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    Police Beat: Sept. 26

    *Sleep-running from the law *

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the northeast corner of the Student Recreation Center at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 to check the welfare of a man sleeping on a purple bag on the ground. The officer woke the man, who had a white beard and no shirt, and asked him if he was OK. The man said, “Yes, I was just sleeping.” The officer told him he was not allowed to sleep on the corner and he was trespassing by sleeping on property owned by the UA. While the officer was speaking to the man, he noticed that he matched the description of a man the Tucson Police Department had been looking for in relation to threats made against Circle K employees. The officer notified TPD. When TPD officers arrived, they confirmed it was the same man. The officer served an exclusion order to the man. TPD transported the man to Pima County Jail.

    Fuzzy details and mixed vomit

    A UAPD officer was on patrol near Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall on Sept. 17 around midnight when he noticed a man sitting on a bench with vomit on it. The officer asked the man if he needed medical attention. The man refused and said only some of the vomit was his. He was reluctant to tell the officer his name. He said he was 21 or 22 years old. He then gave the officer his Washington state driver’s license, which proved he was under 21. The man’s breath smelled strongly of alcohol. He had red, watery eyes and his speech was slurred. He told the officer he had six or seven drinks, including beer and shots of alcohol. The man was cited and released at the scene for minor in possession of alcohol in body.

    Over the wall, over the limit

    A UAPD officer was on patrol near Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall on Sept. 17 around midnight when he noticed a man bending over a wall, apparently vomiting. The man was unsteady on his feet and had trouble sitting up. He had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He identified himself with his Oklahoma driver’s license and submitted to a preliminary breath test. The man was extremely intoxicated, so the Tucson Fire Department responded to give him medical attention. The man was cited and released into the care of his girlfriend for minor in possession of alcohol in body.

    Get a U-Lock

    A man reported on Sept. 19 that his bike had been stolen from Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall between Sept. 17 and Sept. 19. A UAPD officer spoke with the man over the phone. The man said he locked his bike to a bike rack at Manzanita-Mohave using two cable locks through the tire and frame, and then through the rack. The man estimated the value of the bike at $60. A victim’s rights form was mailed to the man. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

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