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    A man was arrested at the bicycle racks east of Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., for attempted theft, criminal damage and possession of drug paraphernalia at 2:10 p.m. Sunday.

    An officer responded after a police aide observed a man with bolt cutters attempting to steal a bicycle by cutting a cable.

    Upon the officer’s arrival, the man was attempting to walk west from the racks along the south side of the building. He was detained and seated on the sidewalk in the shade.

    The officer asked the man why he had come to the university, and the man said he was just trying to earn a living.

    He carried a backpack containing the bolt cutters, four syringes and a glass smoking pipe with residue.

    The man was booked into Pima County Jail.

    A man was arrested for being a minor in possession of alcohol and for possession of fictitious identification at the Park Student Union, 615 N. Park Ave., at 1:25 a.m. Friday.

    An officer responded to Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 922 E. Fourth St., at 1:20 a.m. regarding two men physically fighting on the north side.

    When the officer arrived, he saw a man trying to get into a sedan at East Fourth Street and North Park Avenue. The car left southbound on North Park Avenue without him.

    The officer could see that the man’s shirt was torn, and his clothing was unkempt as if he had just been in a fight. The officer told the man to sit down, and he began running southbound on Park. The officer followed him in his vehicle.

    The officer drove past the man in an attempt to cut him off when the man stopped and ran in a different direction. The officer exited his patrol car and yelled for him to stop.

    After chasing the man on foot, the officer got him on the ground and handcuffed him at the union. The man admitted to fighting in front of the residence hall and said he was not injured.

    As he spoke, the officer smelled a strong odor of intoxicants on his breath, and his speech was slurred. His eyes were red, watery and bloodshot.

    The man refused to identify the other person involved in the fight. He identified himself with a fictitious California driver’s license.

    The officer searched the man’s wallet, where he found a legitimate Pennsylvania driver’s license.

    The man was cited and released, and the fictitious driver’s license was confiscated.

    A man was arrested for disorderly conduct at Coronado Residence Hall at 7:40 p.m. Friday.

    A SafeRide driver reported a man he was transporting threatened him at North Park Avenue and East University Boulevard at 7:15 p.m. He said he kicked the man and a woman out of the vehicle, and they walked away southbound, possibly toward the dormitory.

    When the officer arrived at Coronado, he saw the two walking toward the entrance. When they saw the officer, they split up, and the woman walked ahead of the man.

    The officer approached the man and asked him where he was coming from. The man answered, “”Phoenix,”” and turned to walk away, according to reports.

    The officer asked him to stop and talk to him. The man said he didn’t know the woman he was walking with.

    The officer asked the woman if she knew the man, and she said, “”Yes, he is my boyfriend,”” according to reports.

    The officer asked her if they had been riding in a SafeRide vehicle, and she said “”Yes, but we got kicked out because he is drunk,”” according to reports.

    The SafeRide driver said the man had used profanity toward him and threatened him when he was asked to get out of the car.

    He said he made the man get out of the car because he feared the man would “”sucker-punch”” him in the back of his head, according to reports. He sought to press charges.

    The man said the SafeRide driver was just jealous of him because he was drunk and getting to a party, and he had to drive them around. He denied making threatening comments.

    The man was cited and released.

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