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Pobeats of Homecomings past

Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007

An off-duty officer met with a man seen urinating on the wall at gate 15 of Arizona Stadium, 540 N. Vine Ave., at 1 p.m. on Nov. 3. As the officer spoke with the man, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from his mouth, bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. The man denied drinking and said he was "drunk on water," according to reports. After getting the man's identification, the officer determined the man was 18 years old. The officer administered a breathalyzer test, cited the man and then released him. The man was told that if he returned to the stadium, he would be considered trespassing.

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012

A University of Arizona Police Department officer stopped at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house after spotting people jumping the fence into the 1st Street KinderCare day care center at 2:46 a.m. on Nov. 8. The officer heard noises from the back of the day care center and shone his spotlight on the area dividing the two properties.

The officer then stepped out of his patrol car and pointed his flashlight at the front of the fraternity house, leading one of the people to hop back over the fence into the house's yard. Another man came from the gate, asking the officer why he was there, while another ducked down and didn't move.

The officer then knocked on the house's front door, and a member of the chapter leadership answered. The man said the fraternity has had past issues with the center, which complained about the house's loud music when children were there, as well as the house's garbage. The man said the fraternity members had jumped the fence to retrieve as basketball from the yard.

Although he was cooperative, the man avoided questions on the beer cans and alcohol in the living room of the house. The officer reminded him of the importance in cooperating with police rather than [sic] hiding from them, before leaving the scene.

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999

Police found a parade float burning in a UA parking lot on Nov. 6, 1999, reports stated. An officer patrolling on North Vine Avenue noticed the float smoldering and burning in a lot next to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house, 1550 N. Vine Ave. The officer asked members of the fraternity if they knew about the burning float, but members said they did not know about the float or the fire, reports stated.

Friday, Nov. 15, 2002

Police went to the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house on the night of Nov. 8, after about 20 Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity members damaged DTD's Homecoming float, reports stated. At about 10 p.m., police went to the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity House, 1050 N. Cherry Ave., and met with three members of the fraternity.

The students told police that at about 8:30 p.m., two of them were guarding the fraternity's Homecoming float, which was parked on the north side of the house. Then, about 20 members of Sigma Alpha Epislon charged the float from an alleyway, tearing many pieces of tissue paper off the float, as well as a side panel that was dragged across North Cherry Avenue before being thrown to the ground.

No permanent damage was done to the float. During the rush, two DTD members were punched by the charging SAE members. Several DTD members responded and chased SAE members into the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity House, 1509 E. Second St. One of the DTD members told police he recognized two of the charging SAE students as people he went to high school with. At the time of the report, the President of Delta Tau Delta fraternity house told police he was speaking with Greek Life to handle the matter administratively, reports stated.


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