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Police Beat

By Holly Wells
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday, October 12, 2005
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A student was cited for underage drinking after he was found semi-conscious early Sunday morning on the fifth floor of Manzanita-Mohave Residence Hall, 1010 N Park Ave., reports stated.

When police arrived around 4 a.m. they called medics.

The student said he had been drinking green apple Smirnoff and Captain Morgan.

The student was taken to University Medical Center, reports stated.

Someone damaged the rear tire on a student's bike sometime between Friday and Sunday while his bike was parked at Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall, 922 E. Fourth St., reports stated.

The student said he locked his bike around 5 p.m. on Friday. The student said he returned around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday to find the rear tire bent out of shape.

The bike was still locked to the rack.

Police have no suspects or witnesses, reports stated.

Three students were diverted to the Dean of the Students for underage drinking Saturday night after one of the students tried to jump on a table at Wilbur's Underground, 1309 E. University Blvd., and fell down, reports stated.

The students smelled like alcohol and had red eyes.

The students admitted to drinking in their rooms and were released, reports stated.

Three men were carrying an orange traffic cone and a white barricade with red stripes Saturday night at East Eighth Street and North Mountain Avenue, reports stated.

Police noticed the men around 9 p.m. and turned to follow the men.

The men dropped the cone and the barricade and ran.

Police attempted to follow the men but lost them.

Police tried to call Tucson Electric Power about the cone and the barricade but no one answered, reports stated.

A student broke the glass pane at Cochise Residence Hall, 1018 E. South Campus Drive, early Friday morning after he saw his friend arguing with five to eight males, reports stated.

When police arrived around 1 a.m., the argument was over and the men had left.

The student said he saw his friend arguing with the other men in the lobby when he began banging on the window to try to help his friend. The window then broke.

A UA employee said they did not want to press charges and said the issue would be handled internally, reports stated.

Parking and Transportation Services reported a $440 vehicle boot and a $28 padlock missing sometime between Thursday morning and Friday morning after PTS put the boot on the student's car while it was parked in a Zone 1 lot, East Sixth Street and North Euclid Avenue, reports stated.

A PTS employee said they had put the boot on the student's car because the student owed $310 in parking tickets. The employee said someone had put the boot on the car around 10 a.m. on Thursday and said they noticed the car and the boot were gone around 9 a.m. on Friday.

Police went looking for the student and found the student's car. Police noticed that the boot and a pair of bolt cutters were in the car.

Police later talked to the student who said he had no money to pay the tickets. The student said he would pay them on Monday.

PTS did not want to press theft charges against the student but wanted the student to be cited for criminal damage for cutting the padlock.

The student was cited and released, reports stated.

A UA employee found fireworks Friday night in a trashcan in the men's restroom at the Theatre Arts building, 1025 N. Olive Road, reports stated.

The employee said he found the three M80s around 4:30 p.m. and said the fireworks looked new.

Police placed the fireworks into property to be destroyed, reports stated.

A student was hit in the face by the traffic control arm at Tyndall Avenue Parking Garage, 880 E. Fourth Ave., reports stated.

The student, who was driving a jeep with the top off, said he stopped at the entrance to the garage because there was an event going on and someone was at the entrance.

The person at the entrance waved the student through and the arm went up.

The student was still passing through as the arm came down. The arm hit the student's face, making his nose and mouth bleed.

The student said he did not need medical attention, but said he wanted to report the incident, reports stated.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports. For a complete list of UAPD activity, the daily resume can be found at

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