Police Beat

Brian Kimball

A man was charged with criminal nuisance for urinating in public at 12:08 a.m. April 6.

A patrolling officer saw a man walk toward a garbage bin in an alley behind 7-Eleven, 1750 E. Speedway Blvd. The man was unzipping his pants as he approached the garbage bin.

The officer saw a stream of liquid flow from underneath the garbage bin into the walking area of the alley. The officer heard a flow of liquid while approaching the man.

The officer asked the man to step back from behind the garbage bin and the man said, “”I gotta finish dude,”” according to reports.

After he finished urinating, the man stepped from behind the garbage bin and zipped up his pants.

The officer informed him that his urine posed a safety and public hazard to people who might walk through the alley or throw trash in the garbage bin.

The man was cited for public urination and released on the scene.


A man was arrested for criminal trespassing at Gila Residence Hall, 1009 E. James E. Rogers Way, at 1:14 a.m. April 5.

A resident assistant was smoking cigarettes with the man outside the residence hall, and the man became rude and abusive toward the RA. The RA told the man to leave the area and then went inside the residence hall.

Two hours later, an unknown person informed the RA that the man was still sitting on a bench outside the residence hall. The RA told the man that he was going to call the police, and the man did not respond.

Police questioned the man about why he was on campus. The man said he was feeding turtles at the turtle pond while he was drinking a beer.

The man showed signs of intoxication.

The man told the officer he talked to two people while he was sitting on the bench, but he wasn’t rude to them. “”They asked me to leave, but I am no punk, and I should have kicked their ass,”” the man said, according to reports.

A records check revealed that the man had two outstanding warrants, one for an April 2006 incident in which he was told not to return to the UA campus for any reason. The man was arrested for criminal trespassing and his outstanding warrants and booked into Pima County Jail.


A man was arrested for having outstanding warrants and drinking in public at parking lot 8106, 1420 E. Seventh St., at 7:46 a.m. April 5.

An officer was doing a routine check of the parking lot and noticed a man sitting in the southeast corner of the lot.

The man was holding a brown paper bag with a silver, round container inside and a beer can was on the ground in front of him.

The officer asked the man what he was doing. The man said, “”You know what I’m doing,”” according to reports.

The officer told the man it is illegal to drink alcohol in public. The man responded, “”I guess I’m going to jail now.””

When the officer told the man he was going to be arrested, the man picked up the beer can and took six gulps from the can.

The officer told the man to put the can down, and the man said, “”It’s all gone now,”” according to reports.

A records check showed the man had two outstanding warrants, one for criminal trespassing and one for criminal littering. The man was booked into Pima County Jail.


A student was arrested for failure to appear for a previous court date near East Helen Street and North Campbell Avenue at 11:25 p.m. April 5.

Police pulled over the student for driving his black Audi at 40 mph in a 25 mph zone.

The student made two turns at high speeds, causing the rear end of the vehicle to fish-tail.

The student then ran a stop sign at East Mabel Street and North Martin Avenue, so the officer moved his vehicle in position to stop the vehicle. The driver of the Audi noticed the officer and slammed on his brakes before stopping.

The student was unable to provide proof of insurance and had an expired Maryland driver’s license. The man said he was driving erratically because his car was stuck in gear and he couldn’t get it out.

A records check revealed the student had two outstanding warrants for failure to appear for previous court dates relating to drug possession charges.

The man was cited for reckless driving and booked into Pima County Jail.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police?Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at http://www.uapd.arizona.edu