Police Beat: January 21
Nine individuals were cited and released for underage drinking in Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall on Tuesday at around 10:19 p.m.
University of Arizona Police Department officers were doing round checks with the resident assistant when they found 20 people in a room drinking alcohol. The college-age individuals, some UA students and some friends of students, were tested for the presence of alcohol.
Three assisting officers met with the underage drinkers to test and talk to them individually.
A non-UA affiliated man showed six signs of being under the influence and told the officer he drank three Natural Light beers.
A UA student took a breath test showing she had drunk alcohol. The student said she took three vodka shots but didn’t know who provided the vodka.
Nine of the 20 people were cited and released for underage drinking.
A UAPD officer responded to the Highland Quad, a small field just north of Highland Commons, in reference to a stolen fighting stick on Tuesday at 8:40 p.m.
A member of the Society for Creative Anachronism reported that a man came up to watch the club’s fighting and grabbed the wooden sword and ran off with it. The member said the man was white and appeared to be 17 to 25 years old and about 6 feet tall.
SCA practices fighting Tuesday evenings and the member said they leave their fighting sticks on the southwest end of the Highland Quad.
The member said the man ran west out of the circle and north on Santa Rita Avenue.
The stick was 36 inches long, covered in white tape with a rubber hilt and valued at about $100.
The member was given a victims rights form. The officers were unable to find the suspect or the sword.