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    Police Beat

    An astronomy department faculty member called police June 4 at 12:30 p.m. to report suspicious activity in the Bear Down Gymnasium men’s locker room.

    The faculty member reported seeing a man, 45 to 50 years old standing in front of a sink masturbating while wearing a “”cock-ring.””

    Police arrived to find a man matching the description with a ring around his penis and scrotum, still completely nude in the locker room.

    The man said that when the faculty member had seen him he was placing the ring on himself and not masturbating. He said he wears it because he has a medical condition that causes his testicles to back up into his abdomen, and it becomes “”very uncomfortable.”” The man said that he could understand why the faculty member who saw him putting it on mistook him for masturbating.

    The faculty member said he did not observe the man stroking his penis and said it was more like fondling. When asked if seeing the man putting on the ring could have been mistaken for fondling himself, the faculty member said, “”I suppose so.””

    The man said he was a high school teacher attending a teacher fellowship at the UA and showed an e-mail supporting this claim.

    Because there was no other evidence of information that the man was, in fact, masturbating, no further action was taken.

    Police were called June 3 at 12:30 a.m. after a man reported that his vehicle had been shot with a paintball.

    The man said he parked his car at the meter parking on East Fourth Street by Cochise Residence Hall at 10 p.m. that night. When he returned at 12:15 a.m. he discovered that his car had been shot with pink paint. The man returned home right away and washed it off. He said he did not think it left any permanent traces of paint.

    An officer drove by the location and saw another vehicle with paint on it, but was unable to contact the car’s owner.

    At 6 a.m. police met with another car owner whose vehicle had been hit on the driver’s side window with a paintball.

    The police have no suspects.

    A student was cited as a minor in possession May 30 at 11:40 p.m. after an officer saw him carrying another male at East Speedway Boulevard and North Cherry Avenue.

    The student’s speech was slurred and he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He said he had six 12-ounce cans of beer at his friend’s house. The student begged the officer to let him go, saying this would be his third MIP citation.

    The student was cited and released to his friend.

    A fire was reported in the Shantz building, 1177 E. Fourth St., at 9:29 a.m. June 3.

    The small blaze began in an elevator shaft when the heat from a torch being used to repair the elevator ignited the lubricating and cooling oil that the elevator uses during its operation. The oil burned for about five seconds before it was put out by maintenance workers.

    Upon police arrival the fire alarm was sounding and several students were leaving the building saying there was heavy smoke on the third level.

    Tucson Fire Department arrived and confirmed that the origin of the fire was safe. The firefighters and assisting officers conducted a floor-by-floor search of the building for any personnel requiring assistance to get out of the building.

    UA Facilities Management arrived with large fans to vent the smoke on several floors.

    UA Risk Management remained on the scene until it was declared safe for all personnel to resume their duties.

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