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Police Beat

By Kristopher Califano
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Monday October 7, 2002

Urinating in public

"Hey, when you got to go, you got to go," a 57-year-old Tucson man told police Thursday after officers spotted him urinating in public, reports stated.

Officers were near North Campbell Avenue and East Speedway Boulevard when they saw the man standing near a bus stop while peeing on a garbage can. The man's penis was exposed, reports stated.

Police ran a background check on the man and learned the city of Tucson had restricted him from being within 1,000 feet of the intersection.

He told police he was aware of the restriction.

The man was arrested and booked into Pima County Jail on suspicion of urinating in public and interfering with judicial proceedings, reports stated.


Harassment

A UA student was harassed Tuesday afternoon by two men whom she believed were homeless, reports stated.

The UA student was sitting outside the Bear Down Gym, 1428 E. University Blvd., at 4:45 p.m. when she was approached.

One of the men asked her what she thought about the bite marks on his neck, reports stated. When she asked to be left alone, the men started yelling at her. A witness heard the commotion and told the men to leave.

The UA student said she saw the two men earlier in the day, but doesn't know who they are, reports stated.


Minor in possession of alcohol

A UA student was cited early Thursday morning after he was climbing campus-building stairs while he appeared to be intoxicated, reports stated.

Police saw the man staggering and trying to climb the outer stairs of the Nugent building, 1212 E. University Blvd. Officers asked to speak with the male as he cautiously tried to climb up the first few steps, reports stated.

Police had recently learned a man had passed out near the Marvel building,1213 E. South Campus Drive. They asked the 19-year-old student if he had fallen asleep outside the building.

He denied falling asleep and said he was just smoking a cigarette near the Nugent building and doing nothing else. Officers noticed he had watery and bloodshot eyes, had trouble speaking and smelled like alcohol, reports stated.

He denied drinking any alcohol.

Police told the man to sit on the stairs for his own safety, reports stated.

"I wasn't, was I?" the student said, after police inquired about why he was going up the stairs to a closed building, reports stated.

The student asked if he could smoke a cigarette and offered to give the officer a cigarette too, reports stated.

He tried to hand the officer a cigarette three times after police said they didn't want to smoke, reports stated.

Police waited for 20 minutes until a taxi came to pick up the student. He was cited and released on suspicion of being a minor in possession of alcohol, reports stated.


Marijuana use

Police didn't make any arrests Saturday after they smelled burnt marijuana coming from a residence hall room, reports stated.

A resident assistant at the Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., smelled the odor and decided to call police. While waiting for officers to arrive, the RA saw three men run out of an adjoining room.

The three men ran into the hallway and down the west stairwell before exiting the building, reports stated.

Police were unable to find the men, but did speak with the resident of the adjoining room, reports stated.

He told police the three men exited the adjacent room and entered his room through the adjoining bathroom, reports stated.

The men asked the resident if it was OK if they exited through his door, reports stated.

The resident agreed and allowed the men to leave through his door. He said he doesn't know any of the men who cut through his room, reports stated.

The RA said he would tell the hall director about the incident, reports stated.


Laptop missing

An employee's laptop computer was stolen from his office last week, reports stated.

The employee said he left his office at the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering building, 1130 N. Mountain Ave., Tuesday evening. When he returned the next morning, his $1,200 computer was missing from his desk drawer, reports stated. The employee found no sign of forced entry and when he returned to the office, the door was still locked.

He shares the office with several other employees, but doesn't suspect any of them.

Approximately 10 people have keys to the office, reports stated. There are no suspects and no witnesses at this time.

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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