Police Beat

By Laura Ingalls

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A man was arrested after he reportedly solicited oral sex from a herd of horses.

Police are seeking charges of criminal trespassing against Charles D. Rogge, 41, of the 100 block of North Bella Vista Drive.

A male witness told police Monday he saw Rogge coaxing horses toward him in the pastures at the Campus Agricultural Center, 4101 N. Campbell Ave. The witness said he thought Rogge appeared to be exposing his penis to the horses when he placed the food near his crotch area.

An unknown female witness initially reported the incident to the center's director.

Rogge received a warning from police in June for the same type of conduct.


Fire consumed a 1989 Ford Aerostar van Thursday near Coconino Residence Hall.

The fire was caused by an electrical short which ignited the fuel tank, fire officials said.

University police attempted to put out the flames, which reportedly reached heights of 6 to 7 feet, with hand held extinguishers before firefighters arrived.

The van's owner told police she smelled smoke coming from under the hood when she parked.

The car was totalled with extensive damage to the motor compartment.


A student was arrested after smashing two fire extinguisher covers with his hand in Coronado Residence Hall Thursday.

Police are seeking charges of criminal damage and minor consumption of alcohol against Bret A. Grebow, 18, of the 1000 block of North Park Avenue.

Grebow suffered cuts to his hand, which was wrapped in a bloody T-shirt when police arrived.

He told police he drank a beer about 1 a.m. then got into an argument with his girlfriend.

Damage was estimated at $95.


An 18-year-old man was arrested late Thursday after police found marijuana in his car.

Police are seeking charges of possession of marijuana and false reporting to law enforcement against Robby Z. Aranki of Scottsdale.

Police stopped Aranki and two other suspects at East Second Street and North Cherry Avenue after a security officer saw them smoking near the Anthropology Building.

Aranki twice told police he had not been smoking marijuana. Police noticed he had bloodshot eyes and a dry mouth, characteristics associated with marijuana use.

Several pieces of burnt marijuana were found on the driver's side floor board. Police also found a set of numchucks under the seat of the car when Aranki conceded to a search of the vehicle.


Three university employees received letters with news clippings pasted on during the last two weeks.

Articles about cocaine, a dead body, Eddie Basha and a movie advertisement for "Clear and Present Danger" were pasted to Xerox paper and sent to the victims' home addresses. The letters contained no threats but certain words in the clippings were highlighted, one victim said.

The incidents were reported to the postmaster.

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

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