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By Jesse Lewis
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, September 30, 2004
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A custodian told police that he saw a man with his pants off defecate in a flowerbed at the Cancer Center, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., just before 3 p.m. Tuesday, reports stated.

When police arrived, the custodian pointed out the man, who was outside of the center.

The man told police that he was waiting in triage and had gone outside to smoke. He told police that he did not have his pants off.

There were feces and toilet tissue inside the flowerbed that the custodian cleaned up, reports stated.

The custodian did not want to press charges.

The man was taken back to triage and told to wait there until he was seen.

No arrest was made due to the man's medical and mental condition, reports stated.


Someone wrote graffiti on the hatch of a student's Dodge Durango while it was parked in a Zone 1 lot, 315 S. Plumer Ave., Tuesday, reports stated.

The student parked his truck at 10 a.m. and when he returned at 2:30 p.m. there was illegible writing on the hatch of the truck, reports stated.

The tagging was done with a black marker.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.


A man was arrested for trespassing after he was found sleeping under a tree near the Park Avenue Garage, 1140 N. Park Ave., at 2:12 p.m. Tuesday, reports stated.

Police approached the man and told him he could not sleep on UA property.

The man was uncooperative and belligerent, and yelled, "Fuck you," to the police and headed east on East Speedway Boulevard, reports stated.

The man walked to the west side of the Douglass Building, 1189 E. Speedway Blvd., and urinated on the ground, reports stated.

He then went to the porch of the building and lay down.

Because of the warning that the officers had given the man, they arrested him for trespassing, and littering for his public urination, reports stated.

The man was placed into handcuffs and transported to Pima County Jail.

Police photographed the urine and the building where the man lay down, reports stated.


The rear passenger window of a student's car was shot with a BB gun while it was parked at the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity house, 638 E. University Blvd., sometime last week, reports stated.

The student said she parked her car at the house Thursday at 11 p.m., when she returned on Sunday at 10 a.m. she noticed her window had been shattered but was still intact, reports stated.

Police saw a small hole in the window.

The student said she did not know who shot her window, but that it had happened twice before.

Police have no suspects or witnesses.


A student received a suspicious phone call from a student in one of her classes Friday in reference to an incident that occurred on Sept. 9, reports stated.

The student said she had reported to their professor that the other student had stolen a book that belonged to the professor.

The student confronted the other about the book and told him to return it. The other student refused, so the student informed the professor of the action.

On Friday, the other student called the student's cell phone and left a message, which said in one year she would be driving on I-10 and would be in a wreck, reports stated.

The student said she felt uncomfortable with the statement because she has class with the other student every Thursday.

The student told police she was contacting the Dean of Students and their professor to handle the problem administratively, reports stated.

She did not want police to contact the other student and only wanted to document the incident.

A microcassette of the message was placed into evidence.


Two students were arrested for smoking marijuana on the roof of the Campus Health building, 1224 E. Lowell St., Monday night, reports stated.

Police approached the students with their guns drawn and told them to come to an open spot on the roof and handcuffed them, reports stated.

The officers saw a small blue glass pipe on the ground next to a backpack.

One of the students said it was his and that he had been on the roof three times in the last week and had smoked marijuana one of the times, reports stated.

Police also found a small bag of marijuana in the backpack, reports stated.

The student was arrested for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree criminal trespassing.

Police found another small bag of marijuana on the other student and he was also arrested for possession of marijuana and second-degree criminal trespassing, reports stated.

Neither student would reveal the source of the marijuana.

Both students were transported to Pima County Jail and booked into custody, reports stated.


Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found daily at http://www.uapd.arizona.edu.



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