Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Police arrested a Scottsdale man with an outstanding felony warrant Thursday after finding him inside a fraternity house.

William P. Havranek, 44, of the 6000 block of East Indian School Road was arrested after he was found in the Phi Kappa Alpha house, 1525 E. Drachman.

Police responded after a Community Service Officer noticed an unsecure door at the house. While securing the building, officers found Havranek inside.

Havranek was charged with criminal trespass and burglary. He also had a warrant from Maricopa County for fraudulent schemes and artifices, and was transported to Pima County Jail awaiting extradition.

A person in the Nursing Building, 1305 N. Martin Ave., called police Wednesday to report finding a letter at the bottom of one of the building's stairwells.

The one page, typed letter was titled, "My Fellow Americans" and was signed, "Albert Thomas Wilson AKA A. Patriot X."

The letter spoke of several topics, including "federal and foreign covert operatives taking over America's churches, creation of a new world order," and a statement that "the Food and Drug Administration is armed and they will be seizing all records from health food stores." The letter ended with a toll-free number to call a person mentioned in the letter.

An officer called the phone number and a male voice asked if he could take a message. The officer then asked the person on the phone what he meant. The voice said if the officer didn't understand then he should not have called.

An employee from Arizona Research Lab called police Thursday to report the theft of four eight-megabyte RAM chips and a computer video card from room 236 of the Biological Sciences West building, 1041 E. Lowell St.

An employee was supposed to install the video card in a computer, but found the board missing. The employee said the room is generally locked but is accessible to many people.

The equipment is valued at $2,219.

A student reported his 1991 Nissan Pathfinder was vandalized in the parking lot at the northeast corner of Seventh Street and Park Avenue.

When officers arrived to investigate, the passenger side window was smashed out of the vehicle. Nothing was reported stolen.

Another person called police saying two individuals were seen running west at the time breaking glass was heard. Only vague descriptions of the two were available, but they were said to be between 12 and 17 years old.

A purple Shasta Saddleback mountain bike was reported stolen from the north courtyard of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, 1550 N. Vine Ave., on Wednesday.

The owner told police he left the bike in the courtyard on May 22. The owner also said he was told by an unnamed person that a van might have come to the area sometime before June 10 and taken the bicycle. It is valued at $200.

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

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