Police Beat: October 17
A UA student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for underage drinking on Saturday at approximately 2:10 a.m., after officers from the University of Arizona Police Department found him sleeping outside.
UAPD officers went to a walkway near Bear Down Gymnasium in response to a report of a man sleeping next to some benches.
The officers found a man on his knees, slumped forward with his face toward the ground. They shook the man to wake him and had him sit on the nearby benches, where they found out he was a UA student.
UA Student Emergency Medical Services arrived and evaluated the student, who had red, watery bloodshot eyes, a flushed face and trouble balancing. He also smelled of alcohol.
The student told the medic evaluating him that he had had six to eight beers at a house party.
The medics cleared him and an officer drove the student back to his residence hall.
He was diverted to the Dean of Students Office.
Prank gone wrong
On Saturday at approximately 12:15 a.m., a UA student reported his iPhone 4S had been stolen at Espresso Art Cafe on University Boulevard.
The student flagged down a UAPD officer on the north side of a residence hall and informed the officer of the stolen phone. He said he had left it sitting on a table with his friends, but when he returned, his friends had left and his phone was missing.
The student then used an app to track his phone’s location. The app indicated the phone was somewhere in the east wing of his residence hall. He provided the officer with the phone number and the officer went to the east wing and began calling the phone, but was unable to find it.
The student said he did not want to participate in judicial proceedings, but wanted the incident documented. Later that night, the officer received a phone call from the student’s phone number.
The student informed the officer he had found his phone. He said his friends had taken it as a prank and placed it in a microwave, which caused the tracking app to indicate the phone was in the residence hall.
He said he did not wish to pursue the case any further, and would not disclose the names of his friends.
The officer informed the student it was illegal to knowingly file a false police report.
The student denied any knowledge of the prank, but said he’d pass on the information to those involved.
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