Police Beat -- April 12th, 1994

By Kristen Pownall

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A 22-year-old man was arrested at Spring Fling late Friday night on charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace, after police received reports of an intoxicated man grabbing women.

Farin C. Smith, of the 3300 block of North Richey Boulevard, was arrested after a Spring Fling security guard pointed him out. Police said the man was grabbing women as they walked by him, police said.

As police walked toward Smith, they saw him say something to a black male and a verbal altercation between the two resulted. The man told police he had no idea what Smith's problem was and left the scene.

Police escorted Smith away from the crowds of people at Spring Fling, but his screaming and cursing caused a small crowd to stop and watch the events.

Smith continued to scream profanities at police and the crowd that formed, telling police in a vulgar manner that they better hurry up because they were wasting his time, police said.

Police warned Smith to watch his language because his profanity was creating a disturbance, police said.

When asked if he had consumed any alcohol, Smith became "increasingly agitated" and screamed "A few! Three!" police said.

Smith stepped toward an officer in a threatening manner and when told to stay where he was, Smith yelled "Fuck you asshole, I'll kick your ass," and pushed his chest into the officer's arm, police said.

While being handcuffed, Smith continued to scream and yell profanities and attempted to pull away and swing his right elbow at police. Police knocked Smith to the ground in order to finish handcuffing.

Smith was cited and released, signing a promise to appear in court.

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Two UA students were assaulted early Saturday morning as they were walking north on North Martin Avenue.

Police arrived at University Medical Center after receiving a call that two students were injured as the result of an on-campus assault.

The students told police they were walking down Martin when four males approached the two students from the direction of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house and asked them if they wanted something, the students said.

The men then began assaulting the students with their hands and feet, police said.

According to police, one student was hit on the head and body, and the other student had injuries that appeared "serious," bleeding from his forehead and lip and cuts on the right side of his face.

The students were unable to identify the assailants, but heard one man call another by name, police said. Police asked members of Phi Delta Theta if a man by that name was a member of the fraternity, but no one recognized the name.

No further information was available.

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

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