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    Police Beat: Mar. 7

    The hooded man, outside the pizza parlor with the bolt cutters

    A suspicious person was spotted with bolt cutters on March 2 at 10:30 p.m.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was patrolling near Sixth Street and Park Avenue and saw a man bent over a white road bike.

    The man looked over his left shoulder and saw the officer’s patrol vehicle and quickly turned around and started running west. The man was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt.

    The officer turned his vehicle around and noticed a pair of bolt cutters on the ground.

    The officer made contact with a man that matched the physical description of the suspicious person, but was only wearing a black shirt.

    The non-UA affiliated man said that he was returning from Zachary’s Pizza after having a slice and a beer.

    The officer asked if the man was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt earlier, and the man said he was not.

    The officer found the sweatshirt in a trash can and showed it to the man, who still denied owning it.

    An assisting officer arrived and inspected the area for the bolt cutters.

    Officers were unable to locate the bolt cutters and the man was allowed to leave the scene.

    The white road bike did not appear to be damaged and the hooded sweatshirt was placed in UAPD property as evidence.

    Man trails into dorm, caught for trespassing

    A non-UA affiliated man trailed several residents into Coronado Residence Hall on March 2 and was arrested for trespassing at 7:22 p.m.

    A UAPD officer was on bike patrol in the area of the residence hall and saw a man standing around 10 feet from the main entrance to the building.

    The man appeared to be older than collegiate age.

    The man waited for a group of three students to use their CatCards to enter the building.

    When the door was open, the male quickly trailed the students into the building.

    From the entrance, the officer saw him walk toward the elevators. The officer asked the man to exit the building so he could speak with him.

    “”I wasn’t going to do nothing,”” the man said.

    The officer asked why the man went into the building with the group of students and the man replied that he was looking for food and water.

    The officer checked if the man knew that the building was a dormitory and the man said he was unsure.

    The officer asked him if he was going to use the elevators to get somewhere, and again the man insisted to be only searching for food and water.

    The officer heard from UAPD dispatch that the man had a six-month exclusionary order from the UA.

    The officer told the man that he was not supposed to be on campus and the officer issued the man a new one-year exclusionary order. He arrested the man on charges of criminal trespassing in the first degree.

    The man was booked into Pima County Jail.

    Student attacked while checking Facebook

    Two unknown men assaulted a male UA student on March 2 around 3:10 a.m.

    A UAPD officer responded to Campbell Ranch Apartments, at 2000 E. Roger Road, regarding a report of an assault that occurred between the Science-Engineering Library and the Henry Koffler Building.

    The officer met with the student and asked what happened.

    The student said he had arrived at the UA Main Library around 3 a.m. to study, but forgot something in his car.

    The student began walking to the parking lot by the Koffler building.

    While he had his head down and was checking Facebook on his phone, an unknown person pushed the student in the back, sending him to the ground.

    “”Get him,”” an unknown male voice said.

    The student curled up into a ball on his left side with his arms over his head to protect himself while the assailants kicked the student three times on his neck and four times to the student’s legs.

    The student was able to scramble to his feet and get away and run to his car without looking back.

    The two unknown persons did not follow and the student did not know which way they went.

    He gave the officer a physical description of each of the suspects and was positive that there were only two.

    The student did not notice the males prior to the assault.

    The officer noticed that the student had two abrasions over his eye and three scratches on his stomach where his shirt was torn.

    The student complained of neck soreness but refused medical treatment.

    Tinted windows can’t hide marijuana smoke

    A non-UA affiliated man was arrested for marijuana possession at a traffic stop on March 2 around 9:30 p.m.

    A UAPD officer was on motorcycle traffic patrol and stopped a truck for having improper window tint at Park Avenue and Second Street, near Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall.

    The officer could not see into the cab of the truck as he approached the vehicle. When he met with the truck’s driver, he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the cab.

    The driver said that he had just smoked a cigarette prior to being pulled over.

    The officer explained that the stop was for window tint and called in an additional officer to assist.

    While searching the car, the officer found a half-inch burned blunt on the back seat of the truck.

    The officer also found a clear plastic bag with another blunt in it on the steps to Manzanita-Mohave.

    The driver claimed the officer had only pulled over the driver because he was Hispanic.

    The officer arrested the driver for driving with improperly tinted windows and possession of marijuana.

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