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Police Beat: May 6, 2015

Manchesthair United v. Alkabeer

A University of Arizona Police Department officer went to the Student Recreation Center to investigate a fight that occurred with two soccer teams on May 3 at 2:47 p.m.

When the officer arrived, he did not see any fighting going on, so he spoke with the Intramural Soccer Supervisor. He said there was some pushing and some punches thrown between two teams, but everyone involved already left. A soccer game between Manchesthair United and Alkabeer started at 2 p.m., according to the UA staff member and supervisor.

At 2:44 p.m., a player from each team got into a verbal argument. The staff member said he saw the player from Alkabeer try to punch the Manchesthair United player but didn’t know if the punch hit anyone. Then, he saw the player from Manchesthair United throw a punch, as well as a third player. He said the altercation ended quickly, and both teams left the scene, but the Manchesthair player walked away with a bloody nose.

The staff member said he would discuss this matter with his supervisor to decide whether both teams will be allowed to continue playing in the league. An information form was completed for the Dean of Students.

Walking into traffic

Two UA students were stopped near Vine Avenue and Drachman Street by a UAPD officer for showing signs of intoxication while walking in the roadway on May 3 at 12:40 a.m.

The officer believed both men were drinking due to the smell of alcohol coming from their mouths, their red, watery eyes, and the way they were walking.

One student said he and the other were at all three fraternity houses located to the north of the UA campus for parties. He told the officer they drank three or four shots of alcohol at the Villa del Puente Residence Hall before going out.

“I don’t know what kind,” he said. “It was there in someone else’s room.”

The other student said they both drank at Villa del Puente with some friends.

“I had five or six shots of vodka,” he said. He also said they were at his frat party but did not drink there and indicated they “are just going home now.”

The men were referred to the UA Misdemeanor Diversion Program for drinking underage and were warned not to walk where traffic goes.

Hot wheels

A non-UA-affiliated man was walking around the Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall carrying two bicycle wheels on May 3 at 9:07 p.m.

The man was described as a 30-year-old Caucasian with balding short hair and wearing a black T-shirt, shorts and red backpack.

When a UAPD officer approached him, he said the two wheels belong to his two bicycles he owns at his house. He claimed to be on his way to the Metro Wildcat gas station to put air in the tires. The officer could see the two tires were flat and asked the man if he had bolt cutters or tools in his backpack, and he said no. 

When the backpack was opened, the officer saw a set of small black handle bolt cutters, and the man said, “I always have those with me.”

The officer did a check on the man and found out he had two warrants for his arrest, one from the Arizona Department of Public Safety that was non-extraditable and the other from Pima County Sheriff’s Department for writing a bad check.

The man was taken to Pima County Jail and booked. His backpack, bolt cutters and two bike wheels were taken to UAPD Property and Evidence.

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