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    Police Beat

    A man was arrested for possession of dangerous drugs, attempted theft and an outstanding felony warrant Dec. 22 at the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building, 1130 N. Mountain Ave., at 8:45 p.m., reports stated.

    A police officer went to Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Drive, after a UA employee said he saw a man standing near the bike racks put tools into a backpack. The man left when he saw the employee. The employee said the man was wearing a green sweatshirt and brown pants.

    The officer found broken bike parts and a car jack wedged into a U-lock at the bike racks. Two other car jacks and a wrench were found in a trash bin on the south side of the residence hall.

    Another officer saw a man fitting the description riding a bike on North Highland Avenue. The man turned to look at the officer but did not stop his bike when the officer told him to or when the officer turned on his lights.

    The man rode his bike into the Highland Avenue Parking Garage, 1240 N. Highland Ave., when the officer lost sight of the man.

    A UA employee flagged down the other officer outside of the AME building and said he saw a man on a bike enter Room 218 and change from a green sweatshirt and brown pants into a gray sweatshirt and dark pants before leaving and walking south on East Speedway Boulevard.

    Officers then saw a man in the AME courtyard, and the UA employee identified him as the same man he had seen enter the building.

    The man denied he had done anything wrong. The clothing and a backpack with tools were found in Room 218, and the bike was retrieved by police. Police found 2.3 grams of methamphetamine in the pocket of the pants left in the room.

    The man’s shoe print matched those found at the bike racks outside Cochise Residence Hall.

    The man was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail for possession of a dangerous drug, attempted theft and failure to stop for a police officer.

    A man was arrested for driving under the influence and speeding at 2:25 a.m. Dec. 22, reports stated.

    A police officer saw a car accelerate quickly while going north on East Speedway Boulevard near North Mountain Avenue. When the car stopped for a red light at Speedway and North Cherry Avenue, the officer heard the driver honk his car horn, as if the driver was upset the light hadn’t changed to green yet.

    When the light changed, the car “”peeled out,”” and the officer saw the car traveling about 53 mph before the car reached North Campbell Avenue.

    The car pulled into a parking lot at North Norris Avenue. The driver had red, watery eyes, mumbled and slurred his speech, and smelled like alcohol.

    When the officer asked for his car’s registration, the man pulled out some papers. The officer saw the man pass over the registration three times before he was able to find it.

    The officer asked the man if he had been drinking and he said, “”Yeah, three drinks.””

    The officer offered to transport the man to the University of Arizona Police Department to conduct DUI tests inside to ensure that the cold weather didn’t affect his ability to perform the tests, but the man declined.

    The officer arrested the man after he performed a walk-and-turn test and a one-legged stand test. A breath test showed the man had a blood alcohol content of .196.

    The man’s car was impounded and he was charged with speeding, DUI and driving with a suspended license.

    A man was arrested for an outstanding warrant at 11:17 p.m. Dec. 23 at North Campbell Avenue and East 10th Street.

    Police pulled over a man who was driving an unregistered vehicle. The man said the vehicle belonged to his mother, who was sitting in the passenger seat. They were unable to find the vehicle’s registration or proof of insurance.

    The man had $451 and some change in his pocket and said he was nervous the money would not be returned to him.

    A records check showed the man had an outstanding warrant from the Marana Police Department and he was booked into Pima County Jail.

    The man’s mother, who did not have a driver’s license, walked away from the scene.

    A woman was arrested for driving under the influence and driving without lights at North Norris Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard at 2:30 a.m. Dec. 23.

    A police officer pulled the car over because the vehicle didn’t have its lights turned on.

    The officer noticed the driver’s eyes were red and her speech was slurred. The officer also smelled alcohol coming from the woman’s vehicle. During the DUI tests, the woman was wobbly and unsteady.

    The woman told the officer she had “”one mixed drink.”” Her blood alcohol content was .142.

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

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