Police Dispatch

His Best Assets

UA Area, July 1, 7:29 a.m.

A drunken Finnish grad student noisily declared that he was wearing only underwear in public so that authorities could see what he was packing, a University of Arizona Police Department report stated.

Someone called the police to report that Samuli Antti Kursu, 29, was intoxicated in the lobby area of the La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave.

According to the report, officers learned that Kursu, who was visiting from the University of Oulu, had been out drinking with a friend and was possibly involved in a fight. The officers alleged that Kursu had several mood swings as he talked to them and advanced toward one of them in a threatening manner. They subsequently cuffed him for safety.

After consulting with a superior, the officers escorted Kursu to his room with a warning that if they were phoned again, he would be arrested for disorderly conduct.

About an hour later, another call from La Paz came in. The reportee said Kursu, sporting only underwear, was out in the hallway screaming obscenities. He allegedly refused to return to his room when officers arrived, so they arrested him.

A pair of witnesses said Kursu called one of them "fatso" and yelled "mother fucker" and "I'll fight you." One of the witnesses also said Kursu declared that he was in the hallway in his underwear so that when authorities returned, they would see his "best assets."

Officers booked Kursu into Pima County Jail.

Casting Stones

Drexel and Palo Verde Roads, June 25, 3:37 a.m.

Two mobile-home residents said someone was throwing rocks at their homes in the early hours of the morning, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report said.

The residents said the rock-throwing started after one of them phoned authorities to report an attempted burglary. They said it stopped as soon as they went outside to look for the culprit.

Deputies had responded to calls before, causing a lull in the lobbing--that is, until about 15 minutes after the deputies left, when it picked up again, the residents alleged.

According to the report, one of the residents said he had once faked going back inside after searching for the rock throwers. He claimed he was subsequently clobbered in the head when the rock-throwing began again; still, he was unable to determine where the rocks were coming from.

A deputy reported no suspicious activity at the time of the report.

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