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    Police Beat: Mar. 24

    Police beat alumnus arrested for marijuana

    A non-UA affiliated man, who was reported being ejected from the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center in yesterday’s Police Beat, was arrested for marijuana possession on Monday.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to a carwash on Sixth Street after receiving a report of a man with a knife from Tucson Police Department.

    The officer made contact with the man and asked if he had a weapon in his backpack.

    The officer then asked to search the bag for weapons, the man agreed to the search but said that he did not carry any.

    Inside the backpack, the officer found a glass marijuana pipe with marijuana reside and a clear blue plastic grinder.

    The man said that the pipe belonged to a friend who is currently not in Arizona.

    He put the pipe into his backpack two months earlier and didn’t know that it was still there.

    He admitted that the grinder was his and that he put in his bag a month prior, but had believed it to be lost.

    The officer arrested the man for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, issued him a citation and released him on scene.

    The marijuana was submitted into UAPD evidence.

    When I think about books, I touch myself

    A concerned non-UA affiliated student reported a suspicious individual who she said had been masturbating in the Science-Engineering Library on Monday.

    A UAPD officer met with her near the entrance of the Science and Engineering Library.

    Sometime last week, she said that she saw a man in his 20s put both of his hands inside of his pants and begin to touch his penis.

    She said that the man was touching his penis in a manner consistent with masturbation — “”stroking”” it she said.

    After a while, she alerted library staff of the incident. Staff warned the man that it was against library policy for anyone to have their hands inside their pants.

    The man was also not looking at pornography on the computer.

    Early in the afternoon on Monday, she saw the same man and reported it to UAPD because she said that she felt uncomfortable again.

    The officer searched in the building for the suspected man. He made contact with a suspect matching the woman’s description and escorted him to the entrance of the building.

    She confirmed that he was the male that he saw the previous week.

    The man was a UA student and said that last week he was using the computer but his crotch began to feel itchy.

    Because of the itch, he put both of his hands into his pants pockets and began to itch his penis.

    He said that he understood the difference between itching himself and masturbating, and insisted that he was itching himself.

    Because he was a student, the officer informed her that he could not be excluded from the library.

    This was not the first time that the man had been found with his hands in his pants at the UA.

    A report from over 2 years ago said that he was observed touching his penis inappropriately while in the Main Library.

    However, he was not cited for any criminal charges.

    Are you there vodka? It’s me Urinator

    A non-UA affiliated man was arrested for criminal littering and nuisance after urinating in public on Monday.

    A UAPD officer responded to the Student Union Memorial Center after an employee in the CatCard office noticed a man urinating near the tables on the north side of the union.

    The officer made contact with the man and immediately noticed a smell of alcohol coming from him.

    The officer told him that people had seen him urinate in public.

    “”I did, but I really needed to pee,”” he said.

    A records check on the man showed no previous warrants.

    He was arrested for criminal littering and, for urinating so close to a public building where students eat, was also cited for criminal nuisance.

    Less than one hour later, a few other officers found the man sitting on the stairs of Pima Residence Hall yelling loudly and drinking from a bottle of vodka.

    Earlier, when he was charged with littering, the man was told to leave campus immediately.

    “”I’m just drinking and having a good time,”” he said when asked why he had not left campus.

    The officer then arrested him for consuming alcohol in public and loitering.

    He was transported and booked into Pima County Jail.

    The vodka bottle was disposed of at the scene.

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