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    Police Beat: Jan. 13

    Rider got me in a chokehold

    A non UA-affiliated man was arrested for assault on Jan. 7 after choking a Sun Tran driver at University Boulevard and Cherry Avenue.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the scene regarding the fight at 3:35 p.m.

    The attacker got onto the bus with three other men at a stop near Campbell Avenue and Roger Street.

    The driver said that as soon as the men were on the bus they began cursing loudly using the “”Four-letter word, F-U- … “”

    The driver told the group that cursing was not tolerated and ordered them to stop swearing.

    Later in the ride, the attacker got into an argument with the other men in the group. The three other men left the bus at the next stop.

    The attacker headed toward the front of the bus and suddenly lunged at the driver, placing his hands around his neck.

    Another Sun Tran passenger stepped in and shoved the attacker away from the driver.

    The passenger and the attacker fell out of the bus and were separated.

    The attacker took off his belt and swung it at the passenger.

    The passenger was able to dodge the initial swing and took the attacker to the ground, pinning him down until UAPD arrived.

    The attacker was arrested for two assault charges, a criminal damage charge, disorderly conduct and two outstanding Tucson Police Department warrants.

    Pay the piper

    A man was caught with drug paraphernalia after being stopped for speeding at Stone Avenue and Speedway Boulevard on Jan. 6.

    At 1:35 p.m., a UAPD officer stopped the non UA-affiliated man for driving 50 mph on Speedway Boulevard.

    The officer noticed a blue glass pipe in plain sight on the floor near the front seat.

    The officer requested the driver to hand over the paraphernalia and noticed the pipe had the residue and smell of burnt marijuana.

    A records check showed that the driver had three Tucson Police warrants and was driving on a suspended license.

    At 1:45 p.m. the driver was arrested for driving with a suspended license and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    He was booked into Pima County Jail.

    Missing hubcaps, hidden tires

    A UA employee arrived home on Jan. 6 to find that his hubcaps had been stolen.

    The employee parked his car on Drachman Street, just east of Vine Avenue, around 5:30 a.m.

    Sometime between 5:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. an unknown party stole each of his four hubcaps.

    The employee also noticed that several of the tires’ lug nuts had been loosened in an attempt to steal the tires.

    He had just purchased the tires, which still had the paper attached from the purchase.

    A UAPD officer met with the employee at UAPD headquarters where the employee requested a victim’s rights form.

    There are no suspects or witnesses at the time.


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