Drunk student resists arrest
Student Alejandro Valentin, 19, was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest on March 16 at 2:05 a.m.
Valentin sat outside of New Hall with bloodshot eyes. His speech was slurred and he smelled of alcohol. He began to cry, said was “just drunk enough” and that he wanted to call his mother.
While he was being questioned, Valentin said that he was “a waste of a human being” and behaved violently toward a police officer.
He kicked an officer in the left hand and shoulder, caused a small injury and left imprints on the officer’s arms and hands.
Additionally, Valentin became agitated, began to breathe heavily and asked for 10 seconds of breathing time after stating that he was not given enough time.
He screamed that his mother was going to die and then became calm. While he was in the police officer’s car he banged his head on the metal partition and continued to act aggressively.
He refused to put his feet in the car and said he was “trying to stall” the police officers.
Valentin removed his seatbelt, attempted to remove the handcuffs and told an officer, “in my opinion, you deserve to be kicked.”
Valentin had been drinking his own alcohol on the third floor of New Hall after his girlfriend dropped him off there. He said they were having problems and wanted to go home.
Valentin received a citation for drinking in public and resisting arrest.
Student cited for marijuana possession, nonstudent banned
Student Kelsey Brown, 19, received a drug and alcohol violation and nonstudent Joshua Watkins was banned from campus.
UCAPD noticed the smell of marijuana coming from a Bear Village apartment on March 16 around 5:16 p.m.
Brown and Watkins said they had smoked marijuana an hour prior to UCAPD’s arrival.
Watkins said the marijuana was his. Brown’s bedroom was searched and UCAPD found two glass pipes and one wooden pipe, three clear plastic bags with marijuana in them, a homemade smoke filter made of a paper towel roll with dryer sheets inside and glasses of wine spread about the room.
Brown was given a citation for drug and alcohol violations and Watkins was banned from campus.
Bongs, pills found in dorm room while occupants out on break
UCAPD arrived at Carmichael Hall on March 16 at 8:03 p.m. and found drug paraphernalia.
Students Michelle Smith, 19, and Amy Hufstedler, 19, were not in the room when UCAPD appeared.
The resident coordinator and a resident assistant said the girls were gone for spring break.
UCAPD confiscated an improvised plastic bong valued at $1, a Ziploc bag with three orange capsules inside.
The pills had “M.Amphet Salts 30g” written on them. They are a type of amphetamine/dextroamphetamine drug valued at $30.
Police officers destroyed the pills.
International students caught with gun on campus
Nonstudent Jacob Johnson reported seeing a person carrying a gun around Baldridge Apartments on March 17 at 7:25 p.m.
Johnson said he believed the gun had an orange tip on it and wanted UCAPD to look into the matter.
When police officers arrived, they found two Asian males and one Asian female sitting inside a car. The driver, student Zijie Wu, 23, went inside his apartment and came back with an Airsoft riffle that looked like a military sniper rifle with scope attached.
The riffle had an orange tip meaning it is not a firearm. Wu also had a container of ammunition and showed officials a box in his apartment that he used to shoot at.
He was informed that it is against university policy to have such items on campus even though the item is not real.
Wu was advised by UCAPD to get rid of the riffle and store it at a friend’s house off campus.
Nonstudents resists arrest, banned from campus
Nonstudent Matthew Wilkins , 26, was charged with public intoxication, refusal to submit to arrest and was banned from campus on March 18.
Wilkins smelled like alcohol, his speech was slurred and he was rolling on the ground barefooted while trying to catch a brown down between Erbach and Torreyson Apartments at 2:48 a.m.
Wilkins hands and feet were covered in blood because he had “jumped out to get the dog.”
A police officer helped Wilkins catch the dog and it was tied up. As Wilkins and the officer made their way to one of Wilkins’ friend’s apartment, the dog slipped from its collar and ran away.
Wilkins tried running after it but was handcuffed instead. The dog was returned to its owner in College Place Apartments.
Wilkins said his grandmother was a state representative and said the police officers were being racist. He stuck his feet out and did not want to go into the police car.
Wilkins was arrested for drinking in public, fleeing and refusing arrest. He was also banned from campus.