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    Police Beat

    Argument breaks out in football game stands

    A man was cited and released on charges of disorderly conduct on Nov. 22 at 7:10 p.m.

    A woman approached officers at the UA football game against Oregon State University, saying her boyfriend was arguing with another man in the stadium. The woman’s boyfriend came and pointed the man out to officers.

    Officers approached the man, who seemed visibly upset, and asked him what was wrong. He said the woman’s boyfriend, who had the seat below his, had asked him, “”What is your f—— problem?”” so he responded by saying, “”You need to shut your f—— mouth, or I’ll kick your a–.””

    The two men ended up on the west ramps, arguing with each other. A UA employee told the man who had the higher seat to calm down. He then “”got in”” the employee’s face and bumped his chest to the employee’s.

    The man then told the officer that words were said between the two, and he had no intention of backing down from anybody. He also told officers he was “”pissed off”” and said some things he should not have said.

    He was cited and released for disorderly conduct.

    Man punched in the face in stadium bathroom

    A man was cited and released on assault charges during the UA football game on Nov. 22 at 6:30 p.m.

    A man approached an officer and said he had just been punched in the bathroom. He said that while he was going into the bathroom near Section 17, another man was yelling and cursing. Because there were children in the area, the first man said he told the other man to watch his language. A friend of the other man grabbed the first man’s arm and told him that his friend was “”just drunk.””

    The first man entered the bathroom, then as he was finishing up, the other man walked up to the urinal next to him. As he was trying to leave, the other man stepped in front of him, so he attempted to push past him.

    The other man then punched him in the face, leaving a large, raised, red area on his right cheekbone. He gave police a description of the other man and told them he could identify him if he was found.

    Police took a man into custody matching the description of the other man. He was taken to the police command post where the first man identified him as the man who punched him.

    The other man apologized many times to officers for causing problems. During his time with officers, they reported he had extreme mood swings. He went from being apologetic to angry about losing his shoe at the game. He was given a portable breath test, which showed him to have a blood alcohol content of .083.

    He was cited on assault charges and released to a friend because of his BAC level.

    Officer hit in head with soda at football game

    A man was arrested after a fight at the UA football game on Nov. 22 at 6:35 p.m.

    Police were speaking with several men in reference to a fight in Section 7 of the stadium. During the confrontation, a Pima Community College Department of Public Safety officer was hit on the left side of the head with a half-full cup of soda.

    The officer was able to identify the man who threw the soda at him. Police made contact with the man, who was escorted out of the stadium and placed under arrest on charges of assault and disorderly conduct. The man was taken to a UA command post.

    While there, he asked to talk to the officer he hit in order to apologize for throwing the cup. Officers also noticed that the man had bloodshot, watery eyes and the smell of intoxicants coming from him.

    The man was cited on charges of assault, disorderly conduct and minor in possession of alcohol. He was taken to the Pima County Jail and booked. He was also referred to the Dean of Student’s Office.

    Man hits another, cited for minor in possession

    A man was cited and released on charges of minor in possession of alcohol during the football game on Nov. 22 at 6:22 p.m.

    An officer observed a man in Section 2 punching another man at the game. Police made contact with the men, who said they did not wish to press charges for assault.

    One of the men admitted to drinking alcohol earlier. The officer noted that he smelled of intoxicants.

    The man was cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol after being evaluated and released by medical assistance.

    Police thwart woman from drunk driving

    Police prevented a woman from driving home on Nov. 22 at 6:15 p.m.

    An unknown person flagged down an officer and said there was a female who appeared to be extremely intoxicated attempting to get into her vehicle and drive away. Police made contact with the woman who, they reported, appeared very intoxicated.

    There was a man passed out in the back seat of the truck. The woman said it was her husband. Police observed that the truck’s rear bumper was sitting against another car’s front bumper. They asked the woman if she had been inside of the vehicle driving. She said no.

    Police photographed both vehicles. There appeared to be no damage to either one. The woman agreed to leave the truck parked in the lot and to take a cab home.

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