Police Beat

By Laura Ingalls

Arizona Daily Wildcat

An 18-year-old student was arrested Sunday for beating up a phone booth in the 1500 block of East First Street.

Police are seeking charges of criminal damage and minor consumption of alcohol against Kevin S. Steinkamp, of the 1000 block of North Park Avenue.

A witness told police he saw Steinkamp and two other men yanking on a pay phone cord and shaking the phone booth at about 4:20 a.m.

When police found the men sitting on a curb near East Second Street and North Mountain Avenue, Steinkamp asked police if the phone was broken and said he would pay for the damage.

He also admitted to drinking that evening.

Steinkamp agreed to take a Breathalyzer test and asked police if he could ride in the front seat of the squad car. The officer's response was not reported.


A 59-year-old man who had been drinking was arrested early Sunday when police saw him speeding.

Police are seeking charges of speeding against Robert J. Hirsh, of the 400 block of West Paseo Redondo.

Police stopped Hirsh when they saw his car speed and straddle the line near the intersection of North Cherry Avenue and East Sixth Street.

Hirsh told police he was speeding because he had a fight with his girlfriend. Police said Hirsh then became belligerent toward the officers and asked to contact his attorney.


A 55-year-old woman was arrested after she tried to knock a security vehicle out of the way of her car.

Police are seeking charges of criminal damage against Adrienne H. Halpern, of the 7100 block of East 32nd Place.

Halpern reportedly parked illegally in a red fire lane and was "parked in" by a security vehicle. A witness told police he saw her try to push the security vehicle out of her way without success, then became frustrated and drove her car over the curb and ran over a bush.

Halpern also reportedly ran her car between a pole and a tree, scraping the pole.

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

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