Police Beat

By Laura Ingalls

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A 19-year-old woman suffered minor injuries after she was assaulted by her live-in ex-boyfriend Friday on the UA Mall.

The woman told police her ex-boyfriend followed her from their apartment after an argument. During the argument, he reportedly hit her in the face, pulled her hair and threatened suicide, holding a kitchen knife to his wrist.

The suspect approached the victim and demanded to speak to her. When she refused he pushed her and followed her onto a bus near the Visitor's Center, 1500 E. University Blvd.

The suspect reportedly rode the bus until the victim exited at Flandrau Planetarium and called university police.

Police noticed bruises on the woman's left arm.

The woman gave police the knife which she had taken from the suspect.


A 19-year-old man was arrested for driving a university golf cart while intoxicated early Saturday.

The man, of the 900 block of East Fifth Street, was charged with driving under the influence, minor operating a vehicle with alcohol in body, driving with an illegal blood alcohol content and unauthorized use of means of transportation.

The man was arrested near the intersection of North Park Avenue and East University Boulevard after police saw him driving the cart with no headlights.

Police said the man was disoriented and abruptly started and stopped the cart.

The man said he got the cart from a fraternity member. The cart is owned by the Student Health Center.


Nine people were arrested for stealing about 100 bottles of juice and 100 cans of soda Saturday from a storage area near the Scoreboard Cafe, 504 N. Vine Ave.

Charges of theft and trespassing were sought against Richard T. Tevis, 18, of the 3200 block of North Six Bar Spur. The other eight arrestees were minors.

Witnesses saw the thieves sliding cases of drinks under the pedestrian gate on the northwest corner of the stadium and loading them into two vehicles.

The witnesses told police the cars' license plate numbers and police tracked the cars to the Brentwood Apartments, 835 N. Sixth Ave. Police saw three of the suspects walking from the apartment complex, one carrying a basket of bottled drinks.

Police found the remainder of the stolen property and other suspects in an apartment.

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