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    Police Beat: Dec. 2

    Soaring roses don’t win hearts

    University of Arizona Police Department officers were on patrol in Arizona Stadium on Nov. 21 at 9:15 p.m. when they observed an individual throw an object onto the field and injure another spectator. According to police, officers were patrolling the southeast corner of the stadium when they saw a man throw a bouquet of roses onto the field. The bouquet struck a woman on the left side of her head, causing a laceration to her forehead. Officers located the individual who had thrown the flowers and made contact with him. They asked him if he knew that he had struck somebody and he stated that he had not meant to.

    Officers escorted the man and the woman that he struck into the tunnel underneath the seating areas. They asked the woman if she wished to press charges and she stated that she did not, but she did wish to speak to the man. The man was unapologetic and restated that striking the woman had been an accident. Officers again asked the woman if she wished to press charges. She asked the man what year he was at the university. When he responded that he had already graduated, the woman immediately decided to press charges. The man was cited on charges of assault with minor injury and released on scene. The woman was did not require further medical attention and was issued a Victim’s Rights form.

    Football fan battles bicycle to lose his blues

    UAPD officers were dispatched to the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall on Nov. 22 at approximately 4:20 a.m. in reference to a report of two unidentified men kicking and jumping on a bicycle near the northeast corner of the residence hall. En route, officers observed two men matching the descriptions given by the man who reported the incident. Officers made contact with the two men and detected the strong odor of intoxicants coming from both of them. The men stated that they were on their way to the Villa Del Puente Residence Hall from the Coronado Residence Hall. When asked about the report, both men denied being near any bicycles or bicycle racks at any point during the evening.

    At that point, the man who reported the incident arrived on scene. He identified the two men as the same men he had seen jumping on a bicycle in front of Arizona-Sonora. Officers asked the men if they had been drinking and both men admitted that they had. One of the men further admitted that he had been upset because of the football team’s loss to Oregon and had taken his frustration out on a random bicycle. He further stated that his friend had not participated in the event. The man then led police to the area where the damaged bicycle was located. Officers observed that the rear fender was severely damaged. Officers cited the man on charges of minor with spirituous liquor in the body and criminal damage. His friend was cited on charges of minor with spirituous liquor in the body. Both men were released on scene.

    Considerate crook returns wallet, sans cash

    A man turned in a lost wallet to UAPD officers on Nov. 22 at 7:53 a.m. He told police he had discovered the wallet on the UA Mall near Cherry Avenue and University Boulevard at approximately 7 a.m. According to police, the wallet contained an Arizona driver’s license, a Social Security card, several credit and debit cards, and miscellaneous business cards. The owner of the wallet was contacted and came to the UAPD station to retrieve it. Upon arrival, she inventoried the contents of the wallet and reported that the only item missing was $97 in cash. She told police that sometime between 1 and 7 p.m. on Nov. 21, the wallet had been taken from her purse during a tailgate party. She claimed the purse had been left in an unsecured vehicle near the southwest corner of University Boulevard and Campbell Avenue. Police have no suspects or witnesses at this time.

    Wanted man’s lack of registration leads to arrest

    UAPD officers were on patrol northbound on Campbell Avenue approaching Sixth Street when they observed a vehicle that was not displaying registration. Officers initiated a traffic stop near Campbell Avenue and Fifth Street and made contact with the driver. Officers asked the driver for her driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. She told police that she had a valid driver’s license but that she did not have it in her possession. A records check revealed that the woman did in fact have a valid license. The passenger in the car claimed that the vehicle belonged to him, and that he did not currently have either registration or insurance for it. A records check of the vehicle owner revealed a suspended driver’s license and an outstanding warrant issued by the Marana Police Department. He was placed into custody and the MPD was contacted. MPD officers arrived on scene and took custody of the man. The driver of the vehicle was cited on charges of driving without registration and driving without proof of insurance. She was released on scene and advised not to drive the vehicle again.

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