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    Police Beat

    An officer observed two men skateboarding in the Highland Avenue Parking Garage, 1240 N. Highland Ave., 9:20 p.m. July 14.

    The officer was doing a check of the garage when he saw the men, both 18, skateboarding down the fifth level. The officer asked them to stop, at which point one of the men willingly came to an immediate stop while the other decided to go faster down the ramp, ignoring the officer’s requests.

    The officer asked the man who did stop to walk his board the rest of the way down the garage. Once the officer caught up with the other man at the bottom of the garage and continued to ask for his cooperation, the man jumped off his skateboard and ran south across East Speedway Boulevard.

    The men were intercepted on the east side of Speedway Boulevard and Highland Avenue. The two were informed of the UA’s policy regarding skateboards and longboards.

    The male who had ignored the officer’s requests for cooperation was issued a parking and transportation citation and his skateboard was impounded.

    An attempted bike theft was stopped after the University of Arizona Police Department was notified that a man appeared to be attempting to steal a bicycle from outside the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall, 910 E. Fifth St., at 3:33 p.m. July 14.

    An officer was dispatched to the area after an anonymous person notified UAPD that a man with a blue shirt and a blue hat appeared to be trying to steal a bike. The officer saw a man matching the description near a yellow bike, prying on the bike’s U-lock with a silver metallic object.

    As the officer approached, the man began to walk away from the bike. The officer stopped the man, 32, and asked what he was doing in the area. The man replied that he was just “”passing through.””

    The man consented to a search of his pockets for any weapons. The officer informed him of what he had observed him doing, and the man did not have a response. The officer read the man his Miranda rights, and he agreed to answer the officer’s questions.

    The man said that he was trying to steal the bicycle so he “”could get to work.”” The man had used a seat post from another bike to pry open the U-lock, damaging both the seat post and the U-lock.

    A records check of the man showed he had two outstanding warrants. The man was placed under arrest, and a small glass pipe was found on him during a search.

    The man said the pipe was used for smoking marijuana.

    The man was transported to Pima County Jail and was charged with attempted theft, two counts of criminal damage and possession of narcotic paraphernalia. The man was advised not to return to campus.

    A man was arrested for drinking in public when an officer noticed him walking along Park Avenue near Second Street drinking a beer at 1:15 a.m. July 12.

    An officer approached the man, 21, who was walking with a male friend, 22, after the officer saw him drink from a bottle of beer. Upon seeing the officer, the man threw the beer bottle in the bushes to his right.

    The officer made contact with the men, who both had a strong odor of intoxicants on their breath. The men said that they were coming back from Fourth Avenue, where they had a few drinks. Another officer retrieved the beer bottle, which still contained beer, from the bushes. The man said that the bottle belonged to him, and that when he saw the officer approaching him, he got nervous and threw it in the bushes.

    The man was cited and released for consuming liquor in public. The beer bottle was emptied and discarded.

    A man was arrested for trespassing after an officer found him sleeping on the porch of a house at 9:25 a.m. July 11.

    The officer approached the man, 37, who was asleep, wrapped in a sheet and lying on a sleeping bag on the porch of 1228 N. Fremont Ave. The man’s backpack and shoes were on the porch, along with some empty beer bottles.

    The officer recognized the man from previous contacts and recalled the man having an exclusionary order from all UA owned and leased property.

    The order was confirmed still in effect and the man was placed under arrest for criminal trespassing. The man was transported to Pima County Jail, where he was booked.

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