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    Police Beat

    Masturbating man calls student ‘sweetie’ while exposing member

    A UA police aide was flagged down in reference to a man exposing himself on March 5 at 10:30 p.m.

    The student who stopped the aide on North Palm Road said that a man approached her and exposed his penis before leaving the area. He headed east on Second Street. The woman did not want to make a report and declined being a victim of a crime. She did, however, provide police with a description of the man.

    A few minutes later, the University of Arizona Police Department received another report of a man exposing himself on Park Avenue and James E. Rogers Way. An officer responded to the area and made contact with a student. The student said that she was talking on her phone on the southeast corner of the intersection when a man rode up to her on a bicycle and began riding in circles in the grassy area. She said she got off her phone and saw the man sit down on a bench, pull his shorts down and begin masturbating. She said that she saw that man’s penis and he was looking directly at her as he masturbated and began mumbling. The woman said that all she could hear him saying was “”sweetie.”” She said the man then got up and rode away on his bicycle. The description she gave of the man matched the one that had been given earlier by the other woman.

    Units circled the area, but the man was not found. A student was stopped near Old Main who matched the man’s description. The woman showed up on scene and said he was not the one who had exposed himself to her.

    The woman was provided with information for victim counseling services. She declined to be a victim of a crime. There are no suspects and no other witnesses.

    Drunk student fails to ninja into McKale

    A man was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol March 5 at 8 p.m.

    Security stopped a man who was trying to get into a UA basketball game at McKale Center after finding a bottle of amber-colored liquid in his pocket. Police responded to the scene.

    The officer smelled the liquid and reported that it had a strong odor of intoxicants. The officer poured the liquid out and threw the container away.

    The man had bloodshot eyes, very slurred speech and a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his mouth. He also swayed while he stood and was argumentative while talking to police.

    The man told officers that he was 18 years old and that he had “”four to five beers.””

    The officer told the man to immediately go home before he was arrested.

    At 8:25 p.m., the man returned to McKale. He snuck past security and entered the stadium. The officer who had warned him saw him and arrested him for being a minor in possession of alcohol. The man was released on scene.

    Man jailed for trespassing and warrants

    A man was arrested for second degree criminal trespassing and warrants March 5 at 3:04 p.m.

    Police responded to a vacant UA building on Mountain Avenue in reference to suspicious person. When they arrived they made contact with an employee in the building next to the vacant one. The employee said she saw a man enter a fenced area in the back of the building. She said the man walked past her window and then quickly entered the bushes separating the two buildings as if he was trying to avoid being seen.

    Police went to the area behind the vacant building and saw the man lying on the ground. He had an open bottle of whiskey near him that had half of its contents. The man told police that he was just looking for a place to drink his whiskey, so he went into the yard to avoid being seen. He said he knew entering the area was considered trespassing, but he didn’t think anyone would see him. The man had slurred speech, a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his breath and bloodshot, watery eyes.

    A check of the man’s name showed that he has two misdemeanor warrants out for his arrest from Tucson Police Department.

    The man was transported to the Pima County Jail where he was booked for his warrants and the trespassing charges.

    Intoxicated minor can’t discern sidewalk from street

    A man was cited for being a minor in possession of alcohol and walking in the street where a sidewalk was provided on March 7 at 5:22 p.m.

    An officer observed a man walking in the southbound traffic lane of National Championship Drive, interfering with vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The man was told three times to walk on the sidewalk by the officer. The man acknowledged the officer each time he was told to move to the sidewalk, but did not do so.

    The man stopped near the corner of National Championship Drive and Enke Drive. He was standing approximately three feet into the street.

    The officer told the man for the fourth time to get on the sidewalk. The man yelled, “”I am on the fucking sidewalk.””

    The officer then approached the man to speak with him about walking in the street. The officer noticed that the man had a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his breath, slurred speech and bloodshot, watery eyes. He also swayed as he stood.

    The man told the officer, “”Yeah, I had a few drinks tonight.”” The man was 19 years old.

    He was cited and released on scene.

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