a.m. after he ran a stop sign on his bike at the corner of North Park Avenue and East Helen Street, reports stated.

Police pulled the man over and asked him if the bike belonged to him. The man told police that he had found the bike against a dumpster, reports stated.

Police ran a records check on the bike and the name that the man had given them. The bike was not reported stolen but the man's name did not come up the computer, reports stated.

The man said he had left his identification at his house, reports stated.

Police tapped the man down to check for possible weapons and found a small blue canvas bag containing rolling papers, two lighters, burnt tin foil with residue and four writing utensils that had been converted to pipes that appeared to be used for crank, reports stated.

The man was arrested and placed into handcuffs. Police told the man that his name was not coming up in their records and warned him about the law against providing false information to a police officer, reports stated.

The man realized he had misspelled his name and had provided a date of birth and social security number that were off by one digit, reports stated.

The man told police he had not stolen the bike. When asked about the last time the man had used the drugs he said that the paraphernalia did not belong to him, reports stated.

The evidence will be checked to determine whether it was used for marijuana or crank, reports stated.

Someone stole 20 bags of aluminum cans valued at about $200 from the Recycling Center, 1609 E. Seventh St., sometime between May 24 at 2:30 p.m. and May 25 at 5:30 a.m., reports stated.

When workers left the center, the bags were stacked inside the south compound of the yard. The gate was locked when the workers left, reports stated.

When they returned the next morning, the gate had been pulled up, making a hole big enough for a person to get through, reports stated.

The bags were missing and there were cans scattered around the area, reports stated.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumÄ can be found at http://uapd.arizona.edu.