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    Woman attempts to cut wrists with rock

    A woman was voluntarily transported to University Medical Center for depression on Oct. 18 at 10:06 p.m.

    The University of Arizona Police Department responded to a call for a possibly intoxicated woman near the Posado San Pedro dorm making statements that she wanted to hurt or kill herself, who possibly had an instrument with her to do so. Upon their arrival UAPD made contact with a woman sitting west of the dorm. Police observed that she was extremely upset, crying and had no shoes on. They reported that she smelled of intoxicants.

    UAPD asked the woman to show them her hands in case she had anything that could harm someone. She did not. She told police that she was not injured in any way, but they observed faint red marks on her wrists. An officer asked the woman why she was crying. She told him that she had just gotten into an argument with her boyfriend of four years and was extremely upset about it. The woman told officers that she just wanted to hurt herself. She said that she found a rock and was trying to cut at her wrists with it. The woman told officers that she had thoughts about killing herself. She also said that she had no intention of hurting others, only herself. When police asked her where the rock was now she said that her friends had taken it away from her and she now had nothing in her possession that she could use to hurt herself.

    The woman told officers that she had a history of depression and that she had been on medication for it, but was not currently taking any medication. She also said her family had a history of depression and this was the only time she had ever tried to hurt or kill herself.

    Police asked the woman if she would like to talk to someone about her current state. She told the officers she would like to go to the hospital for evaluation.

    When she was being transported to UMC an officer asked her if she had anything to drink that night. She told them yes, but she had never had suicidal thoughts or wanted to hurt herself before when she had been drinking.

    The woman was checked in and released to UMC for care. A report was forwarded to the Dean of Students Office.

    Man cited for trespassing at football game

    A man was told to leave the football game on Oct. 18 at 8:13 p.m.

    Police found that the man was in possession of alcohol at the UA football game. They told him to leave and not return to the game or he would be arrested for trespassing. The man then came into the game through another gate. When police saw him, they cited and released him for criminal trespassing.

    Alcohol confiscated from three freshmen

    Three people were diverted to the Dean of Student’s office for liquor law violations Oct. 18 at 6:08 p.m.

    Police saw a man carrying a 12-pack of beer across Speedway at Park Avenue. When the man saw the cop he moved the beer to the other side of his body, trying to keep it out of the officer’s sight.

    The officer made contact with the man while he still had the 12-pack of Coors Light beer in his possession. All three admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier at a private residence north of the UA campus. All three also admitted to being freshmen. Police noticed they had watery eyes and smelled slightly of intoxicants. The 12-pack was confiscated and destroyed. All three students were diverted to the Dean of Students Office and released at the scene.

    Men cited for liquor law violations; woman pees in parking lot

    Police gave out multiple citations Oct. 18 at 3:40 p.m for liquor law violations.

    While on an unrelated call, a UAPD officer observed a woman peeing in a parking lot near 1st Street. There was a group of people in the area. The officer made contact with the woman and she appeared to be very unsteady on her feet. She also had bloodshot, watery eyes and smelled of intoxicants. She verbally identified herself to officers, saying that she was only 18. She was cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol and public nuisance charges.

    Another man in the group was carrying an open can of beer. An officer stopped him and advised him that he could not be walking with an open container outside authorized tailgate areas. The officer asked the man for his ID. He told them he left it in his wallet at a friend’s house, but identified himself verbally. When the police ran that name, no results came up. The man then told officers that he had lied about the name he provided. Once he gave officers his correct name, they found that he was under the legal drinking age. He was cited and released for MIP.

    Another man was walking with the group. He was not drinking but two of the individuals with him were. An officer asked the man who had purchased the alcohol and he said that he did. The officer then asked him if he knew that two of the individuals with him were under the legal drinking age, and he responded, “”He said only one year.”” The man was cited and released for furnishing alcohol to a minor.

    Another man was also with the group. He was carrying an open container. After it was determined that members of the group had been drinking while underage, the rest of the group was asked who brought the alcohol. This man raised his hand and told officers that he bought some of the alcohol and shared it with his underage friends. He was cited and released for providing alcohol to minors.

    One last man was walking with the group. Police determined that he was under 21 years old and had been drinking. He smelled of intoxicants and had bloodshot, watery eyes. He was cited and released for minor in possession of alcohol.

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