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    Police Beat

    A student was arrested for being a minor in possession of spirituous liquor at Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., at 11:28 p.m. Sept. 22.

    An officer at the scene saw the resident carrying a 30 pack of 12-ounce Keystone Light beers and a 12 pack of 12-ounce Corona bottles. The officer noted that the man looked younger than 21 years old.

    The officer talked to the resident and asked if the alcohol belonged to him. The resident replied, “”Yeah, it’s my beer, and I had someone on the street buy it for me. This is fucked up. I can kill in this country at 18, but not drink beer. Dude, I have so much money and I’m getting a lawyer to fight this. This law is so fucked up. I know it’s illegal to have alcohol at my age, but this state is so fucked up,”” according to reports.

    The man was cited and released while the beer was poured out and the cans and bottles thrown away in the dumpster at the residence hall.


    A man was arrested for possession of marijuana after being stopped for riding a bicycle without a headlamp Sept. 22.

    The man was riding his bike at the intersection of East First Street and North Cherry Avenue when police stopped him. Through a records check, the police discovered that the man had three warrants issued through the Tucson Police Department.

    The warrants were confirmed, and the officer placed the man under arrest by handcuffing his hands behind his back. The officer asked if he had any weapons or sharp objects on him that could poke or cut anyone. The man told the officer, “”I have some weed in my pocket,”” according to reports.

    A clear plastic bag containing a green, leafy substance, weighing 1.6 grams, was found in his right front pants pocket. Police told the man he was also under arrest for possession of marijuana. The man was transported to and booked into Pima County Jail.


    A man was arrested for littering after throwing his 32-ounce plastic Subway cup on to East Speedway Boulevard at 5:19 a.m. Sept. 22.

    Police were traveling eastbound on East Speedway Boulevard approaching North Park Avenue when the officer saw a tall, heavy-set man walking on the sidewalk between Subway and Jack in the Box throw a plastic cup into the No. 2 lane. The cup landed in the road and its contents splashed out.

    The officer pulled up between the man and a friend alongside him and tried to conduct a field interview with them, but they looked back at the police car and continued to walk eastbound.

    The officer told them to stop and provide identification, and they complied.

    After performing a records check, the officer told the friend that he could leave, and the man left. The officer then told the other man that he was under arrest for criminal littering. The man said, “”Why? I dropped it.””

    When asked how the cup made it all the way to the second lane of traffic, the man said that the cup had rolled down that lane. The officer asked if he could explain why the drink’s contents were only in the second lane and did not leave a trail of fluid from where it rolled. The man could not answer the question.

    An unknown man then walked up to the man who tossed the cup and said he saw everything and was glad the cup tosser had been caught by the police. The unknown man called the other man a “”dumbass”” and a “”piece of shit,”” according to reports. The officer told the unknown man to leave and he complied.

    The man who littered was cited and released at the scene, but as soon as he was released, he attempted to run northbound to try to find the man who was taunting him.

    The officer remained in the area to ensure no physical fight occurred between the two men.


    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.

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