Police Beat

By Joseph Altman Jr.

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A UA student was arrested by Tucson police Sunday after he allegedly set a number of trash fires.

University of Arizona police were dispatched to Corleone Apartments, 1330 N. Park Ave., at 1:54 a.m. after a report of a dumpster fire.

The Tucson Fire Department arrived and extinguished the blaze after an officer unsuccessfully attempted to do so with a fire extinguisher. Just prior, TFD had extinguished another trash fire at Speedway Boulevard and Tyndall Avenue.

Phil J. Adduci, 20, of the 900 block of East Drachman Street was arrested after witnesses identified him as the person they saw set the fires.

Adduci also had a warrant for failure to pay on a minor in possession charge. A UAPD officer served the warrant at Pima County Jail.

A professor reported the theft of $8,000 worth of computer components from Steward Observatory, 933 N. Cherry.

The components were in the office Friday at 5:30 p.m., but when the professor tried to connect to the computer via modem late Saturday afternoon, the modem was not functioning. The components were then discovered missing Monday at 10:30 a.m.

The stolen components include memory chips from a Sparc 2 workstation, two hard drives, a 28.8 kilobyte modem and a 4 millimeter tape drive.

Police found a finger and hand print on the inside of a window frame. Two screwdrivers were also left behind and placed in evidence. There were no signs of forced entry, however.

Two students were arrested for minor in possession of a spirituous liquor Saturday night.

Two 19-year-olds, Karen J. Couch, of the 900 block of North Euclid Avenue, and Scherry H. Hasselbach, of the 1700 block of East Speedway Boulevard, were arrested after an officer saw them walking southbound on Ring Road carrying plastic cups. As the officer drove by, the two put their cups on a cement block and attempted to hide them.

The officer asked the women what was in the cups. They admitted to drinking an intoxicating beverage which they got at a fraternity. The officer also observed the smell of an intoxicating beverage coming from the two cups.

Couch and Hasselbach were cited and released.

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

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