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Police Beat: November 14

Couldn’t hold it

A non-UA affiliated man was cited and released for urinating outside of the Phi Gamma Delta house on Sunday at 2:17 a.m.

While doing a security check of the fraternity, a University of Arizona Police Department officer saw a man standing between a dumpster and a wall. The man’s hands were at his waist and the officer noticed a wet area between his feet. As the man left the area, adjusting his belt buckle, the officer approached the man and told him why he was being stopped.

The man apologized and said the bathrooms in Dirtbag’s, a bar nearby on Speedway Boulevard, were full.

The man was cited and released for criminal nuisance.

Keyed up

A non-UA affiliated man called UAPD on Sunday at about 1:59 p.m. to report that his car had been damaged in a campus parking lot on Warren Avenue during the game the night before.

The man told the officer he had parked on Warren Avenue at around 7:30 p.m. to go to the football game. When he returned to his car after the game, he noticed key marks across his car that went from the driver’s side front bumper of his dark blue SUV to the back of the car, then all the way around to the front bumper. The key marks went through the paint as well.

The man said he was given a cost estimate of $3,000 to $10,000 to fix the damage.

He told the officer he had an argument with a stranger that night because the person didn’t like the way the man had parked.

The man was mailed a Victim’s Rights form and said he would like to be involved in any future judicial proceedings.

Running scared

Four UA students were cited for trespassing on Monday at 1:22 p.m., after a UAPD officer responded to a motion alarm at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center pool.

When the officer arrived at the pool, there were two male students on the high dive. Another two officers arrived, and one of the officers saw four male students at the north end of the facility and called for them to come over. The students noticed the officer and ran toward the northwest gate, where they were met by the second officer on site. The students were all fully clothed and showed no sign of having gone swimming.

The students told the officer they had run because they were scared. All four students said they had been walking around campus and decided to check out the pool because they’d never seen it before, so they hopped over the wall on the southwest end. They said they knew that they were trespassing.

The students were all pledges for Kappa Kappa Psi but said their actions had nothing to do with the fraternity.

A code of conduct referral for each of the students was forwarded to the Dean of Students Office.

On second thought

A UA student was cited and released for possession of marijuana on Saturday at 11:25 p.m.

A UAPD officer went to Villa del Puente Residence Hall after a resident assistant reported that a smell of marijuana was coming from one of the rooms.

The officer met with the RA and they knocked on the door of the room the smell was coming from.

When one of the residents opened the door and let the officer in, the smell of marijuana became stronger. The officer contacted the room’s other resident, who joined them.

The officer asked the two if there was marijuana present in the room. The students said that they could smell marijuana, but that the smell was not coming from their room.

Though the resident who had opened the door did not show any signs of drug use, the officer noticed the second resident had red, bloodshot eyes. The officer told him that he appeared to be under the influence of marijuana and repeated his earlier question.

The student then handed the cop a rolled marijuana cigarette that he had been holding. The other roommate said he had not smoked any marijuana.

The officer did not find any more evidence of the drug in the room.

The student under the influence was cited and released for possession of marijuana. A code of conduct referral was forwarded to the Dean of Students Office.

– Follow Stephanie Casanova @_scasanova_

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