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    A man was arrested June 4 for shoplifting a backpack at the UofA Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., and for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for DUI.

    The man had run from store security after they discovered him stuffing his old backpack into a new one and attempting to leave. When security tried to catch him, the man shoved the pack into the security officer and ran away with the old one.

    When police caught up with him, he said he threw his pack as he ran. It was discovered in the fenced yard of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house, 1510 N. Vine Ave. It contained nothing but personal items.

    The security officer declined to press assault charges. The man was told not to return to the bookstore or he would be arrested for trespassing.

    A man in his 20s was seen drinking alcohol and urinating in public in the alley on the north side of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house, 1775 E. First St., June 1.

    When police arrived, the man was found with a beer can in his hand, about one-quarter full. He denied urinating in public.

    The police asked him to come out from between two dumpsters and turn around, so the officer could check him for weapons. After patting him down, the officer noticed items in his pocket, but the man denied him permission to inspect the items.

    After receiving notification that the man had a warrant for his arrest, the officer proceeded to complete his search, finding in the pocket two metal pipes with burnt marijuana in them and a plastic bag containing 5.9 grams of marijuana.

    The man said he was drinking between the dumpsters because he was not allowed to drink at his group home. He was arrested for failure to appear in the second degree, and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    A concerned grandmother called police when her granddaughter was recruited by an individual representing TAG Advertising to aid in soliciting credit card applications on campus.

    UAPD discovered that the company, and the man, were not allowed to operate on UA property and that they had been removed from campus in 2003.

    The grandmother became suspicious of the man when her granddaughter told her that he said she would have to drive to Florida with him for training.

    A Gateway laptop computer was found on a SunTran bus and turned in May 31 to UAPD because the reporting person found a UA serial number imprinted on it.

    Police traced the serial number to the UA Extended University. The computer was assigned to an applications systems analyst involved with the Center for Computing and Information Technology’s administrative computing department.

    A man was reported to be masturbating May 31 at the Main Library, 1510 E. University Blvd.

    A woman reported that while she was using her laptop computer at a table on the third floor, she noticed a sickly looking man described as about 45 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and of thin build, sit down at a table facing her about 10-12 feet away. As she closed her laptop, she noticed him actively masturbating, his penis in full view.

    The library was searched as the exits were monitored, but the man was not found.

    A man was arrested May 29 on two outstanding warrants and cited for driving on a suspended license in a car with fictitious plates.

    Police pulled over a blue Cadillac near East Drachman Street and North First Avenue after discovering the car’s license plate belonged to a Ford. The driver said he put his friend’s license plate on the Cadillac because his tags were expired.

    He said he did not realize his friend’s tags had also expired, in 2004.

    Temple garments valued at $300 were among several items stolen from a 2006 GMC pickup truck May 29 at Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St.

    Also stolen was a Kenwood CD/DVD/Navigation system and 7-inch TV screen, a radar detector, miscellaneous tools and the truck owner’s checkbook.

    Four fingerprints were recovered, but no witnesses or suspects have been found.

    Graffiti was written in silver ink all over the stalls and mirror of a men’s restroom in the Arizona Health Sciences Library, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., May 28.

    “”SMERK”” was written on the mirror and stall dividers. “”SMERK 07″” was written on the wall of the last stall.

    The paint was still wet, but not all of it could be removed.

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