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    Police Beat: April 15

    Fraternity fellows fist fight

    University of Arizona Police Department officers arrived to the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house on Friday at 3:25 a.m. after a fight was reported.

    When the officers arrived at the house, one stayed in the front and the other went to the back. The officer in the back of the house found a man that was bleeding from his knuckles and had scrapes on his shoulder.

    The man told the officers he and a friend were walking down the alley to visit a friend who lives in the apartment buildings at 913 E. Euclid Ave. when 10 men jumped them.

    The man said the group attacked him and punched him in the head several times. According to the man, the group then ran back inside the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity house.

    The officer said the man was very intoxicated and upset.

    The man’s friend ran from the scene and said he hadn’t been injured.

    The officers knocked on the door of Tau Kappa Epsilon to find those involved in the incident and to speak with the fraternity president.

    One of the house members answered the door and told the officers the president was not there, but he would find “”anyone he could”” who was involved with the incident.

    One of the members told the officer the two men walking through the alley were yelling and cussing and then four unknown men came up and started fighting with the two men.

    Another fraternity member said he had been standing outside smoking when he heard yelling. He then went to the alley and one of the men pulled him to the ground.

    The man said they were taunting one another about their fraternities because the two men in the alley allegedly belong to Phi Kappa Psi.

    After an hour the member who had answered the door admitted he had tried to break up the fight and ended up getting hit in the cheek.

    Once the fight ended, the fraternity members ran back inside the house.

    No one involved wanted to press charges because they were too intoxicated to clearly identify one another.

    Code of Conduct referrals were sent to the Dean of Students for one member of Phi Kappa Psi and one member of Tau Kappa Epsilon.

    Can’t handle the Coors

    A UAPD officer arrived to the Arizona-Sonora Residence Hall on Saturday at 1:49 p.m. after paramedics were called to attend to a man unconscious on the eighth floor.

    Tucson Fire Department paramedics took the man’s vitals and decided he did not need to be transported to University Medical Center.

    He was found passed out in the men’s restroom.

    The officer reported the man was intoxicated and smelled of alcohol. When they spoke with him, the man had slurred speech and trouble standing. At one point, the man fell over and ripped the decorative paper off the wall.

    The man gave the officer a fake name, but then corrected himself after the officer warned him that giving a false identity is illegal.

    He told the officer he went to a pool party at the Campus Crossings – Star Pass apartments and was given a wristband to drink without having to provide identification. He used the wristband to drink six bottles of Coors Light beer.

    The man was cited and released for minor in possession.

    Thief books it from BookStore

    A UAPD officer was called to the UofA BookStore at 1209 E. University Blvd. on Saturday at 11:51 a.m. after a loss prevention officer reported chasing down shoplifters.

    The loss prevention officer told the officer he saw a man take a T-shirt from the shelf and hide it under his own shirt. He and a friend then left the store without paying.

    The loss prevention officer said he tried to stop the men, but they ran away. The man hiding the shirt tossed it to his friend.

    The loss prevention officer was able to stop the friend, but the man who initially stole the shirt got away.

    The man said he had no idea his friend was going to steal anything.

    The man was issued a trespassing warning from the bookstore.

    After searching for the thief, the officer could not find him.

    Video surveillance and a picture of the receipt for the shirt worth $16.99 were placed into UAPD property as evidence.

    Belligerent man scales dumpster to pee

    A UAPD officer was called to the Coronado Residence Hall on Saturday at 1:28 a.m. after a desk assistant reported a man banging on the doors and yelling.

    A resident assistant said the man came inside the building and told them he did not live there.

    The man was asked to leave, but he went to the bathroom and stayed there for about 10 minutes.

    Once the man was out of the bathroom, he walked up to the desk assistant and accused him of taking his cell phone.

    He was asked to leave again and then went outside. While he was outside, RAs told the officer the man climbed on top of the dumpster and urinated off the side of it into the parking lot.

    After urinating in the lot, the man walked up to the glass doors of the dorm and started banging and yelling to let him in.

    The officer spoke with the man and he said he had been waiting for his friend so he could go to bed.

    When an RA checked for the name of the friend the man said he was waiting for, there was no one in the residence hall by that name.

    The man was arrested for minor in possession and criminal littering. He was transported to Pima County Jail.

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