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    Police Beat

    Tucson Fire Department reported a table fire at East First Street and North Warren Avenue at 1:52 a.m. Wednesday.

    An officer responded to assist TFD. Upon arrival, TFD had already extinguished the fire, and the officer discovered the “”table”” was in fact a fraternity composite.

    The frame was still intact and some of the pictures were undamaged. A center portion of it was also undamaged.

    They were unable to determine which fraternity the composite belonged to. The fire was in close proximity to the Delta Chi fraternity house, 1701 E. First St.

    The officer made contact with the house president and other fraternity members at the front door of the house and told them the situation. They began to look at the walls in the front foyer area and immediately noticed that a composite that had been hanging next to the front door was missing.

    The president went to the scene of the fire and immediately recognized the composite. He said he believed it was from 1995 and was valued at $3,000.

    The last time the president remembered seeing the composite was at noon Tuesday. He didn’t know who might have taken the composite but suspected the thieves entered through the back alleyway.

    He said the back doors to the house were often left open so members could come and go as they pleased.

    The president wanted to press charges.

    A woman struck a student while they argued over a parking spot at the Park Avenue Parking Garage, 1140 N. Park Ave., at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday.

    At 11:23 a.m., an officer responded to the third level of the garage in reference to an assault. The officer encountered a student who said a woman he didn’t know assaulted him over a parking space.

    At 11 a.m., he was trying to find a parking space on the third level and observed a vehicle backing out of one of the parking spaces along the north wall of the garage. Once the space became available he pulled his vehicle into the space and got out of his car.

    When he got out of his car and walked over to the passenger door to get his belongings out, the woman approached him. She expressed her displeasure with him for taking the parking space by yelling and using profanity, he said.

    She started swinging her arms and throwing punches at him, he said. He raised his arms to protect his face, and a couple of punches landed on his left arm.

    He told her to stop her aggressive behavior and that he would report the incident.

    The officer examined the student’s left arm and did not observe any injuries. He did not report any other injuries and said he was worried about the woman causing damage to his vehicle as retaliation.

    He did not wish to press charges.

    The officer found the woman, who had parked her vehicle on the top level of the garage. She said she got upset because the student took the parking space she had planned to use.

    She said the student was aware of her intentions to park in the space because she turned on her turn signal. She admitted to getting out of her vehicle, approaching the student and using profanity, but denied acting aggressively.

    The student told her, “”I will throw you on your ass,”” according to reports. She said the statement made her feel threatened and in fear for her safety.

    There were no witnesses.

    The Dean of Students Office was informed.

    A man was arrested for trespassing at Villa Del Puente Residence Hall, 575 N. Highland Ave., at 5:27 p.m. Monday after he was seen on campus despite having a valid exclusionary order against him.

    At 5:17 p.m. an officer responded to the building in reference to a man trying to follow women inside. The officer found the man on the east side of the building.

    He said he had just been looking for a place to sleep.

    A check on the man showed he had a valid exclusionary order against him covering the entire UA campus.

    He was booked into Pima County Jail.

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