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    Police Beat: March 24

    Fighting fraternity boy takes refuge at Delta Chi

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house at 1801 E. First St. on March 12 at 1:15 a.m. after receiving reports of a fight.

    When the officer arrived at the house, he could hear yelling coming from the west side.

    The officer saw three men yelling at one another. Another officer took two of them from the scene. The remaining man sat down in a stairwell.

    The officer asked the sitting man for identification and noticed that the man had been drinking.

    The man verbally identified himself and said he was 20 years old. He told the officer that he had not been fighting and was not injured. He also said that he had only had four or five Tecate beers and felt fine.

    The officer told the man that he would be cited for minor in possession and asked him to sign his citation.

    After the man took the clipboard, he stared at it and began to sit down and stand up repeatedly.

    The man then started to stimulate signing the citation, and, when the officer asked for it back, he said, “”No, I haven’t signed it yet.””

    The officer told him that if it didn’t sign it immediately, he would be taken to jail.

    The man said, “”OK, officer, I’ll sign, but first, can I ask you one question.”” The officer said, “”OK, what?”” The man then threw the clipboard and pen on the ground and began to run north toward the Palm Shadows apartment complex.

    The officer lost sight of the man and was told by another officer that he was at the Delta Chi fraternity house, which is located at 1701 E. First St.

    The officer found the man and placed him in handcuffs.

    After retrieving the clipboard that had been thrown, the officer saw that the man had actually signed the citation and had to be released.

    The man was handed a copy of his citation and released. A Code of Conduct referral was sent to the Dean of Students.

    Skateboarder found with marijuana

    A UAPD officer assisted a community service officer on Friday at 5:50 p.m. after a man was reportedly caught doing skateboard tricks on UA property.

    The community officer told the UAPD officer the name the man had given him, but the man told the officer that he had lied about his name because he did not think the community officer was a real cop.

    Once he got the man’s real name, the officer ran a records check and saw the man had a warrant for arrest from Tucson Police Department for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

    The man was placed under arrest for false reporting to law enforcement and for the warrant.

    While the officer was searching the man, he found a small wooden case in the man’s shirt pocket.

    The man told the officer that inside the case was marijuana and a small metal smoking pipe. The metal pipe had burnt marijuana residue on it. The man had 1.2 grams of marijuana.

    After the officer found the items, the man was additionally charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

    The man said that he was given the marijuana and the case by a friend but would not say by whom.

    The marijuana, case and pipe were placed into UAPD property as evidence. The man was transported to and booked into the Pima County Jail.

    Stolen sweets are sweeter

    A UAPD officer was inside the Circle K at 1610 E. Sixth St. on Saturday at 10:55 p.m. when he noticed a man with whom he had previously spoken walk in.

    While inside, the man avoided eye contact with the officer. The officer reported that the man took something from the shelves but that he could not see what it was.

    After the man left the store, the cashier asked if he took anything, and the officer left the store to talk with the man.

    When the officer caught up with the man, he saw that he was carrying one-third of a Milky Way candy bar. The man would not tell the officer where he got the candy bar.

    The surveillance at the Circle K showed the man stealing the Milky Way, and a Circle K representative stated that he wanted to press charges.

    The man was arrested and cited and released on scene. He was also escorted from the area of the Circle K and told that, if he were to return, he would be arrested for trespassing.

    A victim’s rights form was given to the store clerk, and the surveillance video was placed into property as evidence.

    Future linguist bloody, high

    A UAPD officer arrived to the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch building at 1657 E. Helen St. on Thursday at 7:27 a.m. after a lab worker reported vandalism to one of the lab rooms.

    The worker told the officer that when he had arrived at work, he saw that the lab was a mess with dirty beakers, broken glass and powdered chemicals spilled all over.

    After cleaning up most of the mess, the man noticed that there was blood on the carpet as well as the desktop of one of the workstations. There were also some paper towels soaked in blood.

    The worker said the station was for a man working in the lab. On the man’s computer, there was an e-mail to a friend that said, “”I am on drugs, I will become a linguist, I am on drugs.””

    Inside a large trash can were more bloody towels, bloody socks and a 3-milliliter syringe wrapper and syringe.

    The worker told the officer that the man had diabetes, but the syringe in the trash can was not the one he used for his diabetes.

    A phone number for the man had been disconnected, but an address was found.

    A UAPD officer went the address at which the man lived with his mother.

    It was difficult for the man to regain consciousness.

    The officer reported the man was very lethargic and had blood on his pants but was not injured. Tucson Fire Department paramedics transported the man to Tucson Medical Center.

    Photos of the workstation, the computer and e-mails, the syringe packet, syringe, bloody towels, and bloody socks were taken and placed into UAPD property.

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