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    Police Beat: November 13

    At least he’s old enough to vote

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer arrested a partially clothed student covered in red and blue paint on Nov. 7 at 12:15 a.m. He was arrested on charges of underage drinking near the Villa Del Puente Residence Hall, where the officer initially heard him yelling.

    As the officer approached, the student said he was “OK” and didn’t require any assistance. The man had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. The man appeared to be under the legal drinking age, but said he was 21 years old when the officer asked. The officer then asked him to provide identification, and the man provided a California driver’s license and replied he was only 18.

    The student said he was covered in paint and shirtless because he’d attended an off-campus election party. While at the party, he was handed two shots of vodka by strangers whom he couldn’t identify, he said.

    The man was eventually escorted back to his dorm room.

    Strange man does nothing

    A UAPD officer spotted a suspicious man near a trash compactor in the parking lot east of Centennial Hall at 11:20 p.m. on Nov. 7.

    The man, a UA student, was on his cellphone, opening the door to the brick-walled trash compactor when the officer spotted him. When asked what he was doing, the subject replied “Ah, nothing,” and was uncooperative with the officer.

    When asked for identification, the man displayed his CatCard, and dropped a rock that was “roughly bigger than his own hand,” according to the report. The officer then patted the man down after asking him to take off the backpack he was carrying. Nothing was found on him and the student said only books and a laptop were inside the bag.

    The officer asked to look inside the backpack, but the student refused, saying he needed a warrant. The suspect refused to give more details when the officer said he looked suspicious carrying around the rock. The man did tell the officer that he does bizarre things and that he was very curious about the enclosure.

    Although the officer thought the man was acting suspiciously, he never broke any laws and was released back to his dorm without any further problems.

    Man abandons truck over parking fines

    A UAPD officer went to preserve peace in lot a UA parking lot at 9:35 a.m. on Nov. 7.

    A non-UA affiliate with a suspended Arizona driver’s license had called the UA Parking and Transportation office, telling them a tow truck was coming to remove the wheel boot placed on his car by PTS.

    When the officer arrived he was met by a PTS supervisor who told him the driver had received nine PTS citations on his pickup since October 2012, totaling $350 in fines. The man confirmed the truck was his, but denied saying a tow truck was coming to remove the boot. After discussing alternative options, the man said he was taking his things from the vehicle, and told the supervisor that PTS could take the truck, adding that he wasn’t willing to pay the fines.

    The supervisor told the man that in order to have the boot removed from his vehicle, he needed to pay the fines within 24 hours. The suspect then removed his belongings from the car and left the area.

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