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    Police Beat: Feb. 25

    Punch-drunk window

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer responded to the Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall on Friday at 12:19 a.m. in reference to criminal damage.

    When the officer arrived at the dorms, he met with a student who reported an unknown man punched out his room window and shattered it.

    The resident was bleeding from his face because of cuts he got from the glass after it shattered. He had cuts on his forehead, nose and lips.

    After Tucson Fire Department paramedics arrived to make sure the man was okay, the man gave a description of the man who punched out his window and told the officer he was with another man who was also a resident of Kaibab-Huachuca.

    The officer found the other man in his dorm room. The officer asked the man if he knew who punched the window.

    The man said his friend, who is a resident at Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, was the one who punched the window. He said the man ran away when he realized what he had done.

    The officer found the man in the restroom at Manzanita-Mohave and interviewed him. The man admitted to breaking the window and said he was only joking around by tapping on the window, and when the residents closed the glass pane, he hit it with his hand causing it to shatter.

    When speaking to the man, the officer could smell alcohol on his breath, and the man admitted to drinking three or four beers earlier in the night.

    The man was arrested for criminal damage and minor in possession.

    Spoons and straw for meth and coke

    A UAPD officer pulled a car over for having a suspended license plate Feb. 20 at 11:15 p.m. at the intersection of Kino Parkway and Broadway Boulevard.

    The officer ran a records check of the woman and found that her driver’s license had been suspended.

    During an inventory check of the car, the officer found two spoons and a straw.

    The woman admitted to using the spoons to burn meth, and the straw to snort cocaine.

    The spoons and the straw were submitted as evidence and sent to the Department of Public Safety for testing.

    The woman was placed under arrest for possession of drug paraphernalia, driving on a suspended license, no mandatory insurance and driving a motor vehicle with suspended plates.

    Three beers at sunset, extreme DUI at dawn

    A UAPD officer noticed a white Kia Sephia swerving and making illegal lane changes on Euclid Avenue on Saturday at 7:25 a.m.

    When the car began to speed, the officer turned on his emergency lights to pull the car over. After several minutes the car did not respond to the lights or sirens.

    At Seventh Avenue, the car made an abrupt stop and pulled over into a parking lot on the northeast corner of Sixth Street and Seventh Avenue.

    The officer contacted the driver and noticed there were two men in the car.

    When asked for his license and registration, the man stumbled through his wallet several times and kept repeating the car was not his.

    When speaking to the driver, the officer could detect some slurred speech and red watery eyes.

    The man found his driver’s license and a records check showed the license was suspended.

    The officer placed the man under arrest for driving with a suspended license, and when he asked for the man to get out of the car and walk to the patrol car, the man stumbled and walked very slowly.

    The officer asked if he had been drinking, because his breath smelled of alcohol, but the man said he had not.

    When the officer told the man he would like to do a few tests, the man said, “”I do what you want.””

    During pretest questions for a field sobriety test, the only answer the man would give was, “”Give me the test, I do what you want.””

    The field sobriety tests showed a presence of alcohol in his system, and the officer read the man’s Miranda Rights. The man told the officer he would answer any of his questions.

    The man stated he drank three Miller Light beers the previous night between sunset and midnight, and was on his way to Saint Mary’s Hospital for work.

    At the UAPD main station, the man was given a breathalyzer test, which showed the man had a blood alcohol content of 0.17.

    The man was arrested for DUI over 0.08 BAC and Extreme DUI over 0.15 BAC. He was also arrested for speeding.

    The car was impounded and the man was transported and booked into Pima County Jail.

    Man can’t walk after ‘one beer’

    An on-duty resident assistant of the Coronado Residence Hall called UAPD on Saturday around midnight asking for an officer to check on the welfare of a student.

    When the officer arrived at the dorm, the RA said she had seen a man having trouble walking and keeping his balance while two people escorted him to his room.

    The officer spoke with one of the residents of the room. The woman said the man had gone to the bathroom after she asked him to leave the room.

    He was identified as a UA student and resident of Coronado.

    When the officer was asking the man questions, he could see he had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The man told the officer, “”I feel fine, I don’t need any help.””

    After being read his rights, the man said he drank one beer at an off-campus party, but did not know where the house was.

    The man was arrested for minor in possession in body and was escorted to his dorm room.

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