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Police beat: July 17

The one who got away

A non-UA affiliated man was cited and released for possession of marijuana last week, after he attempted to hide from police near a Circle K.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer first saw the man on the corner of Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue at approximately 12:35 p.m., and noticed he matched the description of a suspicious male wanted for burglary.

Upon noticing the officer, the man mounted a bicycle and headed northbound near an alley behind Circle K. The officer circled the building and saw the subject crouched behind the alley fence.

The officer informed the man he matched the description of a burglary suspect, and asked for identification, to which the subject began yelling and tried to walk away again.

The officer requested his name another time, and the subject threw his backpack on the ground and put his hands up as if “prompting a fight.”

He then handed the officer his wallet, where the officer found his license and a 4.5g marijuana bud. He was then identified, and cited and released for possession of marijuana.

The one who didn’t

A non-UA affiliated man was arrested charged with third-degree burglary last week at around 4 p.m., after UAPD received a call about a suspicious person.

The reporting party told police she saw the man wandering around the basement level of the Theater Arts building.

He also appeared to match the description of man who was wanted for attempted burglary, provided by UAPD. An officer approached the male, who identified himself with the wrong name multiple times, and said he was waiting for his step-sister who was in a classroom down the hall.

A check with instructors in both classes in the building revealed no such person.

When confronted again, the man fully identified himself, and said he lied because he had a warrant from Tucson Police Department for shoplifting, though check through TPD only revealed a warrant for driving on a suspended license.

A detective arrived on the scene and searched the man, where he found a small pipe with residue that appeared to be “crack” cocaine in the subject’s sock.

He was cited and released for false reporting to law enforcement and possession of drug paraphernalia. However, based on the detective’s investigation and request, the man was arrested on charges of third- officer arrested and booked him for third-degree burglary.

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