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    Spotted:Holey fence leads to killed cattle

    Some time between 5:00 p.m. on May 20 and 6:00 a.m. on May 29, an unknown person or persons cut several holes in a chain link fence surrounding a farm at 2831 N. Prince Rd., according to an employee of the property.

    The employee told the responding University of Arizona Police Department officer that as a result of the holes in the fence, wild dogs were able to gain access to the property and kill five Holstein calves valued at $220 each.

    The employee told the officer that the farm was a popular attraction for local vagrants, and he suspected that one or more of these vagrants had cut the holes in the fence in order to gain access to the property so they could establish campsites.

    He did not believe that the individual or individuals who cut the holes did so with the intention of causing any harm to any cattle.

    Man urinating charged with criminal littering

    An officer observed a suspicious male standing on the west side of a residence, located at 749 E. Speedway Blvd., on June 10 at 1:00 p.m.

    The officer noted that the man was urinating on the building and made contact with him. The male provided identification to the officer and complained that he had prostate problems that prevented him from controlling his bladder. The officer noted that the man showed signs of alcohol consumption.

    The subject was cited on charges of criminal littering and was released at the scene.

    Woman crashes truck into building

    A woman crashed her Ford truck into the Marley building on East Fourth Street on June 17 at 5 a.m.

    According to the woman, she had gotten into the truck and started it before realizing that it wasn’t moving. She called her daughter, who told her to release the vehicle’s parking brake.

    The woman opened the door and stepped out of the truck, leaving the vehicle running and in gear. She released the parking brake, and the vehicle began to move forward. The woman grabbed the steering wheel with her right hand, causing the vehicle to turn to the left. The woman continued to hold onto the steering wheel as the truck made several circles, dragging her across both the north and south sidewalks on Fourth Street numerous times.

    The truck eventually crashed into the corner of the Marley Building and came to a halt. The woman then got into the truck, put it in reverse and backed it out onto the street, where she parked it.

    The Tucson Fire Department arrived on scene and treated the woman for a contusion to her head and multiple abrasions on her left leg. The woman’s daughter arrived and transported the woman to University Medical Center for further medical assistance.

    An employee of the university arrived to inspect the building but found no structural damage.

    Skateboarding boys busted in campus building

    While on a routine patrol north of the Sixth Street Parking Garage, an officer was flagged down by a bystander on June 24 at 1:40 p.m.

    The bystander told the officer that several males were skateboarding through the Biological Sciences West building.

    As the men exited the building, the bystander was able to point them out to the officer. Upon spotting the officer’s vehicle, the skateboarders attempted to leave the area. The officer made contact with three men, all of whom he recognized from a similar incident two days before.

    During questioning, the men admitted to knowing that university policy forbids skateboard in any campus building. All three men were cited for violation of prohibited actions, and their skateboards were impounded.

    The men were released at the scene after being assessed a vehicle-impound fee.

    Transient man arrested, again

    The UAPD responded to the area around Park Avenue and University Boulevard in reference to a transient man intoxicated and sleeping on the lawn near the Arizona State Museum on July 9 at 1:05 p.m. Officers spoke with the man, and a records check revealed that he had previously been contacted by police at 9:15 a.m. that same day for the same offense. The records check also revealed that the man has had six other contacts with UAPD officers since July 2008 for various charges, including drinking in public, urinating in public and trespassing, among other charges.

    In addition to the man’s recent contacts with police, it was noted that he has had more than 50 contacts with UAPD in the last 15 years, as well as several hundred contacts with the Tucson Police Department within the surrounding university neighborhoods, often on charges of being intoxicated and trespassing.

    UAPD officers noted that the man has no university affiliation and is a nuisance to the community. He was arrested on charges of criminal trespassing and issued another university exclusionary order.

    He was transported to Pima County Jail, where he was booked.

    Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police?Department reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumé can be found at

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