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    Officers respond to assault by naked man

    Police responded to a report of a naked male running around the Psychology Building who had assaulted a man at 4:46 a.m. Monday.

    The victim told the officer the man had forced his way into the building and tried to push the victim into the men’s bathroom while grabbing his genitals. The victim fought the naked man off and then began running down the halls calling for help.

    The attacker ran out of the north side of the building towards the Education Building. As the victim was describing the incident to the officer, the victim suddenly yelled out, “”That’s him!”” and pointed toward the Education Building.

    The officer ran over to the attacker, who was trying to open the locked door to the Education Building, and yelled at him to get on the ground. The attacker laid on the ground, and the officer handcuffed him and leaned him against a wall. The attacker repeatedly asked what was going on.

    The officer asked the attacker why he was running around campus naked. He was not answering questions coherently, and his speech was extremely slurred and mumbled.

    When asked how much he had to drink, he said he had had five or six Tecate beers. Two other officers arrived at the scene and questioned the attacker. The attacker said he could not remember any contact with the victim and had been at some friends’ house when they told him to run around naked on campus.

    He said he had no idea where his clothes were, and kept asking if the officers had caught anyone else. The officers replied that they had not, and the attacker said, “”Some friends they are.””

    The attacker was transported to Pima County Jail and booked on charges of indecent exposure, criminal trespass, sexual abuse, kidnapping and aggravated assault.

    Police seize student’s stun gun

    An officer responded to an anonymous report that a student in the Coronado Residence Hall possessed a knife, a stun gun and marijuana.

    When officers arrived, the resident allowed them to search his room, where they found a pocket knife with a three-inch blade and a 500,000-volt stun gun. No marijuana was found.

    Due to the knife’s size, officers informed the resident that it was okay to possess it on campus, but the stun gun was in violation of residence hall rules. The stun gun was taken to UAPD for safe keeping, and the resident was advised not to possess a stun gun in residence halls.

    Man cited for driving on wrong side of road

    Officers pulled over a vehicle at 2:20 p.m. on Monday driving the wrong way down James E. Rogers Way, a one-way street.

    The driver had a restriction on his driver’s license for corrective lenses. He was not wearing glasses and said that he was not wearing his contact lenses either.

    The driver was cited for no mandatory insurance and displaying a suspended license plate, as well as the traffic violation.

    Driver to be fined for skipping payment

    A vehicle left the 6th Street Parking Garage without paying by immediately following a paying customer who had caused the toll bar to be raised.

    Parking and Transportation Services employees contacted the University of Arizona Police Department and reported the license plate number. They said the same vehicle had done the same thing in November 2007. Parking and Transportation had placed a boot on the wheel of the vehicle the next time it was seen on campus and issued the driver a $300 fine.

    They said they wished to take the same action for this incident.

    Student cited for possession of marijuana

    Police responded to a report of the odor of marijuana coming from a room in the Stadium Residence Hall.

    When police arrived, the floor’s resident assistant identified the residents of the room walking down the hall, and the officer asked them to walk with him to the room. The residents granted the officer permission to enter the room, and after the officer told them why he was there, he proceeded to interview the residents separately.

    One student said he could not remember the last time he had smoked marijuana, and when asked about the odor in the room, replied, “”It smelled like that when I moved in yesterday.””

    The student showed no signs of marijuana use. The other student had red, watery eyes, which appeared to be glazed over. When asked if he had smoked marijuana, the student initially replied, “”No,”” and let the officer search the room.

    The officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from a backpack but found no marijuana in it. When asked what happened to the marijuana, the student replied, “”I smoked it about an hour ago.””

    A further search of the room turned up a plastic jar containing two baggies of marijuana.

    The student was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, cited and released on the scene. The marijuana was taken to the police station and placed into evidence.

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