By Kristen Pownall

Arizona Daily Wildcat

A 22-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night on charges of possession of a dangerous drug and resisting arrest after he ran away from police who were questioning him about an earlier argument.

Vincent A. Alvarez, of the 730 block of East First Street, was spotted by police arguing with a woman near East First Street and North Euclid Avenue. Alvarez began chasing the woman northbound on Euclid, police said.

Police stopped Alvarez and the woman and asked them what was going on. According to police, Alvarez was fidgeting with his pocket and when police asked what was in it, Alvarez fled southbound down Euclid.

Police tackled Alvarez as he crossed First Street, but he broke free and ran into a house near Euclid and First, police said. An officer grabbed Alvarez's leg as he ran up a staircase in the house, while Alvarez clung onto the rail and kicked his leg, trying to break free, police said.

Another officer took a baton and hit Alvarez once on the thigh, causing him to let go of the rail, and the officer "semi-dragged" Alvarez down the stairs and handcuffed him, police said.

Alvarez was taken to UAPD for processing and during a search, police found a small plastic bag filled with a white substance in his front pants pocket, police said. Alvarez said the substance was crystal methodrine, which he uses intravenously, police said.

Alvarez said he was not hurt during the incident and refused medical treatment, police said.

Alvarez was booked into Pima County Jail.


A UA student was arrested on charges of minor consumption of liquor and misrepresentation of age to obtain liquor after police spotted him urinating on a wall Tuesday night.

Nicholas K. Neuman, 20, of the 1500 block of North Vine Avenue, was arrested after police saw him urinating on the east side of The Pier bar, 1028 E. Sixth St.

Police smelled alcohol on Neuman's breath and asked to see some identification. His Arizona identification card showed his age as 20, police said.

Police noticed a wallet in his hand and asked if they could see its contents. Neuman replied "What if I said no?" Police told him he did not have to agree, but asked if he had a fake ID in his wallet.

Neuman then handed over a Georgia driver's license with a false name and date of birth and Neuman's picture, police said.

Neuman admitted he used the ID to purchase alcohol, police said.

He was cited and released.

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