The Student News Site of University of Arizona

The Daily Wildcat

64° Tucson, AZ

The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat

 

    Police Beat: March 12

    Partygoers beat security with beer

    University of Arizona Police Department officers were called to the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house on Monday at 12:08 a.m. after people at the fraternity party reported a possible fight.

    While one of the police officers was placing the suspects into custody near Tyndall Avnue and Second Street., another was speaking with the victims at the fraternity house at 1011 N. Tyndall Ave.

    Two men said they were working as bouncers from TNT

    Security for the party, when a man tried to leave the party holding an open can of beer.

    When one of the bouncers told him he could not leave with the beer, the man splashed the beer on the security guard. He grabbed a hold of the guard, and the guard grabbed him back.

    The other bouncer went outside with the two of them to try and help make the man leave. As he was helping to break up the scuffle, a woman who had been trying to leave with the man grabbed a full can of beer and used it to punch the bouncer in the chin just below his mouth and then kicked him in the genitals.

    Just after she kicked him, the woman got behind the bouncer and hit him in the back of his head with her purse.

    She then came up behind him and hit him twice with a plastic folding chair.

    Both of the bouncers told the officers that after they had been assaulted by the man, the woman and two others, the assailants ran south on Tyndall Avenue.

    Another officer took pictures of the men’s injuries which included a bloody lip and tongue, a half-inch cut on the back of the head and a 1/4-inch cut on the other man’s head.

    The security guards stated that they wanted to press charges.

    The assaulting parties were found trying to get into an SUV on Second Street and Tyndall Avenue.

    The officer identified one of the women as a UA volleyball player. The other man and woman who had assaulted the bouncers were visiting the students from California.

    As the woman who had thrown the beer can was being handcuffed, she got very aggressive. The student became angry and said that she was a law student and knew her and her sister’s rights.

    When the officer was walking toward the driver’s side to leave, the student walked over to where her sister was sitting and opened up the door, trying to let her out.

    The woman was also placed in handcuffs.

    Eventually, the victims decided not to press charges, and the women were released. A Code of Conduct referral was sent to the Dean of Students for the student.

    Man runs from police because of mushrooms

    A UAPD officer went to the Cherry Street Parking Garage on Monday at 12:32 a.m. because another officer reported a suspicious person in the garage.

    The other officer already at the garage said the man was running across the third level of the garage towards the north stairwell.

    While the officers were trying to position themselves at the exits of the garage, the man was seen running up the stairs to the Optical Sciences building.

    The officer saw the man run through a planter and jump down behind a wall to hide.

    Because the officer could not see the man’s hands, he took out his handgun and aimed it at the man’s body and yelled for him to show his hands.

    The man immediately threw his hands in the air, and he dropped his cell phone.

    After the man was put into handcuffs, the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana on him.

    When the officers searched the area, the man was seen in a car, and, inside, they found and small plastic baggie containing marijuana and a plastic bag with psilocybin mushrooms inside.

    The marijuana weighed 0.1 grams, and the mushrooms were sent to the Department of Public Safety for testing.

    The man was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail for possession of marijuana, possession of a dangerous drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree criminal trespassing.

    More to Discover
    Activate Search