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    Police Beat: Oct. 17

    Boozin’ and cruisin’

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer was on patrol around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday when a driver flagged him down on Park Avenue north of University Boulevard. The man told the officer that the driver of the car behind him was drinking beer while driving. The officer looked at the car and saw the driver drinking from a brown bottle in a brown paper bag. When the driver saw the officer, he quickly handed the bottle to his passenger and motioned for him to hide it. The officer made a U-turn and signaled for the man to pull the car over. When the man pulled over, the passenger got out of the car. When the officer got out of his patrol car to tell the passenger to get back inside, the driver pulled away quickly, almost hitting other cars and swerving into oncoming traffic.

    The passenger told the officer the driver’s name was “Tito.” He said he had met Tito in Pima County Jail and didn’t know much about him. He also said Tito had picked him up from the Ronstadt Transit Center downtown and he was going to be dropped off at the Jamba Juice on Park Avenue. The man said Tito had been drinking beer while driving. The officer ran a records check on the passenger, who had a misdemeanor warrant for trespassing. He arrested the man for the warrant and searched him. During the search, the officer found a glass pipe and two pills, one a common cholesterol medication and the other part acetaminophen and part oxycodone. The man said the pain pill was from his uncle’s prescription and he did not have a prescription for it. The pipe belonged to Tito, he said.

    The man was arrested for the warrant, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of prescription medication and he was booked into Pima County Jail.

    Jerk escapes booking at Main Library

    A UAPD officer met with a student on Tuesday who reported she had seen a man masturbating in the Main Library. The woman said she had been on the fifth floor of the library around 5:30 p.m. when she heard a man seated near her making strange noises. When she looked at him, she saw he had his penis cupped in his hand and appeared to be masturbating. She immediately left the area, but the man followed her and asked her why she left. The woman said he got into the elevator and that she later saw him near the north entrance of the Manuel T. Pacheco Integrated Learning Center. She described the man to be about 40 years old, Caucasian and bald. He was wearing a navy blue shirt and carried a black backpack. Video surveillance confirmed the man entered the elevator. A man matching the description was later seen “just hanging around” at the Psychology building. The officer requested that detectives complete a flyer of the man to possibly identify him.

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