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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday Apr. 9, 2002

A Tucson man who was found asleep inside a university bathroom told officers he was in California and may have fallen off the toilet, reports stated.

Police found the man asleep in the James E. Rogers Law Center, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Sunday afternoon, reports stated. They woke him and tried to get information from him.

The man couldn't remember his name or exactly what had happened but did consent to a search before he was taken to University Medical Center, reports stated.

Police found a health insurance card and a glass smoking pipe. Police have not filed charges against the man.


A Tucson man was told to get out of this country while waiting to cross a street Friday, reports stated.

He told officers he was near the corner of North Park Avenue and East South Campus Drive when a sport-utility vehicle full of men yelled at him. He said the vehicle then took off northbound on North Park Avenue. The men looked like they were in their early 20s.

The man said he wanted to press charges if the men were found. Police have no suspects, reports stated.


Officers saw a student asleep near Arizona Stadium Friday morning, reports stated.

Officers noticed the 19-year-old man sleeping on the east side of the stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave. The man awoke after police shook him, reports stated.

The man was incoherent and had trouble answering the officers' questions. He also smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, reports stated.

When police asked him his age, he gave a fictitious birthdate, which still made him younger than the legal drinking age, 21.

The Tucson Fire Department treated the man and said that he should be taken to UMC, where he was treated by medical staff.

While at the hospital, police learned his real age, and he told them he had drunk three to four shots of alcohol. He was cited and released on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol, reports stated.


A professor told police he felt threatened by a comment made on last fall's teacher evaluation, reports stated.

The professor brought in a copy of the evaluation, which included a death threat that was submitted by an unknown student.

He told officers that when he got the evaluation from the university, he went to the department head, who referred him to the dean of students, who referred him to the University Police Department.

The professor told police he had no idea who the student was, but has not received any more threatening or harassing notes.

There are no suspects or witnesses.


Two juveniles were released to their parents Saturday after they were seen smoking marijuana during an SAT-preparation class lunch break, reports stated.

Police pulled the vehicle over at North Campbell Avenue and East Third Street, when they received a report that the boys inside the car had been smoking marijuana in the Second Street Garage, 1340 E. Second St.

The driver of the vehicle allowed police to search his car. Officers found two baggies of marijuana, seven smoking pipes, a cigarette roller, brass knuckles, $168, a scale and a mint box that contained ecstasy pills, reports stated.

The driver originally told police they had eaten at a campus-area fast food restaurant but later admitted to smoking marijuana in the campus garage.

He said the confiscated items were his and that the passenger only had one hit of marijuana.

The males told police they were acquaintances from an SAT-preparation class that was held on the UA campus and that they had decided to go to lunch together when they were pulled over, reports stated.

Both boys were taken to the University of Arizona Police Department, where they waited for their parents. The driver was cited and released on suspicion of unlawful possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, reports stated.

The confiscated money was turned over to his mother when she came to pick him up.

The passenger was not cited.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department Records. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resumÄ can be found at www.uapd.arizona.edu.

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