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    Police Beat: Nov. 9

    Speeder runs stop sign, winds up with DUI

    University of Arizona Police Department officers were on patrol in the area of James E. Rogers Way and Park Avenue on Oct. 30 at 11:40 p.m. when they observed a Ford Mustang that appeared to be exceeding the speed limit.

    Officers watched as the Mustang then drove through an intersection and failed to stop for a stop sign. Police initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the driver, who identified himself with a Washington state driver’s license.

    The man told police he was going to Fourth Avenue and had been at Risky Business Restaurant and Bar near Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. He also claimed to be new to Tucson and unfamiliar with the area. Inside of the vehicle, officers observed two open containers of Corona, each approximately one-third full.

    After a field sobriety test confirmed that the man was intoxicated, he was placed under arrest and transported to the UAPD station. A test was administered to determine the man’s blood alcohol content which was determined to be between .072 and .076.

    He was cited on charges of DUI-slightest degree, open container in a vehicle and failure to stop for a stop sign. He was released into the custody of a friend.

    Man hiding friend’s pipe earns paraphernalia citation

    UAPD officers were dispatched to Coronado Residence Hall on Oct. 31 at 12:35 a.m. in reference to the odor of marijuana coming from one of the rooms.

    On arrival, officers met with a resident assistant who led them to a room on the sixth floor. Officers knocked on the door of the room, but were unable to make contact with any residents. Officers heard glass bottles knocking together in an adjacent room and then observed the door to that room open. A male resident of the room came out and identified himself with an Illinois driver’s license.

    Police could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the room and noticed several empty containers of alcohol in the room. The man told police that he had taken the empty bottles from a recycling bin outside of the residence hall. During questioning, the man lifted his shirt, exposing his waistline. In the coin pocket of the man’s pants, police observed a glass pipe with dark residue on it. The man turned the pipe over to officers and told them that it actually belonged to his suitemates and he put it in his pocket so that they would not get into trouble.

    Police cited the man on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and released him on scene. The incident has been referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    Intoxicated, belligerent man transported to jail

    UAPD officers were dispatched to the area of Second Street and Olive Avenue on Oct. 31 at 1:10 a.m. in reference to an intoxicated man.

    On arrival, officers made contact with a man who was having difficulty walking and was being escorted to the Coconino Residence Hall by his roommate and another friend. Police asked the intoxicated man to sit on the curb during questioning. The man told police he had been drinking at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house.

    As the officers began filling out a citation, the man became agitated and abusive. The man refused to sign the citation and refused to remain seated on the curb, and at one point began acting in an intimidating and threatening manner toward officers. Police placed the man in handcuffs and continued filling out the citation. The man continued yelling and requested that police take him to jail.

    Officers cited the man on charges of minor in possession and transported him to Pima County Jail where he was booked. The incident has been referred to the Dean of Students Office.

    Unhappy couple charged with domestic violence for campus confrontation

    UAPD officers were dispatched to Hopi Lodge on Oct. 31 at 2:30 p.m. in reference to an assault. On arrival, officers met with a man and a woman.

    According to the woman, she had dated the man earlier in the year but had broken up with him approximately two weeks ago. She told police the man implied that he would hurt himself if she did not date him again. The woman agreed to meet the man that day, in the hopes of persuading him not to hurt himself.

    She met the man at Bear Down Field at approximately 2:05 p.m. She told the man she did not want to date him anymore and he became agitated. She attempted to walk back toward Hopi Lodge, but the man blocked her route. She turned and walked toward McKale Center and he followed her.

    At McKale Center, the man put her into a “”bear hug”” and she threatened to slap him if he did not let her go. The man released her, but left his hands at her sides so that she could not leave the area. She slapped the man in the face and asked him what he wanted. He told her he wanted her to be his girlfriend again, to which she replied, “”Fine then, I’m your girlfriend.””

    The woman then began walking back toward Hopi Lodge and the man followed her, calling her a “”slut”” and threatening to call the police.

    When the woman arrived at her car, she attempted to get into the driver’s seat but the man blocked her entrance. She went around to the passenger side and entered the vehicle, but the man blocked the door and would not allow her to close it. She exited the vehicle, stepped over the man and managed to get into the driver’s seat. She attempted to leave in her car but the man blocked her car and called police.

    Officers cited both parties on charges of domestic violence-assault and transported them to Pima County Jail.

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