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    Police Beat: November 20

    Steve, where art thou?

    A non-UA-affiliated man was arrested at 10 a.m. on Nov. 11 on campus for outstanding warrants from Tucson Police Department, stemming from charges of disorderly conduct and criminal trespassing.

    The man was spotted on the south side of the Gould-Simpson building wearing a black hoodie and jeans riding a mountain bike. Upon first seeing the University of Arizona Police Department’s patrol car, he sped away.

    He was seen 10 minutes later near the Navajo-Pinal Residence Hall bike racks, before riding away to the other side of the residence hall. A UAPD officer stopped the man and questioned him at Sixth Street and Cherry Avenue.

    As the officer spoke to the man, he denied looking at bikes and said he was simply riding around campus. When asked if the bike he was riding was his, the man replied “No. I borrowed it from a friend.” The officer asked for his friend’s name, which he said was “Steve.” The suspect was unable to provide a last name, phone number or address for “Steve.”

    Two more UAPD officers then arrived, while a records check was administered revealing the man’s TPD arrest warrants. As officers placed him under arrest and searched his bag, they found a power-cutting tool and two wire cable cutters. The man said he’d found the power tool in a dumpster and said the cable cutters weren’t his. They were then confiscated.

    Additionally, a Blackberry cellphone was located on his person, which he said was his girlfriend’s but was unable to provide any information to contact her. The phone, along with his backpack, was placed into safekeeping. The man was taken to Pima County Jail.

    Requiem for an elevator

    Four spoons melted into the carpet of a Coconino Residence Hall elevator were found at 8:14 a.m. on Nov. 14, leading UAPD to look into the incident further.

    When an officer arrived, the student and community director who reported the incident led the officer to the elevator, explaining that he never smelled any smoke coming from the elevator, but that the incident must have occurred overnight.

    The student said this was the first incident the dorm had experienced with damage involving fire, and there are no cameras recording security footage. The officer took photos of the scene. There are currently no suspects.

    Underage student acts rash at stash bash

    Two UA students, caught screaming at each other from the doorway of their Coronado Residence Hall dorm room, were cited and released on charges of minor in possession at 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 following an argument with UAPD officers over the charges.

    When UAPD officers arrived, one of the students was screaming at the other from the doorway of a room, holding a box of empty Keystone Light cans. When an officer approached the shouting man, he refused to show identification or allow the officer in his room.

    The man said he was 19, and after an officer said he was investigating a crime and needed to see identification, the man tried to push him. He was then handcuffed and sat down in the hallway, while his roommate retrieved a Wisconsin driver’s license for him, in addition to his own Arizona driver’s license.

    The roommate said the two had just returned back to the room and had nothing to do with the alcohol. The officer then asked him to collect and empty all the bottles in the room. In addition to the empty Keystone Lights, the student provided several handles, beer bottles and cans, all of differing amounts.

    The roommate said that he and the first man had drank the assortment of alcohol over several weeks. The two were then cited and released for charges of minor in possession.

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