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    A man was arrested on charges of driving on a suspended license last Sunday at 12:24 a.m. after police saw him driving northbound on North Euclid Avenue, reports stated.

    The vehicle was directly in front of police, who stopped the vehicle after noticing the expired registration tags, reports stated.

    A records check showed the man had an outstanding warrant from Green Valley Police Department for failure to appear for driving on a suspended license, and a second warrant from Tucson Police Department for failure to appear for a criminal damage charge, reports stated.

    Police arrested the man at 12:43 a.m. and transported him to Pima County Jail.

    The vehicle’s owner was called to pick up the vehicle, reports stated.


    A man was cited and released for speeding at 1:25 a.m. last Sunday morning after police saw him race his vehicle through an intersection, reports stated.

    Police were stopped at a westbound red light at the intersection of East Speedway Boulevard and North Campbell Avenue when they saw the vehicle two cars ahead of them, reports stated.

    When the light turned green, the driver revved the vehicle’s engine and sped off, reports stated. The vehicle lost traction and left tire smoke and burnt rubber tracks behind.

    The vehicle continued to lose traction and left burnt rubber tracks through the entire intersection, reports stated.

    Police stopped the vehicle, which was traveling 40 mph in a 35 mph zone, near North Vine Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard, reports stated. When asked about his driving, the driver told police, “”My foot slipped off the clutch.””

    The man was cited and released for speeding, reports stated.


    A man was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon last Sunday at 2 a.m. after the stolen vehicle he was traveling in was pulled over by police, reports stated.

    Police were in the eastbound turning lane at North Park Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard directly behind a silver luxury vehicle, reports stated. A records check showed the vehicle was stolen. Police followed the vehicle eastbound on East Speedway Boulevard, staying five car lengths behind the vehicle while awaiting the arrival of backup units, reports stated.

    The vehicle continued past North Cherry Avenue where three additional patrol vehicles fell in line behind the first officer, reports stated. Police continued to follow the vehicle in order to get the high-risk stop away from vehicle and pedestrian traffic, reports stated.

    The vehicle continued through North Campbell Avenue and then turned right into the parking lot of the Four Points by Sheraton hotel, 1900 E. Speedway Blvd., and slowly continued eastbound. Police stopped the vehicle, drew their weapons and ordered the occupants to put their hands up, reports stated. It was unclear how many people were inside due to the vehicle’s dark window tint.

    Police shouted at the driver and passenger to roll down their windows, which they did, reports stated. The driver was then ordered to remove the keys from the ignition and throw them out of the window.

    Police ordered the female driver to exit the vehicle. The woman was visibly shaken and having difficulty following the officer’s instructions, reports stated

    The driver was told to walk towards police and was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle, reports stated.

    Police then ordered the male passenger to slowly step out of the vehicle. As the man exited the vehicle, he shouted to police that he had a gun on him, reports stated

    Police ordered the man to keep his hands up and as he raised his hands higher, his shirt lifted above his waistband and police saw the grip of a black 9mm handgun, which was tucked into the waistband, reports stated. Police told the man that any movement toward the gun would be viewed as a direct threat toward the officers, reports stated. The man was asked if he understood, and he answered “”yes,”” reports stated.

    An officer approached the man and grabbed both of his hands and removed the gun from the man’s waistband, reports stated.

    The man was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle. The woman, who was sobbing and trembling, said the passenger was her baby’s father and that neither one of them knew the vehicle was stolen, reports stated.

    The woman said the passenger’s friend was lending them the car, and she was driving because she had never driven a luxury vehicle before. The owner of the vehicle was called, and he told police he had purchased the vehicle and had the paperwork to prove it.

    The passenger told police his friend had bought the car from a husband and wife and said the wife was “”a meth head”” who was “”messing with”” his friend.

    When asked why he hadn’t registered the vehicle, the owner said there was a pending court problem that kept him from doing it, reports stated.

    Police made the decision not to charge the driver or passenger with theft but did arrest the man for carrying a concealed weapon.

    The man was transported to Pima County Jail, and the vehicle was towed, reports stated.

    The owner was told to bring paperwork showing he had bought the vehicle legally, reports stated.


    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumǸ can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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