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    Police Beat: Oct. 18

    Indignant drinker delivered ‘downtown’

    A man was arrested on charges of drinking in public and possession of paraphernalia on Oct. 9. He was transported and booked into Pima County Jail by officers from the Tucson Police Department.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the UA Mall to assist an officer from the Marana Police Department at 5 p.m. The MPD officer was dealing with an individual who he arrested for drinking in public.

    When the UAPD officer arrived, multiple warnings had already been given to all tailgating participants that they were no longer allowed to consume alcohol on the Mall because of UA policy which prohibits alcohol consumption after the start of a football game. The participants were warned that police would be conducting a final sweep of the area and anyone found still consuming alcohol would be subject to arrest.

    The MPD officer said that during his final sweep, he saw a man with no UA affiliation holding an open beer. The officer told the man that he needed to get rid of the beer and that he was not allowed to be drinking.

    The man took another drink from his beer after being issued a second warning from the officer. The officer placed the man under arrest for consuming alcohol in public. The man was taken to a TPD transport unit, where he was transported and booked into Pima County Jail.

    While conducting a search, the oficer found a black glass pipe with marijuana resin in the man’s right pant pocket. A silver grinder covered with suspected marijuana flakes was also found in his back pocket. The paraphernalia was placed into UAPD property.

    The man was additionally charged with possession of paraphernalia. He was transported and booked into Pima County Jail by TPD.

    Bumper dinged in hit-and-run

    A UA student reported that her vehicle was damaged on Oct. 11.

    A UAPD officer went to the Sixth Street Parking Garage to meet with a woman whose vehicle had been damaged. The woman said she had parked the car on the ramp between the first and second level on the west side of the garage at about 5:30 p.m.

    When she returned to the vehicle, there was a dent in her back bumper on the driver’s side of the car. The dent was about five inches wide and appeared to have been caused by another vehicle. There were no witnesses to the incident.

    Bikes with cable locks are just begging for it

    A UA student reported that her bicycle was stolen from the bike racks on the north side of McClelland Hall on Wednesday.

    She first reported that her bicycle was missing to UAPD at about 11:30 a.m. During a phone interview with UAPD, she said she parked her bike on the north side of McClelland Hall the day before at about 7:45 a.m.

    When she returned that same day, at about 5 p.m., the bicycle was gone. It had been locked with a black cable lock that was also gone. The bike is a tan and silver color and the woman said she paid around $500 for it. The serial number is unknown and the bike was not registered with Parking and Transportation Services.

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