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Police Beat: February 12

Don’t tell my parents

A student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for underage drinking on Saturday at 2:15 a.m.

A UA student reported that her friend had been at an apartment party and had been drinking vodka all night. She was unsure how much vodka her friend had drunk, and when they left the party, she became concerned.

The student said that her friend looked pale and began to vomit, so she called a resident assistant, who then contacted the University of Arizona Police Department shortly after.

When the officer arrived, the friend was crying and saying, “I’m sorry, please don’t tell my parents!”

Paramedics arrived and decided she did not need to be taken to the hospital. She was then diverted through the Dean of Students Office for minor in possession of alcohol.

The little white bottle

A student was cited and released for possession of marijuana and underage drinking on Saturday at 2:49 a.m. at Coronado Residence Hall.

A UAPD officer observed a student walking on the west side of Tyndall Avenue staggering from left to right. At one point, he lost his balance and bumped into a wall.

The officer approached the student and asked where he was going, and the student said he was going to Coronado. He had red watery eyes and smelled of alcohol, and spoke with slurred speech.

When asked for identification, the student struggled, swaying back and forth and pulling out many different cards that were not his license. The police officer advised the student to take a seat so he wouldn’t fall, and pointed to his license to show the student where it was.

The officer recovered a white plastic prescription bottle, which contained marijuana. When asked if the bottle was his, the student replied, “Yes.” When asked if he had drunk any alcohol, the student said he had not had any.

The officer conducted a breath test and found that the student had drunk alcohol that night. The student was then cited and released for possession of marijuana and minor in possession of alcohol in body.

Fake money

On Thursday between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., an unknown person used a counterfeit $20 bill to pay for parking during the men’s basketball game.

At 12:44 p.m. on Friday, an officer responded to the Parking and Transportation Services building regarding a counterfeit bill. The cashier told the officer the money had been collected at the basketball game on Thursday but hadn’t been sorted until Friday.

When the money went in the sorting machine, a counterfeit bill was detected. The cashier checked the bill with a counterfeit detection pen, which indicated that the bill was real, so the cashier put the bill back with the rest of the money.

The cashier put the money through the machine a second time, and the machine again detected the bill as counterfeit. When the cashier and fellow employees took a closer look at the bill, they realized the bill lacked a watermark as well as the security strip.

The cashier said the bill felt different than a normal bill. The counterfeit was put in an envelope and handed over to the officer.

The officer placed the bill into UAPD evidence to be sent to the U.S. Secret Service.

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