Police Beat

By Joseph Barrios

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Two UA students were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after police received a report of people launching "rockets" at a Circle K convenience store.

Ronald I. Thurman, 21, and Steven H. Boultbee, 20, both of the 1500 block of East Sixth Street, were arrested after the employee told police the "rockets" were being launched from Navajo Residence Hall. When police investigated the incident, they found two men "acting suspiciously" in one of the hallways.

Thurman and Boultbee allowed police into their room after police asked if they could inspect their room. Police found no signs of projectiles and left to interview Circle K employees. One of the employees said an orange hit the roof of the store, then fell on her car.

Police noticed the orange was "freshly picked" with leaves on it. The officer returned to Thurman and Boultbee's room because he noticed tree leaves in a trash can in the room. The two men admitted to using a slingshot to launch the oranges along with three other men, but would not reveal who they were.

Police confiscated the slingshot. Both students were cited and released.


An 18-year-old UA student was arrested and charged with possession of alcohol Monday after the student's roommate reported he had alcohol in his room.

Ernest E. Hayes, of the Apache Residence Hall, was arrested about 6:20 p.m. Police responded to Hayes' room and found three full bottles of beer and some empty bottles of beer. Hayes told police he collected beer bottles.

Police informed Hayes he is allowed to collect empty beer bottles. He was cited and released on site.


A 23-year-old male was arrested and charged with excessive speeding and driving with a suspended license Monday after police noticed a car driving 48 mph in a 25 mph zone, eastbound on East Sixth Street.

Keith Alan Mutton, of the 2600 block of North Country Club Avenue, was arrested about 1 a.m. when police stopped his car near the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Sixth Street. Mutton was driving with a suspended driver's license and no insurance.

He was cited by police and released on site.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.

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