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    Police Beat

    A woman was arrested at Bear Down Gymnasium, 1428 E. University Blvd., for criminal trespass Feb. 3.

    An officer responded to the gym after a University of Arizona Police Department security officer saw a man and a woman attempting to enter into the east side of the facility. When the officer arrived he approached the woman, who was seated on a nearby bench. The woman told the officer that she teaches yoga, but she was not teaching that day and has no affiliation with the university. She said she was trying to gain access to the building because she had to go to the bathroom.

    The woman had previously been arrested for trying to shower in the gym and was warned several other times. The woman had all of her personal hygiene gear with her, but denied that she was going to take a shower. When asked who the man with her was, she said she did not know his name but that he walks with her sometimes.

    The woman was charged with criminal trespass and advised that she could be arrested again if she returned to Bear Down Gym. She was cited and released at the scene.

    A woman was placed under arrest for aggravated assault on a police officer and unlawful means of transportation Feb. 3.

    An officer was called to the parking lot west of the Meinel Optical Sciences building, 1630 E. University Blvd., to check on a woman who was found asleep behind the wheel of a silver Toyota Camry.

    When the officer arrived he saw the Toyota parked diagonally in a parking space with the right front tire touching the curb. Inside the car was a woman slouched to her right in the driver’s seat. The woman was breathing and had no apparent injury.

    The driver’s side window was down and the officer could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from inside the car. The officer could not tell if the car was in gear and positioned his car so his front bumper was touching the rear bumper of the car the woman was in.

    The officer waited for another officer to arrive before he approached the woman. The other officer positioned his car in front of the Camry while the first officer took pictures of the woman asleep at the wheel. The first officer then opened the driver’s side door of the car and shook the woman’s arm. When the woman did not respond, he shook her arm harder and she began mumbling.

    The officer continued to shake her arm and said he was a police officer and the woman pulled her arm away. While the first officer tried to get the woman out of the car to see if she was okay, the other officer took the keys out of her ignition. When the woman got out of the car she was unsteady and fell to the ground.

    While the two officers tried to get the woman off the ground she spat at one of them, so they placed the woman in handcuffs. Upon doing so, the woman bit the officer’s left thumb. The officers put the woman’s jacket and shoes on her so she would not be cold.

    The officers called the Tucson Fire Department for precautionary measures. Inside the vehicle were several prescription bottles that belonged to someone else. Upon the arrival of TFD the woman was transported to University Medical Center, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

    Inside the vehicle was the purse belonging to the registered owner and documents containing the owner’s phone number. Several attempts to contact the owner were made with no success.

    The officer asked dispatch to contact the women’s shelter where the woman resided to see if the owner was a resident but the shelter was not permitted to release that information.

    The car was towed for a mandatory 30-day impound because the woman did not have a driver’s license. That night the owner of the vehicle called about her car. She said she had gone to sleep and her car keys were in the jacket that was hanging from the bunk bed she sleeps in.

    The owner said she did not give the other woman permission to take her car and she wanted to press theft charges.

    The woman was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail and the owner was told how to recover her vehicle.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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