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    Police Beat

    Man gets police to help recover taken light

    Two men were caught after police witnessed a fight and one other man ran from the scene Jan. 18 at 2:27 a.m.

    While on patrol, police were flagged down by two men on East University Boulevard and North Tyndall Avenue. The men told police that they had been verbally harassed by two unknown men. Police drove down the alley near where they were flagged down and saw a group of five people, all standing close to each other, who appeared to be in a struggle.

    When police approached the scene, they ordered everyone to get on the ground. Three of the individuals ran north towards University Boulevard.

    One of the men who did not run, did not comply with police orders to get on the ground. He began walking towards the officer, “”making advance towards”” him. Because of the circumstances, a gun was drawn and the man was told to get on the ground. The man got on the ground and was placed in handcuffs. When asked if he had any identification, the man said, “”Yeah, but you’re going to have to find it.”” While searching the man, police found an LED light and a spring-operated plastic clip that attaches to the light in the man’s pocket. Police asked the man what it was and he said he did not know.

    The two men who flagged down the officers earlier arrived on scene and explained that the LED light belonged to one of the men. They did not wish to press charges; he just wanted his light back. The man who was in possession of the light told officers he “”grabbed the light off the guy’s bike by accident.”” The light was given back to the owner and the men left the scene.

    The other man who did not run from the scene was compliant when officers asked him to get on the ground. He told officers that the other men had “”come out of nowhere”” and were arguing with him and the other man. He also said they were making racial slurs about them which led to a verbal altercation, but no one touched anyone else. He could not describe the men.

    Both of the men were released from handcuffs. Because of their extreme intoxication, they were told they could not drive their vehicle home. The driver of the car agreed to leave his truck parked and walk home. Both men were released on scene.

    UAPD called about youth drinking

    Two students were referred to the Dean of Students Office after a resident assistant saw them drinking in their room at the Coronado Residence Hall Jan. 18 at 2:55 a.m.

    A RA was walking by a room when he noticed several people drinking alcohol in the room. All of the people appeared to be under 21 years old. The RA then contacted UAPD.

    Police made contact with the men who lived in the room. Both admitted to having “”at least one to two sips of beer.”” Both were give portable breath tests, which showed that they had alcohol in their systems.

    They were both given a warning and referred to the Dean of Student’s Office.

    Marijuana bust at Arizona-Sonora

    A man was referred to the Dean of Students Office for possession of marijuana on Jan. 18 at 2:11 a.m.

    Police responded to the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall in reference to the odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms. Police made contact with the reporting Resident Assistant who said that he was walking by one of the rooms when the resident opened the door. There was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the room. The RA contacted UAPD and asked the resident to wait outside of the room.

    The resident allowed the officer to go inside of his room. Immediately, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana. The officer asked the resident which side of the room was his and the man pointed it out. He then told the officer, “”I am being honest with you, I haven’t smoked any but I have some in my room.”” The resident then went to a desk drawer and removed a small blue and black container with the words “”Tight Vac”” on the top. The man gave the officer the container, but said he did not wish for him to search the rest of the room.

    The man told the officer that only part of the marijuana was his. He admitted to purchasing it for $80 in the Tucson area.

    The marijuana was confiscated. The man was referred to the Dean of Students Office for possession of marijuana.

    Woman in cab cited as minor in possession

    A woman was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol Jan. 18 at 1:30 a.m.

    Police responded to First Avenue and Mountain Avenue after a woman in a cab refused to pay the ride fare. When they arrived, the woman was with the driver and decided to pay the $25 fee. The driver also said she owed him $50 additional to the fee because she had vomited on the backseat. Police informed the driver that was a civil matter.

    The woman appeared very intoxicated. She had slurred speech, poor coordination, and smelt of intoxicants. She admitted to having several alcoholic beverages, but did not know what type of alcohol it was.

    She was cited and released on scene for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

    Minor sickened after drinking

    A woman was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol Jan 18 at 12:49 a.m.

    Police responded to assist Tucson Fire Department with a woman who was vomiting due to intoxication. When they arrived, they found a woman in a friend’s bathroom vomiting into the toilet. The woman was with a friend who said that the woman had a few beers and a few shots of Everclear at a bar on 26th Street. The woman then became ill and her friend took her to her room at the Coronado Residence Hall.

    TFD cleared the woman and said she did not need to be transported for medical care. She was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol.

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