Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

Police responded to Cafe Sonora in the Student Union when an employee there became disorderly after being terminated.

The employee was terminated Thursday after employees complained he was verbally abusive to them.

After he was terminated, the employee began hitting and kicking lockers, a trash can, and a restroom door.

The man also allegedly threatened employees, saying he would be back and wait until they left work to "get" them. An officer remained in the area to assure the employees were able to leave without incident.

Police were dispatched to Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1000 N. Park Ave., after a male subject was reported to be semiconscious and vomiting.

When an officer arrived, he found a 19-year-old male in his room, lying on the floor in his own vomit. The officer also noticed the subject's bed was wet and there was a strong odor of intoxicating liquor coming from the man.

The officer tried to talk to the subject, but he would not respond. The fire department arrived and tried to revive the man, but got little response. The man was incoherent and unable to speak, and his eyes were red and watery.

TFD transported him to University Medical Center. He was not charged, but the officer recommended that he be referred to the Dean of Students' office for entry into the student diversion program.

An officer on patrol near North Euclid Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard arrested a 39-year-old woman for driving under the influence.

Ilena S. Frantz, of the 000 block of East Second Street, was arrested after the officer saw her Grey Volvo stuck on the median of Speedway Boulevard, just west of Euclid.

When the officer approached, Frantz immediately exited her vehicle. The officer asked the woman what happened, and she immediately stated, "It's a DUI."

The officer noticed a strong odor of an intoxicating beverage from the woman's breath and body, and asked her if she had been drinking. Frantz then said, "Yeah, go ahead and arrest me now."

The officer attempted to perform a field sobriety test. However, the woman said she would not do the tests until she could talk to her lawyer.

Another officer provided her with a cellular phone, but she was unable to reach her attorney.

Frantz was then placed under arrest based on her driving actions, the odor of alcohol, her red eyes and her statements to the officer.

The woman was transported to UAPD where she agreed to take a breath test. Before taking the test, she was read her rights and said it depended on what questions she was asked if she would answer the questions.

When the officer then asked for her address, she said, "I'm not going to tell you shit."

Her first breath test showed a blood alcohol content of 0.199. The second test, nine minutes later, showed a BAC of 0.188. During the period between the tests, she told the officer, "I'm really drunk."

The woman eventually gave the officer her address, but the officer then found a checkbook with a different address, which she admitted was hers. She told the officer she was "screwing" with him by giving false information.

Frantz was charged with DUI, DUI with a BAC of .10 or above and providing false information to police.

She was cited and released to someone who had come to pick her up.

A 17-year-old male was arrested after University of Arizona police were called to assist the Tucson Police Department with a possible attempted bike theft.

A TPD officer saw two subjects looking at bicycles in the bike racks of Sky View Apartments, 1050 E. Eighth St. The arrestee was carrying a pair of 12-inch bolt cutters.

A UAPD officer arrived and asked him about the bolt cutters. The subject said he found them and wanted to show them to his mother, a UA Main Library employee.

The subject also eventually admitted to smoking three "joints" and said he had marijuana in his wallet.

When the boy was advised that he was under arrest, he admitted that he had planned to steal a bike from the area but hadn't had time to do so.

Both subjects were taken to UAPD. Officers contacted the arrestee's mother, who identified her son by a different name than the one he had given officers earlier.

The mother took custody of her son, who was charged with possession of marijuana and providing false information to law enforcement. The other subject was released to take the bus home and was not charged.

An administrative associate in McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., reported the theft of nearly $3,000 in computer equipment sometime Tuesday night.

Police have no suspects.

A student reported the theft of his $700 blue Paramont R-30 mountain bike Wednesday.

Another student reported his $145 green men's Huffy mountain bike stolen Thursday.

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

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