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Police Beat: March 5, 2015

What a crazy trip

A UA student was sitting near the Colonia de la Paz Residence Hall covered in blood and crying on Feb. 14 at approximately 4:52 p.m. 

The University of Arizona Police Department officer who was handling the case was directed to the man by people pointing to the west side of the residence hall. The man was yelling, “Just kill me. I don’t deserve to live!” 

He had both hands on his head and was pulling on his hair. He was dressed in yellow swim trunks and a white shirt, both of which had blood drops on the front. The officer could see abrasions on his shoulders, knees and left ankle, and his left shoe was torn. The man’s right hand was covered in blood from an apparent knuckle wound. 

The student asked the officer if he would “kill” him. The officer checked his date of birth and confirmed he was under 21 years old. He had a strong odor from alcohol on his breath and red, watery eyes.

University Emergency Medical Services workers arrived on the scene and the officer advised the man to stay calm while they evaluated him. He said, “I’m on your side. Whatever you need me to do.”

A passerby told the officer that he saw the man punch the west-side block wall of Colonia de la Paz. An employee at the Student Recreation Center also told the officer that he saw the man in the Rec Center approximately 10 minutes before the punching occurred. He was reported to have jumped over a gate and then yelled at a patron. 

The individual said his friends were “freaking out” when the officer returned and told him that they were on ecstasy. 

The Rec Center did not wish to press charges against the student. The person who reported the man was contacted by the officer. He said he was doing an exterior building check when he saw the man throwing keys at a bicycle, and the man had not responded when called out to. 

Later that day, the student was issued a criminal citation for possession of liquor as a minor. 

Stumbling all over the place

A UA student was having trouble walking and fell to the ground near Tyndall Avenue on Feb. 14 at approximately 1:25 a.m. 

The UAPD officer who witnessed the man falling was working a residence life deployment monitoring criminal activity. 

The man lost his balance and fell to the ground several times, according to the officer. The officers drove a golf cart toward the man to make contact with him. 

The man sat down on a nearby bench so he wouldn’t fall over again. The officers noticed that he had watery, bloodshot eyes, slurred speech and an odor of intoxicants coming from his mouth. 

The man said he was walking to Villa del Puente Residence Hall from the Level apartments. The man was apparently drinking tequila at Level with some friends and ended up calling his girlfriend to stay with him for the rest of the night. 

He was referred to the Dean of Students Office for his behavior. 

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