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    Police Beat

    A man was arrested for criminal trespassing and interfering with the peaceful conduct of an educational facility near the intersection of East Sixth Street and North Highland Avenue at 12:54 p.m. March 3.

    At 12:47 p.m., an officer responded to Highland Market, 525 N. Highland Ave., in response to a man loitering and approaching people. Upon arrival, the officer saw a man in his early 40s who matched the description cross East Sixth Street, going southbound on Highland.

    The man attempted to evade the officer’s patrol car by hiding in the bushes on the north side of Mansfeld Middle School, 1300 E. Sixth St.

    The officer encountered the man, who was vomiting into the bushes. The man said he was OK and did not need medical attention.

    The man had a bag of items that he had just bought from Highland Market.

    A records check showed the man had a valid exclusionary order and no warrants. The man was booked into Pima County Jail.

    Someone broke into and stole items from a Buick parked at the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity house, 1510 N. Vine Ave., between noon March 1 and 9 a.m. March 3. At 10:06 a.m. March 3, an officer spoke with the car’s owner who said someone had broken into the right rear passenger window and removed a backpack containing four textbooks, a calculator and miscellaneous school supplies.

    He said he parked the vehicle in the north parking lot of the house March 1 and discovered it had been broken into two days later.

    He was unable to provide additional information and did want to pursue criminal charges.

    A check for fingerprints failed, but while the officer examined the vehicle he found that a flat-edge object, similar to a flathead screwdriver, had been forced between the door trim and glass.

    The trim on the driver’s-side door had the same damage, but the glass was not broken.

    The backpack had been in plain view on the right rear passenger seat. No other items in the vehicle were disturbed or damaged.

    Police have no suspects or witnesses.

    A student was ejected from McKale Center, 1621 E. Enke Drive, on March 2 after throwing an object at a UCLA fan during a men’s basketball game.

    At 3:10 p.m., an officer on patrol at the northeast corner of the arena’s concourse saw a UCLA fan walk past the Zona Zoo student section. He watched as a UA student threw a wadded-up piece of paper, which hit the UCLA fan.

    The UA student was escorted out of the arena. He was advised that he was being ejected and was not allowed to return to McKale. The student left without incident.

    A man was arrested at McKale Center on charges of disorderly conduct and aggravated assault of a peace officer at 4:07 p.m. March 2.

    An officer working at the UCLA-UA men’s basketball game spoke with a fan who said the man was yelling and becoming disorderly throughout the game.

    The man had been yelling at the referees and becoming more “”on edge”” as the game progressed, frequently using the word “”freaking,”” according to reports.

    As the game got closer to the end, the man was yelling so much that he was spitting on the fans in front of him. A woman asked the fan to please stop spitting on her and her guests.

    At that moment, UA athletic department personnel heard the man use the word “”fuck”” and asked him to sit down and not use that language in front of children, according to reports.

    A peace officer then approached the fan and asked him to leave. The officer held the fan by his arm, but the fan pulled away.

    When the officer got a hold of the fan’s arm again, he swung his arm away and turned toward the officer and struck him in the chest.

    A commander got control of the man and took him to the ground. He struggled with officers until both wrists were in handcuffs and secured behind his back.

    He was escorted from the arena and taken to Pima County Jail.

    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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