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    Police Beat

    Tearing T-shirt triggers charges

    A man was cited and released for various charges Feb. 28 at 2:15 a.m.

    Police responded to the Posada San Pedro Residence Hall in reference to a student who had been grabbed and had his shirt was ripped by another man.

    When police arrived, they made contact with the student who said that at 2:15 a.m., he was walking back to the dorm with his friends. When they got to the door, he saw a man sitting on a bench. The man said he was a resident of the floor, but that he did not have his CatCard to get into the dorm. The student asked the man which floor he lived on and who his Resident Assistant was before he would let the man in. The man said he lived on the third floor, but did not name his RA. The student noted that the man appeared very intoxicated.

    Because the man did not know who his RA was, the student did not want to let him into the dorm. Shortly after, two women advised the student that the man did live in the dorm, so the student let the man in. While they were walking in the dorm, the student began to laugh. The man asked the student what he was laughing about. The student said that he was not laughing at the man. The man then walked up to the student, grabbed his chest and began to pull at the student’s shirt until it ripped. After he ripped the shirt, the man let go of the student. The student told the man to leave him alone and go to his room.

    The man told officers he wanted to press charges for assault but not criminal damage because he did not care about the shirt.

    An RA told police who the man was and directed him to the room where the man lived. The RA escorted police to the man’s room and gave them his wallet.

    Police noted that the man appeared very intoxicated. The man had a strong smell of intoxicants emanating from his body, slurred speech, and red, bloodshot eyes. He told police he did not remember what happened between him and the student. He also said he did not remember if he drank anything that evening.

    After being told about the assault, the man said that he did it. He told officers that his driver’s license was in his wallet and that police could retrieve it. While looking for the man’s license, police found the driver’s license of another man who was over 21. He told the officer that he used the ID to purchase alcohol.

    The man was cited and released for being a minor in possession of alcohol, assault and possession of a fictitious ID. He was also referred to the Dean of Student’s Office.

    Jealous fight leads to alcohol citations

    Two people were cited and released for being minors in possession of alcohol Feb. 28 at 12:10 a.m.

    Police responded to First Street and Vine Avenue in reference to a fight in progress. An officer arrived and saw a man and a woman yelling at each other. When the woman saw the officer she grabbed the man and ran northeast toward Speedway Boulevard and Cherry Avenue.

    There were several officers responding to the area for a party and they saw the man and the woman get into a cab and head south on Cherry. Another officer stopped the cab and the man and the woman attempted to flee the area.

    When the first responding officer arrived on scene, another officer was handcuffing the man. The man was taken back to the Delta Tau Delta parking lot where his license was checked. Police noted that he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He was under 21-years-old.

    The other officer came back with the woman. She also had a strong odor of intoxicants coming from her breath. Both people had red, bloodshot, watery eyes and admitted to drinking.

    The man told officers that the two had been fighting because they had gone to a fraternity party and the woman was flirting with several guys.

    Both were cited and released on scene.

    Brash baseball bunch banished

    Three men were ejected from a baseball game and two were cited for third degree trespassing March 1 at 12:45 p.m.

    Police responded to the baseball field where they made contact with a security guard. The guard told them that on Feb. 28, three men had been ejected from the UA versus Georgia baseball game. The men were intoxicated, unruly, and had made lewd and sexual comments towards multiple female UA students, the guard said. Because of that, a security team and two police officers removed them from the game and told them not to return for the rest of the season or they would be arrested for trespassing.

    Police spoke with some women from the game on March 1. They said that they did not wish to press charges against the men for harassment.

    The women and security guards pointed the men out to police because they wanted them to leave the game.

    Police made contact with the men. Two of them admitted to being warned against coming to baseball games for the rest of the season. The other man said that he had not been warned. The officer noted that all of the men were carrying posters with words to anger and provoke UA baseball fans.

    All three of the men were ejected from the game and told that they were not allowed back for the rest of the season. If they did come back, they would be subject to arrest.

    The two men who had admitted to being previously warned about trespassing were cited and released for third degree criminal trespassing because of their previous warning. One of the men who was cited was also referred to the Dean of Students Office.

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