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    Police Beat: Sept. 28

    Police stop truck filled with people, alcohol, kitchen knife

    University of Arizona Police Department officers were on patrol on Speedway Boulevard at Cherry Avenue on Sept. 19 at 11:50 p.m. when they observed a Chevrolet pickup truck in Lot 2025 filled with too many passengers.

    Officers pulled into the parking lot and observed six to eight people in the bed of the truck and another five or more people inside the passenger compartment.

    Officers made contact with the driver and detected the strong odor of intoxicants coming from the vehicle. The driver claimed that he had not been drinking that evening and a breath test confirmed his story. Officers observed a trashcan in the bed of the truck that had been placed on its side and was leaking liquid onto the street. Officers questioned the driver about the trashcan, but he claimed to know nothing about it.

    Inside the vehicle, officers found several open containers of alcohol and a 10-inch kitchen knife that no occupant was willing to claim.

    Police issued a total of six citations for minor in possession and one citation for failure to wear a safety belt. All of the subjects were released on scene and the incident has been referred to the Dean of Students office.

    Underage pair takes a stroll, receives MIP citations

    UAPD officers were on patrol in the area of Mountain Avenue and Lee Street on Sept. 20 at 2:40 a.m. when they observed a man and a woman walking along the street carrying a bottle of liquor.

    As officers approached the pair, the man attempted to leave the bottle on the ground. Officers made contact with the pair and were able to locate the bottle.

    According to the man, he was escorting the woman back to her sorority house and was transporting the bottle at the request of one of his friends.

    The man refused a preliminary breath test, but admitted to drinking that evening. The woman was administered a breath test, which revealed that she had been drinking.

    Both subjects were cited on charges of minor in possession and were released on scene.

    Intoxicated woman draws small crowd

    UAPD officers were on patrol in Tyndall parking garage on Sept. 20 at 3:10 a.m. when they observed a female lying on the ground and being attended to by approximately four people.

    When officers approached the group, they noticed the female on the ground appeared to be extremely intoxicated and unaware of her surroundings.

    One of the people attending to the woman claimed to be the woman’s roommate. She told police that the group was attempting to help the woman get back to her dorm room, and then admitted to drinking two cups of beer that night.

    The Tucson Fire Department arrived on scene to evaluate the intoxicated woman’s medical condition. Officers cited both women on charges of minor in possession and after being cleared by medical personnel, both women were released and were transported by police to their residence hall.

    Liquor bottle used to vandalize vehicle

    UAPD officers were on patrol in the area of Seventh Street and Fremont Avenue on Sept. 20 at 9:40 a.m. when they observed a Nissan SUV with a broken rear window.

    Officers knocked on the door of the residence that the vehicle was parked in front of and made contact with a man who claimed to be the owner of the damaged vehicle. According to the owner, he had parked his vehicle at 11:15 p.m. and had been unaware of the damage until police knocked on his door.

    Inside the vehicle, police found a 40-ounce bottle of malt liquor that was apparently used to break the window. The owner told police he wished to be notified of any judicial proceedings regarding the matter and he was issued a Victims Rights form. Police have no suspects or witnesses at this time.

    Multiple vehicle break-ins reported in same garage

    UAPD officers were dispatched to the Second Street parking garage on Sept. 20 at 2:16 p.m. in reference to a report of a vehicle break-in.

    Upon arrival, officers met with the owner of a Chevrolet Tahoe who claimed that his vehicle had been broken into and several items were missing. According to the man, he had parked his vehicle on the second level of the garage at approximately 10 a.m. When he had returned at approximately 2 p.m., he noticed the lock had been forcibly removed from his front passenger door. He also noticed that an amplifier, subwoofer and stereo were missing, along with a laptop computer, several LSAT textbooks and a pair of

    Gucci sunglasses. The man estimated the value of missing items to be $4,800.

    While speaking with the owner of the Tahoe, the officers were approached by a man who claimed that he too had been the victim of theft in the Second Street garage. According to police, the second man claimed he had parked his Cadillac Escalade in the garage at approximately 11 a.m., and when he had returned at approximately 2 p.m., he noticed his vehicle had been broken into.

    According to police, the man claimed an amplifier, subwoofer and subwoofer box were taken from his Escalade, and he estimated the total value of missing items to be $500.

    Both men were issued Victims Rights forms. Police have no suspects or witnesses at this time.

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