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Police Beat: April 21, 2015

Hands up, down on the ground

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was stopped at a red light on Speedway Boulevard when he heard several screams coming from a woman at UA Lot 2025 on April 6 at 4:56 a.m. 

The officer stuck his head out of his car window and saw a man getting physical with a woman. He turned his vehicle around to investigate and saw the man shove the woman into a car. They were given orders to stop, put their hands up and get on the ground; the woman complied. The man did not. The man continued to ignore the officer’s orders, getting closer to the car’s open door. 

As a result, the officer pulled out his weapon. The man finally dropped down on his knees with his hands up. When another officer arrived on the scene, he saw a second man in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. All three individuals were handcuffed. 

The woman said she and her boyfriend were both evicted from the Oasis Motel and were now homeless and down on their luck; they were also expecting a baby.

An argument started, so they pulled into the parking lot, and the woman decided to walk. Her boyfriend did not want her to leave, so he was trying to get her back into the car. 

Despite the screams the officer heard, the woman denied any abuse. When the man was questioned, his story matched his girlfriend’s, but he tried to make it seem like no big deal. As he was seen holding his girlfriend against her will, the man was arrested for assault and disorderly conduct and taken to Pima County Jail. The driver of the vehicle gave the woman a ride to her friend’s house. 

Where’s my bike?

A UA employee reported her bike was stolen from the corner of the Life Sciences North building on April 7 at 4:34 p.m. 

The employee said she last saw her bike secured to the bike rack near the building at 8 a.m., and it was missing eight hours later. She claimed the silver road bicycle was a “Dolce” model and it was “specialized” with white “Bontrager” wheels each worth about $400. The entire bike was reportedly worth about $3,000. 

The woman said she secured her bike by removing the front tire and then running a “Kryptonite KryptoFlex” cable lock through both tires and the frame. When she returned, the lock was cut and left on the ground. 

According to UAPD, the bike was not registered with UA Parking and Transportation Services, so the woman could not give them the serial number immediately, but would be able to supply them with more information at a later date. 

The employee was sent a victim’s rights form and told authorities she wanted to be included in any further action taken. 

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