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Police Beat: February 10

Not a taxi

A UA student was cited for underage drinking on Feb. 2 at the corner of Park Avenue and Lowell Street at 2:45 a.m.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer noticed a student sitting on a curb, motioning for the officer to come over. As the officer drove toward the him, the student stood up and nearly fell over. He tried to enter the officer’s car through the rear passenger side door.

The student admitted to being drunk and said that he wanted a taxi to drive him to The District on Fifth apartments. The officer informed him that he was not a taxi driver, but a police officer, and
began to check the student for signs of intoxication.

The student told the officer that he had been drinking beer given to him by a friend. After the officer confirmed that the student was drunk, he was cited and then taken home in a taxi.

The wrong place to pee

A student was arrested for underage drinking and criminal littering at around 10:40 p.m. on Feb. 2.

A UAPD officer observed a student urinating in the parking lot of the police department who was having difficulty standing while doing so.

As he approached the student, the officer noticed that he smelled strongly of alcohol and had red, watery eyes and trouble speaking.

The student informed the officer that he had drunk several Heineken and Blue Moon beers while watching the Super Bowl, and claimed that some ASU friends had given him the beer. He refused to give their names.

The officer then arrested the student for criminal littering and minor in possession.

Weed in a bush

A student was referred to the Dean of Students Office for marijuana use at around midnight on Feb. 2.

While on patrol, a UAPD officer noticed two students hiding in the bushes near the Math building. The officer smelled weed as he got out of his cop car to confront the students.

Both students ran away, but one was caught near Villa del Puente Residence Hall. The second student got away.

The first student admitted to smoking weed, but claimed he did not know the other and had never seen him before. He said he was walking by the Math building when he saw someone smoking weed and was invited to smoke with him.

A check of the student’s records revealed that he already had a warrant for possession of marijuana from the Tucson Police Department. The student was referred to the Dean of Students Office.

The officer went back to the scene and found a black iPhone, which was used to identify the other student involved in the incident.

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