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Police Beat

By Ty Young
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday October 22, 2003

An argument over spilled popcorn erupted into a fight Friday night, with one student arrested and sent to the county juvenile detention center and another arrested on minor in possession charges, reports stated.

The fight started when two roommates at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., began arguing about who should pick up some spilled popcorn in the doorway of their room, reports stated.

Another student tried to intervene and was shoved into a closet door, slightly bending the door. After he was pushed, the student told the two roommates, "Quit being retarded Ě just pick up the popcorn," reports stated.

The student was pushed again by one of the roommates. He defended himself by punching the assailant in the face, reports stated.

The student who pushed the other student was then restrained by his friends. After he said he was calm, his friends released him. The student lunged at the student whom he had just shoved and punched him in the head. The student was restrained again until police arrived, reports stated.

The two roommates were both arrested for minor in possession violations because there was alcohol in the room. The student who shoved and punched the other was also charged with disorderly conduct and taken to a juvenile detention center, reports stated.

Reports did not state whether the popcorn was ever picked up.

An employee of Apache Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St., called police after he found a broken door handle and graffiti in a men's restroom on Friday, reports stated.

The door handle on the northeast entrance was found broken off the door at 9:48 a.m. The employee went into the nearby men's restroom and saw graffiti on the stalls and restroom wall, reports stated.

The graffiti read, "South-side Playas," "South" and "Fuck off," reports stated.

Police are unsure if the incidents are related and have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Two bowling balls were stolen from a truck parked at McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., on Saturday, reports stated.

A student parked her Isuzu pickup truck on East Helen Street, north of the building at 8:30 p.m. When she returned, she saw that her driver-side window was shattered and her bowling bag was gone, reports stated.

Inside the bag were two bowling balls, one pink and one blue, bowling shoes and an arm brace. Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

A student was arrested Saturday night on minor in possession charges after police saw him staggering in and out of a crosswalk, reports stated.

The officer saw the student on North Park Avenue crossing East Speedway Boulevard at 10:35 p.m. The student smelled of alcohol and had red, watery and bloodshot eyes, reports stated.

The student admitted that he had drunk a few beers at a Delta Gamma sorority date dash. He was cited and released, reports stated.

A student called police after her parking permit was stolen from her unlocked car Friday, reports stated.

The student parked her Ford Explorer in a parking lot at 1435 N. Warren Ave., at 4:40 p.m. the day before. When she came back on Friday evening, she saw that the permit was gone, reports stated.

The student said the doors to her truck were unlocked and that nothing else was stolen from the vehicle. Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

A UA employee called police after two university vehicles were found with flat tires on Friday, reports stated.

The employee had seen the two university vans parked at Apache Residence Hall,1130 E. Helen St., on Thursday at

6 p.m. with the tires properly inflated. When he saw the car at 5:30 a.m. the next day, he noticed two of the tires on one van were completely deflated and one tire on another van also deflated, reports stated.

The employee could not provide any information about potential suspects.

A student and her parents called police Friday after they found the student's car broken into and her 12 credit cards taken, reports stated.

The student parked her car at the Corleone Apartments, 1330 N. Park Ave., parking lot on Thursday night at 11 p.m. When her parents picked her up to take her to breakfast, they noticed that the trunk of her car was open, reports stated.

When they looked inside the car, they saw that the passenger-side door was unlocked and the glove compartment was open, reports stated.

The student's mother also found that there were already charges made to one of the credit cards, all of which they

canceled once they were found stolen, reports stated.

Along with her credit cards, $660 worth of CDs were also taken. The student locked the car after she parked it. Police have no suspects or witnesses, 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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