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    A man was arrested Monday at the UA Materials Laboratory for criminal trespassing to the second degree and refused to provide a truthful name to a law enforcement officer.

    An officer was dispatched to the lab, 4715 E. Fort Lowell Road, for suspicious activity after a police aid observed some cardboard boxes on the west side of a trailer parked on the property. The aid advised dispatch that an unknown subject entered the fenced area from East Fort Lowell Road and started approaching the trailer. When the officer arrived he made contact with an unknown male sitting on the ground just north of the trailer.

    When the officer asked the man his name, the man refused to provide any information. The man was advised that he would be arrested if he refused to provide his name to a law enforcement officer, according to Arizona law. The man told the officer his last name and said he did not have to tell the officer anything. The officer told the man he was on property belonging to the UA and that he was trespassing. The man became belligerent and said that he was at home and he was not leaving.

    The officer told the man that he was under arrest for trespassing and refusing to provide truthful name to law enforcement. The officer handcuffed the man, picked him up from where he was sitting on the ground and took him to his patrol car.

    The man was taken to Pima County Jail where he was booked. He was served an exclusionary order, which will last for 12 months and is based on the string of burglaries that have occurred over the last few months at that location.

    A records check on the man revealed he had 198 police contacts and one additional contact under an alias.

    The man said he had been sleeping at the lab for 11 days and when asked about the burglaries he said, “”It was the Air Force.””

    Phi Kappa Psi fraternity was warned by the Tucson Police Department for loud music and would be red-tagged if TPD received another complaint. TPD requsted a University of Arizona Police Department officer to respond to 1011 N. Tyndall Road, Saturday. When the officer arrived he could hear loud music coming from the apartment complex. The TPD officers had stated they received a loud music complaint at this address and that it was a fraternity-related party.

    The officer made contact with the president and vice president of the fraternity who said that it was a recognized Gamma event. They said there are 83 members of the fraternity and 45 of them live at that apartment complex.

    They said the fraternity does not own the complex but is renting it while trying to buy some property on campus.

    UAPD also observed an armed security officer on the property. He said he was hired privately by the fraternity and there were three working the event, two of whom were armed.

    A copy of the report was forwarded to the Dean of Students Office and Greek Life.

    A man was arrested at Sky View Apartments, 1050 E. Eighth St., Friday for criminal trespass and interfering with the peaceful conduct of an educational institution.

    An officer responded to a call on a suspicious male subject searching through a dumpster. When the officer made contact with the man he said he was looking for items he might want. He said, “”All the clothes I am wearing I’ve gotten from the trash.””

    The officer told the man he was not permitted to look through the trash and that he was on UA property. The man said he did not know he was on UA property.

    A records check on the man showed him to have no license or warrants but a valid exclusionary order for UA.

    The man was placed under arrest, searched, handcuffed and taken to Pima County Jail. The man’s backpack was placed into property for safekeeping.

    A $400 mountain bike was stolen from a bike rack east of the Psychology building, 1503 E. University Blvd., Saturday.

    An officer contacted the owner who said she last saw her bike at 8:55 a.m. and when she returned at 3:55 p.m. the bike and cable lock were gone.

    The mountain bike is a forest green Schwinn Sierra.

    There are no suspects or witnesses.

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