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Police Beat: December 3

Courtesy warning

Two UA students were cited and released for minor in possession in body outside of Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall on Nov. 23 at 2:15 a.m.

Two University of Arizona Police Department officers were patrolling for Residence Life in an unmarked car when they heard two loud thumps on the back of their car. The officers saw two UA students walking across Highland Avenue right behind the car.

They talked to the students separately and asked what the thump was. One of the students told the officer the other student hit the trunk. The officer noticed that the student’s eyes were red, his breath smelled like alcohol and he swayed while standing. The student told the officer he’d drunk “a little.”

When the officer cited him for minor in possession, the student said, “I will fight the charge.” The student declined to do a preliminary breath test, signed the citation and walked away.

The second student told the other officer he’d hit the car to warn the officers that they were walking behind. The officer asked the student if he had thought they would suddenly put the car in reverse and run into them. The student said he was being courteous.

The officer noticed the student’s eyes were red and watery and asked for the student’s ID. The student told the officer his birthdate, which indicated he wasn’t old enough to drink.

The student denied having had anything to drink, even though the officer told him his breath smelled like alcohol.

The student was cited and released for minor in possession of liquor in the body due to the symptoms the officer observed.

‘A dumb decision’

A non-UA affiliated man was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and for a warrant from the Tucson Police Department at the UofA Bookstore on Nov. 23 at about 2:30 p.m.

A UAPD officer met with bookstore security, who had reported a man attempting to shoplift. The officer then met with the man in a conference room.

The man admitted he had tried to steal five pens and said, “It was a dumb decision,” and “I didn’t even need them.”

A records check showed that the man had a warrant from TPD for driving on a suspended license. The officer handcuffed the man and searched him, finding a small piece of clear plastic wrap in the man’s wallet with a black tar-like substance inside that the man said was Hashish.

The substance tested negative for Hashish, and was placed in UAPD property and evidence.

The man was taken to Pima County Jail. A voided receipt with the value of the pens and a copy of the bookstore security video were also placed in property and evidence.

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