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    Police Beat

    A 17-year-old male was arrested for DUI and failure to stop at a red light just after 1 a.m. Aug. 19.

    Police pulled over a gray Toyota after it went through a red light at the intersection of East Sixth Street and North Park Avenue.

    When the officer told the male that he detected the scent of alcohol, he replied, “”I haven’t been drinking,”” according to reports.

    The officer asked the male if he would like to blow into a device to prove his sobriety. He responded, “”Yes, I’d like that,”” according to reports.

    He blew into the device and it indicated a significant amount of alcohol. The officer then conducted three field sobriety tests, after which the male was transported to the University of Arizona Police Department, 1852 E. First St.

    At the station the officer performed two more breath tests, resulting in blood-alcohol content levels of .086 and .092. The male was charged with “”Minor Operating a Vehicle with Spirituous Liquor in Body,”” “”DUI – Impaired to the Slightest Degree”” and “”DUI with a BAC of .08 or Higher,”” according to reports.

    He was cited and released to his mom.

    The Tucson Fire Department responded to La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., after someone pulled the fire alarm and set off the sprinkler system Aug. 18.

    The building was evacuated after a ceiling sprinkler was hit and broken by a set of keys on the D-100 wing.

    Nearly two hours later, residents were allowed to return after the dorm’s water main was shut off. Five rooms had water damage ranging from 33-100 percent of the carpet and hallway.

    Risk Management and Safety officials did not know what it would cost to repair the damage and replace materials.

    Police arrested a man and two women Aug. 18 for an assortment of reasons.

    The man was driving a Dodge Intrepid and failed to stop at a red light at North Campbell Avenue and East Drachman Street. The man could not provide vehicle registration or proof of insurance. A records check showed that his license was suspended for failure to appear in court with a conviction date of Feb. 1, 2005. He was arrested for driving on a suspended license and two outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

    When one passenger provided her name to the officer, a records check revealed she had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for violation of promise to appear on shoplifting charges. Police arrested her.

    The other woman in the car was cited for having an open bottle of liquor in the car, as well as false reporting to law enforcement after lying to the officer about her identity.

    The man and the first woman were booked into Pima County Jail.

    A woman lost her wallet and CatCard at U-Mart, 1303 E. University Blvd., Aug. 20.

    The wallet is light blue with sparkles and has the university’s “”A”” logo on the front pouch.

    The wallet contained the CatCard, an Arizona driver’s license and approximately $150.

    The woman checked the lost-and-found at the adjacent Student Union Memorial Center but did not find the wallet.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. A complete list of UAPD activity can be found at

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