Police Beat: Sept. 1

*Student sips and runs at Highland Market *

A University of Arizona Police Department officer noticed a man come out of Highland Market and stagger and sway as he walked down the sidewalk at 3:30 a.m. on monday. The officer approached the man to conduct a welfare check. The man stopped and looked at the officer without speaking. When the officer asked him for identification, the man yelled “What? Oh, you’re a cop,” and began running toward Likins Hall. The officer followed the man on his bike, shouting for him to stop, and the man finally stopped running near Posada San Pedro Residence Hall. The officer told him to get on the ground and the man told him, “OK, I’m too tired to keep going.” The man started crying and said, “I’m sorry I was stupid,” repeatedly.

The man said he didn’t have any identification but that his last name was Likins. The officer pointed out that his name was the same as the new residence hall, and the man said again that his name was Likins. The officer asked for his driver’s license and the man gave him his wallet. The wallet contained two California driver’s licenses with the same last name, but it was not Likins. The officer read the man his rights and the man said he would answer any questions. He told the officer he had a beer and some shots earlier that evening. The man said did not know where he got the alcohol and told the officer, “I was somewhere, I don’t know where. The drinks just showed up and I don’t know from where.”

The officer asked the man about the other driver’s license with his last name. The man said it belonged to his older brother but would not answer to whether or not he used it to buy alcohol. The man was cited for minor in possession and was cared for by paramedics. After treatment, the man was released into the care of his resident assistant.

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Deliver us from graffiti

A UAPD officer was on patrol at 11 p.m. on monday when he noticed graffiti painted onto a concrete pillar on the first level of Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage. A 36-inch, stencil-type figure of a kneeling person was painted in white on the concrete. The words “forgive me” had been written above the person with “give us our daily bread” written below it. The officer noted that the graffiti was painted crudely and seemed amateurish in style. The officer photographed the area and requested that Facilities Management remove the graffiti. There are no suspects or witnesses at this time.

*Wanton wanderer warrants wakening *

A UAPD officer responded to a call in reference to disorderly conduct in the Main Library at 12 p.m. on Aug. 29. The officer caught up with the man in question who identified himself with an Arizona identification card. The man said library staff had approached him while he was awake and was told to leave the library. The man said he was confused as to why he was singled out and he left, annoyed. The officer explained to the man that library staff had asked the man to leave because he was sleeping in the library. “Yeah, I was asleep when they woke me up,” the man said. A student in the library told police that the man approached him, waving his fists and attempted to hit him. The student he said did not understand why the man was yelling at him.

The officer did a records check on the man and found that he had an outstanding criminal warrant from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department. The officer placed the man in handcuffs. The man told the officer that if he was going to jail, he would come back and break the library’s code of conduct and policies. The man was booked into Pima County Jail.


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