Police Beat: May 1

One bike, three tires

A non-UA affiliated man was arrested on charges of possessing a dangerous drug, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, loitering and criminal trespassing between the Parker House and the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house at 6:12 a.m. on April 25.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer reported a suspicious man “hiding and ducking” behind a parked vehicle while replacing a bike tire. When another officer arrived to back up the first, he saw that the man had moved and was now at a nearby underpass.

When UAPD spoke with the man, he had one bike and three bicycle tires. A records check of the man showed he had an outstanding warrant related to theft. The man then told police his friend
“Billy,” whom he was unable to identify, had let him borrow a tire and had left it for him at Wendy’s so he could come and change it.

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The man was then placed under arrest for loitering and criminal trespassing. While being placed under arrest, officers found a small baggie of marijuana, in addition to several miscellaneous items.

The man was then taken to the UAPD station for further questioning.

While at the station, police went through a backpack the man had, which contained a small baggie of a “white crystalline substance.” The substance tested positive for meth and weighed 0.4 grams, while the marijuana weighed 0.6 grams. The items were then checked into evidence, along with several tools found in his backpack.

The man was booked into Pima County Jail.

Hands off!

A UA student reported that he was assaulted by a security guard outside of the Alpha Phi sorority house at 1:35 p.m. on April 27.

A UAPD officer spoke with the man who said he was waiting for a bus to an off-campus date dash when a security guard evicted one of his friends for “no reason.”

The student and guard then got into a verbal exchange over the matter, before the guard told the student he “was just in college and what was he going to do about it?” according to the report.

The student then responded that the man “was just a security guard and would not do anything,” before the guard struck the student on the left side of his face with his open hand.

This resulted in the student dropping his phone and cracking the screen, which he valued at $200.

The student had a noticeable red handprint on the left side of his face and neck. Photos of his face and phone were then taken for evidence, and police then contacted the security guard.

The guard identified himself and upon being read his rights, invoked them, before being cited and released for assault and criminal damage.

He was then told not to return to the UA campus in the near future and the student told police he wished to pursue criminal charges.

‘Wacko the Juggalo’

An unsecured bike was found against the Ina E. Gittings building at 8:30 a.m. on April 28.

The white and silver bike with a broken seat had, “Belongs to Skye — smiley face — so please don’t fucking take it — fuck off” written on it in black marker and “Wacko the Juggalo” in silver paint.

The serial number for the bike was then checked, which showed it was related to a 2008 incident, so the bike was taken to the UAPD station for safekeeping.

You snooze, you lose

A taxi driver reported that a UA student was unresponsive and unconscious in the backseat of his vehicle at 5 a.m. on April 27.

Police met the cab driver outside Colonia de la Paz residence hall, where the driver told officers that “some frat guys” had helped her into the cab, but that she had quickly fallen asleep.

The officer tried to wake the woman by shaking her shoulder and asking if she was all right, but there was no response. Student Emergency Medical Services and the Tucson Fire Department were then notified.

Paramedics were able to wake the student, who identified herself and showed signs of intoxication.It was determined the woman did not need further medical attention and she was transported to her dorm.

She was then cited for minor in possession of alcohol and released.


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