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Police Beat: January 28, 2015

Booze makes you snooze

A UA student was reported unresponsive on the second floor of the Kaibab-Huachuca Residence Hall on Jan. 17.

A University of Arizona Police Department officer went inside the dormitory where he was escorted by the resident assistant on duty and found a man lying on the bed with vomit on his shirt and pants. The officer attempted to speak to him, but he would only mumble incoherently.

The officer went to speak with the girls that were in his room where they informed him that they had not seen the intoxicated student until he came back to the dorm.

They said that he was standing up asleep against the frame of the door to his room, so they brought him into the room to keep watch over him. When he got worse, they informed the RA on duty.

No alcohol was present in the girls’ room, and the women did not appear to be intoxicated.

The Tucson Fire Department arrived on the scene and medically cleared him. The officer escorted him back to his room.

He had bloodshot watery eyes and a strong smell of intoxicants came from his mouth when he spoke with a slur.

The officer verified his identity with an Arizona driver’s license. The student was read his Miranda rights, and he said that he understood his rights.

“I had about three shots of vodka in Kaibab-Huachuca,” he said, “and then seven shots of vodka at an off-campus party on Speedway [Boulevard], west of the main campus.”

He also said that he couldn’t remember the exact location and that he drank at the same location he was found at.

The officer explained the UA Diversion Program, and the student’s roommate agreed to watch him that night.

The student was diverted to the Dean of Students Office for charges of minor with spirituous liquor in body and completed a Dean of Students Office referral form.

Don’t open that box

A UAPD officer responded to a harassment call at Coronado Residence Hall on Jan. 17.

A UA student spoke with the officer when he arrived in the downstairs lobby office. She said that she is in the process of moving to another dorm because of her roommate.

When she opened a cabinet that she doesn’t use often to box her stuff for the move, she found a pair of bloody, cheetah-spot underwear. She then notified the RA.

The student also said that her roommate’s last roommate moved because she was creating problems for her as well and that she was moving for the same reason.

The student said she had no knowledge of how long the bloody underwear was in the cabinet and that it was possible the underwear had been there from a previous incident last semester.

The officer spoke to the roommate who was found in a room adjacent to hers with another UA student, who was another one of the claimer’s suitemates.

The student said that the underwear belonged to her and she threw them away with a tampon a while back in a trash bag, because she did not have a trash can. Both of the accused students denied putting the bloody underwear in the claimer’s cabinet.

No arrests were made due to lack of probable cause for any criminal activity. The domestic violence laws were explained to the roommate, and she was told to keep the situation civil until it can be resolved peacefully.

— Compiled by Amber White

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