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    Police Beat: April 1

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    A UA student who was “covered in vomit,” according to the police report, was arrested for underage person with spirituous liquor in body on Second Street and Campbell Avenue on March 27.

    A University of Arizona Police Department officer observed a man punching a road sign around 3 a.m. The officer approached the man who began to walk away and off the sidewalk, before getting stuck in a mesquite tree. The man was unable to free himself from the tree limbs, according to the police report.

    The student told the officer he was fine but was “really drunk.” He said he was unsure why he’d been punching the sign and why he was being restrained, referring to the tree limbs he was tangled in.

    The man had been drinking at an off-campus party but refused to provide police with an address, and became angry after the question, threatening to run away. In response, the officer handcuffed the man, who then began to cry.

    UAPD officers then booked the man into Pima County Jail.


    A UA student reported text messages of a “threatening nature” to UAPD at 1 p.m. on March 26.

    The reporting student said the messages were from a student he’d befriended earlier in the semester, whom he no longer wanted to associate with. The two stopped hanging out together, after the reporting student observed the other crush up an unknown pill and smoke it through a straw on numerous occasions.

    This made the man “desperate” for money to purchase the pills, according to the reporting student. During his withdrawals, the man would become “verbally aggressive” and “hostile,” though never physically aggressive, the student added.

    At the end of last semester, the student asked to copy the caller’s final exam, and when he was denied, he threatened to kill the reporting man, who decided then to cease contact. Several days ago, the student being reported had told others that the two were still friends. The man who called the police was irritated when he heard this and told the student to stop telling others they’re “homies.”

    In the proceeding text conversation between the two the suspect called the reporting student a “pussy” and “fish head,” adding that if he saw him on campus “it’s over,” before daring him to “square up.”

    The reporting student didn’t want to pursue criminal charges, but wanted the messages documented. He was unaware if the other student owned weapons, but described his appearance to police and then took screenshots of the text messages to send to police. UAPD had not yet received the messages to submit to property and evidence by the time the police report was completed.

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