The Student News Site of University of Arizona

The Daily Wildcat

63° Tucson, AZ

The Daily Wildcat

The Daily Wildcat


Police Beat: October 15

Closed doorsA UA student was transported from a fraternity to the University of Arizona Medical Center for extreme intoxication on Thursday.

University of Arizona Police Department officers responded to a fight in progress at a fraternity house. While other officers handled the physical altercation, another officer saw a student sitting on a couch just inside the house. The student appeared to be unresponsive.

As the officer began to approach the gate to enter the room the student was in, a man closed the gate and would not let the officer in. At this point, the officer noticed that the student was vomiting and sliding off of the couch. The officer told the man to open the gate again, but he said he didn’t know how.

The officer then saw the man, with the assistance of others, lift the student over his shoulder.

The officer said, “This is a police emergency. You need to open the gate now.” The man said he didn’t know how to open the gate. The officer then climbed on to the gate to reach over and open it.

As the gate was opening, the officer saw the man taking the student over his shoulder to the courtyard of the fraternity. The door to the house was closed, and when the officer got to the entrance, two men stood in front of the door and said they would not open the door for the officer after being instructed to do so.

The student was leaving the officer’s view, so he called upon another man who was being interviewed by police regarding the fight and asked him to open the door. However, the man just looked at him and didn’t respond. Another man standing near the officer walked over and opened the door using the PIN pad.

As the officer and other officers began entering the house and walking toward the courtyard, the officer observed several people walking to the courtyard as well.

The officer saw another officer grabbing the student as she was being put down by the man that was holding her as he exited the house after dropping her. When the officer contacted the female student, he noticed she had very slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and smelled like intoxicants.

While being evaluated by the Tucson Fire Department, she told them she drank more than 10 shots at the fraternity that evening. The student was transported to UAMC and sent to the Dean of Students Office for minor with liquor in body.

Once isn’t enoughA UA student was arrested from the Villa del Puente Residence Hall for possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia on Thursday.

Two UAPD officers responded to the residence hall after a residence assistant reported a strong odor of marijuana coming from the third floor.

The officers approached the area and could smell the odor immediately. When they approached the room, they could hear several people inside.

One of the officers knocked, and the resident of the room opened the door. There were also three other students in the room at the time.

The officer explained they were there because of the marijuana odor coming from the room. The resident said he had not been smoking marijuana inside the room.

The student then said, “I have some marijuana in here,” and gave the officer three glass jars, one with marijuana in it, rolling papers, a grinder, a torch and vaporizer pens. The officer took possession of the evidence.

The student told the officers he had been diverted earlier in the semester and had purchased the marijuana legally from California.

More to Discover
Activate Search