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    Police Beat: Feb. 2

    Too high of expectations

    University of Arizona Police Department officers cited a homeless man for trespassing on Monday at 8:20 a.m. Officers pulled the man aside on University Boulevard and Park Avenue, asked to see his driver’s license and what he was doing on campus so early in the morning. The man replied that he was hanging around campus and decided to head to the library and possibly use the restroom. The man then said that he knew he wouldn’t make it in time, and decided to “urinate in the public like homeless do.” The man was cited for trespassing and criminal littering. Officers ran his driver’s license and noticed that he had seven outstanding warrants. As he was handcuffed and placed in the back of the patrol vehicle, he kept yelling out, “I’m homeless, what do you expect?” He was transported to the Tucson Police Department.

    Golf cart gone wrong

    A UA maintenance employee called UAPD to report that a golf cart had been vandalized and wrecked on Tuesday at 9:30 p.m. The employee said that every morning at 6:30 a.m., he opens the gate to all of the golf carts and inspects them. Then around 9:30 p.m., he closes the gate and checks to make sure the golf carts are all accounted for. He noticed a golf cart in the back of the driveway with its lights on, dented on all sides with a trail of oil coming from the back. As the employee was waiting for the police, he saw two male students who seemed “heavily intoxicated” wandering around outside the gate and laughing hysterically. The employee identified the students as two white males, one 5 feet 11 inches tall and wearing a white T-shirt, the other as 6 feet tall and wearing a dark T-shirt. Both students appeared to be about 160-170 pounds. By the time police officers arrived, the two students had disappeared. The officers arrived and scattered throughout the university and surrounding areas to find the student who might match the descriptions, but were unable to find them. The officers then took photographs of the oil trails, damages and fingerprints on the golf cart. No fingerprints have been matched at this time.

    Weed woes

    UAPD officers saw a male student fail to stop at a stop sign when leaving the James E. Roger College of Law building on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The student was pulled over by the patrol car, and officers asked for his driver’s license and registration. The officer noticed upon approaching the car that there was a pipe and bag of weed in the center console of the car. The student was not aware of his mistake and repeatedly asked, “What’s wrong?” The officer responded, “What’s wrong is that it looks like you’re smoking marijuana and you failed to stop at a stop sign.” The officer asked him to step out of the car and put his hands behind his back. The officers conducted a search of his car and found other empty bags that smelled heavily of marijuana. The student told police that he only uses other peoples’ pipes to smoke, and that this one was not his. The officer asked why there was a particular reason why he had marijuana in the vehicle and if he had a medical marijuana card. The student replied, “No, I don’t and it’s dumb to smoke it.” As officers conducted more searches on the student, they found a host of fake IDs. He was cited for the stop sign violation, possession of drugs and of fake IDs.

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