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Arrested The Hard Way

UA Area, May 11, 3:10 a.m.

A female college student allegedly resisted authorities with all her might when she was arrested for underage alcohol possession, a UA Police Department report said.

The 20-year-old student and her boyfriend, 19, reportedly attempted to bring alcohol into Coronado Residence Hall, 822 E. Fifth St. A residence assistant who tried to stop them claimed the heavily intoxicated woman struck him a half-dozen times and ripped off his head wrap.

The woman and her boyfriend fled, the report said. The boyfriend stopped when commanded to do so by authorities, and an officer eventually apprehended the woman after threatening to use a Taser on her.

Another officer who came to assist in cuffing the woman wrote that she screamed she had been beaten and that "police were corrupt" and "were stealing her money."

The woman continued to resist and scream unintelligibly as she was escorted to a squad car, officers reported. She also repeatedly kicked the squad-car door, preventing it from being closed, until another officer opened the door behind her and grabbed her shoulders, the report said.

Authorities arrested the woman on charges of assault, third-degree trespassing, underage alcohol consumption, possession of an altered New York license (which allegedly misrepresented her age) and resisting arrest. On the way to Pima County Jail, she reportedly accused officers of transporting her to Nogales, Mexico, and said she was "gushing blood" from her knees and elbow. An officer wrote she had minor cuts.

The boyfriend was released after being cited for underage alcohol consumption and underage possession of alcohol.


The Vulcan Thief

Valencia Road and Highway 86, June 17, 7:15 a.m.

A girl told authorities a man who looked like an elf broke into her house, a Pima County Sheriff's Department report stated.

The 15-year-old girl said she was in a half-asleep state when she heard voices and footsteps around the house. She was "rudely awakened" when a man kicked in her bedroom door, she told authorities.

The girl described the man as Hispanic, about 19 or 20 years old, with short black hair, a pointy chin, a pointy nose and pointy ears like an elf.

The intruder gained access to the home through a door in the carport. According to the report, the residents of the house had left the door open, with only a poorly installed screen door, attached by a security chain, to stand in anyone's way.

The residents told deputies it was the third time they had been burglarized in five years. At least $1,000 worth of belongings, including video games, jewelry and other items, were taken in the latest incident.

(Note: Names were removed from the first item by request.)

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