Police Beat

By Joseph Barrios

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A UA student reported he was assaulted by three unidentified males Friday morning near the intersection of East Seventh Street and North Fremont Avenue.

The victim said he was visiting friends on Seventh Street when he walked to pick up a pizza and return. While returning to his friends' house, the victim was assaulted by three white males.

The victim sustained injuries including loose teeth and red abrasions on his back. The victim said he did not know why the men would assault him. None of the victim's possessions were taken.


Two males were arrested and charged with auto theft Thursday after witnesses reported seeing them breaking into vehicles.

Luis Gonzales, 20, and Manuel Orendain-Ramirez, 24, both from Santana, Sonora, Mexico, were arrested at the intersection of North Cherry Boulevard and East Speedway Boulevard after a witness reported seeing a male in a red Nissan truck with a shattered passenger window north of the College of Nursing.

The male then drove away in a yellow pick-up truck with another male. Police then reported seeing the truck driving south on North Campbell Avenue, then turning west on Speedway Boulevard.

Another police car blocked the truck at the intersection of Cherry and Speedway Boulevards as the truck waited to turn west on Cherry Boulevard. Ramirez admitted to breaking into three vehicles on campus, which police later confirmed. The two men were taken to Pima County Jail.

One of the vehicles did not start because the steering column was damaged and a radar detector was reported missing from another vehicle.


Police responded to a report of shots fired Friday shortly before 10 p.m. near the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house, 645 E. University Blvd. Police arrived to find the front and east doors open and nobody responding to the officers.

Police withdrew their service weapons and searched the house. They noticed a dirt-like substance spread over the house that smelled of manure and several open bags of manure. The officers trained their weapons on a house resident, who was cooperative with the police.

The resident explained the sounds of gunshots probably came from dry-ice bombs that were set off by pledge members. Police also noticed flyers spread around the house that read, "The Pledge Class of Fall 1994 is THE SHIT!"

Police allowed the rest of the dry ice bombs to explode or diffuse and left the scene.

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

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