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    Police Beat: Mar. 10

    New dorms have guest before residents

    A security guard interrupted a potential burglary at 6:40 a.m., on Sunday.

    He reported a break-in at the construction site for Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall at Euclid Avenue and Sixth Street to the University of Arizona Police Department at 9:09 a.m.

    A UAPD officer made contact with the guard at the construction site, which is surrounded by a 6-foot-tall chain link fence and secured with motion detection sensors.

    Early that morning, the guard was alerted to a potential trespasser after one of the motion sensors went off.

    As he left the trailer, the guard saw a man running west toward the fence along Euclid Avenue.

    The unknown man jumped over the fence and entered a small tan pickup truck.

    Because of the light conditions at dawn, he could not provide an accurate description of the suspect.

    The guard found the point of entry, along the Sixth Street side fence, and showed it to the police officer.

    The wire, in place to secure fencing sections, was twisted and removed to gain entry.

    The officer found a small amount of bare copper wire on the ground.

    It was unknown as to where the copper wire was removed from or if other items were stolen from the construction site.

    After securing the area, the guard indicated that he would contact the construction supervisor on Monday morning to report a possible theft.

    Wild cat fight

    A brawl between two women was broken up at 1:51 a.m., on Sunday.

    A UAPD officer was working an off-duty event at Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house and observing guests as they left the event.

    A group of partygoers were milling around a vehicle at Tyndall Avenue and First Street.

    As the officer watched, a female UA student threw another woman to the ground.

    The officer ran over to the intersection while the women were pushing, pulling and hitting each other.

    The officer tried to seize the student who started the fight, but she evaded the officer by running south on Tyndall Avenue.

    Another UAPD officer caught the fleeing female and handcuffed her.

    “”The bitch threw her drink on me, so I hit her,”” she said.

    She identified herself as a scholarship athlete and told the officers that she left the fight with the woman when people in the crowd began yelling “”Run! Run!””

    The student agreed to a portable breathalyzer test and tested positive for alcohol.

    The officer arrested the student for minor in possession.

    The officer also took pictures of the student’s wounds and submitted the photos to UAPD property as evidence.

    The student was cited and released.

    Pretty little liar

    A male UA student was arrested for minor in possession on Sunday at 1:37 a.m., after repeatedly lying to an officer.

    A UAPD officer was on patrol at Mountain Avenue and Mabel Street when he noticed an intoxicated man.

    The man was stumbling and trying to enter the passenger side of a parked vehicle.

    However, a couple in the car was telling the man to not enter the vehicle.

    At that point, the officer stopped his cruiser and approached him on foot.

    The officer notcied that the student showed many signs of intoxication, an unsteady gait, mood changes and a strong odor of alcohol and when the officer requested the student’s identification, he told the officer that he didn’t have any.

    The student identified himself with a name and birth date in June 1992, which would make the student 18 years old.

    When the officer found no match on a records check, the student offered a January birth date.

    While checking the second identification, the officer obtained a CatCard from the student.

    The name printed on the card was different from the one the student provided.

    Eventually, the student admitted that he was born in July and had a driver’s license to verify.

    The officer arrested the student for minor in possession and for intentionally giving false information to a police officer.

    The student was cited and transported to his residence hall.

    The officer also filled out a Dean of Students Office code of conduct referral for the student.

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