Police Dispatch

Blacking Out on Campus

University area, Nov. 26, 3:24 p.m.

According to a University of Arizona Police Department report, officers arrested a Tucson man after he allegedly rummaged through a student's purse and head-butted somebody.

The student told police that she saw Ronald Lee Gray, 38, rummaging through her purse while inside a private laboratory at the Old Chemistry Building, 1306 E. University Blvd. She said that when Gray noticed he was being watched, he ran from the lab and head-butted another student who tried to stop him.

Gray was stopped by a group of students before he could leave the building.

Gray told Officer F. Romero that the only thing he remembered was entering the building to use the restroom and then being chased by a female student. Gray said that he had blacked out after drinking four 40-ounce bottles of beer, the report stated.

Nothing was missing from the student's purse, and the man who was head-butted didn't want to press charges.

Police arrested Gray and took him to Pima County Jail on suspicion of trespassing and disturbing an educational institution.

Old Yeller

West Guy Street and South Stagecoach Road, Nov. 23, 8:20 a.m.

Deputies arrested a man after he allegedly pulled on the front paws of his neighbor's dog, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.

The neighbor said that he saw Werner K. Hegemann, 46, taunt the animal and pull the dog partially under the fence by the front paws.

Deputy A. Williams inspected the dog and noticed that its front paws were tender to the touch.

Hegemann denied taunting the dog and said his own dog got off a leash. He claimed that he was trying to separate his own dog from his neighbor's dog, not trying to harm the animal.

According to Deputy Williams' report, Hegemann later changed his story when he was asked to explain exactly what happened.

Deputies arrested and released Hegemann on suspicion of animal cruelty and disorderly conduct.

Sharing the Road

North Kolb Road and East Sunrise Drive, Nov. 21, 5:32 p.m.

According to a PCSD report, a Tucson man was riding his bike on the side of the road when he was struck by an object believed to be a shoe.

The bicyclist told police that he was southbound on Kolb, going about 30 mph, when the passenger in a passing car struck him with a rubber object.

The bicyclist did not fall, but did note the car's license plate.

Deputies found out the car owner's address and went to her house to speak with her. She told Deputy D. Obral that her son had been using the car that day. Deputy Obral told the mother that the bicyclist didn't want to press charges, but she should explain to her son the ramifications of assaulting an innocent person.