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Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday, October 11, 2004
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A man was arrested for stealing vials, attempting to steal a laptop and lying to police Wednesday at the Life Science South building, 1007 E. Lowell, reports stated.

When police arrived, students and employees were chasing the man. Two days earlier, the man had tried to steal an employee's laptop.

Around 2 p.m. the man was seen in the bathroom and was confronted. The man ran, and police chased him.

When they caught up with him, the man asked, "What did I do? ... I didn't do anything."

The man left a box of vials in a stall in the bathroom. He admitted to taking them, but said he left them because it was wrong to steal.

The man said he had not been trying to steal the laptop, and had only been curious.

Police asked the man if he had any weapons, and he said no. Police then found a knife on the man.

The man was booked into Pima County Jail, reports stated.

A man complained to police early on the morning of Oct. 2 that police had not red-tagged the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, 645 E. University Blvd. for having a loud party, reports stated.

Police received a complaint about the fraternity party around 12:45 a.m. Police told a member of the fraternity to lower the volume or the party would be broken up.

The fraternity member apologized and said he would turn down the music and try to be a good neighbor.

About 45 minutes later, the Tucson Police Department received a complaint about the party. The man who complained was not the same person who complained the first time, reports stated.

Police contacted the man who made the second complaint. The man said he did not want to prosecute, but wanted the party to get red-tagged.

Police told the man that red-tagging was a city code and TPD-enforced. Police told the man that the fraternity was in UAPD jurisdiction and UAPD was responsible for the area.

The man told police it was within TPD jurisdiction because it was within city limits. The man said he wanted nothing to do with UAPD, reports stated.

Police went back to the party and heard the loud music from North Euclid Avenue and East University Boulevard.

The fraternity member did not agree with the decision to shut down the party but told people to leave, reports stated.

Police made contact with the man who had called, and he insisted that TPD should handle the fraternity and again said he wanted nothing to do with UAPD.

The man said he didn't want any citations given, but wanted the house to be red-tagged, reports stated.

TPD arrived after the party had already been broken up by UAPD.

TPD officers said they didn't feel comfortable red-tagging the house because they hadn't heard the loud music.

The man who had called was upset and said he would talk to the department's command staff about the incident.

No citations were issued to the fraternity, reports stated.

A man received a threatening e-mail from a woman Wednesday while he was using the computers at the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center, 1510 E. University Blvd., reports stated.

When police arrived, the man told them he was in a chat room when he received the e-mail.

The man said he had become friends with the woman and another man about two months ago. The man said they all use the computers at the ILC together.

The man said two days earlier, he had invited the woman and the other man to his house. The man said they had then made a mess of his living room so he asked them to leave, reports stated.

The man said after he received the e-mail he saw the woman and the other man in the ILC. The other man had said, "you're a fucking pussy" to the man.

The man told police he did not want to press charges, reports stated.

Police cited a student for having a fake ID Wednesday afternoon after they were called to Hopi Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fourth St. because the student wasn't feeling well, reports stated.

When police arrived, the Tucson Fire Department was already there.

The student said he had smoked marijuana 45 minutes earlier and began to feel sick.

The student said he had smoked while walking down the street and said the marijuana belonged to a friend of his.

Police asked the student if he had any marijuana in his room and he told police they could search.

Police found a fake ID in the student's desk drawer.

The student was referred to the dean of students and then taken to the hospital by a friend.

The ID was placed into evidence, 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

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