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    Police Beat: April 3

    I will take the hit

    A female student and her girlfriends were walking to their dormitory on Highland Avenue and Fifth Street at 2:15 a.m. on Sunday when they noticed they were being watched by University of Arizona Police Department officers. Officers noted in the report that they were stumbling on the sidewalk and speaking loudly. The girls were walking through the door of their dormitory when they saw the officers get out of their car and approach them.

    The officers asked the girls to stop walking as they were in between the door. All girls kept walking except for one female student. Officers heard the girl say, “Go, I will take the hit.” Officers noted in the report that they smelled an odor of alcohol from her breath. The other group of girls ran upstairs on a balcony and watched as their friend was cited for minor in possession. UAPD officers noted they saw the girls shaking their heads and giving them dirty looks. The female informed the UAPD officers that she had about five shots of vodka.

    With everything closed, man opens zipper on wall

    UAPD officers were patrolling when they noticed a male student standing closely to a wall of the Math building at 1 a.m. on Sunday. Officers did not activate their emergency lights but instead walked from their car and noted they clearly saw the male student “holding his penis with both of his hands.” Officers asked the male student to stop, zip up and answer a few questions. The male student handed them his driver’s license and told them he was sorry.

    As he spoke, officers noticed a small odor of alcohol coming from his breath, and that he had bloodshot eyes. Officers asked if he had anything to drink tonight and how much he had. The student replied, “I drank about a beer or so.” Officers informed him that it is illegal to urinate in public and he told them that he was aware of this. “I had to piss and nothing was really open,” he said. Officers handed him his information back and cited him for criminal littering. He was also referred to the Dean of Students for a code of conduct violation.

    Pipe dream becomes police nightmare

    Two UA students, a male and female, were turning at Sixth Street and Euclid Avenue when a UAPD officer pulled them over for bumping a curb while making the right-hand turn onto Euclid. The officer asked for their information and ran a check on their names and driver’s licenses. The officer found the female student had a suspended license and court action was required. The male student, who was driving, had a prior history of drug possession. The officer asked the students to exit the vehicle so that he could run a check on it. He identified some burnt foil in the arm rest of the console in between the passenger and driver seat. He also found a pipe but did not specify whether it was used for marijuana or tobacco.

    The officer detained the two students. He released them and informed them that their car was going to be towed and impounded. He cited the driver for driving while suspended. The pipe was seized and turned into Tucson Evidence and Property, despite not having marijuana residue in it.

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