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    Police Beat: Sept. 22

    Boozing buddies bamboozled by boys in blue

    University of Arizona Police Department officers were on patrol on Speedway Boulevard on Sept. 13 at 12:57 a.m. when they saw a red pickup truck making an illegal right turn from eastbound Speedway Boulevard onto southbound Campbell Avenue. Officers turned on their lights and sirens and could see three occupants inside the vehicle attempting to hide or move objects.

    When officers spoke with the driver, they could detect the strong odor of intoxicants coming from inside the vehicle and they observed several open containers of alcohol. The driver identified himself and admitted to having one beer. Officers read the man his rights at 1:14 a.m. and he was administered a breath test at 1:50 a.m. The man was then cited on charges of driving under the influence. He and his two passengers were released on scene. The pickup truck was towed for a mandatory 30-day impoundment.

    Can’t up-chuck on upper floor, leads to UMC

    UAPD officers went to Villa del Puente Residence Hall on Sept. 13 at 3:19 a.m. in reference to an unconscious student on the second floor of the building. Upon arrival, officers met with a resident assistant who led them to the area where the student had passed out.

    Officers were able to wake the sleeping man and question him about why he was asleep in the hall. According to the man, he had a medical condition that prohibited him from being able to vomit. He admitted to drinking several shots of vodka mixed with Powerade earlier in the evening and had gotten sick as a result. Tucson Fire Department arrived and transported the man to University Medical Center at his request. Officers notified the incoming shift that the man should be cited on charges of minor in possession once he is done receiving medical care at UMC. The incident has been referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    Escalade’s stereo equipement stolen

    UAPD officers were dispatched to 815 E. Second St. on Sept. 13 at 12:02 p.m. in reference to a vehicle break-in. Upon arrival, officers met with the owner of the vehicle, who told police that he had given his keys to a Marriot valet on Sept. 12 at 5:00 p.m. He requested the valet service to retrieve his vehicle on Sept. 13 at 11:45 a.m. A valet employee returned and informed the man that his vehicle had been broken into. The man led police to his Cadillac Escalade and showed them the damage.

    The driver’s door lock had been removed, the battery cables had been cut, and several speakers and amplifiers, valued at $1,000 each, were missing. Police searched the vehicle for latent fingerprints but were unable to recover any. The man was issued a Victims Rights form and officers took photographs of the vehicle. Police have no suspects or witnesses at this time.

    Pimped-out ride stolen, gun inside

    UAPD officers were dispatched to Highland Parking Garage, on Sept. 13 at 1:13 p.m. in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival, officers met with a computer consultant who works for the university.

    The man claimed that he had parked his GMC Yukon on Sept. 13 at 7:30 a.m. and when he returned at 1:00 p.m. he noticed that it was missing. According to the man, the vehicle was equipped with a factory alarm and OnStar, although the latter had not been activated. The man also told police that the vehicle was lowered 3 inches on 22-inch chrome wheels and had several amplifiers, a Kenwood stereo, an iPod and a Parking and Transportation Services permit in it.

    The man also told police that his friend had left a handgun in a suitcase in the vehicle and told officers he would give them a copy of the weapon’s serial number as soon as possible. The man was issued a Victims Rights form and an attempt to locate order was issued for the vehicle. Police have no suspects or witnesses at this time.

    Men at Main Library caught with marijuana

    UAPD officers walking near the Main Library on Sept. 13 at 4:21 p.m. observed two men sitting on a wall in a secluded area. As officers approached the men, they observed one subject place a glass pipe to his lips and take a hit. When officers spoke to the men, the man with the pipe handed it over to police. Both men were asked if they had any more contraband in their possession, at which point one subject produced a clear plastic bag containing 4.4 grams of marijuana. Both men admitted to smoking marijuana that day and they were cited on charges of unlawful use and/or possession of marijuana and the man with the pipe was additionally cited on charges of possession of narcotic paraphernalia. The incident was referred to the Dean of Students Office and both men were released on scene.

    Sorority woman’s car scratched

    UAPD officers responded to the Delta Delta Delta sorority house at 1541 E. Second St. on Sept. 13 at 7:24 p.m. in reference to a vehicle that had been damaged. Upon arrival, officers met with the woman who reported the incident.

    She told police that she had parked her car in front of the house on Sept. 12 at 5:00 p.m. and when she had returned on Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m., she noticed two 24-inch scratches along the front passenger door of her BMW sedan. UAPD issued the woman a Victims Rights form. Police have no suspects or witnesses at this time.

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