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    Police were notified after a student argued with a Parking and Transportation Services employee because his vehicle was being towed at the McKale Center, 1845 E. Enke Dr., Jan. 11, reports stated.

    The employee recognized the vehicle’s parking privileges at the university had been revoked because the driver had about 37 unpaid parking tickets from PTS.

    The employee put a boot on the vehicle and called for a tow truck.

    The student who owned the vehicle came outside and the PTS employee told him his vehicle had a boot and was going to be towed.

    The student said: “”What you need to do is take that fucking boot off.””

    The employee said the student left after a verbal confrontation, and the vehicle was towed.

    The employee and other PTS employees said the student did not threaten or assault them and no charges were brought against the student.

    A student was arrested for stealing books from the UA Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., Jan. 11.

    Bookstore security detained the man, who was seen putting two books in a UA Bookstore bag.

    He told police he stole them because he had already spent $600 on books and that he couldn’t afford to buy more.

    He said he walked into the bookstore with the bag and another book he had stolen from the store a few weeks before.

    The incident was also recorded on surveillance cameras.

    The student was cited and released for shoplifting.

    A man was arrested for underage drinking and driving under the influence Jan. 11, reports stated.

    At 10:58 a.m. a police officer saw his car traveling at 45 mph in a 35 mph zone on westbound Speedway Boulevard near Mountain Avenue. The car’s insurance was also expired.

    The police officer smelled alcohol from the car and noticed that the driver had red, watery eyes.

    The driver said no alcohol had been spilled in his car. He told the officer that he was under 21 years of age.

    The man said he drank alcohol the night before, and a breath test showed his blood alcohol content was 0.091.

    He was cited and released to his mother at the University of Arizona Police Department.

    A man was arrested for speeding and driving on a suspended license Jan. 11, reports stated.

    A police officer saw that his car was traveling 48 mph in a 35 mph zone on southbound Campbell Avenue near Speedway Boulevard at 3 p.m.

    The driver gave the officer an Arizona ID card and told the officer his license had been suspended. He had been convicted previously in 2005 for driving on a suspended license.

    The man had a warrant from the Pima County Sheriff’s Office for failing to comply with a court order on drug paraphernalia charges.

    He was also charged with driving without insurance. He was booked into Pima County Jail.

    A skateboard was impounded and the owner was cited for trespassing outside the Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd., Jan. 11, reports stated.

    An officer’s assistant saw the man doing skateboard tricks and called police after the man gave him a name that didn’t match any records.

    The man said he did not have an ID with him and he gave a police officer his name and social security number.

    The officer told him he was going to use the number to do a records check, and the man then corrected the social security number.

    The number matched a different name for a man who was cited for trespassing on university property in October.

    The man was also cited for refusing to give police his name.

    A man was cited for having an open container of alcohol in his car Jan. 11, reports stated.

    A police officer saw the man driving northbound on Cherry Avenue past Fourth Street and noticed a bottle of beer in a cup holder in the car.

    The driver had no driver’s license or vehicle registration with him, and he first denied having any alcohol in the car.

    He pulled the bottle from between the passenger seat and center console when the officer told him he had seen the bottle, and he said he hid it there while he was stopping his car for the officer.

    The bottle was a quarter full, and he said it belonged to his friend. The driver also had a coffee mug in the car half-filled with vodka, which he said he had made for himself.

    He was cited and released.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resume can be found at

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