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    Police Beat: March 8

    Drive and dash

    A VIP Taxi driver flagged down University of Arizona Police Department officers after driving four students who left the cab without paying their $20 bill at 1:25 a.m. on Sunday. The students were driven to Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall. Officers began searching for the students, three male and one female, and eventually found the men. All three were intoxicated and slurring their speech, and the cab driver was able to positively identify them. When officers confronted the students, one of them said, “We ran because a girl took our money and we were all a little drunk so we were not thinking and decided to just run.” Students asked the officers if they could just pay the cab driver and be released, but the officers said no. The men were arrested for minor in possession of alcohol in body and theft. They were transferred to Pima County Jail and referred to the Dean of Students Office for Code of Conduct violations.

    Chaos creators

    UAPD officers were on patrol on at 12:26 a.m. on Sunday when they noticed three male students knocking over several Daily Wildcat newspaper stands and tearing down posters for the Associated Students of the University of Arizona elections. As officers approached the students, they shouted at them, saying they needed to stop knocking over the stands and tearing down the posters. The students noticed the officers and immediately threw multiple beer cars into some bushes and sat down on the curb. The officers asked them for identification. Two of the students were UA students while the third was a student from Arizona State University, who said he was visiting campus for the Mac Miller concert. Police noticed the students’ breath had a strong odor of intoxicants, were slurring their speech and had red, watery eyes. The students apologized for throwing the beer cars and knocking over the newsstands. Officers asked them to pick up all of the items they had knocked over. As the students began cleaning up the items, one of them said, “See you idiots, I told you this was a dumb idea to be drinking beer and walking around campus.” The officers cited the students for minor in possession of alcohol in body, spirituous liquor in body and referred them to the Dean of Students Office. The students were escorted back to Hopi Lodge Residence Hall where two of them lived. The leftover alcohol was thrown out.

    When you gotta go, you gotta go

    A male student was walking home from the bars when he decided to urinate on a street corner at 2:05 a.m. on Monday. UAPD officers drove by and noticed the student urinating in a bush. As officers put their vehicle’s emergency lights on, the man tried to run away while urinating. Officers stopped him, and asked where he was going. He told them he came from the bars on University Boulevard and was on his way home. He told officers, “Yeah I have been drinking and I just had to piss really bad.” Officers informed him that it was illegal to urinate in public. As officers were speaking to him, they noticed he had trouble standing up and finishing his sentences. Officers cited him for criminal littering and public intoxication and referred him to the Dean of Students Office.

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