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Police Beat: April 28, 2015

No Littering

A non-UA affiliated 32-year-old man was caught littering on 6th Street on April 14 at 11:45 p.m. 

A University of Arizona Police Department officer stopped at a red light behind a 2011 blue Hyundai Sonata and saw the man stick his left hand out of the driver’s side window and proceed to throw a lit cigarette out the window. When the light turned green, the man continued driving on 6th Street across Euclid Avenue with no effort to pick up the cigarette he threw out the window.

The driver was contacted by the officer and when he explained why he had stopped him, the man said, “Seriously?” The officer could smell smoke coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle. He tried to explain the dangers of littering to the man, but the driver’s attitude didn’t seem to change. 

The man was cited and released for littering from a motor vehicle onto a public highway. When the officer asked if he had any questions, he laughed and dismissed the subject. 

Bumper Off

A UA student was involved in a hit-and-run traffic accident on April 14 at 5:37 p.m. 

The 20-year-old individual was contacted by a UAPD officer while sitting in her silver 2013 Subaru Impreza. The vehicle had a large dent with cracks in it down the entire rear bumper, which was detached from the vehicle at both ends. 

The student said she stopped in the left lane on Speedway Boulevard at Vine Avenue when her car was hit from behind by another vehicle. She said the other vehicle was a gold four-door Pontiac driven by a college-age man with dark skin and curly black hair wearing a light colored shirt. She added that the car had five other male passengers.

After the accident, the student said the Pontiac drove across the two right lanes, turned north on Vine Avenue and sped away. She drove her vehicle into traffic and parked near the Highland Garage to call UAPD, intending to press charges. 

The woman’s passenger told officers the same story about what happened. They both spoke of having neck pain, and the driver said her left arm was going numb. Tucson Fire Department paramedics arrived on the scene to evaluate the woman, but she didn’t want to be taken to the hospital. 

A Victim’s Rights form was completed and mailed. The Highland Garage and the UA parking lots north of Speedway Boulevard were checked for any vehicles matching the description, but none were found.

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