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Police Beat: January 22

Please don’t stop the music

A student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for underage drinking on Jan. 15 at around 1:30 a.m. at the corner of Second Street and Highland Avenue.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer approached a student whose breath smelled strongly of alcohol and who had red, bloodshot eyes. The student was unable to walk by herself and had to be held up by two friends.

The student, in very slurred speech, said she was coming from a party at Delta Chi, where an unidentified man gave her a bottle of alcohol and told her if she wanted to stay, she had to drink it.

The student said she drank because she liked the music being played and did not want to leave the party.

After a Breathalyzer test showed she was intoxicated, the officer took her and her two friends back to Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall. The student was referred to the Dean of Students Office.

Close call

A UA student was referred to the Dean of Students Office for possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia at Árbol de la Vida Residence Hall on Jan. 15 at 9:30 p.m.

Two UAPD officers went to the residence hall after hearing that the smell of marijuana was coming from one of the rooms. Both residents were in the room and gave the officers permission to search their areas. One of the officers found two backpacks with marijuana in glass jars, a grinder in a sock, two glass pipes and a strange pipe system.

The resident claimed the backpacks belonged to a friend and called the friend. The friend hung up when the resident told him the police were there. The officer then called and left a message.The friend called the resident back, came to the room and told the officers the backpacks were his.

The friend was diverted to the Dean of Students Office and was told that if he didn’t complete diversion, he would be criminally charged. The marijuana and drug paraphernalia were submitted to UAPD evidence.

Third time’s the charm

Two UA students were arrested on charges of underage drinking, and another student was arrested on a charge of false reporting to law enforcement at the Highland Avenue tunnel on Jan. 15 at 2:20 a.m.

A UAPD officer saw a man being supported by a woman as they walked through the Highland Avenue tunnel. The man fell down twice, bringing the woman down with him once.

The officer approached them. Their breath smelled like alcohol, they had bloodshot eyes and their speech was slurred. The man said he’d been drinking at an off-campus party and that he was 19 years old. The 19-year-old woman also said she had a few vodka shots at an off-campus party.

A third student then approached them and said that he’d get them home. The officer repeatedly asked the student to step back and noticed he had bloodshot eyes and his breath smelled like alcohol. The student identified himself with a fake name and fake date of birth. When the officer couldn’t find the given name in a records check, the student admitted to lying.

The two 19-year-olds were arrested on charges of underage drinking, and the third student was arrested on a charge of false reporting to law enforcement. The officer completed Dean of Students referral forms for all three students.

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