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    Police Beat: Feb. 11

    Man pees and runs

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer noticed a man urinating in public at the intersection of First Street and Highland Avenue on Friday at 11:05 p.m.

    When the officer got out of car to talk with the man, who was peeing on the sidewalk, the man took off running east on First Street.

    The officer ran after him as the man took off toward Vine Street. The man then entered the north side door of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house.

    A fraternity resident allowed the officer into the courtyard of the house and two other members got the man out of one of the bedrooms and brought him to the courtyard.

    The officer told the man to lie down on the ground and handcuffed him.

    The man was arrested and placed into the patrol car. He was charged with minor in possession of spirituous liquor in the body, criminal littering and resisting arrest.

    The man was booked into Pima County Jail and referred to the Dean of Students.

    Money stolen from student’s desk drawer

    A UA student reported a theft from his dorm room at Colonia de La Paz Residence Hall on Friday at 1:30 p.m.

    The man told a UAPD officer that between noon and 1:30 p.m. four $5 bills were stolen from his desk drawer.

    At noon the man said he left the room and his roommate left to take a shower, but he accidentlay left the room unlocked.

    When the man returned, he noticed the money was missing from his wallet. He said no other items in his room were missing or out of order.

    There are no suspects or witnesses.

    Gangs of Main Library

    A UAPD officer responded to the intersection of Sixth Street and Cherry Avenue on Friday at 12:34 p.m after receiving a call about a fight.

    The officer met with a police aide employee, who stated he saw a fight happening at Fourth Street and Cherry Avenue, and that two of the men involved were headed toward McKale Center from the north side of the McKale Parking Garage.

    The officer drove north on National Championship Drive and saw the two men running down the street.

    He reported seeing one of the men jump over a pedestrian railing into a loading dock on the southwest corner of the arena. The other man continued running and the officer lost sight of him.

    The officer told the man who had jumped into the loading dock to lie down on his stomach and handcuffed him.

    The officer asked the man who he had been running with, and he said he didn’t know. He said he had not been trying to fight with anyone but the other man was trying to fight him. He said he started to run because he thought the other man was “”crazy.””

    The man thought the other man wanted to fight him because of the colors he was wearing. He then quickly stated he does not “”bang”” and was not part of a gang.

    The officer then spoke with the victim who was with the police aide employee.

    The victim said that earlier he had walked into the Main Library and looked over at the man who was sitting at one of the computers.

    The man had asked, “”You need something?”” and the victim replied, “”You need something?”” and continued into the library.

    When the victim left the library the man and two of his friends confronted him. Both the man and the victim had put their fists up as if they were going to fight, but a punch was never thrown.

    During the encounter however, the victim said his iPod was thrown against a wall and was broken.

    The man was placed under arrest at 1:05 p.m. for disorderly conduct and fighting.

    The victim waived his victim’s rights and said he did not want to press charges.

    Woman slapped by bicyclist

    A woman reported being hit by a man at the intersection of Second Street and Mountain Avenue on Friday at 8 a.m.

    A UAPD officer arrived at the scene and spoke with victim.

    The woman stated she was walking to work when she stopped to pick up a newspaper.

    When she was picking up the paper she was struck in the leg by a bicyclist riding on the sidewalk.

    The woman told the bicyclist he should not be riding on the sidewalk, and when she did this he slapped her across the left side of her face with his right hand.

    When the man hit the woman, her glasses flew off into the intersection. She described the man as between 18 and 20 years old with dark blonde, shoulder length hair.

    The officer reported the woman as having a light red mark on her left cheek. There was no injury to her leg where the bicycle hit her.

    The woman said if the man was found, she would like to press charges, but does not think she would be able to identify him.

    The officer issued a victim’s rights form to the woman and was told to call the police right away if she saw the man again, but not to confront him.

    Vitamin water not just for energy

    A UAPD officer was on bike patrol Friday at 1:42 a.m. at the intersection of First Street and Vine Street when he noticed a man staggering down the sidewalk.

    The officer saw a round object sticking out of his left front pocket.

    When the officer walked up to the man, he quickly removed the object from his pocket and placed in on a short wall behind him.

    The officer asked for identification and the man said he was from Flagstaff. After asking the man three times for a license, the man finally gave the officer his Arizona driver’s license.

    The officer could smell alcohol on the man’s breath and noticed watery, bloodshot eyes.

    After retrieving the object from the wall, the officer could see it was a clear plastic 16-ounce bottle labeled VitaWater.

    Inside the bottle was a red-diluted liquid that smelled strongly of alcohol.

    When the bottle was opened, the man quickly said he had not been drinking.

    The man was cited for minor in possession and was escorted to his house. A Code of Conduct referral was sent to the Dean of Students.

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