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    Police Beat: June 29

    Blue light caller caught red handed

    Two 911 calls were made on June 25 from different blue light phones on the UA campus. The unindentified man called police from a blue light phone near McKale Center and said there was a man on the UA Mall and another man waving a knife. The caller said the man with the knife was coming toward him and then the line was silent. UAPD reported no signs of criminal activity in the area. A second call was made from a blue light phone near the UA Poetry Center, but the caller hung up. UAPD officers approached a man that matched a description of the caller given by bystanders near the phones. The man refused to provide a form of identification, but told police his full name. Upon conducting a records check, police found the man had a non-extraditable warrant in California for grand theft auto. The man was released at the scene.


    Sticks and stones may break my windows

    UAPD officers responded to a call on June 25 at Pima Residence Hall about a broken window. An employee said he was driving by and noticed the main entrance glass door of the residence hall was broken. He said he did not see or hear breaking glass and it was intact when he drove by two hours earlier. Upon inspection, officers concluded the double-paned door had been broken with a rock thrown from the outside. The rock was found in the building about 10 feet from the door. The door is valued at approximately $1,000. There is no suspect information at this time.


    Drug denial doesn’t dupe dutiful deputy

    A UAPD officer responded on June 25 to a report about the odor of marijuana emitting from a dorm room in Posada San Pedro Residence Hall. The officer approached the room’s residents and their guest. All denied having any drugs or drug paraphernalia. One man submitted to a search of his side of the room and the other man denied a search of his. The one side of the room did not reveal any items of interest. The officer confirmed the odor of marijuana inside the room. The students were referred to the Dean of Students Office’s code of conduct.


    Drunken man resists ‘punk’ officer

    A UAPD officer responded to a call on June 24 around 8:20 a.m. from the Main Library about a sleeping, intoxicated man at one of the computer desks. The officer woke up the man and noticed he had an unopened 24-ounce can of Steele Reserve malt liquor. The man admitted he had drunk too much and fallen asleep. He agreed to leave the library. While the officer was escorting him out, the man became very agitated and began making fists. A records check showed the man had a misdemeanor warrant from Tucson Police Department for resisting arrest. The UAPD officer advised the man of the warrant and told him he was under arrest. The man attempted to fight the officer and called him a “”fucking punk.”” Additional officers responded to help at the scene. The man continued to yell and attempted to head-butt one of the officers multiple times. They took the man to the ground where he continued to thrash. He fell on his side and struck his head on the concrete, causing a small bruise over his eye and a bloody nose. The man was transported to University Medical Center for evaluation and treatment. He was cited and released at the hospital for resisting arrest.

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