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    A female student was cited for assault and attempted purse snatching outside Old Main, 1200 E. University Blvd., at 5 p.m March 25.

    The student was a part of Zeta Phi Beta sorority until she was suspended for hazing in spring 2006. The owner of the purse said the suspension had caused animosity between the two girls.

    The owner said she was standing in front of the fountain at Old Main when her attacker called her a “”bitch,”” pushed her and tried to take her bag off her shoulder, reports stated.

    The student said, “”You’re not a Zeta, give me the bag,”” just before she tried to take it, reports stated. The bag was a blue and white canvas shoulder bag with the Greek letters representing Zeta Phi Beta printed on it.

    A witness confirmed what the owner said.

    Police went to the student’s residence and spoke with her. She said she did try to take the bag, but that she did not push the victim.

    “”There was nothing wrong with that,”” she said of her actions, according to reports.

    The student was cited and released at her residence.

    A 19-year-old man was arrested for first-degree criminal trespassing at Babcock Residence Hall, 1717 E. Speedway Blvd., March 23.

    Police arrived at Babcock at 3 a.m. after receiving a call from a person saying it sounded like someone was being beaten up in one of the apartments there.

    Police made contact with a female student, upset and crying, who lived in an apartment.

    The student said she did not need medical attention and told police no one else was in the room. She said she was having an argument over the phone with her mom.

    Police heard a sound coming from one of the rooms in the apartment. The student told police it was her boyfriend.

    The officer shouted, “”Police, come out,”” three times and received no response, reports stated.

    The officer drew his gun and called out to the man again. The man came out with his hands up.

    He was also upset and crying. The couple was separated for questioning.

    The man would not stay seated and was yelling at the officer. He was put in handcuffs.

    The residence hall director said the man does not live thereand is not welcome there. Because similar situations had occurred in the past, the man was arrested on charges of trespassing.

    The man was booked into Pima County Jail.

    A 19-year-old student was arrested and taken to jail for disturbing the peace and a minor in possession at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., around midnight March 25.

    The student, a resident at Coronado, went into a drunken, hysterical fit regarding the murder of a friend.

    Resident assistants and friends of the student attempted to calm her down and return her to her room before calling the cops, but she refused to comply.

    When police arrived, they also attempted to get her to return to her room. The student said she would not quiet down or return to her room and the police could smell alcohol coming from her mouth and body.

    After several police attempts of calming down the student, she told them, “”I fucking hate cops,”” and “”I fucking hate you.””

    Police placed her in handcuffs and removed her from Coronado.

    The resident assistant asked if the student could be arrested for disorderly conduct for disturbing the peace.

    Police booked the student into Pima County Jail.

    A 22-year-old student was diverted to the dean of students after he found a stop sign and stole it while under the influence of alcohol at 1:30 a.m. March 25.

    The student was spotted by police walking north along the west sidewalk of the 1000 block of North Cherry Avenue. He was carrying a large stop sign with both hands.

    When police confronted him he had slurred speech, an unsteady stance and red eyes. The student said he found the sign on the ground but could not identify the area he was in at the time.

    Police asked the student what he planned to do with it, and the student said he planned to keep it because he found it.

    Police told him his actions were the same as stealing and referred the student to the contact number printed on the back of the stop sign that said, “”If found contact the mechanical shop …,”” according to reports.

    Police decided to divert the problem to the dean of students and explained that process to the student.

    Just before the police and student went their separate ways, the student asked the officer once again if he could keep the sign.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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