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    Police Beat: March 20

    Riding dirty

    A male student called the University of Arizona Police Department because he saw a red Ford Explorer that was marked as stolen sitting in a parking lot at 2:02 p.m. on March 9. Officers went to the University of Arizona Medical Center parking lot where the student said he saw the car. Officers saw a woman get into the car, and the student noticed the officers and drove away. Police chased the car until the car’s driver stopped at a red light, got out of the vehicle and began running away. Officers checked the surrounding areas to find the caller, but were unable to. The stolen car was towed to a UAPD parking lot and officers called the car’s owner to pick it up. Officers searched the vehicle and found no damage to it and also checked the windows and side doors for fingerprints. Burnt foil and several plastic needles were found behind the driver’s seat along with a Jack In The Box receipt and gift card. Officers also called the medical center to ask if they had a tape of the parking lot from that day. The medical center caught the beginning of the incident on tape and saw the woman exiting and entering the car. The tapes were then sent to a University Information Technology Services technician for further analysis.

    Flashing the goods

    A man was walking his dog in a neighborhood near Fourth Avenue and Speedway Boulevard when he noticed a Mexican American man in his early 20s sitting outside the gate of his house, waving a knife at 8:56 p.m. on March 9. The man walking his dog decided to call UAPD after he watched the man with the knife continue his behavior toward cars and people driving by. When officers pulled up to the scene, the knife-wielding man began running across Speedway Boulevard. Officers put on their emergency lights and followed him in their vehicle. They caught the man and told him to get on the ground. The man complied and was handcuffed. Officers told him that he was arrested for disorderly conduct. He told officers that he was not looking for anyone and did not want to hurt anyone in particular, he was just given a new knife and was playing with it so he could learn to use it more efficiently and learn to not cut off his own fingers. Officers noticed a heavy scent of intoxicants coming from his breath. He told them he was drinking Four Loko lemonade at his house while playing with his knife. Officers then asked if he had any drugs or paraphernalia with him, and he replied, “Yeah, I have some white cocaine.” Officers asked where the cocaine was, and he said, “On my dick.” The man was laughing as officers placed him in their vehicle. He was taken to Pima County Jail and cited for criminal disorderly conduct.

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