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    Police Beat

    Expired car tags lead to multiple arrests

    A man was arrested on six charges on Nov. 30 at 11:41 p.m.

    While patrolling on South Campbell Avenue and East Fifth Street, an officer saw an SUV with expired temporary license plates. The officer pulled the car over and noticed there were six people inside.

    The driver said he was not in possession of his license and told the officer his name. The officer then asked if there were any weapons in the car. A woman said she had an empty handgun.

    The officer saw it under her thigh, not in a holster. The officer took the weapon out of the SUV.

    More officers arrived to help. A check of the gun confirmed the woman owned the gun. She said she did not know it was against the law to transport a gun like that and was informed of concealed weapons laws and regulations.

    Police ran the names of the people in the vehicle. The passenger in front had outstanding warrants from the Tucson Police Department and the Pima County Sherriff’s Office.

    The two men in the front seats were taken to the Pima County Jail for their warrants.

    Police fingerprinted the driver, which revealed that he was not the person he said he was. He had used his twin brother’s name. The driver was taken in for his warrants and additionally charged with false reporting to a law enforcement agency, driving on a suspended license, not having proof of auto insurance and not holding a driver’s license in possession while operating a vehicle.

    Former roommate allegedly harassed student

    Police were contacted after a photograph of a woman appeared on on Dec. 1 at 1:14 p.m.

    A woman contacted police saying her former roommate was harassing her. She said she had not had contact with her since they had been moved to separate rooms.

    The woman told officers her former roommate was responsible for the posting, because no one else had the photo of her since it was on her former roommate’s camera.

    The woman said she felt harassed by the posting and wanted the incident to be documented. She said she wanted to remove the photo from the Web site, because it had her name and place of work on it.

    Police made contact with the woman’s former roommate. She said she recognized the photograph, but did not know what was and denied posting the photograph. She said she had not made contact with the woman and had “”moved on.””

    She told officers the woman had the photograph on her phone as well.

    A copy of the photograph on the Web site was put into evidence.

    Delta Chi fraternity brothers ‘kidnap’ student

    Eight men were referred to the Dean of Students Office on Dec. 2 at 7:08 p.m.

    Police were called in reference to a large group of men forcing another man into a pick-up truck outside of Coronado and driving away.

    Police saw a vehicle matching the description heading east on East Speedway Boulevard and North Mountain Avenue. They stopped the vehicle, which had eight men inside.

    Officers asked who “”entered”” the vehicle at Coronado. After asking several times, a man sitting in the the back said he did. He was asked to step outside and away from the vehicle.

    Officers asked if he was OK. He said he was, although they reported that he was visibly trembling. He told officers it was just a joke, and he knew they were going to do that. Officers then asked him if he was forced into the vehicle. He said he had willingly gone with them.

    The officer then spoke to two men in the bed of the truck. They were asked what fraternity they were in. One said he was not in a fraternity, and the other did not answer. Another officer asked other people in the vehicle, and they told him they were in a club.

    The driver told police that they were from Delta Chi fraternity. The officer then spoke to the man who said he was not in a fraternity. He admitted that he was a member.

    Police determined the man was not kidnapped.

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