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By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Tuesday October 1, 2002

Disturbance of an educational institution

Police cited a student Sept. 24 after he wouldn't leave the campus tennis courts and told an off-duty officer he was a third-degree black belt, reports stated.

When the 22-year old walked into the Robson Tennis Center, East Second Street and North Martin Avenue, the court monitor asked for his CatCard.

The man became upset when he was told he couldn't come inside without a CatCard.

"I hate this school. I hate Arizona. I hate you," the man said as the court monitor tried to escort him out of the tennis facility.

An off-duty Tucson police officer approached the 22-year-old man after he heard the commotion from approximately 150 feet away, reports stated. When the man continued to refuse to leave the police officer identified himself as an officer of the law and again told the man he should leave the facility.

The 22-year old told the officer that he was a third-degree black belt prior to leaving the facility.

While university police were investigating the situation, the 22-year-old man phoned the University of Arizona Police Department and reported that he was treated rudely by the court monitor.

Police told the man to return to the tennis center.

The 22-year-old man admitted to police that he refused to leave after being told to exit the facility.

He was cited and released on suspicion of disturbing the peaceful conduct of an educational institution.


Public indecency

A 21-year-old Tucson man was thrown out of Saturday's football game after police saw his pants around his knees, reports stated.

Officers were at the Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., when they saw the man standing in the bleachers with his shorts pulled down to his knees.

Police did not see his genitals or buttocks, but believe he was completely exposed.

The man was ordered to come down from his red-zone seats and speak with police.

He told officers that he was standing up when a man behind him pulled his shorts down.

Police went into the stands but were unable to find any witnesses, reports stated. The man was then ejected from the stadium.


Underage drinking

Three UA students were cited Saturday night at a campus parking lot after police believe they were buying alcohol for friends in their residence hall, reports stated.

When police approached the parked car at 522 N. Tyndall Ave. the three occupants began to exit the vehicle. Police saw that there was a paper bag inside the car that contained a bottle of rum.

When police asked for the driver's license, they saw the driver pull out two licenses and hand over one.

Officers then told her to give them her fake license, reports stated.

She gave them her fake license and explained that it originally belonged to her older sister.

Police confiscated the license and the rum and let the two male passengers leave.

The driver was cited on suspicion of misrepresentation of age to obtain alcohol, being a minor in possession of alcohol and using another person's driver license, reports stated.

Later police learned that there were two cases and a 12-pack of beer in the trunk.

The two passengers were cited and released for being minors in possession of alcohol and being minors soliciting another to buy liquor, reports stated.


Underage drinking and jaywalking

Two UA students were cited after they were seen jaywalking near campus just after midnight Sunday morning.

The two men tried to cross against the light at East Speedway Boulevard and North Cherry Avenue.

When police spoke to the two men, both 19, they noticed that they had bloodshot eyes and smelled like alcohol, reports stated.

One admitted that he drank some beers at a campus fraternity house, reports stated.

The other man said that he was at the fraternity house and drank some punch that he didn't know was spiked.

After officers said they didn't believe him he admitted to drinking some beers at the fraternity and having some punch which he suspected was mixed with alcohol, reports stated.

Both men were cited and released on suspicion of being minors with liquor in their bodies, reports stated.

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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