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    Police Beat: Sept. 8

    Resident’s thumb injured in dorm scuffle

    University of Arizona Police Department officers went to the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall Sept. 2 at 1:30 a.m. in reference to an assault. Officers met a man in the lobby who told them that several minutes earlier, he had been assaulted by an unknown man.

    According to the victim, he and his friends had entered Arizona-Sonora using their CatCards but were followed into the building by several unknown men. The victim and his friends became suspicious and confronted the group.

    According to the victim, one person replied “”f–k you”” and the group continued toward a stairwell. One of the victim’s friends made another comment and the same person again replied “”f–k you.”” The subject then came down the stairwell toward the victim and pushed him. The victim struck a wall and then fell to the ground, injuring his thumb as a result.

    According to police, the victim’s thumb was swollen and was beginning to discolor. Police and Residence Life officials viewed security camera video footage of the area where the attack occurred and were able to identify the attacker as a resident of the hall. Police located the suspect and the victim was able to identify him as the individual who attacked him. The suspect was cited by police on charges of assault with minor injury and was released at the scene. UAPD has no further information regarding the victim’s injury.

    Sleeping man booted from front of UA building

    Just prior to 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 2, UAPD responded to the University Services building, 888 N. Euclid Ave., in response to an unidentified individual asleep in front of the building. Officers made contact with the individual, whom they recognized from previous encounters. The man had no identification on his person, but gave police a name. A records check of the man’s name revealed that a valid exclusionary order for trespassing on university property had been issued and had subsequently been violated twice already. Police placed the man into custody and transported him to Pima County Jail where he was booked on charges of criminal trespassing and interfering with an educational institution.

    Failure to wear, failure to appear

    UAPD observed a motorcycle rider failing to use eye protection heading westbound on Speedway Boulevard just before 10:08 a.m. on Sept. 2. Officers stopped the biker at Speedway Boulevard and Mountain Avenue. A records check of the rider indicated that the man had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear issued by Pima Community College Police. UAPD confirmed the warrant and placed the subject in custody. The man was transported to Pima County Jail where he was booked. UAPD also cited the man on charges of failure to wear eye protection while operating a motorcycle.

    Sorority woman’s ‘stang suffers larceny

    UAPD responded to a larceny report at the Gamma Phi Beta house, 1535 E. First St., on Sept. 2 at 12:31 p.m. Officers made contact with a woman who wanted to report her license plate as stolen. According to the woman, sometime between Aug. 24 at 9 p.m. and Aug. 28 at 8:30 p.m. the California-issued license plate was removed from her 1994 Ford Mustang. The woman also told police that the reason it took her so long to report the incident was because she just put it off. According to police, the woman declined to be involved in any future criminal proceedings regarding this matter.

    Police aide finds two men skateboarding in campus garage

    UAPD responded to an assistance call from a police aide Sept. 2 at 10:45 p.m. at the Sixth Street Parking Garage, in reference to two men skateboarding in the parking facility. According to the police aide, the men were being contacted for skateboarding though the garage. However, during questioning the aide noticed the odor of marijuana coming from one man, who was later identified as a UA student. According to police, the man’s eyes appeared bloodshot and a strong odor of marijuana could be smelled coming from him. Police asked the man if he had any marijuana in his possession. The man pulled out an orange container with a cork stopper, which he called his “”Nugg Mug.”” The man told police that his “”Nugg Mug”” had been mailed to him from California and that he and some unidentified men had used its contents earlier that day. Police took the container into evidence and warned the man about the university’s skateboarding policy. UAPD diverted the incident to the Dean of Students office.

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