Police Dispatch

Yet Another Library Masturbator

UA Area, May 7, 3:01 p.m.

Authorities arrested a man for fondling himself where two female students could see him, a University of Arizona Police Department report stated.

The students said they saw a man in his 30s, wearing red athletic shorts and a dark green T-shirt, masturbating on the third floor of the UA Science-Engineering Library, 744 N. Highland Ave. Both witnesses were in study rooms and could see through windows that the man, later identified as 47-year-old James E. Ward, had lifted up one leg of his shorts in order to stroke his penis.

According to one woman, Ward was looking directly at her as he masturbated. She said that when she moved out of his field of view, he also moved so he could see her again.

Officers confronted Ward just before he left the library. According to the report, he allegedly said, "I didn't mean for anybody to see me."

An officer also wrote that Ward told him he had masturbated at the library before about eight to 10 years ago. He was drawn there, he reportedly said, because of all the "pretty girls" on campus.

Ward was transported to the Pima County Jail, where he was booked on a charge of public sexual indecency.

Drinking, Driving And Hunting

Catalina Highway and Houghton Road, April 30, 4:48 p.m.

Authorities arrested a man after several motorists complained he was driving recklessly down a two-lane mountain highway, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

Deputies received numerous calls from motorists on Catalina Highway, all of whom said an elevated, blue Chevrolet Suburban with big tires was illegally passing other cars, nearly causing head-on collisions.

A deputy pulled the vehicle over and spoke with its driver, Jesus A. Celaya-Bustamante. The deputy noted his face was pale, his eyes were watery and his breath smelled of alcohol. Celaya-Bustamante, 23, admitted drinking "maybe a couple of beers," the report said.

He also told the deputy he had two handguns and two rifles in the vehicle, as he and a passenger in the vehicle had been hunting mountain lions all morning.

Celaya-Bustamante failed a sobriety test; a subsequent breath test showed he had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.120--above the legal limit of 0.08.

As the deputy was conducting the traffic stop, two motorists stopped to offer their testimony against Celaya-Bustamante in court. One man said Celaya-Bustamante had passed him on a turn, causing him to slam on his brakes. He also said Celaya-Bustamante was tailgating motorcyclists on the way down the mountain.

Deputies arrested Celaya-Bustamante on a charge of driving under the influence. He was released to his wife.

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