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    Police Beat

    Man found in fetal position under baseball scoreboard

    A man was arrested for an outstanding warrant around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning. Police came across a man who was curled up, sleeping in the fetal position under the scoreboard for the UA baseball field. The officers approached the man and saw a half-empty 40-ounce bottle of beer lying next to him. They woke the man up and asked for identification.

    Police ran a check on his identification, which showed he had an outstanding warrant from the Tucson Police Department for a probation violation. He was arrested and taken to the Pima County Jail, where he was booked on probation violation charges.

    Students found with drug paraphernalia

    During a patrol around the UA football stadium at 2 a.m. on Wednesday morning, two students were found with alcohol in their systems and a smoking pipe.

    As the officer approached a parking lot near the stadium, he heard, “”Shit – a cop,”” and saw two students moving away from the marked vehicle. The officer exited the car and moved toward the students.

    One student had moved toward a gate and set something shiny near it, while the other moved toward a support pillar, apparently attempting to hide from the officer. When both students were apprehended, the officer asked what had been placed near the gate.

    The student responded by saying nothing. Both smelled of intoxicants, had slurred speech and red, bloodshot, watery eyes. When asked if they had been drinking, both replied that they had some rum earlier.

    The officer walked over to the fence where he saw the student place the object and retrieved a multicolored glass smoking pipe. As he walked back, the student said, “”You probably found something that is used to smoke something that isn’t allowed on campus.”” When the officer asked the student to clarify, he said, “”My pipe for smoking marijuana.””

    Both students were searched, and nothing else was found.

    One admitted to smoking with a group of friends earlier but refused to give their names, because he was “”just trying to be a good friend.”” The other male showed no signs of marijuana use.

    Both men were cited on charges of minors in possession of alcohol, and one of the men was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were cited and released. The pipe was taken into UAPD property.

    Man goes into ‘lied-to-by-cops mode’

    A man was arrested on charges of DUI, open container and an outstanding warrant early Wednesday morning.

    Police pulled the car over after seeing that it was going excessively slowly and the driver was not using his turn signals. As police pulled up to the car, two beverages – one can of Milwaukee’s Best and one can of Sparks Light – were thrown out of the passenger window. Police retrieved the cans and noted that they were cold to the touch and about half full.

    As officers approached the vehicle, they reported that there was a strong smell of intoxicants coming from the driver. They also noticed two open 16-ounce Mickey’s Malt Liquor cans on the floor in the back seat.

    The driver asked why he had been pulled over. When police told him that he had not used his turn signals, he responded by saying that the police were liars and said that no one was behind him.

    He was asked to step out of the car and used the door for support when he did. His speech was slow and mumbled, and police witnessed the driver swaying as he stood in front of them. The driver was uncooperative with police, saying that he was “”being lied to, and I’m going into my lied-to-by-cops mode.””

    After the driver emerged from the car, police saw a six-pack of Milwaukee’s Best under the front floorboard. After running his information, police were informed that he had an outstanding warrant for drinking in a city park.

    When police tried to question and test him for intoxication, the driver refused, saying “”You fucking assholes. I ain’t doing shit.”” He was uncooperative and when police tried to talk to him, he laid down on the ground. He was asked to stand up repeatedly and place his hands behind his head. He lay on the ground still, refusing to move. After being warned many times that if he did not get up, there would be repercussions, he still lay on the ground. Police attempted to use pressure points to get the subject to comply, but due to the amount of skin on his neck, they were ineffective.

    The man was again asked to get up repeatedly and warned that if he did not, a Tazer would be used on him. He was immobilized with a Tazer once. He was asked again to stand up but refused. After even more warnings, a Tazer was used on him again. He responded by saying, “”I can take it; it ain’t shit.””

    Three officers tried to lift him, but the driver made himself dead weight and was unable to be lifted. Another officer was called to help.

    Once they got the man into the car, he was transported to Pima County Jail. En route, he warned officers that “”I got to school for free now because of the last cop that Tazed me, “” and, “”You better call someone else to help you, ’cause I am not getting out of the car.””

    A corrections officer convinced him to exit the vehicle, and he was booked on charges of DUI, open container and an outstanding warrant. The passenger of the car was cited and released on open container charges.

    Women find whiteboard threatening them in dorm

    Police responded to a call for suspicious activity at Villa del Puente Residence Hall Wednesday.

    Police were called after a message appeared on a whiteboard outside a female students’ room, saying, “”Whichever one of you whores is hooking up with my boyfriend I am going to kill.””

    Neither girl in the room said it could be directed toward them, since they were not seeing anyone.

    There were no witnesses and no suspects.

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