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    Police Beat: April 10

    When you gotta go…

    A UA student was cited and released for littering after he urinated inside Highland Market at 1:35 a.m. on April 6.

    University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to the market after security detained the student for urinating inside. Upon arrival, police took the man into custody and checked him for weapons, then put him in the back of a patrol vehicle.

    The store security guard and an employee had witnessed the man urinating next to an ATM inside the store, according to the police report. Neither wanted to pursue criminal charges for indecent exposure due to the “male’s reckless display of his penis,” but the employee submitted a voluntary statement about observing the exposed man.

    UAPD officers then spoke with the student. The man, who had watery bloodshot eyes and a flushed face and smelled of intoxicants, told police he “had a problem urinating in strange places.”

    Since the suspect didn’t make any attempt to clean up after himself, he was cited for littering. He was then referred to the Dean of Students Office and released.

    Highland hijinks

    A UA student was cited and released for underage drinking after he flipped off cops and allegedly made an attempt to shoplift from Highland Market at 2:10 a.m. on April 6.

    While police were obtaining a written statement for the incident involving a student urinating in the store, security notified them of a man trying to steal a 3 Musketeers candy bar by hiding it in his
    pocket. When the student noticed the guard was watching him, he put the candy back.

    The guard pointed out the suspect, whom police spoke with and identified.

    “I’m not causing any trouble,” the man said. “I didn’t steal anything.”

    UAPD officers noted the underage man’s flushed face and bloodshot eyes and the smell of alcohol surrounding him. The student admitted that he had drunk eight beers in a dorm, but would not say which dorm or how he got ahold of the alcohol, other than “I paid for it.”

    Police cited and released the student for minor in possession of liquor in body. As the student walked away, an officer noticed he was still holding the man’s license and caught up with the man to return it.

    But as the officer neared the student, the student stuck his middle finger out at the officers. The student then threw a bottle of soda on the ground.

    The officer told him to pick up and throw away his trash or risk being arrested for littering. The student threw away his trash and was given back his license. He was then referred to the Dean of Students Office for a code of conduct violation.

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