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    Police Beat: April 3

    Cheap liquor is quicker

    A UA student was cited and released for underage drinking while walking from his birthday celebration at 12:36 a.m. on March 27.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer observed the man on Cherry Avenue staggering west across Fourth Street. The man cut off a car and was nearly hit by it.

    The officer then conducted a welfare check on the man, while he sat on the curb of the sidewalk near the UA Main Library.

    The officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol from the man’s breath and noticed his bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and swaying, which led him to ask the student if he’d been drinking that night.

    “Oh yeah, I drank the cheapest liquor I could get,” the student said, adding that he had been celebrating his 19th birthday at a friend’s house off-campus.

    The man refused to say where the house was or how he’d gotten the alcohol. He was then cited and released on charges of underage drinking.

    Knife to know you

    A non-UA affiliated man was given a warning for trespassing after police received an anonymous report that said the man was carrying a gun in the Student Union Memorial Center at 1 p.m. on March 31.

    Police found an individual matching the report’s description sitting in the student union dining area. When asked if he was carrying any weapons, the man showed UAPD officers a 10-inch knife from his back pocket.

    He carried the knife for protection because he often had money on him, he told police.

    UAPD told him about the no-weapons policy on campus, which the man said he had been unaware of.

    The man was then given a verbal warning for trespassing and told not to return to campus without
    a legitimate reason. Police took his knife to the station for safekeeping and told him to retrieve the weapon at a later time.

    Dude, where’s your car?

    UAPD responded to Sixth Street Parking Garage after an unoccupied rental car rolled back 20 feet into a pole at 7:02 p.m. on March 27.

    Parking and Transportation Services employees reported the incident, which involved a white Mini Cooper from Hertz Rent-a-Car that was parked on the first level of the garage. The car was in a locked and neutral position but parked on a slight incline, causing it to roll into a pole.

    The accident left a 5-by-5 inch dent on the driver’s side rear bumper of the car. The pole was undamaged.

    A manager for the UA responsible for Hertz vehicle operations arrived and moved the car to its designated parking spot. He then contacted the car rental company and said he would find out who the last known driver of the vehicle was.

    Photos of the pole and damage to the car were taken and submitted into UAPD evidence.

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