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Police Beat

By Ty Young
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Thursday, November 13, 2003

A student tried to fight a police officer Sunday night at Villa del Puente Residence Hall and was arrested, reports stated.

A resident assistant complained about six students drinking in a nearby room. The RA said the students had been difficult the last time she confronted the students.

When the police knocked on the door of the room, one student said, "Don't you need a warrant to come in?" The student then opened the door to give the officer his identification, reports stated.

When the officer held the door open to look in the room, the student said, "Could you not hold the door open?" The officer said he needed to make sure that the other people in the room did not get a weapon while the door was closed.

The student then grabbed the officer's arm while he was holding the door open. The officer told the student three times not to touch him, reports stated.

The officer tried to restrain the student, after he put his arms up in a "combat" stance, because he thought the student was going to punch him.

Both of them fell to the ground surrounded by the others in the room, reports stated.

The crowd started yelling at the officer as he tried to restrain the student. One student yelled, "I'll have your fucking badge over my fireplace."

Two students were arrested on minor in possession charges and for disturbing an educational institution. The student that grabbed the officer was also arrested for resisting arrest, reports stated.

A student called police Saturday after his laptop computer was stolen from his room in Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St., reports stated.

The student had cable-locked his navy blue Toshiba laptop to the top of a dresser earlier in the day. He last saw it at 1:30 a.m. on Saturday before he went out. When he returned at 5 a.m. it was gone.

He had earlier asked a resident assistant to unlock his door because he did not have his keys. The student said he did not remember if he had locked the door before he went out, reports stated.

After thinking about it, the student said he might have left it in a study room. He and the officer looked in the study room but could not find the computer.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

A woman carrying a dog in a bag was kicked out of Saturday's football game, reports stated.

A police officer saw the woman and the dog at Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., and asked her to leave. The woman became argumentative with the officer.

A friend confronted her and the two of them started arguing. The officer smelled alcohol on the breath of both of them, reports stated. The two were escorted out of the stadium along with the dog.

A student was kicked out of Saturday's game after nearly starting a fight with a man who hit him with a tortilla, reports stated.

A security guard saw the student walk over and yell at another man after the tortilla hit him. The security guard stopped the student before he could get to the man.

The guard then called a police officer to help, and he smelled alcohol on the student's breath. The student was removed from the stadium, photographed and told not to return, reports stated.

Police arrested a student Sunday night after they saw him stumbling in the dirt next to a sidewalk on North Highland Avenue, reports stated.

The officer followed the student as he walked toward campus at 2:22 a.m. The officer momentarily lost sight of the student until he saw him walk up from behind a bush in front of La Paz Residence Hall, 602 N. Highland Ave., reports stated.

When the officer spoke to the student, he smelled alcohol on his breath. The student was also swaying while he spoke to the officer, reports stated.

The student admitted to drinking alcohol at a fraternity party earlier in the evening. He was cited for minor in possession and deferred to the Dean of Students diversion program.

Police found a pipe with residue and a bag of "green leafy substance" in the front pants pocket of a man pulled over Sunday for driving with an expired license plate, reports stated.

An officer stopped the man at 2 a.m. because he couldn't read the registration sticker on his license plate. After running his name through the police database, the officer found that the man had a warrant for driving on a suspended driver's license, reports stated.

The officer searched the man and found the bag of "green leafy substance" and the pipe.

The man was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was also cited for driving on a suspended license and not having insurance.

He was booked into Pima County Jail, 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

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