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Police Beat: February 17, 2015

You’ve got the best of me

A University of Arizona Police Department officer encountered a fight between two men on Sixth Street and Highland Avenue on Jan. 25 at approximately 2:43 a.m.

The officer heard a group of people yelling in the breezeway that separates Villa del Puente Residence Hall. A UA student and another individual were grabbing each other by the clothes and attempting to punch each other with closed hands, while two other people were trying to break the fight up.

The officer attempted to speak with the men involved in the fight. One of the men said that he got upset because the other man started to “chirp” at him. He also said that the other man called him a “track star” and was the aggressor in the situation.

The man said he was struck in the face twice near the eye and his ear, but there were no visible injuries to his face or body. He refused medical attention and said that he was “fine.” His clothes were disheveled and stretched out from where he was grabbed. He had a strong smell of intoxicants coming from his breath, red watery bloodshot eyes and slurred speech; he said that he drank earlier in the evening.

The other man claimed that it was a “stupid argument,” and he let his anger “get the best of him.” He said it started with a verbal argument before escalating. His clothes were stretched out and a strong smell came from his breath; he also claimed to have been drinking earlier that day.

Both men were cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol in the body. A Dean of Students FYI was also filled out and sent to the Dean of Students Office.

Postgame costs

A UAPD officer pulled over a woman on Campbell Avenue just south of Sixth Street on Jan. 28 at approximately 10:19 p.m.

The officer was stopped on Campbell Avenue facing southbound at Enke Drive for other police officers that were directing traffic flow away from the UA basketball game that had ended.

The UAPD officer noticed that the silver sedan next to him was displaying September 2014 registration tabs. The officer checked registration records on the vehicle and found that its registration expired on Sept. 30, 2014.

After several officers directed traffic flow southbound, the officer who saw the 2009 silver Kia Spectra drove behind it to make a traffic stop. When the officer got in contact with the driver, he found out that her license was also suspended through the Tucson City Court for an unpaid traffic ticket.

The driver was cited and released for driving with a suspended driver’s license and warned about the expired registration. The vehicle was impounded, and Tucson Wrecker towed her sedan to its yard.

— Compiled by Amber White

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