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    Police Beat

    A student was arrested for aggravated assault on a University of Arizona Police officer during a game at Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., around 7 p.m. Saturday.

    An officer responded to the stadium’s north-end “”Red Zone”” section for a fight in progress. The officer saw several security members trying to control some attendees, and the officer tried to help by keeping other people away from the scuffle.

    A man poked the officer on the shoulder, and the officer turned around and ordered the man to back up. The man shouted back, “”You back the fuck up,”” followed by “”I’ll kick your ass,”” according to reports.

    The officer pushed the man away from the scene and repeated the order. The man retaliated and pushed the officer with both his hands. Another officer helped to maneuver the man to the ground, where police tried to handcuff him. He resisted by writhing his body back and forth and clutching his hands to his chest.

    The officer ordered him to bring his hands to his back, but the man continued to disobey. The officer twice applied his Taser to the man’s body in a drive-stun technique for a duration of 3-5 seconds each. At some point in the struggle, the officer was hit in the face by someone involved but did not need medical attention.

    The man was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail.

    A man was arrested at Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., for disorderly conduct around 7 p.m. Saturday.

    Officers were in the stadium’s north-end “”Red Zone”” section when they saw a man being detained by several security staff members. An officer immediately handcuffed the man and took him to the UAPD command post at the stadium. A records check showed the man had two outstanding Tucson Police Department warrants.

    The man said a security guard approached him and told him he could not carry a stick in the stadium. The man added that no one stopped him from entering the stadium with the stick so he thought it was fine.

    When the security guard told the man he would either have to give the stick over or leave the stadium, the man refused to give up the object. As the man was leaving the stadium, the guard grabbed the stick from his grip. The man became aggressive and started disrupting the peace.

    He was taken to Pima County Jail, where he was booked.

    Two men were arrested for reckless driving after racing in the Main Gate Parking Garage, 815 E. Second St., at 4:11 a.m. Saturday.

    An officer was patrolling the top level of the garage when he heard tires screeching and multiple vehicles moving at seemingly high rates of speed. The officer tried to find the vehicles by looking over the side of the garage and onto the main streets.

    He did not see any speeding cars, but continued to hear the cars getting closer.

    The officer saw the cars race to the top level of the garage.

    When they turned onto the top level, the officer activated emergency lights and moved his patrol car onto the garage ramp to prevent the cars from leaving.

    One of the racers told the officer that “”racing in a garage is safer than racing on the streets,”” according to reports. He also admitted that he had received a speeding ticket three weeks prior.

    The two drivers were cited and released.

    Police restored peace at Graham-Greenlee Residence Hall, 610 N. Highland Ave., after a physical fight between a woman and her boyfriend broke out at 1:30 a.m. Friday.

    The resident assistant on duty told the two students that residents on the wing reported hearing loud bangs coming from their room, as well as a female saying, “”You’re scaring me. Stop, you’re scaring me”” and “”Stop, you’re hurting me,”” according to reports.

    Officers spoke with the boyfriend while another officer talked with the woman. They both said that earlier in the night they were at an off-campus house when they got into a physical altercation.

    The boyfriend said the woman slapped him several times across the face, slapped him in the back of the head and threw a shoe at his back. The boyfriend said the woman accused him of cheating on her.

    He gave her a ride back to the residence hall, where the fight continued. He added that she slapped him eight more times in the face. The boyfriend kept his hands to his side until he grabbed her arms to restrain her and said that he did not hit her.

    The woman wanted him to leave immediately, but he stayed so they could try to fix the problem. She ignored him, so he became frustrated and threw her backpack to the ground, breaking several items.

    They told officers they had been dating for two years and had not gotten into a physical fight before. Neither of the two wanted to press charges against the other.

    Both students were diverted to the Dean of Students Office.

    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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