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    Police Beat: Mar. 9

    Argument over Halo becomes physical

    Two male UA students fighting over a game of Halo were arrested for the brawl on March 6 at 11 p.m.

    UAPD officers responded to Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall after being contacted by the resident assistant about a fight that had occurred.

    One of the students was waiting with the RA in the lobby when the officers arrived.

    Although battered with several red marks and a flushed complexion, the student refused medical attention.

    The student told the officers that the other combatant, his roommate, was still in their room.

    An officer remained with the student in the lobby while the other officer went upstairs to meet with his roommate.

    Until the officers arrived, the roommate was trying to calm down by lying on his bed.

    The roommate allowed the officer to enter the room and spoke about the fight.

    The original student and a friend had been playing Halo in the room when the student made a stupid move in-game and the friend and roommate began talking “”smack.””

    After a while, the “”smack talk”” escalated to arguing and then to personal attacks.

    Immediately after the roommate made a disparaging comment about the student’s sister, the fight became physical.

    The roommate told the officer that two began shoving each other before he punched the student above the left eye with a closed fist.

    The two grappled with each other and fell across a table, breaking it. The student then put the roommate into a headlock.

    After wrestling for some time, the two separated and the student left the room and went to the lobby.

    The original student’s statement confirmed the mutual combat; however, he did not remember there being any punches thrown.

    The officer arrested both roommates for disorderly conduct and criminal damage.

    Both students were booked into Pima County Jail.

    Bike found without being reported missing

    A female UA student’s bicycle stolen in October 2010 was found near the Main Library late March 6.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer found an unsecured bike on the bike racks north of the Main Library.

    A records check on the bike did not show it as stolen, but the officer continued to check the bike.

    On the bottom of the bike frame, the officer found two printed telephone numbers.

    The officer called the numbers and made contact with the female UA student.

    The student’s bike was stolen in October 2010 from the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house but she never reported the theft to UAPD.

    She described the bike very similarly to the beach cruiser in the officer’s possession and she verified both phone numbers on the bottom of the bike.

    The officer then verified that the student still had the key to the U-lock in the bicycle’s front basket.

    The officer arranged to meet with the student to verify possession of the bicycle, which could be claimed at UAPD.

    No clues or witnesses as to who stole the bike were found.

    Student lashes out at Faith Christian Church

    A male UA student lashed out through text message at a campus minister on March 6 at 3:30 p.m.

    A Faith Christian Church campus minister contacted UAPD to report the threatening text message.

    “”That’s the last straw. I’m gonna fuck your life up,”” the student wrote in the text message to the minister.

    The minister had contacted him in order to arrange a ride for the student to go to church services.

    Last semester, the student had attended services and several bible study sessions with the minister.

    On the morning of March 6, the minister made contact with the student to arrange a ride for him.

    The student said that he could not attend services because he was at his friend’s grandparents’ house.

    The minister said he believed the student was lying and sent a text message to his supervisor at the church.

    After sending the message, the minister realized that he accidentally sent it to the student and not his supervisor.

    In response, the student sent the threatening text message.

    To apologize, the minister called the student; however the student threatened him, saying that his father was an FBI agent.

    The minister did not want to pursue charges, but said that the student was no longer welcome at Faith Christian Church.

    When the officer made contact with the student, he said “”I wasn’t really feeling that church or (the minister).””

    Comparing the minister to a salesperson, the student said he was disconnected and felt pressured to engage in church activities.

    The officer said that the student should have told the minister that he was uncomfortable rather than sending the threatening message. The student agreed that his actions were extreme.

    The officer filled out a Dean of Students Office code of conduct referral form for the student.

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