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    Police Beat

    An officer responded to a police aide report of two suspicious males handling a bag suspected to contain marijuana on North Tyndall Avenue and East Fourth Street on Sept. 1.

    When approached by the aide, one of the men jumped in front of the other to conceal what was in the bag. When asked to show the contents of his pockets, the man in back said, “”No, I want a lawyer and I’m not consenting to search,”” according to reports. He then began to meditate, closing his eyes and placing the tips of his middle fingers and thumbs together.

    When the other man was asked why he jumped in front of the aide, he said, “”Man, I got a scholarship. It’s not me,”” according to reports. He eventually consented to a search, which had negative results, and reluctantly left the area after repeatedly asking the officer about this incident pertaining to his scholarship.

    The Tucson Police Department sent a K-9 unit to the scene to search the remaining man, but the unit could not complete the search because the dogs were aggressive alert dogs that could not be used with people. The man was allowed to leave.

    Both men were referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    TPD responded to a call from a resident assistant regarding a male who was walking around on the second floor of Navajo Residence Hall, 1557 E. Sixth St., and entering females’ rooms Sept. 2.

    Police approached the man, who spoke with slurred speech and swayed in place. When asked if he was OK, the student responded, “”Thank you, goodbye,”” according to reports. When asked for ID, the student walked around his room confused, trying to find it, looking in the pocket of the same pair of shorts three times.

    An officer observed a bottle of Captain Morgan rum on the floor of the student’s closet, a pile of marijuana and a joint on his desk, and later found four Xanax pills without a prescription. The student was arrested for alcohol and drug possession and was allowed to call his father. The officer heard the student say, “”Dad, you have to bail me out, we can totally take these guys,”” according to reports.

    The student was cited and released but later transported to University Medical Center after he injured his hand on his microwave in anger.

    An offer responded to a call from an RA at Pima Residence Hall, 1340 E. First St., about an unconscious, unclothed woman lying on the floor with her head in a pizza box, covered in vomit and half-eaten pizza Sept. 3.

    The officer covered up the woman with a comforter, removed her head from the pizza box and attempted to wake her, but she drifted in and out of consciousness. Emergency medical personnel responded and determined she didn’t require further medical treatment.

    When she gained consciousness, she admitted to drinking vodka at a fraternity house and said she passed out after getting out of the shower.

    She was referred to the Dean of Students Office for underage drinking.

    TPD was dispatched to a large fight inside 7-Eleven, 1750 E. Speedway Blvd., on Sept. 3.

    An officer caught up with four men suspected to be running away from the fight. One had a laceration in his forehead and was transported to UMC.

    The remaining men said they were involved in the fight with another group of unknown men.

    No charges are being issued at this time, but information was forwarded to detectives for follow-up.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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