Police Beat: Nov. 23

18 years old, 40 ounces, one police officer

A University of Arizona Police Department officer was on patrol near Sixth Street and Highland Avenue at 12:45 a.m. on Friday when he noticed a man drinking from a 40-ounce bottle of beer on the street. The officer approached the man, who identified himself and admitted to being only 18 years old. The officer cited and released the man for minor in possession of alcohol. The officer disposed of the beer.

‘Sucker punch to the face’

UAPD officers went to the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house at 3:45 a.m. on Friday in response to a report of a possible assault. The officers found no one at the house complaining of an assault. A few minutes later, an officer noticed a man near the 7-Eleven on Speedway Boulevard walking backwards and talking on his cellphone. The officer tried to speak to the man, but he turned quickly and said into his phone, “The guys saw me, they are after me.” The officer stopped the man, who hung up the phone and indentified himself. The man said he was out drinking at Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company and went to Phi Gamma Delta to find his friend. He said he was not welcomed at the house and someone gave him a “sucker punch to the face.” He said he did not know the man who struck him and did not want to press criminal charges. The officers were unable to contact the president of the fraternity.

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Clogged toilets, broken dispensers

A UAPD officer arrived at the Cesar E. Chavez building around 7 a.m. on Friday because of damage to one of the bathrooms on the third floor. The officer met with a custodial staff member, who showed the officer where a paper towel dispenser had been torn down from the wall. One of the toilets was clogged with debris and was overflowing. The staff member said damaged dispensers have been an ongoing problem for the past few weeks. The officer photographed the damage and placed the photos into property and evidence.

P-Card fraud

A UAPD officer went to the Sarver Heart Center at 9 a.m. on Friday in response to a report of fraudulent charges made to an employee’s UA-issued purchasing card. The officer spoke with the employee, who said she always keeps the card locked away in her office when it is not checked out. At the time of the purchase, the card was not checked out to anyone, the woman said. The purchase had been made on Nov. 4 to iTunes for $39.03. The card was canceled afterward. The officer emailed Apple’s Global Security department requesting information about the purchase. Victim’s rights forms were issued to the UA.


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