Police Beat: April 3
You’re not in Brazil anymore
A UA student was referred to the Dean of Students Office for drinking in public on Sunday.
A University of Arizona Police Department officer noticed a man grab an 8-foot-long branch on a tree and break it off near University Boulevard around 2:50 a.m. The officer then observed the man walk to a newspaper stand, place a UA logo shot glass on top of it, pour tequila into the glass and then drink it.
The officer identified the man as a UA student, who said he had lost his equilibrium due to drinking during the night and grabbed hold of the branch to stop himself from falling. The student, who is from Brazil, said he did not know he could not consume alcohol in public because it is allowed in Brazil.
The officer told the student he was being diverted to the Dean of Students Office and explained the diversion program to him.
A non-UA-affiliated man was arrested on charges of four confirmed warrants from the Tucson Police Department on Sunday.
A UAPD officer noticed a man walking near Centennial Hall who was talking to himself. The officer made contact with the man and identified him.
The officer asked the man if he was all right, and he said yes. When asked what he was doing on campus, he said that he was walking through campus to look at some girls.
The officer then began a records check on the man, and found that he had four outstanding warrants from TPD.
Once the warrants were confirmed, the officer placed the man under arrest and transported him to Pima County Jail.