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    Police Beat: April 8

    The girl who cried ‘assault’

    A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for a minor in possession charge, after “fabricating” a sexual assault reported from Hopi Lodge Residence Hall at 3:26 a.m. on April 3.

    The boyfriend of the student reported the woman might have been sexually assaulted before University of Arizona Police Department officer spoke with her.

    The woman, who showed signs of intoxication, told police she had been drinking prior to attending a concert at The Rock. She decided to walk home after she was unable to reach her roommate, before several unknown men started to whistle and yell at her from a white car, according to the police report.

    She then crossed the street before the car, described as “possibly a late ‘90s, four-door … piece of shit,” pulled alongside her. She was then pulled halfway into the backseat by three or four Hispanic and Caucasian men, she told police.

    The student then hit one of the men in the throat, who let go of her. She ran from the car, jumped a
    short fence and hid in a house’s yard.

    Despite scratches on her left arm and right leg, the student denied being sexually assaulted.

    Because the location of the incident fell within the Tucson Police Department’s jurisdiction, UAPD officers asked that the woman speak with a TPD officer. She “reluctantly” agreed, according to the report.

    A TPD officer then met a UAPD officer outside of Hopi Lodge, who said the student admitted to “fabricating” the assault, even going as far to scratch herself, to “make the story more believable,” in an attempt to make her roommate feel bad.

    The assault was determined to be unfounded.


    Two UA students were referred to the Dean of Students Office after stealing a Quidditch club team’s goal from the UA Mall at 4:55 p.m. on April 3.

    A man ran onto the field during a water break and grabbed one of the six goals, one of the team members said. The man then ran the goal to a black Honda and drove southbound onto Campbell Avenue.

    A member of the Quidditch team reported the incident to UAPD once he realized the thieves weren’t returning.

    On the way to the scene, an officer observed a vehicle matching the description provided, carrying what appeared to be PVC piping in the trunk bed. The officer then pulled the vehicle over
    The driver told the officer he was driving on campus when his passenger told him to stop. The passenger then exited the vehicle, ran onto the Mall and stole the goal before jumping back into
    the car.

    “We were just being jackasses,” the driver said.

    No charges were filed. The Quidditch team member said he just wanted the property returned in an “unchanged and not broken” state.

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