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    Police Beat: Feb. 21

    Let me urinate in peace

    Two Latina custodians called the University of Arizona Police Department, saying a female student in the UA Main Library was harassing them at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday. Officers arrived at the scene and met the women in the library, next to the restrooms, where the incident had occurred. The officers translated what they said and realized the suspect was still in the restroom stall.

    The officers went inside the women’s restroom and introduced themselves. The student replied, “Get the fuck out of the bathroom, I am trying to urinate.” The officer asked if she was OK and she said she was upset because every time she tried to go to the bathroom and urinate the same two janitors were cleaning the stalls. The officers asked if she remembered insulting the janitors and the student said, “Yes, I remember calling them bitches and whores and told them to go back to Mexico.”

    The officer then asked if she was done urinating, and that when she was, she would need to step out of the stall. The girl said she would only come out if the officer went to grab her a tampon. An officer was able to retrieve a tampon shortly after and handed it to the girl. She eventually came out of the stall and spoke with the officers, telling them that she would like to speak with the supervisor of the library.

    The student started yelling at the supervisor and telling her that it was a mistake to employ these two custodians because they would never let her urinate in peace. The student then started throwing wads of wet toilet paper at the supervisor because the supervisor disagreed, then attempted to throw the toilet paper at the two janitors. Officers then arrested the student for disorderly conduct and referred her to the Dean of Students Office. Officers apologized to the supervisor and custodians for not taking care of the situation before letting it get out of hand.

    Lining up on the street to go to jail

    A UAPD officer was on patrol at the intersection of Speedway Boulevard and Tucson Boulevard at 3:13 a.m. on Friday when he stopped a blue 2001 Honda Civic. The male driver pulled to the side of the road and the officer called in his plates, which were expired. As the officer waited for a response, he asked the driver for his license and registration. The driver was unable to provide any registration papers and his license was suspended. The officer arrested him for driving with expired plates and a suspended license.

    As the UAPD officer waited for the tow truck to come to impound the vehicle, one of the driver’s friends, who had heard about the traffic stop when the driver had called him, drove to the scene and parked. The second man approached the officer and asked why his friend was going to jail. Neither the officer nor the driver paid much attention to him until he was close enough for the officer to smell alcohol on his breath. The officer also noticed that his eyes were bloodshot and he seemed to be slurring his speech. The officer arrested him for driving under the influence under the slightest degree. The second driver’s vehicle was also impounded and both men were taken to Pima County Jail.

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