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    Police Beat: 2007

    An officer responded to a report of an intoxicated male student at 1455 S. Sixth St. at 8:27 p.m. March 27.

    Upon arrival, a man directed police to his friend, who was unconscious in a men’s restroom.

    Police noticed approximately four piles of vomit on the floor near the student. It appeared the student had also urinated on himself.

    The student was unresponsive, his face was purplish-blue and foam was coming from his mouth. The student was breathing, so the officer preformed a sternum rub, which caused him to moan.

    One of the student’s friends told the officer he received a call from the student around 7:45 p.m., and the student had said, “”I’m so smashed.””

    The student told his friend his location, and the friend went to go check on him. He found the student passed out on the floor of the restroom.

    The student was transported to University Medical Center. When the student woke up, he was charged with minor in possession of alcohol.

    A female student was cited for assault and attempted purse snatching outside Old Main, 1200 E. University Blvd., at 5 p.m. March 25.

    The student was a member of Zeta Phi Beta sorority until she was suspended for hazing in spring 2006. The owner of the purse said the suspension had caused animosity between the two women.

    The purse’s owner said she was standing in front of the fountain at Old Main when the student called her a “”bitch,”” pushed her and tried to take her bag off her shoulder, according to reports.

    The student said, “”You’re not a Zeta, give me the bag,”” just before she tried to take it, reports stated. The blue and white canvas shoulder bag was printed with the Greek letters representing Zeta Phi Beta.

    A witness confirmed what the owner said.

    Police went to the student’s residence and spoke with her. She said she did try to take the bag, but that she did not push the victim.

    “”There was nothing wrong with that,”” she said of her actions, according to reports.

    The student was cited and released at her residence.

    A man was cited for drinking beer in public at 12:57 p.m. March 1.

    A police officer saw the man empty a bottle of beer into a 64-ounce cup and drink from it at a bus stop bench on North Park Avenue, just north of East Speedway Boulevard.

    The man told police, “”At least I’m not littering. I threw the bottle away.””

    The man also threw the citation he received from the office into the trash can.

    Two students were diverted to the Dean of Students Office for streaking Feb. 16.

    A police officer saw two men running at 2:35 a.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center parking lot, 1322 E. First St. Both were naked from the waist down.

    The police officer stopped the men at 1448 E. First St., where they put their clothes back on.

    Both students said they had lost a bet with a friend and had to go streaking for two blocks. The students wouldn’t tell police what the bet was about.

    They told police it was the first time they had gone streaking and said they wouldn’t do it again. Police told the students they could face criminal charges.

    Two students were cited for throwing fruit from a third-floor dorm room at Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Drive, Feb. 6.

    A man told police he had parked his vehicle south of the building and exited when he was nearly struck by an orange.

    Police went to the room they believed the fruit was thrown from on the third floor of the residence hall. A student occupant told police his roommate’s friends, who lived in a different room, had been throwing the fruit.

    Police later went to the room and found one of the students. He told police he did throw fruit. He led police to his roommate, who also told police he had thrown the fruit.

    They told police they thought it would be funny.

    Both students were cited for disorderly conduct.

    Police received a report of an unidentified male who was exposing himself and masturbating in view of two people as they walked near North Cherry Street and East University Boulevard at 9:13 p.m. March 15.

    The people who reported the man said they were walking north on University Boulevard near the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium when they heard “”sex sounds.””

    They looked and saw a man on the west stairwell. The man’s erect penis was exposed and he was visibly masturbating.

    The two turned away and reported that the groaning grew louder. They could not confirm if the man ejaculated.

    A police aide said that he saw a man of similar description walking east from the Ina E. Gittings building, 1713 E. University Blvd. The aide detained the man.

    The two who reported the man were transported to the suspect and stated that the man detained was not the man they had seen masturbating.

    The two responded that they would both press charges if the man was found.

    A man was arrested for possession of a gun, speeding and an outstanding warrant at East Elm Street and North Tyndall Avenue at 10:31 a.m. Jan. 2.

    A police officer pulled the man over for driving 53 mph on North Euclid Avenue, a 35 mph zone. A records check indicated the man had a felony warrant for illegally possessing a weapon.

    He also had $18,500 in cash with him for his rent.

    The man was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail.

    A witness told police she had seen the man throw what looked like a gun from his truck.

    Another woman called police at 12:41 p.m. Jan. 2 and said a man had been looking in her yard for a gun.

    She said the man told her his friend had thrown the gun from his car and gave her his phone number to call if she found the gun. She later arranged for a meeting with the man, but he did not appear.

    A gun and cell phone found by police were placed into evidence.

    A man was arrested for multiple warrants after police saw him walking through numerous bicycle racks Jan. 29.

    A police officer asked the man if he needed any help after seeing him walk through bicycle racks near Coronado Residence Hall, Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall and the Park Student Union. The man said, “”I’m not doing anything wrong.””

    The police officer said it seemed as if he was looking for something, and the man said, “”I’m trying to find the library.””

    The police officer said it seemed as if he was looking for a bicycle and the man said, “”I’m not talking to you anymore.””

    A records check showed that the man had two warrants from the Tucson Police Department and two from the Pima County Sheriff’s Office.

    The man was arrested. A search of his wallet showed he was in possession of a woman’s driver’s license. The man said he had found the license.

    The license’s owner was called, and police left her a message informing her of the found

    property. The man was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail.

    A student was cited for underage drinking and failing to obey a police officer Jan. 20.

    A police officer saw two men traveling the wrong way on East First Street, in addition to riding their bicycles back and forth between lanes without headlamps around 11 p.m.

    The officer asked the men to stop, and they began to ride away from the officer.

    One man went northbound on North Vine Avenue and the other was stopped and handcuffed by the police officer at a parking lot near East Speedway Boulevard and North Cherry Avenue.

    The officer asked for the student’s name, but the student said, “”I won’t give you my name without a lawyer present.””

    The officer told the student he would be taken to Pima County Jail if he didn’t provide his name, and the student told the officer his name.

    The student, 20, said he had had a couple drinks that night and said, “”The police should have better things to do.””

    The student said he was a pre-law student and had a 3.9 grade point average. He told the officer that anything he was arrested for would be dropped because he had a 3.9 GPA.

    The student had slurred speech and difficulty balancing.

    He was also cited for traveling the wrong way on a one-way street and riding a bicycle at night without a lamp.

    A female student was almost run over by a car speeding through parking lot 2182 along North Cherry Avenue and East Mabel Street at 7:30 a.m. March 20.

    The woman was walking to class when a dark green two-door Honda Civic entered the lot at high speed through the exit and nearly hit her.

    The student said she had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit and pointed at the one-way sign as the car sped past.

    A slender white male with brown hair backed the car up and asked the student, “”Did you have something to say to me?””

    The student told the driver to slow down and not to enter the lot through the exit. The student said the driver then opened his car door, spit on the ground and sped off.

    The student said, “”Classy,”” and reported the incident to police, according to reports.

    The woman said the same dark green car had almost struck her when she was in her car before spring break, but she did not report it because she thought it was an isolated incident.

    A man was arrested for driving through an exit arm in the Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage, 880 E. Fourth St., at 8:08 p.m Jan. 17.

    A Parking and Transportation Services employee gave police the vehicle’s description and license plate number.

    Police went to the house of the vehicle’s owner, but no one was there. The vehicle was at the house and did not appear to be damaged.

    Police called the man and left him a message. He called back later that day and said he did drive through and break the exit arm around 8 p.m.

    He met with police and told them that he had paid for his parking ticket, but the machine would not accept his ticket.

    He said traffic behind his truck kept him from reversing so he could go back and talk with the cashier, and the person behind him was honking a car horn, so he drove though the exit arm.

    He was cited for criminal damage and released.

    – compiled by Brian Kimball and Kate G. Stevens

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