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Police Beat: October 7

Sleepy with syringes

A non-UA affiliated man was arrested at the Park Student Union for a felony warrant from the Pima County Sheriff’s office on Sept. 29.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer noticed the man around 2 a.m. sitting at the south patio of PSU with his face down and not moving. The officer conducted a welfare check on the man, having to stand over him and calling for him to wake up.

The man woke up and said he must have fallen asleep. When asked for an ID, he said he had none but verbally identified himself.

 The man also indicated he may have had a warrant for a probation violation.

When the officer tried to confirm the warrant, he found the man had three warrants out for his arrest. Among these were an active felony warrant for theft by control out of the Pima County Superior Court and two active misdemeanor warrants for shoplifting and possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear through the Tucson Police Department. The man was placed under arrest.

Upon searching the man, the officer found four used syringes with fried residue in them, a zebra-striped pipe with dark residue inside it, a brown glass case with several wrappings with burn marks on them and an empty Ziploc bag.

The officer also found a Ziploc bag containing four yellow pills that were identified as clonazepam and an unopened suboxone patch. In addition, the officer found several personal items that did not belong to the individual, such as a checkbook, a Sun Tran bus pass, a voter registration card, an insurance card, an Arizona state identification card and a one-gallon Ziploc bag containing miscellaneous stamps.

The man was read his Miranda rights and said he understood them. When asked about the syringes and prescription pills, he said he used the syringes to shoot up heroin but had no knowledge of where the pills came from.

When asked about the personal items, he claimed he had found all of them while dumpster diving, but would not provide further details.

The officer looked to see if any the owners of the items could be located and found that the owner of the checkbook had reported the checkbook stolen out of his mailbox and several of the checks had been fraudulently cashed.

The individual was transported to Pima County jail where he was booked under his existing warrants, in addition to possession of drug paraphernalia and prescription-only drugs. The individual was also informed that sleeping on campus was not permitted and any future incidents would result in him being excluded from anything under the ownership of the UA.

Attack of the Frats

A UA student was assaulted near Old Main on Sept. 29.

A UAPD officer responded to the lobby of the UAPD in reference to a report of assault. The officer met with the student, who had a visible bump on his face.

The student claimed he was walking alone to his dorm at around 11 a.m. from his class in the Center for English as a Second Language when he was punched in the face outside of Old Main by a man. The student did not know if the man had been following him or not.

The student said he heard the man say something he couldn’t understand. The man then came up to the student and punched him in the side of the face. The student said he fell down and couldn’t see straight as the man ran off.

The student identified the man as a college-aged white male with brown hair and wearing black dress pants, a white button-down, long-sleeve shirt, and a light-blue tie.

The student informed the officer that all the pledges rushing for fraternities were wearing similar outfits, and that based on the man’s tie, he may have been a pledge for the Beta Theta Pi fraternity.

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