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Police Beat: September 24

When exes attack

Two UA students were arrested and booked into Pima County Jail for assault of a minor and aggravated domestic violence Thursday at 10:10 a.m.

Two University of Arizona Police Department officers were called to one of the campus parking garages when cries for help were heard coming from a car. When the officers arrived, a man and a woman, later identified as the man’s ex-girlfriend, were found arguing by the vehicle.

Earlier that day, the man had given the woman a ride to class, along with his sister and his sister’s friend. Once his sister and her friend left the car, he told the woman that he was not going to class, so she should get out of the car.

The woman tried to convince the man to get out of the car and go to the classes he had been missing, but he refused.

When she refused to leave him alone in the car, the physical fight began.

While the man was trying to get his ex-girlfriend out of his car, he bit her on the arm. She reportedly pushed him while trying to get into the driver’s seat and resist his efforts to get her out of the car.

When officers separated the students, they both admitted to fighting.

After the officer arrested the man, the man said he had been arrested twice before for domestic violence, once through the Pima County Sheriff’s Department and once through the Tucson Police Department.

The woman was booked for failure to appear in court for a different domestic violence criminal damage case.

Both the man and woman were arrested and taken to the Pima County Jail where a felony interim was completed.

A code of conduct referral was also sent to the Dean of Students Office.

Caught green-handed

A UA student was cited and released for shoplifting from the UofA Bookstore on Thursday at 3:15 p.m.

A UAPD officer was called to the bookstore after a security officer saw a student on video taking a green T-shirt and hiding it on his person. The security officer confronted the student as he was trying to leave the bookstore.

The student told the officer that he was a pledge in a fraternity, and that all pledges were supposed to be wearing green shirts. While he was walking to class, an active member of the fraternity had seen him not wearing a green shirt and told him to find a green shirt and put it on.

The student was planning on going to a store off campus later in the day to buy a green shirt, then bringing the shirt he was stealing back to the bookstore. He stated that he didn’t want to keep it.

The student was cited and released for shoplifting. He was banned from all UA bookstores.

He was escorted out of the store and a code of conduct referral was sent to the Dean of Students Office.

– Follow Micah Montiel @MicahMontiel

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