Police Beat

By Kimberly Miller

Arizona Summer Wildcat

Monday, June 22

A UA employee reported that several modems were missing from the data room at the College of Education Annex, 1415 N. Fremont Ave.

She said the five Compaq modems, valued at $1,210, disappeared between May 16 and June 19.

Because of a recent move of furniture and office equipment the employee is unsure if the modems were simply lost or stolen.

Tuesday, June 27

A member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity reported that several items were stolen from his room in the fraternity house, located at 1801 E. First St., between June 1 and June 15.

Although no evidence of forced entry was found the victim said a pair of Fischer skis, a pair of Nordica ski boots, a pair of Rollerblades and about 50 compact discs were missing from his room.

No value was given for the articles and police have no suspects.


Police were called to Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1440 E. Fifth St., in response to a fight involving a knife.

At about 11:30 p.m. a hall director called police to report the fight. When police arrived they contacted one of the suspects who said he and some friends were teasing another resident and calling him a "fag" because some females had painted his fingernails when he was sleeping.

The second suspect apparently became angry and left the room only to return a few minutes later with a 4 -inch steak knife tucked in his pants. The first suspect grabbed the knife and said he broke it in half.

Both parties apologized for the incident and refused to press charges.


Police received an anonymous call June 26 informing them that a man would be on campus that night between 1:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. stealing car stereos.

The caller described the man's vehicle and said he had stolen eight car stereos in the last two weeks.

At about 2:30 a.m. police identified the described vehicle and made a routine traffic stop.

The 16-year-old driver of the vehicle did not have a license and police found several screwdrivers and other tools in the car.

The suspect admitted that his last residence had been raided in connection to campus related auto burglaries and two of his roomates arrested. Because of this information police gained his consent to search his new residence but found nothing to connect him to any thefts.

The suspect was issued a ticket for driving without a license.


Someone stole a $300 bicycle from an area near the Bio Sciences West building between 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on June 27.

The owner said he locked the Bridgestone 18-speed mountain bicycle to a tree with a $15 cable lock and when he returned the bicycle and lock were missing.

Police have no suspects.

Wednesday, June 28

Police arrested a 42-year-old woman after she allegedly slapped another woman near the 900 block of East University Boulevard.

Katherine Cronin of a general delivery address was arrested and charged with aggravated assault after she was identified as the woman involved in the altercation earlier that morning.

The 37-year-old victim said at about 8:30 a.m. she was working to change the advertising inside a glass marquis when Cronin approached her and began shouting, "What's your name?"

When the victim ignored her she left, but returned about five minutes later and began slapping the victim on her arm. The victim was able to get away and flagged down a policeman a short time later.

Cronin was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail for processing.


Police were called to Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall, 1418 E. Fourth St., in response to an assault on a ten-year-old boy by an 11-year-old boy.

Both children were attending the basketball camp and living in the hall.

Police were notified of the assault by the mother of the victim who said she was talking on the phone with her son when the incident occurred.

When police contacted the victim he said he had been talking to his mother when the suspect pushed him from behind and then grabbed his head and hit it on the wall.

The basketball coaches held the suspect until police could question him. He said he had simply pushed the suspect who then lost his balance and fell into the phone.

Both children's parents were notified of the incident


Police arrested a 20-year-old student after they found marijuana in his Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall room, 1420 E. Fifth St.

John Spencer was arrested and charged with unlawful possesion of marijuana, possession of a spiritous liquor and possesion of drug paraphernalia, after police searched his room in response to a call from a resident assistant who was investigating a strange noise from the room.

The RA called police after Spencer would not allow him into the room. He said while he waited for police to arrive seven people left the room, all carrying plastic cups with a clear brown liquid in them.

This prompted police to obtain permission from Spencer to search the room where they found empty beer cans, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Spencer was cited and released.

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

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