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Police Beat: March 31, 2015

King of the hill

A UA employee observed a suspicious man on Tumamoc Hill on March 7 at 1:45 p.m. 

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was told by the employee the man was involved in an incident the day before. He said he and another employee were working late in their lab on the hill. The other employee left at about 7:10 p.m. She sent her coworker a text message warning him of people on the hill. One man banged on her vehicle hood and yelled at her to slow down.

After receiving the message, the employee heard pounding on his office door. When he got up to answer, the man began yelling and screaming to tell the “idiot” in the white car to slow down and that they were driving too fast down the hill. The two men argued for a few minutes, because the employee kept telling the individual to leave.

The individual eventually left, and the employee contacted the other to find out if this man was the same person that banged on her car.

The officer asked the employee if his office was locked when the man bursted in, and he said it wasn’t. He encouraged him to lock his office even when working normal business hours. The officer also advised him to contact UAPD if there were any further concerns or issues.


A vehicle was seen speeding at the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Sixth Street on March 7 at 6 a.m.

A UAPD officer was traveling southbound on Euclid Avenue when a 1993 gold Saturn car began to accelerate once the light turned green. The vehicle was going 45 mph in a 30 mph zone. The officer stopped the car west of Euclid Avenue and 10th Street.

The non-UA-affiliated man in the vehicle admitted to speeding while the officer asked him for his license, registration and proof of insurance.

“I’m going to be honest with you,” he said. “I know I was speeding, but I’m just trying to get to work.”

He also said his license was suspended and handed the officer an Arizona ID card.

He told the man his vehicle needed to be impounded for 30 days. The man said he had his vehicle impounded before for having a suspended license. He gave the officer his car key before the tow truck arrived.

The man was cited and released for driving with a suspended license and for speeding.

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