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    Police Beat

    Three men were arrested for trespassing after they hopped a wall to get into Arizona Stadium at 3:32 a.m. June 11.

    An officer was called after someone reported seeing the men exiting the stadium by climbing over a wall on the southwest corner.

    The men, ages 23, 20 and 19, did not have any form of identification and verbally identified themselves to the officer. When asked what they were doing in the stadium, one replied that they were just enjoying the view. All three men acknowledged that because they had to climb a wall to get into the stadium, they probably should not have been there. One added that “”it wasn’t a very high wall”” as if it were a mitigating circumstance, according to police reports.

    All three men were arrested for second-degree criminal trespassing. Two of the men said they did not have addresses and were staying with friends. The two men were transported to Pima County Jail, where they were booked. The third man was cited and released.

    A man was arrested for prior warrants after being spotted sleeping semi-nude on a bus stop bench at East Sixth Street and North Park Avenue by a police officer shortly after midnight on June 12.

    The 70-year-old man was sleeping on the bench with his pants around his knees and his naked buttocks facing traffic when the officer noticed him. The officer woke the man and ordered him to pull up his pants.

    A records check showed the man to have multiple warrants with the Tucson Police Department. He was arrested and taken to Pima County Jail.

    Two golf carts were vandalized while parked outside La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., on June 12.

    The carts had been parked and locked on the northwest side of the building at 10 p.m. the previous night by a UA visitor who leased the carts from A-1 Golf Cart Leasing. When the visitor returned to the carts in the morning, she noticed scratch marks on both of the carts. On one cart, the scratches appeared to be in the shape of a stick figure. The other cart was plugged into the building and was cable-locked through the steering wheel. The cart had scratch marks that appeared to have been made while the cart was moving.

    The police have no suspects.

    A man was arrested for shoplifting and criminal trespass at the UofA Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd., at 2:45 p.m June 13.

    A bookstore employee observed a 23-year-old male take a pair of $15 aviator sunglasses off the shelf and place them in his pocket. The man was also caught on security tape stealing the sunglasses.

    The man told an officer that he was a UA student and had no intention of stealing the glasses, but that he had placed the glasses in his pocket to buy them later. He then picked out some books and got in line to purchase them. The line was long, though, so he placed the books down and walked out to have a cigarette, he said.

    A records check showed that the man had a warrant and was not affiliated with the university. The former student had been expelled from the UA for threats he made in February and was not allowed to be on UA property. The man confirmed that he had been “”given the ax”” from the UA and knew that he was not allowed to be on campus property.

    The man was arrested for the warrant, shoplifting and criminal trespass and was taken to Pima County Jail.

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