Police Beat: Nov. 18

Playing the name game

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was on patrol near the Math building at 12:30 a.m. on Sunday when he noticed three people walking arm in arm on the sidewalk. The woman in the middle was swaying side to side and a man and a woman were assisting her. The officer approached the group and noticed that the woman in the middle was slurring her speech. Her breath smelled strongly of alcohol. She told the officer she was 23 years old and was an Arizona resident, but not a UA student. The name and birthday she gave the officer did not turn up on any records. The woman then said “Sarah” is only a nickname and gave the officer a different name to check. No record was found. The woman’s friends refused to give the woman’s name. When the officer told the woman she was under arrest, she admitted her real name and birthday. A records check revealed the woman was not yet 21 years old. She was arrested for minor in possession of alcohol and false reporting to a law enforcement officer. The woman was cited and released into the care of her friends.

Man trashes sign, gets cited

A UAPD officer was driving north on Vine Avenue toward Fourth Street at 1:45 a.m. on Sunday when someone threw a temporary Parking and Transportation Services sign into the street. The sign hit the roadway and broke. There was only one person in the area, about 10 feet from the sign. The officer stopped and spoke to the man, who said he threw the sign out of frustration. The man explained he was frustrated and upset with multiple things, including his family, schoolwork and girls. He told the officer he thought the sign was trash on the side of the road and said, “The garbage needed to be disposed of.” He said he didn’t mean for the sign to break or for it to go into the roadway. The man was cited and released for criminal damage.

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Woman gets punch-drunk

A UAPD officer went to Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall at 2:30 a.m. on Sunday in response to an extremely intoxicated woman. The woman was unresponsive and vomiting. Tucson Fire Department paramedics were evaluating the woman. The paramedics asked her if she drank alcohol and she said yes. The officer tried to question the woman but she passed out. The woman was transported to University Medical Center–University Campus.

The officer went to the medical center at 7 a.m. to follow up. She said she had been at a large party at Sigma Chi fraternity house with her roommate and drank a few cups of punch she thought contained vodka. The woman said she didn’t think she drank too much and believed she had been “roofied.” She said she did not know how she made it back to her dorm or if her roommate had made it back. The woman was cited for minor in possession of alcohol.

The officer returned to the residence hall and spoke with the woman’s friends. One of the friends said she was surprised the woman had to be treated for extreme intoxication because she had seen her consume up to 15 shots at other parties and was still able to walk and talk. The friend said the woman had texted her around 1:45 a.m., so the group went back to the party to get her. They picked her up about a block from the fraternity house and brought her back to the dorm in a taxi. The friends told the officer they did not think the woman was drugged.


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