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    Man spits on officer, gets the spit sock, public drinking

    University of Arizona Police Department officers arrested a man on charges of drinking in public on June 3 at 4:30 p.m. at 1140 North Park Avenue.

    The man was cited and released at the scene after being warned not to return to the property. Fifteen minutes later, the arresting officer, who was seated in his patrol car, observed the same man walk onto the property of the Circle K convenience store located at Speedway Boulevard and Park Avenue. The man showed the officer his middle finger and then proceeded to take a seat on the ground.

    The officer made contact with the man and detained him for further questioning. A Circle K employee approached the officer and informed him that the man had previously been banned from that premises for loitering and harassing customers.

    The officer placed the man under arrest on charges of criminal trespassing. Apparently upset about being arrested and placed into the back of a police car, the man spit on the officer, at which point he was charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer. The officer placed a spit sock on the man’s head and transported him to the Pima County Jail where he was booked and released into the custody of corrections officials.

    Rainbow, Jesus sticker bike stolen

    A UAPD officer responded to a suspected larceny call at the UA Campus Recreation Center on June 2 at 8:47 a.m.

    The officer made contact with the victim, who reported that sometime between 8 a.m. and the time of the call to police, somebody stole his bicycle from outside of the Rec Center, where it had been locked.

    The man was able to provide a description of the missing property. According to the victim, the property was a “”blue and red Trek mountain bike with a sticker saying Rainbows are cool, Jesus is cooler.””

    Routine traffic stop leads to fireworks confiscation

    Officers stopped a vehicle for displaying an expired registration on June 1 at 9:17 a.m.

    One officer was conducting a preliminary visual inspection of the vehicle when he noticed several “”M-80″” explosives in plain sight. The driver of the vehicle was placed under arrest on charges of possession of fireworks and was released at the scene. UAPD officers transported the contraband explosives to the Tucson Police Department Bomb Squad for destruction.

    Officer runs down skateboarder, impounds his board

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer observed two men skateboarding through Highland Garage on June 1 at 10:12 p.m.

    The officer ordered both men to halt, but after a brief pursuit, he was only able to stop one individual. The officer detained the man and a record check revealed that he had been warned the year before for the same infraction.

    The man was issued a citation by Parking and Transportation Service authorities, and his skateboard was impounded. He was released at the scene.

    Fence holes lead to killed cattle

    An unknown person or persons cut several holes in a chain link fence surrounding a farm at 2831 North Prince Road sometime between May 20 and May 29, according to an employee of the property.

    The employee told the responding officer that as a result of the holes in the fence, wild dogs were able to gain access to the property and kill five Holstein calves valued at $220 each. The employee told the Officer that the farm was a popular attraction for local vagrants and he suspected that one or more of these vagrants had cut the holes in the fence in order to gain access to the property so that they could establish campsites.

    He did not believe that the individual or individuals who cut the holes did so with the intention of causing any harm to any cattle.

    Boozing bro busted

    University of Arizona Police Department officers observed a vehicle operating without headlights and making an improper turn onto Speedway Boulevard on May 29 at 11:27 p.m.

    The officers activated their emergency lights, but the driver did not immediately pull over, raising the officer’s suspicions even further. When the vehicle finally did stop at Speedway Boulevard and Cherry Avenue, the officers made contact and noticed that the driver was wearing a “”bro t-shirt”” and showing physical signs of intoxication.

    After tests confirmed that the driver was under the influence, he was placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence, minor in possession and several civil traffic violations.

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