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    Man warned about suspicious activity and indecent exposure

    A man was warned for indecent exposure Feb. 24 at 7:38 p.m.

    Police responded to the area of Highland Avenue and Drachman Street in reference to a suspicious person. They made contact with a man who matched the description they were given.

    The man told officers that he was just taking a walk around and that he lived in the area.

    Tucson Police Department reported also receiving calls for a man matching the man’s description in the area exposing himself. University of Arizona Police Department had contact with the man numerous times recently, in reference to him exposing himself, but no criminal charges had been filed.

    Officers told the man that UAPD is constantly receiving calls about him acting suspiciously. He was also informed the only reason he was not being charged with indecent exposure was because no one wanted to press charges. The man told police he understood.

    After Tucson Police Department spoke with the man and cleared the scene, he was walked back to the Endeavours Community where he lived and placed under the control of the community supervisor.

    Man hides marijuana under bed, cited for illegal substance possession

    A man was cited and released for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia Feb. 25 at 11:58 p.m.

    Police responded to the Coronado residence hall in reference to the smell of marijuana coming from one of the rooms.

    Police made contact with a man inside the room. They informed the man they were there in regards to the smell of marijuana.

    The man told officers he does not smoke marijuana and they were welcome to search his room.

    While looking under the man’s bed, police found a grocery bag with a clear glass jar and three clear plastic baggies with marijuana in each of them.

    When asked if the marijuana belonged to him, the man said it did. He then handed police a package of Zig-Zag rolling papers from his dresser drawer.

    The man was cited and released on scene. The marijuana, jar and baggies were all confiscated and placed into evidence. The man was also referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    Man arrested on charges of car-jacking and robbing a woman

    A man was arrested on three theft and robbery charges Feb. 25 at 5:52 p.m.

    Police responded to the Highland garage in reference to a woman who had just been car-jacked. When they arrived they made contact with the woman who said she had been talking to her brother on the phone when she approached her car. She noticed an unknown man around the car next to hers, but thought that he was the owner of that car.

    When she opened her door, she heard a noise behind her. The man was standing there. He told her to give him the car keys or he would kill her. She hesitated and he placed his left hand into his front pocket, telling her again the he would kill her.

    The woman handed the man her keys and he got into the car and drove away, exiting the garage west onto Mountain Avenue then south onto Speedway Boulevard. In the car was the woman’s driver’s license, CatCard, debit and credit cards, laptop, school materials and rugby balls.

    Tucson Police Department issued an “”Attempt to Locate”” and found the same vehicle later in reference to a reckless driver heading eastbound on Grant Road near Country Club Road.

    TPD located the vehicle at a Circle K on Grant Road and Alvernon Way. A man matching the description of the one the woman gave police was in the vehicle.

    The woman was transported to the scene where she positively identified the man as the one who robbed her.

    UAPD took custody of the man and transported him to the UAPD station. He was unsteady on his feet and told officers it was because he had taken Oxycotin, Zanax and other drugs.

    A check of the man showed he had a suspended driver’s license for numerous “”failure to appear”” charges.

    The man was taken to the Pima County Adult Detention Center and booked for armed robbery and two theft charges.

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