Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Police arrested a 24-year-old woman Monday morning after receiving three reports of a female with a shaved head threatening people at Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, 1011 N. Tyndall Ave.

Jennifer K. Mahlmann, of the 800 block of South Prudence Rd., was charged with first degree burglary and four counts of aggravated assault with a dangerous instrument.

When police arrived at 1:54 a.m., about 20 people were in the street south of the fraternity house. When the crowd dispersed, police saw the female subject talking to a male. She was holding a knife in her hand, but was acting calm.

As an officer approached, the woman began walking toward the officer with the knife, but immediately placed the weapon on the ground when told to do so.

The woman said she came to the house because a friend of hers was raped at a Zeta Beta Tau house in California and she wanted to show them what it is like to be scared.

Four witnesses told police the woman entered with a knife and began yelling, accusing the members of being rapists. They said she refused to put the knife down and felt threatened by her actions.

In a written statement, Mahlmann said the University of Arizona chapter was not of concern because the alleged rape took place in California. She stated she could not control herself and went to the fraternity with "the intent to scare them, so they may know what it was like to be scared."

Mahlmann told officers she wanted to get psychiatric help, and police transported her to St. Joseph's Hospital after citing her for assault.

However, after further investigation, police changed the charges to burglary and aggravated assault. Mahlmann was released from the hospital Wednesday and transported to Pima County Jail.

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Police responded to a burglary in the Economics Building, 1110 E. North Campus Dr., Wednesday morning. The burglary occurred between 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6:59 a.m. Wednesday.

An employee of the Center for Transfer Students found an office door locked, but two computers in their office had their covers off, with screws left on the ground. The 16-megabyte hard drive of each computer had been removed.

The department's director said at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, an ex-employee from the department in one of the rooms bent over a computer like he was working on it.

When the director entered the room, the ex-employee immediately left. He did not look at the director or verbally acknowledge her as he walked by.

The director said the ex-employee's actions made her suspicious, and the man was also shielding a small object in his hand.

No fingerprints were found on the computer covers. Police are investigating the director's lead.

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A 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass was stolen Wednesday.

The owner of the vehicle, with Arizona license plate GTD-533, parked the car in lot 9001 at East Ninth Street and North Fremont Road at 8:10 a.m. When the owner's son went to pick up the vehicle at 4:30 p.m., the car was gone.

The son had noticed the vehicle was missing at 3:30 p.m., but assumed that the owner had taken it.

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A student's vehicle was damaged Wednesday when an unknown person forcibly removed part of the vehicle's stereo.

The student parked his Dodge pickup truck in lot 9002, at North Forgeus Avenue and East First Street, about 10 a.m. When he returned at 4:10 p.m., the driver's side window was smashed and the face plate of a Clarion AM/FM CD player was forcibly removed.

The remainder of the stereo was also damaged by a blunt object, and part of the dashboard was removed to expose the stereo wires.

The stereo is valued at $500.

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A student reported the theft of his Ultimax 10-speed mountain bike and U-lock Tuesday.

The bicycle and U-lock were stolen from the racks north of Apache-Santa Cruz Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St., between 3:30 Oct. 5 and 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The total value of the items is $335.

Police Beat os compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Reports.

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